Training in Bentley Software To Be Offered by Atlantech at New AIA Learning Center for Architects

Atlantech Solutions and AIA Philadelphia Offer Continuing Education to Local Architects in MicroStation and other Design Software

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2002-- Atlantech Solutions, Inc. and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Philadelphia Chapter today announced an agreement for Atlantech Solutions(SM) to become exclusive supplier of MicroStation® and Bentley-related training classes in the AIA's new learning center.

The facility provides technology, resource material and educational relationships designed to meet the continuing education needs and to promote lifelong learning for architects and design professionals in the Philadelphia area.

"Our membership has doubled in the last eight years to 1,500 architects and related professionals. We're excited about establishing a center to build the capabilities of our members through continuing education and learning," said John Claypool, executive director of AIA Philadelphia "We are very pleased to add Atlantech Solutions, a premier software integrator and training provider, to the community of AIA Learning Center service providers."

"By bringing Bentley courses to the AIA Learning Center, we are able to accommodate our substantial customer base in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) marketplace and keep them on a competitive par with architects around the country," said Dave Dadoly, President, Atlantech Solutions. "AIA Philadelphia's decision to grant Atlantech Solutions exclusive training rights demonstrates the tremendous value our courses bring to architects."

The AIA Learning Center is located at 117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Benefits to Architects

The AIA Learning Center will be managed by AIA Philadelphia as a place to enhance the professional, technical and design excellence growth of the Chapter's members and other professionals. Through its partnership with Atlantech Solutions, it will offer continuing education to keep architects central and influential in a changing environment of building design and construction.

The knowledge gained will be essential to capture new and expanding business opportunities and responsibilities. The center will provide credits toward certification, which is required annually for architects. In addition to classes, the center will provide shared resources for the regional architectural community such as publications, demonstration technology, databases and more.

Further, smaller architectural firms will be entitled to use the computers, software, and plotters at the center.

AIA Learning Center Offerings

Curriculum provided by Atlantech Solutions instructors at the AIA Learning Center will begin in February and will include classes on Bentley® software including MicroStation V8, MicroStation® TriForma®, Architecture for MicroStation TriForma and Structural for MicroStation TriForma.

In addition Atlantech Solutions will offer classes on ProjectWise®, Bentley's content management software. Course schedules, descriptions, and pricing can be found at Students can call Atlantech Solutions at 888-301-6533 or 610-321-4600 to register.

About AIA Philadelphia

AIA Philadelphia, a Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, is an association that represents nearly 1,500 member architects and related professionals within four southeastern Pennsylvania counties, including Philadelphia, Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County.

Founded in 1869, AIA Philadelphia is among the oldest and most distinguished of AIA Chapters, with a long history of service to members and the public. AIA Philadelphia may be reached by phone at 215-569-3186, by fax at 215-569-9226, by e-mail at Email Contact, and on the Web at

About Atlantech Solutions, Inc.

A member of the Bentley Integration Network, Atlantech Solutions, Inc. is focused on software delivery, configuration, deployment, training and customization of architecture and engineering modeling products. Atlantech provides resources required to deploy Bentley products into the architecture and engineering IT workflow for greater returns on corporate investments.

Wholly owned by Bentley Systems, Incorporated, Atlantech provides system integration services, including the installation and service of Bentley's server-based technologies, such as ModelServer® and ProjectWise.

Atlantech is product and platform independent across disciplines with a focus on industry standards and best practices including Bentley, ESRI, Microsoft, Oracle, Intergraph, Autodesk, and others. For more information, contact Atlantech Solutions at 888-301-6533 or 610-321-4600, or visit

Bentley, MicroStation, TriForma, ModelServer and ProjectWise are registered trademarks; Atlantech Solutions is a service mark of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or Bentley Software, Inc. Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc. ESRI is a registered trademark of ESRI in the U.S., the European Union, or certain other jurisdictions.

Intergraph is a registered trademark of Intergraph Corporation. Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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