Bentley Systems Inc., the infrastructure engineering software company, has acquired E7 Pty Ltd, a Brisbane, Australia-based provider of field-based construction delivery software for heavy civil construction. The acquisition adds to Bentley’s comprehensive project delivery service that helps civil contractors meet the schedule and budget requirements of infrastructure investment programs.
“Visibility into field resource utilization is key to project profitability,” said Dustin Parkman, vice president, project delivery, Bentley Systems. “The addition of E7 to Bentley’s SYNCHRO digital construction delivery solution complements our industry-leading 4D construction modeling with field-based resource management tools that are essential for heavy civil contractors. This new combination makes possible a truly comprehensive digital construction delivery solution for heavy civil contractors everywhere.”
Hugh Hofmeister, E7’s chief executive officer, and Adrian Smith, E7’s chief technology officer, join Bentley as director of product management and director of product development, respectively. Hofmeister said, “After more than 10 years of working, first as Envision and then as E7, to develop the leading field-based construction delivery solution for Australian and now global projects, Adrian and I and our colleagues are excited to be joining Bentley. There is already great alignment between E7 and Bentley’s SYNCHRO team. Our shared vision will accelerate the adoption of 4D construction digital twins that will significantly benefit our users in driving more profitable and predictable project outcomes.”