Bentley Announces Strategic Initiative to Help Sustain Bridge Infrastructure Through Bridge Information Modeling
Gabe Norona added, “Bentley’s BrIM initiative will focus on new approaches to bridge project delivery and bridge sustainability. By closing the gaps in traditional bridge lifecycle processes and facilitating the flow of digital information between the various stages, BrIM will enable bridge designers, builders, and owner-operators to easily share a common bridge information model. This will help optimize design decisions and lead to process innovation, largely through information reuse.”
· Bentley Bridge RM – structural engineering, design, and analysis software used worldwide for large and medium span bridges, including cable-stayed bridges. With its wide range of international design codes, RM is unmatched in its support of highly intensive, specialized engineering for bridges of all types.
· Bentley LEAP Bridge – a parametric, integrated design and analysis solution for pre-cast, cast-in-place, reinforced, and post-tensioned concrete – an industry standard in place at 38 U.S. state departments of transportation (DOTs), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), city and county agencies, and engineering consultancies.
· Bentley BridgeModeler and Bentley LARS – companion products for bridge load-rating, analysis, and analytical modeling for existing and planned bridges offering conformance with the latest AASHTO bridge design specifications and interface to the AASHTO BRIDGEWare database.
· Bentley SUPERLOAD for advanced oversize/overweight vehicle permitting and routing that takes full account of bridge load-rating and analysis data.