EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that it has acquired C.W. Beilfuss & Associates, Inc. (CWB), a leading provider of consulting services, software development, and licensed software products to engineering firms and transportation government agencies, including more than 40 U.S. state departments of transportation (DOTs).
Commenting on the acquisition, CEO Greg Bentley said, “I would like to join many others in the transportation infrastructure field in congratulating Chuck Beilfuss, who founded CWB in 1975, on his long and productive career in leading not only CWB, but also the supporting professions at large. We at Bentley have always had great respect for the expertise, work, and products of the CWB team, which Chuck has so skillfully led and inspired.”
Continued Mr. Bentley, “In lifecycle management of roadway and bridge asset information, there is so much we now can accomplish together. This combination is very exciting for Bentley, CWB, and our mutual user organizations. Best of all, Chuck will help guide the new directions with his famous zeal and wisdom, while also having some thoroughly earned ‘retirement’ time.”
CWB’s fully integrated SUPERLOAD software for permit administration and safe routing of oversize and overweight vehicles, live load bridge analysis, restriction management, and commercial vehicle information systems and networks (CVISNs) is used by 10 state agencies. Its bridge software has been instrumental in the analysis and rating of bridges on the National Highway Network, and is compatible with the AASHTOWare Virtis software and BRIDGEWare database.
The SUPERLOAD solution offers fully automated availability via the Internet. It accepts applications, performs all the required completeness, compliance, and technical analyses, and issues permits 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In addition, its capabilities recently have been expanded to provide Web-portal-based permits for the trucking industry using CWB’s multistate permitting solution. Through the first hosting of this solution – for the state of West Virginia – more than 20,000 permits were issued in 2006.
As Ted Johnson, vice president, Bentley Civil, explained, “CWB, working with the West Virginia DOT, has successfully implemented the first hosted permit issuance application on the GotPermits Web site. As a result of our acquisition of CWB, Bentley will be able to extend this offer to each of our ARPS (Advanced Routing and Permitting System) users. The combination of Bentley and CWB users has the potential to offer the trucking industry single-point access to obtain multistate permits across up to 20 states.”
Johnson continued, “On behalf of Bentley, I would like to welcome all CWB users to the Bentley user community. Through this acquisition, Bentley will be able to provide both SUPERLOAD users and ARPS users with better and expanded service for the issuance of safe oversize, overweight, and hazardous material truck permits. These enhancements will result from the integration of CWB’s and Bentley’s solutions and the combined delivery capabilities, professional knowledge, and experience of the two organizations.”
Said CWB CEO Chuck Beilfuss, “All of us at CWB are pleased to join the Bentley team and participate in the integration and further development of our widely used automated routing and permitting solutions. Our users will greatly benefit from the breadth and reach of Bentley’s comprehensive portfolio, as well as from its long commitment to products that serve the infrastructure needs of the transportation arena.”
CWB’s entire staff in both its Downers Grove, Illinois, and Houston, Texas, offices will become Bentley colleagues, and Chuck Beilfuss will become a consultant to the company. For more information about Bentley’s CWB line of solutions and services, go to www.cwbeilfuss.com.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the world’s infrastructure. The company’s comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With revenues now surpassing $400 million annually, and more than 2000 colleagues around the world, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms and major owner-operators and was named the world’s No. 2 provider of GIS/geospatial software solutions in a recent Daratech research study.
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