How Digital Twins and Digital Delivery Can Advance Bridge Rehabilitation and Repair Projects

March 23, 2022

Webinar originally aired on March 23, 2022 | Watch Here

Over 45,000 bridges in the U.S. are in poor condition due to age, wear and tear, and environmental factors, requiring repair or even replacement. With the recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), transportation agencies may finally have the funding required to take on the enormous task of rehabilitating or repairing the nation's bridges. But how can agencies take on this challenge in the most efficient way to get the maximum return on their investments today and throughout their assets’ life?

In this webinar, you will hear how digital twins and digital delivery were used on two innovative bridge rehabilitation projects. Join our panel as we discuss how organizations that utilize digital twins to design, construct, operate and maintain bridges are poised to reap the benefits of the IIJA funding - not only for the short-term but for the life of their assets.

Learning Objectives:

  • How you can start creating digital twins for bridges
  • Learn about new workflows and efficiencies gained from digital twins and digital delivery
  • Hear from industry experts about real-life benefits and best practices

Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Our industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, mining, and industrial facilities. Our offerings include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, Seequent’s leading geosciences software portfolio, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,000 colleagues and generates annual revenues of more than $800 million in 172 countries.

Featured Speakers:

Dustin Parkman

Vice President, Transportation Mobility

Bentley Systems

Dustin Parkman is Vice President of Transportation Mobility at Bentley Systems. He has held several senior product and business development positions throughout his career and has specialized in developing products and solutions that service the infrastructure industry. Parkman has degrees in computer science and economics and has dedicated his career to creating technology that allows engineers, contractors, and owners to automate the construction and operation of infrastructure.

Julianne Fuda, P.E.

Assistant Director, Structures Design Bureau

New York State Department of Transportation

Julianne Fuda is the Assistant Director for the Structures Design Bureau within in the NYSDOT Office of Structures. She oversees the final design of new and replacement bridge projects, as well as rehabilitations, throughout New York State. She has also been involved in many accelerated design and construction bridge projects, including emergency repairs. Julianne has over 13 years of bridge design experience in both the public and private sector as a designer, squad leader, and project engineer. She graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in the State of NY. Julianne is also a member of the Department’s Model Based Contracting Committee and was the technical lead for the structures portion of the East 138 th Bridge Replacement over the Major Deegan Expressway, the Department’s second pilot project for digital delivery.

Barritt Lovelace

Director of UAS, AI and Reality Modeling

Collins Engineers, Inc.

Barritt Lovelace is a licensed professional engineer and has over 25 years of bridge design and inspection experience. He has designed over 50 bridges and has performed over 3,000 bridge inspections.  He is a certified diver, rope access technician, non-destructive testing technician, UAS Pilot, and NHI Instructor. Barritt currently serves as the Director of UAS, Artificial Intelligence and Reality Modeling for Collins Engineers, Inc.

Burak Boyaci

Director, Software Development, Bridge & Tunnel

Bentley Systems, Inc.

Burak Boyaci began his career as a Bridge Design Engineer. During his 7-year long journey with an engineering consultant firm, he became proficient in multiple bridge design software and finite element modeling. In 2017, he joined Bentley as a Product Manager in the bridge group. Over the 4 years, he managed various bridge and tunnel products and experienced a few new product launches. Currently, he leads the Bentley’s Bridge & Tunnel Group. He holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts and is a registered professional engineer.

Bibhuti Aryal

Senior Consultant, Mobility

Bentley Systems, Inc.

Bibhuti Aryal began his career as a Software Engineer developing in-house solutions and internal consulting for a local government agency in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has since gone on to provide technical, business, and management consulting to organizations in various industries, such as Logistics, Retail, Financial Services, Insurance, and Infrastructure. He has been working with Bentley Systems for over 9 years with a focus on solutions for the Mobility industry where he serves as a Solution Architect leading efforts to address emerging challenges for users utilizing the latest technologies, such as AI-ML, Mixed Reality, and Digital Twins.