• Water Network Planning and Design

    Improving system reliability now and into the future

Water Network Planning and Design Solution

To effectively plan and design your water distribution network you have to consider a wide range of uncertainties regarding future conditions, from aging infrastructure to population shifts to climate change. Using decision-support tools such as hydraulic modeling and water GIS you can strategically determine the location and routing of new transmission mains, pumping stations, and storage facilities, balancing service priorities against risks and costs.
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    • Water Network Planning and Design
  • Analyze and visualize utilities networks

    • Use GIS tools to create buffers, overlays, joins, thematic maps, dynamic labels, reports, and queries. Perform radial, upstream/downstream, shortest/multiple/redundant path traces for flow, conduit, and cathodic protection networks. Analyze and report on leaks for an area or the entire network.
  • Analyze transients

    • Control transients by performing a transient analysis to locate trouble spots and determine appropriate surge control strategies. Precise transient simulation in HAMMER enables you to decrease the risk of approximating the behavior of protective devices and rotating equipment (pumps and turbines)​.​
  • Design water distribution networks

    • Layout main and lateral networks. Achieve engineering-grade precision with MicroStation-based smart placement and editing. Use 2D profile tools to check elevation grades and find preferred routing. Export layouts to other Bentley products to model and analyze the performance of your network design.
  • Develop master plans

    • ​Use a hydraulic model and GIS help to determine the appropriate size and location for pipes, storage, pump stations, and pumps to sustain capacity and supply into the future. Responsibly plan for future population growth, land use change, climate change impact, and ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Estimate material and work costs

    • Get real-time cost feedback on each design decision through dynamic cost estimates. Create detailed cost breakdowns of labor, materials, and equipment at each work location and for the entire design. Compare costs of design alternatives to find the least-cost design meeting the project requirements.
  • Integrate with work management systems

    • Integrate design work with enterprise-level planning to avoid budget and schedule issues. Configure a two-way connection with the most common enterprise work management systems. Use standard message-based interfaces to implement and maintain the integration with less effort.
  • Manage design workflows and approvals

    • Create, assign, manage, and approve work orders in stand-alone mode or through integration with your work management system. Define dashboards and reports to help managers track project status and progress. Avoid delays with automatic status updates, approval requests, and e-mail integration.
  • Plan system renewal and expansion

    • ​Use a hydraulic model and engineering GIS to analyze, prioritize, and justify renewal, rehabilitation, and replacement decisions based on a combination of historical defects, repair history, and inspection records. Complete master plans to ensure capacity for growth and to comply with regulations.
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    ProjectWise Design Integration

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    OpenUtilities Designer

    Speed your utility design with the precision of MicroStation-based layout tools. Cut costs when you design and manage your network in one application.

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    Engineering Manager

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  • Civil Engineer

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  • Water Network Engineer

  • Surveyor

  • GIS Professional

  • Engineering Manager