November 06, 2014

Bentley Announces Winners of 2014 Be Inspired Awards

LONDON – The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the winners of the 2014 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. They were presented last night at a ceremony during The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference, held 4-6 November in London, United Kingdom. This global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations featured presentations and interactive sessions exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns. It was also attended by more than 100 members of the media from leading publications around the globe.

Special guest keynoters included:
• Professor Andrew McNaughton, FREng, Chief Engineer and Technical Director, HS2 Ltd. Andrew McNaughton has been with HS2 Ltd since 2009, developing the principles, network, and specific route design for high speed rail in Great Britain.
• Ed Merrow, Founder and President of Independent Project Analysis, Inc. Ed Merrow is a globally recognized subject matter expert in the execution of large and complex megaprojects and capital projects in general.

During the awards ceremony, 18 Be Inspired Awards winners and seven Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners were acknowledged. In addition, this year’s recipient of the Bentley Educator of the Year award, Artur Krawczyk, Ph.D., a lecturer at AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland, was acknowledged.

Nine independent panels of jurors, comprising distinguished industry experts, selected the Be Inspired Awards winners from 54 project finalists. These finalists had been previously chosen from submissions by organizations in 49 countries.

Candidates for Bentley’s Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards were selected by the jurors from the top finalist projects as well as other exemplary nominations. This selection was based on the projects’ uniquely innovative and visionary achievements that transcend the narrower focus of the standing Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees were then reviewed by a panel of Bentley executives, who evaluated them based on the criteria established for each award.

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said, “Our conference this year has been filled with insightful presentations and productive dialogue about BIM advancements. The effective strategies behind these advancements are helping infrastructure organizations achieve better performing assets through increased depth of information modeling and better performing projects through increased breadth of information mobility. Last night, during our 2014 Be Inspired Awards ceremony, we celebrated extraordinary examples of these BIM advancements at work in the delivery and operations of inspiring buildings, roads, utilities, and more. I thank and congratulate this year’s Be Inspired Awards winners, along with all of our nominees, for their valuable contributions to sustaining infrastructure and improving quality of life around the world.”

The Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2014 are as follows:

Advancing Asset Lifecycle Information Management
• American Electric Power – Bentley Substation and eB Implementation – (Gananna, Ohio and Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States)
Advancing Asset Lifecycle Information Management
• QGC Pty Limited – The Journey from Physical Assets to Digital Assets for the Queensland Curtis LNG Project – (Gladstone, Queensland, Australia)
Advancing Comprehensive BIM “Playbooks”
• HDR – Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing: The New NY Bridge – (Westchester, New York, United States)
Advancing Dimensions in Infrastructure
• Beijing Building Construction Research Institute Co., Ltd.; Beijing Institute of Architectural Design; National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences – Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) – (Karst, Guizhou, China)
Advancing Information Technology
• Michigan Department of Transportation – ProjectWise: A Change in Construction – (Michigan, United States)
Advancing Urban Infrastructure
• Engevix Engenharia, Themag Engenharia, and Planservi Engenharia – Santos Guarujá Tunnel – (Santos and Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil)
Effective Strategies in Construction Modeling
• Takenaka – Yawaragi Mori No Stadium – (Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan)

The Be Inspired Awards winners for 2014 are as follows:
Innovation in Asset Performance Management
• Severn Trent Water Ltd – EToN 6: Technology in Street Works – (Midlands, United Kingdom)
Innovation in Bridges
• Anhui Transport Consulting & Design Institute Co., Ltd – Second Wuhu Yangtze River Highway Bridge – (Wuhu, Anhui, China)
Innovation in Building
• Morphosis Architects – Emerson College Los Angeles – (Los Angeles, California, United States)
Innovation in Construction
• Jacobs – EPC Success Using ConstructSim – (Houston, Texas, United States)
Innovation in Government
• Ordnance Survey Ireland – A New Authoritative Spatial Data Infrastructure for Ireland – (Dublin, Ireland)
Innovation in Land Development and Management
• Cathie Associates – Montevideo Multipurpose Harbour – (Montevideo, Uruguay)
Innovation in Megaprojects
• Jacobs and Bouygues Civil Works Florida – Port of Miami Tunnel and Access Improvements – (Miami, Florida, United States)
Innovation in Mining and Metals
• Ausenco – Constancia Project – (Chamaca and Livitaca, Chumbivilcas, Peru)
Innovation in Offshore Engineering
• Dockwise Shipping B.V. – SHWE Transportation and Installation – (Bay of Bengal, Myanmar)
Innovation in Power Generation
• Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. – Development of Decommissioning Engineering Platform Based on Plant 3D Model – (Japan)
Innovation in Process Manufacturing
• 3DDraughting – LPG Import and Storage Terminal – (Saldanha Bay, Western Cape, South Africa)
Innovation in Project Performance
• J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. – Tehachapi Mountains Double Track Project – (Tehachapi, California, United States)
Innovation in Rail and Transit
• Hatch Mott MacDonald – Intelligent Rail Signal Design via 2D Schematics and 3D Models – (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
Innovation in Roads
• Well-Connected Alliance – The Waterview Connection – (Auckland, New Zealand)
Innovation in Structural Engineering
• Beijing Building Construction Research Institute Co., Ltd.; Beijing Institute of Architectural Design; National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences – Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) – (Karst, Guizhou, China)
Innovation in Utilities and Communications Networks
• Time Warner Cable – An Enterprise GIS Strategy for Increased Revenue and Lower Costs Using Bentley’s Communications Solution – (Centennial, Colorado, United States)
Innovation in Water or Wastewater Treatment Plants
• MWH – Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works Thermal Hydrolysis Plant – (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom)
Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Network Modeling and Analysis
• Manila Water Company, Inc. – Marikina North Project – (Marikina City, Philippines)

Bentley Systems has posted highlights of this year’s winning projects and finalists on its website at www.bentley.com/beinspired2014winners. In addition, it will include detailed descriptions of all nominated projects in the print and digital versions of the 2014 Infrastructure Yearbook, which will be published by year’s end. To review the past 10 editions of this publication, which together feature more than 2,300 world-class projects recognized in the Be Inspired Awards program since 2004, visit www.bentley.com/yearininfrastructure.

About Be Inspired Awards Program and The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference

Since 2004, the Be Inspired Awards competition has showcased excellence and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of architecture and engineering infrastructure projects around the world. The Be Inspired Awards is unique – the only competition of its kind that is global in scope and comprehensive in categories covered, encompassing all types of infrastructure projects. In the awards program, which is open to all users of Bentley software, independent panels of industry experts select finalists for each category. For additional information, visit www.bentley.com/BeInspired.

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference, which took place this week at the Hilton London Metropole in London, U.K., was a global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations. The conference featured a series of presentations and interactive workshops exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns. The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference included: the Project Delivery Summit, the Infrastructure Asset Performance Summit, the Building Forum, the Rail and Road Forum, the Oil, Gas, Chemical, and Mining Forum, the EPC and A/E Forum, the Utilities Forum, the Visions for the Future Forum, and the Be Inspired Awards finalists competition and ceremony recognizing the award winners. In addition, on Nov. 3, more than 100 journalists from leading media outlets around the globe gathered at the Hilton London Metropole for Bentley’s annual Media Day briefing. For additional information about The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference, click here.

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2006 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at www.bentley.com and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. Visit The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference for highlights of Bentley’s premier thought-leadership event. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Bentley Communities.

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit www.bentley.com/500.

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