Innovation case studies

  • Energy

    ScottishPower Strategy for Asset Management and Process Safety

    ScottishPower was the first power generator and the second company in the world to be certified on BSI PAS 55:2008 which benchmarks best practices, in asset management. Bentley's AssetWise Performance Management system played a key role.

    September 2014
  • Roads

    Repaving the way for A14 junction improvements

    Repave is a hot in situ recycling process for rejuvenating and resurfacing existing surface courses on carriageways and airfields. It minimises the need to remove existing material to go to landfill. Our Repave process is the only in situ surface course recycling process that is currently available in the UK.

    August 2014
  • BIM

    SimpsonHaugh and Partners Uses Generative Design to Shape One Blackfriars Tower Concept

    Architects Let Daylight into Neighboring Properties with Blade-thin 50-storey Skyscraper Modeled on Bentley’s BIM Software

    August 2015
  • Roads

    Colas help North Somerset make £60,000 in savings

    Retread is a cold in-situ recycling process which reconstructs the entire carriageway or footway surface to a depth of 75mm. With increasing focus on sustainability, Colas’ Retread process offers a low CO2 emission alternative. By reducing the output of energy, emissions and waste, Colas are able to aid clients in significantly lowering their carbon footprint and cost.

    August 2014
  • Tunnelling

    Fibre Optic Monitoring Technology

    The Hochtief Murphy Joint Venture, in conjunction with the University of Cambridge, developed the Fibre Optic Monitoring Technology to receive live information of the Crossrail Thames Tunnel C310 performance.

    September 2014
  • Modernising railway examinations

    In 2014 leading infrastructure asset management company Amey won a second five-year term as Network Rail’s (NR) sole external supplier of civil examinations, and retained a major footprint in rail structures assessments. The company inspects and reports on the condition assets in the utilities, highways and rail sectors, including over 100,000 assets that make up the vast majority of the UK’s rail network.

    November 2015
  • Rail

    Process for Safe Working in Close Proximity to a Live Railway

    Devised by Hochtief Murphy Joint Venture, in close partnership with Network Rail, this process ensures that piling and diaphragm wall rigs can be used in close proximity to a live railway line.

    September 2014
  • Roads

    A57 Liverpool Road, Salford, Ralumac HT Scheme

    Ralumac HT was chosen for this scheme due to it being a BBA approved double coat, single pass application. The first coat regulates and seals the existing surface, followed by a second coat using a 10mm aggregate. After compaction and embedment the total thickness of this process was 18mm thick, giving the client reduced levels compared to using a traditional overlay.

    August 2014
  • Water & Waste

    Toowoomba Regional Council Tackles the Challenges of a Failing Common Effluent System Using SewerGEMS

    Bentley Software Helps Council Compare Conventional Gravity and Pressure Sewer Systems to Recommend Optimal System

    December 2014
  • Roads

    Royal College Street - A blueprint for cycling in Camden

    FM Conway worked with the London Borough of Camden on a UK first to create attractive, safe cycle lanes through innovative ‘light segregation’

    July 2014