Fukui Computer, a CAD vendor for the construction industry, has entered into a strategic partnership with the infrastructure engineering software company Bentley Systems to accelerate the adoption of digital workflows in the Japanese construction industry and support the promotion of digital transformation (DX) in the infrastructure field.
According to both partners, there are concerns about the increasing shortage of labour in the infrastructure field in Japan, which is impacting the ability to take measures to mitigate ageing infrastructure. This situation is further aggravated by the intensification and frequent occurrence of natural disasters.
To help combat this, Fukui Computer will leverage the Bentley iTwin platform to augment its cloud-based data sharing service Cimphony Plus with 3D/4D visualisation, simulation and digital twin capabilities. The company will launch a digital solution that supports the entire infrastructure lifecycle, spanning project management, design, construction and maintenance.
Fukui Computer will also launch Trend Road Designer for road design, a new 3D application that will leverage Bentley’s OpenRoads Designer, an industry standard for road concept, design, construction and operations.
By entering into this strategic partnership, Fukui Computer will provide solutions for digital transformation (DX) in the infrastructure field promoted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), leveraging Bentley’s cutting-edge digital technology.
The partnership aims to contribute to the improvement of productivity in the construction industry by introducing and utilising 3D and digital twin solutions in the design, construction and maintenance management sectors under the i-Construction and BIM/CIM strategy promoted by MLIT.
Carsten Gerke, senior vice president of strategic channels at Bentley Systems, said, “Collaborating with Fukui Computer benefits all parties. End users will benefit from cutting-edge, world-class digital technology and trusted local expertise. Bentley will address the demanding Japanese infrastructure market and i-Construction regulations through the market leader in Japan, while Fukui Computer will provide the most innovative digital twin solutions to dramatically improve the construction industry in Japan.”
Tadashi Sugita, president of Fukui Computer, said, “The strategic partnership with Bentley Systems will allow us to introduce cutting-edge digital technology to the ICT field in the construction industry in Japan. As a software company being trusted by the construction companies who support the infrastructure in local communities, we will strive to contribute to society by providing useful products and valuable support services.”
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