EXTON, Pa.—Bentley Systems, Incorporated has acquired Struc-Soft Inc., a Montreal-based reseller and developer of 2D and 3D engineering, construction, and fabrication products for analysis, design, and drawing production. Struc-Soft has been the exclusive North American reseller of Bentley’s ProSteel 3D structural steel detailing and fabrication software since 2000, and also offers custom-developed ProSteel add-ons for specialized applications such as stairs, light-gauge walls and trusses, offshore platforms and jackets, pressure vessels, and towers. Through its team of certified engineering professionals, Struc-Soft also provides expert services for ProSteel users—from consultation and customization to implementation, training, and long-term support.
Commenting on the acquisition, John Riddle, Bentley senior vice president, Global Plant and Building, said, "We welcome to Bentley Systems George Ajami, co-founder and former president of Struc-Soft, and his partner, Diane Hansen, co-founder and former vice president of Struc-Soft, along with their teams of highly qualified structural and plant professionals. Their combined expertise and experience in providing and supporting engineering solutions for structural steel and plant projects will be a valuable addition to Bentley’s extensive professional services offerings."
Ajami, who was just named Bentley director, Global Structural Professional Services, said, " We are extremely pleased to become an integral part of the Bentley team and firmly believe this acquisition will enable our users to achieve increased project quality and new levels of efficiency and productivity. We look forward to further enhancing Bentley’s comprehensive portfolio of integrated solutions for sustaining infrastructure."
Bentley plans to conduct Struc-Soft business under a Bentley brand. The name Struc-Soft will remain the property of its original owners.