Bentley iTwin Ventures expands Digital Twin capabilities with EVERCAM investment
Evercam Ltd., the leading provider of construction camera software today announced a financial investment by Bentley iTwin Ventures, a part of Bentley Acceleration Initiatives. Terms were not disclosed.
Bentley Acceleration Initiatives is the internal incubator for strategic investments of Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the infrastructure engineering software company. This investment and technical integration of Bentley’s iTwin® platform will accelerate EVERCAM’s development of digital twin capabilities in the construction camera space.
EVERCAM leverages artificial intelligence, BIM and project management software integrations to make multiple data points easily accessible from a single platform. This offers their customers (that include asset owners, contractors and consultants around the globe) increased construction productivity through improved project visibility and team communications. In the past two years, EVERCAM has tripled their number of employees and now has 385 projects live in 10 countries.
By leveraging Bentley’s iTwin® platform, EVERCAM recently launched 4D view (see image above), which combines real-time, high-quality video footage of the jobsite with a digital twin. This allows users to switch between the model and reality to track changes and communicate progress. Any changes made by the user to the BIM model will instantly update directly within EVERCAM 4D view via the iTwin® platform. Bentley’s iTwin® platform enabled EVERCAM to quickly integrate a variety of BIM models from different vendors that our users were using in their construction projects.
iTwin® platform with an open-source development environment, was quick to learn and integrate with our existing solution, enabling our users for a seamless migration to new capabilities offered by 4D view. EVERCAM’s 4D view enables customers to access a list of features from within the platform including remote measurement, navigational tools, and the ability to highlight anything from the 3D model as each element is recognized by the iTwin® platform: slabs, beams, pillars etc.
Users can easily switch between the multi-dimensional model and the camera view to access EVERCAM’s full suite of project management tools. Centralising this data allows users to communicate more effectively, make better decisions, in turn driving productivity on site.
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Marco Herbst, CEO of Evercam, said: “We are excited to be building this partnership with Bentley. Bentley’s commitment to openness is important to us and our users as they use data from multiple vendors. Our long-term goal is to be able to capture and understand the entire jobsite.
The iTwin® platform, as a live, collaborative platform gives us access to the latest detailed digital twin, filling in a vital piece of the information gap for EVERCAM users.”
Santanu Das, Chief Acceleration Officer, Bentley Systems, said: “On construction job sites, team communication and site visibility are very challenging but critical for success. We are excited to partner with Marco and his team in developing solutions that leverage our iTwin® platform and EVERCAM’s software to accelerate their journey of becoming the industry leading solution for real time construction monitoring and analytics.”