Owners’ interest in making the capture and management of asset data an integral part of design and construction services is not lost on software and services vendors. Related Links: Data for the Life Cycle Bentley Systems Inc., Exton, Pa., whose software is widely used for infrastructure design, and Autodesk Inc. are going after the life-cycle market by broadening data exchange capabilities of their software and building on design and construction products. Just as Bentley’s ProjectWise platform manages project information up to handover, Bentley’s AssetWise, introduced a year ago, is a platform for operations to generate and maintain asset-information. It leverages
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.