Bentley Systems has announced the acquisition of Keynetix, a United Kingdom provider of cloud-based software for handling geotechnical data for infrastructure projects.
The acquisition expands Bentley Systems geotechnical offerings and will accelerate its vision to enable subsurface digital twins for infrastructure projects and assets.
Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin services for advancing the design, construction and operations of infrastructure.
“Today’s [13th May] announcement provides our team, customers, and partners with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to advance digital engineering in the geotechnical industry,” said Roger Chandler, Managing Director of Keynetix.
Subsurface digital twins can be vital for assessing and managing risks in infrastructure projects.
It is also central to the planning, design, construction and operations of infrastructure assets.
The creation and curation of subsurface digital twins involves modeling the underground environment, such as utility networks, structures and tunnels and then analysing and simulating the subsurface behaviour.
Keynetix will help to supplement borehole reports which are managed by Bentley’s gINT software.
It will capture and manage underground environment information for Bentley’s geotechnical analysis applications, PLAXIS and SoilVision.
“Having a subsurface digital twin – a 3D representation of the subsurface coupled with models to analyze and simulate behavior – will be immensely valuable in all phases of the asset lifecycle,” said Bob Mankowski, Vice President and Business Unit Executive of digital cities for Bentley Systems.
“The acquisition of Keynetix’s modern and innovative software into the Bentley portfolio, alongside the mature and proven gINT platform, is a breath-taking and exciting landmark moment within the GI digital landscape,” said Mark Bevan, Associate Director, ground investigation data systems for Structural Soils.
Bentley Systems provides software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professional, constructors and owner operators for the design, construction and operations of infrastructure world-wide.