Los Angeles — Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced at the 2014 ZweigWhite Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference that it acquired Charlotte, N.C.-based BLUERIDGE Analytics, Inc., provider of SITEOPS, site design optimization “software at your service.” SITEOPS uses cloud-based computing techniques to enable exploration of engineering alternatives and their costs.

Specifically, SITEOPS enables civil engineering professionals, real estate developers, and land planners to:

  • perform site configuration simulations that fully assess millions of layout, parking, grading, and drainage options for a site within hours instead of spending months evaluating a handful of options;
  • produce preliminary cost estimates and conceptual designs faster;
  • optimize site designs through advanced “optioneering;” and
  • minimize overall costs while ensuring engineering quality.

Among the many users of SITEOPS are Stantec, Horrocks Engineers, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Timmons Group, and WSP.

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said, “On behalf of all our colleagues, I welcome the highly industrious and talented SITEOPS team to Bentley. During the past few years we’ve been tracking SITEOPS technology and its performance in order to authoritatively validate its breakthrough capabilities. Feedback we’ve received from engineering teams and owners has substantiated SITEOPS’ tremendous potential in enabling site development teams to deliver new value to owners. Through the power of site optioneering, owners can be confident that their engineers have considered the best choices and arrived at the most cost-effective solutions for the constraints of their respective sites. Hence, I’ve become convinced that site engineering should no longer be done any other way.”

Mike Detwiler, formerly president and CEO of BLUERIDGE Analytics and now Bentley vice president, SITEOPS product development, said, “To date, the development of SITEOPS technology has focused on continuous improvement to conceptual designs. Now, within Bentley’s comprehensive portfolio, SITEOPS’ BIM advancement can contribute throughout project delivery. Accordingly, an initial priority will be to complete the end-to-end workflows that Bentley is uniquely able to offer – from site development through detailed design and construction modeling.”

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