Topcon announces session leadership for Bentley Year in Infrastructure Conference

LIVERMORE, Calif., U.S./ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, the Netherlands – October 9, 2017 – Topcon Positioning Group announces its representatives’ participation in session leadership during the upcoming Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference in Singapore. Among the Topcon speakers participating include Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Group; Murray Lodge, senior vice president and general manager for the Topcon Construction Business Unit; Ulrich Hermanski, vice president for the Topcon Construction Business Unit, EMEA; and Jason Hallett, vice president of Topcon Product Management.

The Bentley Year in Infrastructure Conference is an annual global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations. Topcon is one of the four Alliance Partners for the event.

O’Connor will join an interactive panel discussion with other Bentley Alliance Partner executives focused on the future of infrastructure, and how going digital is expected to transform the way infrastructure is designed, built, and operated.

“The discussion aligns perfectly with the Topcon ‘Intersection of Infrastructure and Technology’ vision for the industry,” said O’Connor. “It is the conceptual crossroads where construction, surveying and engineering professionals meet Topcon advantages and know-how to be at the forefront of technological innovation — to increase productivity and profitability — for growing infrastructure needs.”

Lodge’s session, “Building new infrastructure with constructioneering,” will focus on the constructioneering concept and how to implement it. Bentley coined the term that combines surveying, engineering and construction workflows to provide new efficiencies in creating affordable, smart and sustainable infrastructure globally. It allows users to start from a reality-captured survey context and leverage and update their digital engineering models throughout the construction process in real time.

Lodge said, “The discussion includes insights on current and developing technologies focused on new infrastructure projects, from planning to execution and documentation and lifetime management.”

Hermanski will lead a discussion focused on how to use constructioneering concepts to improve inspection and maintenance with existing infrastructure. He said, “Combining surveying, engineering, and construction repair workflows provides new efficiencies in inspection, maintaining, and extending life extension of infrastructure globally. This session will focus on improving that efficiency for existing infrastructure projects, such as road resurfacing and asset management.”

Hallett’s session, “The Future: Survey fusion, reality modeling, and construction automation,” will feature the tools and workflows available today, and explain how future developments will help people and machines navigate from original ground to finished surface.

Hallett said, “To deliver a complete preliminary survey, mapping professionals are required to use everything from traditional surveying equipment to mass data-capture solutions, along with applications capable of fusing captured data into a single reality mesh. This reality mesh serves as the foundation of design generation today, while continuously updated, reality meshes will serve as the turn-by-turn instructions for construction automation in the future.”

The sessions will be held Thursday, October 12 in room Jasmine Junior 3811. Visit the Year in Infrastructure Conference agenda page for more information. Topcon will be exhibiting throughout the conference.


About Topcon Positioning Group
Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, U.S. ( Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands. Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction, geospatial and agriculture markets. Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Digi-Star, RDS Technology, and NORAC. Topcon Corporation (, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).