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Jury honors 25 'inspiring' Bentley projects at London conference

Jury honors 25 'inspiring' Bentley projects at London conference


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LONDON, NOV. 10, 2014 - Industry tech giant Bentley Systems last week concluded its 10th annual Year in Infrastructure Conference by announcing the 25 winners of its 2014 BE INSPIRED Awards. Selected by nine independent panels of jurors, drawn from a pool of 33 industry experts, the BE INSPIRED Awards winners came from 54 project finalists previously chosen from submissions by organizations in 49 countries. (All are users of Bentley products.)

"We celebrate (these) extraordinary examples of BIM advancements at work in the delivery and operations of inspiring buildings, roads, utilities, and more," said CEO Greg Bentley, speaking Nov. 6 to an audience of several hundred attendees, including more than 100 industry reporters. "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.”

Those contributions, cited below, resulted in 18 BE INSPIRED Awards and seven BE INSPIRED Special Recognition Awards. In addition, this year’s recipient of the 'Bentley Educator of the Year' award went to Artur Krawczyk, Ph.D., an inspiring and tireless lecturer at AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland.

Re the BE INSPIRED awards, Greg Bentley added, "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."

Jurors included: Dr. Alison Premo Black, American Road & Transportation Builders Association; Tom Broughton, UBM Built Environment; Keith Hayward, Water 21; Erin Joyce, Tom Sawyer & Peter Reina, ENR; Felix Mara, Architect magazine; Antony Oliver, Infrastructure Intelligence; Peggy Smedley, ConstrucTech; and Jeff Thurston, 3D Visualization 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 OH and Tulsa OK)

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, NY)

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 Dept. of Transportation – ProjectWise: A Change in Construction – (Michigan)

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, UK)

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 CA)

Innovation in Construction

  • Jacobs – EPC Success Using ConstructSim – (Houston TX)

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 FL)

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, CA)

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 CO)

Innovation in Water or Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • MWH – Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works Thermal Hydrolysis Plant – (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)

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. 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 here.

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, click here.

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 BE INSPIRED Awards finalists competition and ceremony recognizing the award winners. 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 and inBentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feedof Bentley press releases and news alerts. Visit The Year in Infrastructure 2014Conference 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

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