Want in on the latest technology but don’t know where to start? Joint venture of Bentley and Topcon aims to help. (Image courtesy of DCW.)
Bentley and Topcon had a baby and named it Digital Construction Works. Proud parents, CEOs of Bentley and Topcon, announced the birth at the Year in Infrastructure 2019, its annual showcase of customer projects this year in Singapore. Already a few months old, the baby answers to its initials, DCW.
It’s an odd name for a baby. For a company that wants to be known as a “digital integrator,” a service that would like to help construction and engineering firms partake in the tantalizing technology they have been too busy to implement, it perfectly captures both its raison d’être and aspiration.
Bentley is mad for digital twins this year and has made them the focus of Year in Infrastructure 2019.
Not Just Twins
DCW intends to do more than “digital twinning.” It plans on bridging every gap between technology offerings and the world of construction, calling itself a “digital integrator” on its company brochure. Listed is continuous surveying, which uses camera-outfitted drones and ground-based cameras to record construction as it occurs. Think of it as a high-tech, 3D, time-lapse photographor, as we hear more and more, a 4D model—X, Y, Z as three dimensions and time the fourth.
DCW is headed by Ted Lamboo, who served 25 years as a senior vice president. Before that, he worked 11 years…