Courtesy Bentley Systems Bentley's Map Mobile displays geospatial data, such as fire hydrants and underwater pipes, overlayed on a map. Related Links: Bentley Picks Up Ivaras Asset Performance Management Tools Bentley's Developer Network Bentley's Map Mobile in Google Play When Thomas Kaufmann, an engineering-plans design supervisor at the Philadelphia Dept. of Water, sends engineers out to the field to look for underground water pipes, he says they typically have to take more than 120 maps in the truck to help track down the pipes. Once at the location in question, the engineers must rifle through countless paper maps to locate
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.