MicroStation and ProjectWise Are Among the 24 Products for Designing, Engineering, and Constructing Infrastructure Being Made Available
EXTON, Pa. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 27, 2012 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it has donated a selection of 24 Bentley software products, including MicroStation and ProjectWise, to Engineers Without Borders - USA (EWB-USA). The products will be available for use by all of EWB-USA’s 12,000 volunteer members – most of whom are university students – to help them design, engineer, and construct essential infrastructure in emerging economies throughout the world. Bentley Corporate Foundation Officer Carol Rieg presented the donation to EWB-USA members last week at the 10th anniversary of the EWB-USA International Conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The volunteers will access the software through Bentley’s STUDENTserver self-service site, which will enable them to download, at no charge, current and future versions of the software as well as training and technical support. In addition to MicroStation and ProjectWise, EWB-USA volunteers will have access to WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, Bentley Map, and Structural Modeler, among other offerings. This is the largest donation Bentley has made to EWB-USA in its five-year relationship with the organization.
Cathy Leslie, P.E., EWB-USA executive director, said, “Engineering software has become a very powerful tool for sustaining infrastructure crucial to the development of societies in emerging economies. We are proud to have found a partner in Bentley Systems that enables our volunteers to access robust and innovative software tools that can be used to increase chapter productivity and improve services within the communities around the world in which we work. On behalf of all of our chapter members, I thank Bentley for this generous gift!”
Commenting on the motivation behind Bentley’s donation, Carol Rieg said, “Through its support of EWB-USA, Bentley is able to help address the immediate infrastructure needs of emerging economies, as well as to help sustain the infrastructure professions – by providing EWB’s student members with advanced software skills. This next generation of engineers can use these skills to help sustain the world’s infrastructure long into the future.”
Added Bentley Senior Vice President Buddy Cleveland, “The impressive work of the Engineers Without Borders chapters profoundly impacts quality of life in communities within developing regions around the world. It is our hope that our software can be a force multiplier for the wonderful work of the talented and highly dedicated EWB volunteers.”
About Engineers Without Borders - USA
With 350 projects in over 45 developing countries, Engineers Without Borders - USA has changed the lives of millions of people around the world. Its vision is a world in which the communities it serves have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs, and that its members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides. Its membership consists of professionals and students from a variety of professions including engineering, public health, anthropology, and business. Through its projects and programs, EWB-USA provides innovative professional educational opportunities that provide a global perspective. EWB-USA comprises passionate people, with over 250 dedicated chapters, including university chapters on more than 180 campuses throughout the United States. For additional information, visit www.ewb-usa.org.
About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley’s mission is to empower its users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and over $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2003, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
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