Bentley Acquires STAAD/CHINA and SSDD Software to Deliver Complete Structural Steel Solutions to China

Acquisition Will Help Extend Bentley’s STAAD.Pro and RAM Product Lines to Incorporate Local Chinese Standards and Workflows

Acquisition Will Help Extend Bentley’s STAAD.Pro and RAM Product Lines to Incorporate Local Chinese Standards and Workflows

GUIYANG, China – Greater China BE Meeting and Bentley Partner Conference 2007 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced at this gathering of prominent organizations in China’s infrastructure community that it has acquired REI China’s structural steel analysis, design, and drawing software solutions.

The solutions include STAAD/CHINA (based on STAAD.Pro) and Steel Structure Design and Drawings (SSDD), both of which have been certified by the Steel Structure Committee of China Construction Metal Structure Association and are widely deployed across China. Among the more than 2000 users of STAAD/CHINA are China Architecture Design & Research Group, China National Petroleum Corporation, all provincial power design institutes, Shanghai Boiler Plant Co., and XuZhou FeiHong Space Frame Group Co., Ltd.

Commenting on the acquisition, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Monnier, senior vice president, Bentley Asia-Pacific Operating Unit, said, “Through this acquisition, Bentley will further extend its STAAD.Pro and RAM product lines of structural analysis and design software to incorporate local Chinese standards and workflows. This will enable us to better serve the individual requirements of the many design institutes, international engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors, and owner-operators in China that rely upon our software to increase their productivity and improve project quality.

“The acquisition represents yet another step in Bentley’s strategic plan to fully integrate the functions of design and analysis and provide localized versions of these solutions around the globe.”

STAAD/CHINA for steel structural analysis and design is based on Bentley’s STAAD.Pro line of leading structural engineering analysis and design software. STAAD.Pro facilitates the design of steel, concrete, timber, and aluminum structures for buildings, plants, tunnels, bridges, and more. It offers a state-of-the-art user interface, visualization tools, and advanced finite element and dynamic analysis capabilities for multi-material design.

STAAD/CHINA incorporates the latest complex steel structure design codes and building regulations in China and is used by construction design institutes, petroleum companies, chemical companies, metallurgy design institutes, power design institutes, boiler plants, curtain wall companies, and steel structure companies. Projects designed with its help include:

  • The 330-meter-high Dalian International Trade Center 
  • An 80-meter-high, 500 kilovolt/220 kilovolt high-voltage transmission steel tower 
  • Guangdong Olympic Stadium in Guangzhou 
  • Waiting Hall and Departure Facility at New Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport 
  • Hunan International Exhibition Center 
  • Beihai Airport 
  • Jinan International Airport 
  • Nanning International Exhibition Center

SSDD complies with all applicable Chinese building codes and regulations, is suitable for the analysis and design of light-weight steel structures, and can generate CAD construction drawings. The software is used in steel structure plants and by industrial and civil architecture design institutes.

For more information about Bentley’s STAAD.Pro structural analysis and design solution, go to

About Greater China BE Meeting and Bentley Partner Conference 2007

Greater China BE (Bentley Empowered) Meeting and Bentley Partner Conference 2007 is a gathering of Bentley executives, owner-operators, engineering, procurement, and construction contractors, design institute executives, commercial and technical developers, Bentley business partners, and other leaders in China’s infrastructure community. The meeting, which is taking place 4-6 Sept. at the Guiyan Guizhou Park Hotel in Guiyang, China, is sponsored by Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading provider of software for the lifecycle of the world’s infrastructure.

At the meeting, architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), and geospatial professionals from across China will learn about Bentley’s comprehensive portfolio of innovative software. Included will be 3D design and modeling, collaboration, and lifecycle management products and solutions for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals of the AEC and operations market.

About Bentley

Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the world’s infrastructure. The company’s comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With revenues now surpassing $400 million annually, and more than 2400 colleagues globally, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms and major owner-operators, and was named the world’s No. 2 provider of GIS/geospatial software solutions in a recent Daratech research study.

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