SSFM International is First in Hawaii and Pacific Region to Attain SITEOPS(R) Partner Certification

Jan 26, 2010, 13:00 ET from BLUERIDGE Analytics

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BLUERIDGE Analytics®, provider of patented land development software that delivers cost-optimized preliminary site designs and estimates, is pleased to announce that SSFM International has become the first SITEOPS Certified Partner based in Hawaii. SSFM International provides professional engineering services to clients in Hawaii and the Pacific region.

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SITEOPS Certified Partners are civil engineering firms with "SITEOPS Certified Centers of Excellence," having five or more individuals certified in SITEOPS technology. Certification distinguishes engineers who have completed training on conceptual site design and what-if analysis using SITEOPS (www.siteops.com). They are skilled in information delivery and presentation using this collaborative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) system.

"SITEOPS gives us the power to quickly compare multiple what-if scenarios much earlier than ever before in the site design process, so we can provide our customers with even more information and options," says Mike Matsumoto, President and CEO of SSFM International. "This is the only civil engineering software we have seen that combines rapid prototyping, three-dimensional design, and cost optimization technology for land development. We are proud to be the first SITEOPS Certified Partner to bring these advantages to clients in Hawaii and the Pacific region."

SITEOPS is "CAD with a Brain®," revolutionary web-based software that can quickly generate line work and grading options for a conceptual site plan using sophisticated algorithms. SITEOPS® Multi Pad 4.1 uses powerful auto-drawing tools to create site layouts, grading plans, storm water drainage designs, and related cost estimates in minutes to hours. SITEOPS has identified savings of an average of $15,000 per acre in site costs.

Engineering firms such as SSFM International that are skilled in SITEOPS can produce dozens of preliminary plans for a single site, along with cost estimates, in less than a week. This tool enables firms to give their clients significantly more information at the start of a project, a critical time for key financial decisions that can mean the edge in a tight construction market.

"SSFM International is known for leadership in adopting cutting-edge engineering technology," said Mike Detwiler, President and CEO of BLUERIDGE Analytics. "By integrating SITEOPS into their design workflow, they can deliver superior, cost-optimized site solutions to their clients. We are excited to include SSFM International as a premier Certified Partner of SITEOPS."

SSFM (www.ssfm.com) is a world-class engineering resource that specializes in program development and project management. With offices in Hawaii, Guam, Manila, Saipan, China, and the Philippines, SSFM provides civil engineering and structural engineering solutions via a customized team concept designed to embrace assignments of any size and degree of complexity.

SITEOPS is patented land development software, provided by Charlotte-based BLUERIDGE Analytics, Inc., that can deliver cost-optimized preliminary site designs and cost estimates in hours instead of weeks. SITEOPS can save thousands to millions of dollars per project in grading and other site costs. Clients include Lowe's Companies, Target, Regency Centers, and leading civil engineers, architects, and land developers.

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