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Topcon and Bentley training event

First publishedin World Highways
January February 2018
Topcon Positioning Group and Bentley Systems has run the first in its collaborative Constructioneering Academy initiatives


The first session was held recently in Livermore, California. The two firms have joined efforts to provide opportunities designed to allow construction industry professionals to learn best practices in constructioneering, a process of managing and integrating survey, engineering, and construction data, to streamline construction workflows and improve project delivery.

This approach allows data from design models to be transferred to machine control systems for more efficient working. Data can then be recovered from machines for analysis and also to the project model, providing accurate as-built information. The new joint initiative will allow construction firms to capitalise on this data sharing process, providing a BIM approach for more efficient project delivery.

“The courses are designed in a dialogue format to allow Topcon and Bentley personnel to interact directly with attendees to cater the experience for their specific questions and demands,” said Ron Oberlander, senior director of Topcon Professional Services. “The future of construction automation continues to move forward with constructioneering digital workflows, which make the work of surveyors, engineers, and construction professionals automated, continuous, and continuously more valuable, throughout project life cycles and beyond completion.”

“Topcon and Bentley’s federated constructioneering technologies enable firms to gain unprecedented digital visibility and insights into their project outcomes, as compared to traditional construction workflows. Attendees of our academy will learn how their organisations can improve project delivery by leveraging technology, methods, and best practices to execute their projects more efficiently, monitor construction performance and progress, and reduce project costs,” said Vinayak Trivedi, Bentley Institute vice president.   

The Constructioneering Academy will continue with additional sessions throughout learning centres located worldwide, designed to reach industry professionals with hands-on training in real world scenarios and workflows.

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