News Alert: Bentley Announces Winners of 2009 Be Inspired Awards


14 October 2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Be Inspired: Infrastructure Best Practices Symposium and Awards – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced, at this invitation-only gathering of top users from around the globe, the winners of the 2009 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving and sustaining the world’s infrastructure.

The 17 winners were announced last night during a dinner and awards ceremony. The independent panel of Be Inspired Awards jurors, which included accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the winning projects from more than 250 nominations.

In extending congratulations to the Be Inspired Award winners during his toast following the dinner, Jay McGraw, Group Publisher, McGraw-Hill Construction, which publishes Engineering News-Record, said, “I am delighted to be here this evening to personally congratulate the Be Inspired Award winners and express my admiration for the remarkable achievements of infrastructure professionals, who improve quality of life for us all.”

CEO Greg Bentley said, “The Be Inspired Awards honor and celebrate outstanding infrastructure projects from around the globe. Each is benchmark-setting, accomplished through innovative information modeling technology and best practices, successfully implemented by talented and imaginative infrastructure professionals.

“Tonight we recognize an additional 17 extraordinary achievements, and I sincerely congratulate each of the winners. I also wish to acknowledge the important contributions that all of this year’s nominees have made to sustaining infrastructure. I avidly review their stories, and, along with my Bentley Systems colleagues, I am always truly inspired.”

Bentley has posted highlights of this year’s winning projects on its website and will include detailed descriptions of all nominated projects in the print and digital versions of The Year in Infrastructure 2009, which is being published next month. The digital versions of this award-winning publication are searchable across more than 1,000 world-class projects recognized in the Be Inspired Awards program since 2004. To review the last five editions, visit

The Be Inspired Award winners for 2009 are as follows:

Innovation in Bridges

  • WSP Finland Ltd — Ngyuen Van Troi-Tran Thi Ly Bridge

Innovation in Building

  • NBBJ — Miami Valley Hospital

Innovation in Cadastre and Land Development

  • KASL Consulting Engineers — Metro Fire Station No. 29

Innovation in Campuses, Airports, and Military Installations

  • CH2M HILL — Phase 1: O’Hare Modernization Program

Innovation in Communications Networks

  • Precision Contracting Services, Inc. — City of Port St. Lucie Fiber Optic Network Design

Innovation in Mining and Metals

  •  Hatch Africa (Pty) Ltd — QMM Ilmenite Project

Innovation in Oil and Gas

  • Cianbro Constructors — Motiva Crude Expansion Project

Innovation in Power Generation

  • Energoprojekt Gliwice, S.A. — Central Solar PS20

Innovation in Rail and Transit

  • Parsons Brinckerhoff — Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail System

Innovation in Roads

  • Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP — Route 85 Slingerlands Bypass Extension

Innovation in Utilities

  • Huntsville Utilities — An Integrated Implementation of ProjectWise, Bentley Expert Designer, and SAP

Innovation in Water or Wastewater Treatment Plants

  •  CDM — Casa Grande Water Recovery and Reuse Project

Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks

  • Government of Maharashtra, Water Supply and Sanitation Department — Crisis Management of Water Supply in Developing Countries

Communicating Through Visualization

  • Mott MacDonald Ltd — The Model Railway

Connecting Project Teams

  • Engevix Engenharia S.A. — Hydropower Plant Coqueiros

Innovation in Generative Design

  • Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios LLP — Worcester Library and History Centre

Innovation in Structural Engineering

  • Edge Structures Ltd — Wimbledon Centre Court Redevelopment and Retractable Roof

For highlights of the Be Inspired Award winners for 2009, visit

About the Be Inspired: Infrastructure Best Practices Symposium and Awards

The Be Inspired: Infrastructure Best Practices Symposium and Awards, taking place this week in Charlotte, N.C., is Bentley’s premier thought-leadership and networking event for 2009. During this invitation-only symposium, the finalists of the 2009 Be Inspired Awards present the best practices behind the successful realization of their projects. In addition, all of the leading practitioners who have gathered for this event have an opportunity to participate in interactive roundtable discussions on the key issues driving the business and design of infrastructure. For additional information about the Be Inspired: Infrastructure Best Practices Symposium and Awards, visit

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,700 colleagues and offices in more than 45 countries, achieved in 2008 the milestone of $500 million in revenues, and, since 1995, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

For additional information about Bentley, visit To subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases, visit To view a searchable collection of the year’s top infrastructure projects from the annual Be Awards of Excellence (which this year becomes the Be Inspired Awards), visit For information about Be Communities, a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit

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