In one of the concluding sessions at Bentley Systems' Year in Infrastructure Conference in London, which wrapped up Nov. 3, a panel challenged to envision the path forward for technology development serving the construction of buildings and facilities saw lots of roadwork ahead, but expressed a certain optimism about progress.
The industry panelists drew encouragement from Bentley product advances touted at the conference, as well as from a trend—within the Bentley suite of offerings, anyway—to consolidate more tools into fewer products, and to move toward connecting those products across disciplines so that data entered and edited in one can move smoothly and without degradation, back and forth between others. Elaine Lewis, managing director Cadventure, a British integrator of design and engineering software, served as moderator of the “Envisioning the Path Forward” panel.
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