and technical specifications; migrating the current document management
system data and as-built database; identifying new hardware and software
specifications; creating a comprehensive CAD standards manual and
consultant guidelines; deploying and configuring Project Wise and Bentley
Map; integrating applications; benchmarking; and training users.
the Port of Long Beach is a department of the city of Long Beach, calif.
The port is a major transportation and trade center, providing the shipping
terminals for nearly one-third of the waterborne trade moving through the
West Coast. The economic impact of the port affects not only the city,
but also the entire United States. To improve the quality, efficiency, and
accessibility of engineering data, as well as ensure interoperability with
GIS, the Port of Long Beach standardized on a common CAD platform and
developed a comprehensive standards manual that leveraged this platform.
The Port had been using multiple disparate engineering software programs
that required data re-creation and had no central storage. This led to multiple
data sets and a lack of communication among employees. Standardizing on
the Bentley platform would solve these immediate problems and produce
long-term financial and technical benefits. Project goals were achieved by
analyzing as-is workflows and proposing to-be workflows that leverage
the new Bentley configured software; developing the system’s functional
Bentley’s commitment to interoperability was used as a model for the
organization’s engineering software developers. Bentley’s integrated CAD,
GIS, Building Information Modeling, and server technologies make the Port of
Long Beach more productive and allow its engineers to focus on design rather
than technology. The staff can now easily access accurate digital information,
and the team is confident it will make the organization more competitive. This
project helps the Port become more efficient in its ability to design and build
infrastructure, and contribute to the local and national economies.