Bentley Systems has bought NoteVault, a San Diego-based provider of voice-based field automation for construction management.
The acquisition expands Bentley’s SYNCHRO digital construction environment, and extends the value of digital twins across construction management, enabling projects to combine immersive 4D models of the construction progress with detailed up-to-date reports on resource expenditures.
Designed to simplify and accelerate job site information collection, NoteVault’s SaaS solution is deployed via mobile devices, offering automated speech-to-text, augmented with machine learning, and human transcription to ensure accuracy.
Dustin Parkman, vice president, project delivery, at Bentley Systems, said: “Digital twins continue to transform the way projects are delivered and operated. With the addition of NoteVault’s market-leading resource tracking capabilities, the SYNCHRO 4D construction environment delivers the most comprehensive construction digital twin solution available.”
Peter Lasensky, CEO of NoteVault, added: “Bentley’s vision for transforming construction through digital twins is the perfect vehicle to expand the reach and impact of our innovative voice-based field automation solutions. Updating 4D construction models through insights gleaned from our software for field-captured reporting fully extends the power of voice and positioning technologies together.
“Combining NoteVault and SYNCHRO is a natural next step in our overall mission, with Bentley, to drive greater efficiencies in construction.”