Bentley Acquires LEAP Software

Jan. 24, 2008
LEAP Software provides analysis and design products for concrete bridges

Bentley Systems, Inc. announced it has acquired LEAP Software, Inc., a provider of analysis and design products for concrete bridges. The LEAP bridge solutions are used by 37 U.S. state departments of transportation, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, a large number of city and county agencies and top bridge engineering consultants. The LEAP products complement and strengthen Bentley’s end-to-end bridge design and management solution.

“LEAP software is a critical addition to Bentley’s bridge portfolio as we focus our efforts on bridge information modeling (BrIM). Through a concerted BrIM initiative, we will leverage intra-operations across these industry-leading solutions, enabling delivery of safer, better-engineered bridges and opening a door to improved deployment models for bridge construction, maintenance, operation and rehabilitation,” said Gabriel Norona, Bentley senior vice president.

“By adding the LEAP analysis and design software to our rapidly growing portfolio of integrated bridge products, Bentley advances its commitment to helping users create new bridges and maintain and upgrade existing bridges more efficiently and cost-effectively," Bentley Software Senior Vice President Bhupinder Singh added. "On behalf of all Bentley colleagues, I welcome LEAP Software users around the world to the Bentley user community and LEAP Software colleagues to the Bentley team.”

Lee Tanase, former president and CEO of LEAP Software, now a Bentley vice president, said, “All of us at LEAP Software are pleased to join the Bentley team charged with developing innovative solutions that provide the functionality infrastructure professionals need to sustain the world’s bridges. Bentley’s vision of providing a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of bridge products to address the lifecycle of bridge infrastructure is exactly what our users--and the world--need.”

Source: Bentley