Bentley Systems has opened its ProjectWise 365 cloud service and waived subscription fees until 30 September to virtually connect infrastructure project participants who are working from home
ProjectWise 365 – leveraging Microsoft 365 technology and office productivity tools – extends the reach and accessibility of BIM and infrastructure engineering data to facilitate collaboration and design review across the ecosystem of project stakeholders.
As an ‘instant-on’ cloud service accessed through a web browser to simplify design review, transmittals, RFIs, information sharing, and issues resolution, ProjectWise 365 is suited for quick adoption while working from home, eliminating the need for ‘drop boxes’ and PDF.
Dustin Parkman, VP for project delivery at Bentley, said: “The enterprises using ProjectWise Design Integration for work-sharing, which include 74 of the ENR Top 100 Design Firms, have been telling us that they credit ProjectWise for sustaining their project productivity over the forced transition to work from home.
“Now, by broadly and immediately opening up access to our new simplified ProjectWise 365 cloud service, we’re extending ProjectWise advantages in collaboration and design review to infrastructure engineering project teams at every scale.
“By fully ‘digitally’ enabling every infrastructure professional, we hope to support their resilience in surmounting this crisis.”
Stay connected and productive
Gregory J. Ellwanger, P.E., project engineer for BLA Inc. added: “The present work-from-home conditions and coordination with multiple parties highlight how critical it is to our business and our role as prime consultant on projects, that our project teams always stay connected and productive.
“ProjectWise 365 cloud services enable us to rapidly deploy a common BIM collaboration environment that avoids the data silos, coordination delays, and the other limitations we’ve experienced while using network drives, file-sharing services, and email.
“ProjectWise 365 allows us to coordinate designs more quickly and reduce risk in contractual exchanges, regardless of the location of project participants, adding resilience to our design practice and increasing our ability to deliver high-quality projects on schedule.”