Japanese construction computing specialist Fukui Computer has enlisted the help of Bentley Systems to promote digital workflows.
Fukui Computer asked Bentley Systems to step in due to a shortage of construction skills, which it said could hamper measures to upgrade and improve Japanese infrastructure.
Fukui plans to use Bentley’s iTwin platform to augment its cloud-based data sharing service, Cimphony Plus, with 3D/4D visualisation, simulation, and digital twin capabilities.
It said the partnership will provide solutions for digital transformation in the infrastructure field promoted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism.
Fukui Computer president Tadashi Sugita said: “The strategic partnership with Bentley Systems will allow us to introduce cutting-edge digital technology to the ICT field in the construction industry in Japan.”
Bentley Systems senior vice-president of strategic channels Carsten Gerke said of the deal: “End users will benefit from cutting-edge, world-class digital technology and trusted local expertise.
“Bentley will address the demanding Japanese infrastructure market and ‘i-construction’ regulations through the market leader in Japan, while Fukui Computer will provide the most innovative digital twin solutions to dramatically improve the construction industry in Japan.”
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