11 July 2013
Industrial-strength App Provides Online and Offline Field Access to Current Information for Better-informed, Real-time Decision Making and Increased Safety Compliance
EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the immediate availability of Field Supervisor. This new, industrial-strength Bentley App for the iPad extends the reach of information securely managed by Bentley’s ProjectWise and eB, as well as data stored in other user repositories, to construction workers in the field – providing both online and offline access. As a result, field workers are now uniquely empowered to quickly and confidently make on-site decisions based on a unified view of relevant, current, and complete project information. Faster, better-informed decision making enhances productivity and project quality, increases compliance with safety standards, and reduces risk. In addition, Field Supervisor’s simple user interface minimizes user distraction when accessing information, enhancing worker safety.
Field Supervisor also enables field workers to create personalized views that group and filter information stored in multiple project data sources based on its relevance to their specific project roles and tasks. One-click access into these views and one-tap synchronization with the data source make it simple to locate the exact types and most current versions of information needed – whether engineering documents or Microsoft Office documents – further accelerating the decision-making process.
Harry Vitelli, Bentley vice president, construction and field, said, “Supervisors, foremen, inspectors, and other field construction professionals are tired of wasting countless hours searching through sometimes hundreds of printed documents to find the handful that are relevant to their project tasks. And once they locate the ones they’re looking for, they’re never sure the information is up to date – which is of particular concern when the decisions being made impact safety compliance and/or risk management. Field Supervisor brings a new level of confidence and assurance to on-site decision making, enabling users to, for example, find and securely access i-models stored in ProjectWise for transfer to and review in our Navigator Mobile Bentley App. Moreover, through Bentley’s mobile development tools, its capabilities can be adapted to a wide range of user data sources, as well as extended to accommodate specific enterprise requirements.”
The construction industry has long been challenged by barriers to effective collaboration, and by the fact that virtually all construction productivity applications cease to be useful on the construction site. iPads have created a new platform for mobile productivity, and Bentley has matched the flexibility of this form factor with the mobility, security, and simplicity of Field Supervisor. This Bentley App provides field workers with the right information, at the right time and in the right place, to help them make the right project decisions – and do so safely.
Tom O’Keefe, leader of the Mobility Task group, Crossrail, said, “Crossrail encourages innovative means of improving health and safety on site and embraces current technology to give greater access to risk management tools for those directly managing work activities, which includes the use of smartphone and tablet-based applications. The implication of mobility tools on construction site safety has been factored in at every stage of the development of a solution at Crossrail. This has included the design of simplified applications that allow users to continue working safely and the study of how tablets can be used in a safe manner.”
The advanced and secure information mobility that Field Supervisor provides is available at no additional charge to all holders of Bentley Passports. The new Bentley App can be downloaded on iTunes or at www.bentley.com/FieldSupervisor and comes preloaded with a connection to Bentley’s sample ProjectWise Online data source, along with a few example views.
For additional information about Field Supervisor and to access it, visit www.bentley.com/FieldSupervisor. For additional information about Bentley’s other solutions for construction, visit www.bentley.com/construction.
ProjectWise is a system of collaboration servers and services for AECO information in the design and construction of infrastructure projects while the work is in progress. The system provides secure and managed work sharing, content reuse, and dynamic feedback capabilities including review, mark-up, clash resolution, visualization, automated publishing, and more. Deployed in 92 countries, ProjectWise is the system of choice for 24 of the ENR Top 25 Design Firms, 42 of the ENR Top 50 Design Firms, 67 of the ENR Top 100 Design Firms, 29 of the ENR Top 50 Design-Build Firms, 234 of the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners, and the majority of U.S. state departments of transportation. For additional information about ProjectWise, visit www.bentley.com/ProjectWise.
eB underlies Bentley’s AssetWise system of servers and services to model and manage the flow of semantically related information throughout the lifecycle of change. Within AssetWise environments, eB enables configuration and change management best practices, ensuring the mobility of relevant, trusted information for infrastructure operations, where and when needed. For additional information about eB, visit www.bentley.com/eB.
About Bentley Apps
Bentley Apps are a portfolio of offerings fully enabled by Bentley Passports that facilitate information mobility among multi-discipline project and operations teams and across the infrastructure lifecycle. They serve the widely varying needs of targeted infrastructure professionals (from architects, engineers, and constructors to geospatial professionals, inspectors, and operations and maintenance teams), can be used on a selection of mobile device platforms, including iOS and Android, and can be tried for free using sample data. Bentley Apps leverage the company’s next generation of i-models (containers for open infrastructure information exchange), which can package 3D models with associated documents, such as drawings and PDFs aggregated across data sources, and related business properties for use on mobile devices. They are fully integrated with the ProjectWise system of collaboration servers and services, enabling them to provide information mobility with integrity. In addition to delivering off-the-shelf apps, Bentley offers its Mobile App Development Toolkit through the Bentley Developer Network.
About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley Systems applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in 50 countries, more than $500 million in annual revenues, and since 2005 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
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