Leading global software and digital twins developer Bentley Systems Inc. and Topcon Positioning Systems have formed a new jointly-owned company Digital Construction Works to bring a new era to engineering and construction workflow collaboration.

Officially launched at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference in Singapore, Digital Construction Works has been created to bridge a major knowledge gap in “constructioneering”.

Digital Construction Works provides digital automation, integration and “twinning” services around a portfolio of “fit-for-purpose” software and cloud services from Topcon, Bentley and other software vendors.

Announcing the new company Bentley CEO and Founder Greg Bentley said there are millions of dollars to be saved by better integrating the knowledge at all levels available to construction and engineering firms operating around the globe.

“When we and Topcon recognised the opportunity for constructioneering to finally industrialise capital project delivery, we committed respectively to completing its software requirements,” Mr Bentley said.

“Indeed, our new software capabilities make possible construction digital twins – converging digital context, digital components and digital chronology. What remains, in going digital for infrastructure construction, is for constructors’ people and processes to take advantage of the technology.”

Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems, an industry leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions, said, the collaboration Topcon and Bentley Systems have initiated in recent years was done in the spirit of changing mindsets and processes on how industry approached construction, and that collaboration has led to the development of the new joint venture.

“The creation of Digital Construction Works perfectly aligns with our focus of helping the industry succeed in meeting infrastructure demands through technological innovations.

“Through the new organisation, companies will have the opportunity to integrate hardware and software capabilities to more quickly and efficiently adopt new technology for more rapid productivity improvements. With customized services to address the individual needs of an organisation, widespread adoption and technology improvements can be more readily realised.”