Turning Points: October 2004
Bentley Systems Inc., Exton, Pa., acquired Haestad Methods Inc., Waterbury, Conn. Haestad solutions provide for design, analysis, and management of water distribution supply, municipal sanitary sewers, urban stormwater collection, roadway and civil site drainage, and flood control. For Bentley, the acquisition of Haestad Methods is a continuation of its consolidation of AEC solutions to streamline the AEC lifecycle of asset owners and their providers. Haestad's founder, John Haestad, was appointed as senior vice president of Bentley Software. An informational webpage concerning the acquisition has been established at www.haestad.com/bentley.
NavCom Technology, Torrance, Calif., signed Topo Center to its global network of dealers. Topo Center is an authorized representative for NavCom products and services in Switzerland. Topo Center is a full-service survey organization specializing in affordable receivers that utilize the Swiss GSM-RTK Network, as well as NavCom Technology proprietary RTK, StarFire Network and EGNOS capabilities.
DigitalGlobe, Longmont, Colo., an-nounced Dr. Walter Scott, founder and CTO, received the 2004 Colorado Ernst & Young Entrepre-neur of the Year Award in the emerging technology category.
Timmons Group, Richmond, Va., an engineering, surveying and landscape architecture firm, and TRANSMAP Corporation, Columbus, Ohio, a provider of asset inventory and infrastructure management solutions, formalized their multi-year partnership. The Timmons Group-TRANSMAP partnership enables the two firms to collaborate on various enterprise asset management program consulting and implementation efforts for city, county and state agencies tasked with the operation and maintenance of public infrastructure facilities. The formalized relationship between the companies allows for a tighter sharing of data and resources as well as improving strategic benefits and solution delivery to customers.