Bentley Acceleration Initiatives has announced the acquisition of Nadhi Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a specialist in project controls, analytics, and decision support for construction supply chains, based in Chennai, India.
Founded in 2008, Nadhi was incubated in the IIT Madras Research Park with advisors from the IIT Madras Building Technology and Construction Management faculty and the Lean Construction Institute.
Its clients include some of India’s leading construction sector companies, such as contractors Larsen & Toubro and Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd, real estate developers Mahindra Lifespaces and RMZ, and owner-operators DMRC (Delhi Metro) and Welspun Enterprises.
Bentley Acceleration Initiatives is the internal incubator for strategic investments of infrastructure engineering software company Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY). Its objective is to bring together ecosystem partners in digital co-ventures.
Dr Ashit Gandhi, senior director, accelerated business development, Bentley Systems, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Nadhi’s construction automation experts as Bentley colleagues. Together, we see a significant new opportunity to help construction projects throughout Asia, especially for road and rail linear infrastructure, in ‘going digital’. Combining Nadhi’s proven project controls and analytics capabilities with Bentley’s SYNCHRO 4D construction modelling and field-based construction delivery will enable more integrated and efficient digital workflows, tailored specifically to Asian needs.”
Nadhi brings field-experienced professionals in construction automation to Bentley Acceleration Initiatives and strengthens its focus on Asia, which is experiencing huge demand for new infrastructure construction with an appetite for digital workflows to help address the need.
Since offering lean construction consulting services in 2008, Nadhi has pioneered mobile-enabled project controls. In an offering explicitly configured for the needs of project teams in Asia, the integrated project controls in Nadhi’s nPulse software combines data-driven decision support and predictive analytics to give engineering and construction projects early warning of schedule risks and potential delays in milestone completion, advancing project planning and execution from reactive to proactive.
Kalyan Vaidyanathan, CEO, Nadhi Information Technologies, said: “The whole team at Nadhi is excited to be joining Bentley Systems at this pivotal moment for India’s construction community. We look forward to deepening our capabilities in core areas of project controls and expanding our reach both in and beyond India for new opportunities. We believe, as part of Bentley, we will be even more strongly positioned to help our users to stay in control of their projects and to generate insights through analytics to avoid delays and improve confidence through visibility.”
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