On the second day of Be Inspired, attendees have the opportunity to participate in a series of interactive roundtable discussions about key business and IT issues for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure assets.
These intimate discussion groups include leaders from design and engineering firms and owner-operators, as well as Bentley’s senior management and subject matter experts, with the goal of fostering an in-depth understanding of relevant issues facing the infrastructure professions and of strategies for employing IT to create new value and new business opportunities.
Integrating CAPEX with OPEX: Asset Performance Management for Infrastructure Reliability
Press/Analyst Moderator: Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation
Finalists on Panel: From "Innovation in Asset Lifecycle Information Management" category
Marketing Lead: Sandra DiMatteo
BSW Lead/ Solution Exec: Mark Biagi
Join Monica Schnitger, engineering software research analyst and founder and president of Schnitger Corporation, in this roundtable and explore the latest advancements in intelligent infrastructure spanning CAPEX and OPEX. Meet the finalists from the "Innovation in Asset Lifecycle Information Management" Be Inspired Awards category, and learn more about Bentley’s new asset performance management solution.
Information Modeling for Design and Simulation
Press/Analyst Moderator: Hugh Davies, Lomas Davies
Finalists on Panel: From "Innovation in Structural Engineering," "Innovation in Building," and "Innovation in Generative Design" categories
Marketing Lead: Huw Roberts with Lauren Miller
BSW Lead: Santanu Das and Ken Adamson
Solution Exec: Andy Smith
Join Hugh Davies, director of IT Consulting Services at Lomas Davies, and a panel of Be Inspired finalists for an open and engaging discussion on how information modeling enables a broad spectrum of simulation and analysis to improve design quality and optimize building performance. Technologies and capabilities in simulation, engineering analysis, parametrics, collaboration and information mobility, synchronization, and online delivery of services will all continue to rapidly advance. This session will be a highly interactive discussion with your peers and experts from Bentley’s building team on how these capabilities are already reshaping the design, construction, and operations of buildings, and how they will increasingly impact your practices.
Integrated Project Delivery for Construction
Press/Analyst Moderator: Tom Sawyer, ENR
Finalists on Panel: From "Connecting Project Teams" and "Innovation in Construction" categories
Marketing Lead: Anne-Marie Walters
BSW Lead: Harry Vitelli
Solution Exec: John Sanins
Join Tom Sawyer, senior editor technology of ENR, in this highly interactive exploration of how engineering and construction firms are tackling today’s project challenges through effective use of Bentley’s ProjectWise. You’ll also meet the finalists from the "Innovation in Construction" and "Connecting Project Teams" Be Inspired Awards categories, and be able to share your thoughts – with your peers and senior representatives of Bentley’s development team – on the potential impact of upcoming technology innovations on your projects and organizations.
Information Mobility for Data Acquisition
Press/Analyst Moderator: Gene Roe, LiDAR News
Finalists on Panel: From "Innovation in Land Development, Engineering, and Management," and "Innovation in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering" categories
Marketing Lead: Victor Alvarez and Rachel Rogers
BSW Lead: Faraz Ravi
Solution Exec: Salvatore Caronna and Ton de Vries
Information for engineering projects comes from a variety of digital and hard-copy sources, including surveying, geotechnical investigations, GPS, GIS, ASCII files, proprietary digital data, CAD files, and one or more of the many point-cloud data acquisition sources. With point-cloud data, the data acquisition could be airborne, vehicular, or terrestrial, and the voluminous size of the data can make it overwhelming. So how do operations, maintenance, and engineering users deal with the volume, accuracy, characteristics, and complexity of the data? And how do these users make the information mobile within the Internet, an intranet, or even within various workflows, while also making it accessible to all stakeholders? This roundtable will discuss these challenges and new opportunities afforded engineering and operations in the use of the many data sources available today – especially point-cloud data – to optimize performance and reliability throughout the asset lifecycle.
Delivering Intelligent Utility Infrastructure
Moderator: Michael Beehler, Burns & MacDonnell
Finalists on Panel: From "Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks," "Innovation in Utility Transmission and Distribution Networks," and "Innovation in Government" categories
Marketing Lead: Richard Zambuni
BSW Lead: Bob Mankowski
Solution Exec: Cyndi Smith and Tony Andrews
In this roundtable, users involved in water and energy utilities (whether owner-operators or ECs/EPCs) will discuss what it takes to deliver and operate intelligent utility infrastructure. The session will be led by Michael Beehler, of Burns & McDonnell, and will cover six topics: the role of design/simulation software, the impact of standards, asset performance management, smart networks, integrated projects, and the role of apps (including mobile apps). In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to raise other issues and to provide feedback on high-level vectors for change that will impact Bentley’s roadmaps for utility software.
Lifecycle Management of Transportation Infrastructure
Press/Analyst Moderator: TBD
Finalists on Panel: From "Innovation in Rail and Transit," "Innovation in Roads," and "Innovation in Bridges" categories
Marketing Lead: Ron Gant
BSW Lead: Ted Stephens
Solution Exec: Dave Body
Civil and transportation engineering projects are quickly moving from the traditional silos of "design–build–operate–maintain" to the lifetime management of projects and assets. In short, silos are being replaced by lifecycles. This roundtable provides an opportunity to discuss the challenges and successes of building intelligent infrastructure assets through integrated projects using sustainable information from design to construction to operations and maintenance.