HDR Saves $1.48 Million in Travel Costs, Reduces Carbon Emissions by 581 Metric Tons With Bentley’s ProjectWise Collaboration System

EXTON, Pa.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 31, 2009— HDR, an architectural, engineering, and consulting firm, won a 2008 Be Awards of Excellence in the “Innovation in Road and Bridge” and “Connecting Project Teams” categories for its new five-level Southwest Parkway Interchange in Fort Worth, Texas. The project is featured in the new publication “The Year in Infrastructure 2008,” available online from Bentley Systems, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, at www.bentley.com/YearInInfrastructure2008. The design included two miles of new roadway and six-lane mainlines on the Southwest Parkway with localized frontage roads. By using Bentley’s ProjectWise collaboration system to connect people and information across offices, rather than relocating design team members to the project’s office headquarters in Dallas, HDR saved more than $1.48 million in travel costs and reduced its carbon emissions by 581 metric tons.

The project also included the design of more than one mile of State Highway 183 reconstruction with new frontage roads, nine direct connectors to Interstate 20, 15 slip ramps, and a cross-street underpass reconstruction. To meet the project’s aggressive deadline of 18 months from notice-to-proceed to final design, HDR needed to pool multiple resources for bridge and roadway design. To complete the project successfully and within the tight time frame, the firm mobilized a seamless design team comprising 134 HDR engineers, CAD designers, and staff from 12 offices, along with more than 40 team members from four sub-consultants. HDR installed ProjectWise on the workstations at each subcontractor and made sure those users were connected to HDR’s database. It also provided all team members with hands-on ProjectWise training.

Commenting on the project, John Quintero, ProjectWise coordinator and professional associate at HDR, said, “The $1.48 million cost savings associated with using ProjectWise to connect our design team reflect the great return on investment that ProjectWise can provide. However, the greatest benefit directly associated with using Bentley products is a satisfied client. HDR’s design team received high marks on its recent design submittal, further verifying the success of our implementation of Bentley’s advanced software. ProjectWise added value by providing a consistent and efficient way to share work, manage documents, increase productivity, and produce quality project deliverables.”

For additional information about HDR’s Southwest Parkway Interchange project, read the newly published case study “HDR Cuts Costs and Carbon Emissions When Connected by ProjectWise” at www.bentley.com/ProjectWiseSuccess. For additional information about the ProjectWise collaboration system, visit www.bentley.com/ProjectWise.

About the Be Awards

The Be Awards of Excellence (which this year become the Be Inspired Awards) honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. These projects set benchmarks and showcase the imagination and technical mastery of the organizations that created them. They are judged by independent panels of industry experts and presented at an evening ceremony.

To learn about the hundreds of innovative projects nominated for the Be Awards of Excellence during the past five years, visit www.bentley.com/YearInInfrastructure and read Bentley’s “Year in Infrastructure” annual publications. For information about how to enter projects for consideration in the 2009 Be Inspired Awards competition, visit www.bentley.com/BeAwards.

About HDR

HDR is an employee-owned architectural, engineering and consulting firm with more than 7,700 professionals in more than 165 locations worldwide. All of them are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions. Learn more at www.hdrinc.com.

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators are indispensable in improving our world and our quality of life; the company’s mission is to improve the performance of their projects and of the assets they design, build, and operate. Bentley sustains the infrastructure professions by helping to leverage information technology, learning, best practices, and global collaboration – and by promoting careers devoted to this crucial work.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,800 colleagues, offices in more than 50 countries, annual revenues surpassing $500 million, and, since 1993, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. Nearly 90 percent of the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms are Bentley subscribers, and a 2008 Daratech study ranked Bentley as the world’s #2 provider of geospatial software solutions.

For additional information about Bentley, visit www.bentley.com. To view a searchable collection of the year’s top infrastructure projects from the annual “Be Awards of Excellence,” visit www.bentley.com/yearininfrastructure. For information about Be Communities, a social networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit http://communities.bentley.com.

Bentley, the “B” Bentley logo, Be, and ProjectWise are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.


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