Bentley Announces the Finalists in 2016 Be Inspired Awards

Bentley Announces the Finalists  in 2016 Be Inspired Awards
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Winners Will Be Announcedat The Year in Infrastructure 2016Conference,

Nov. 1-3in London


EXTON, Pa., U.S.A.– September 20, 2016– Bentley Systems, Incorporated,aleading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancinginfrastructure,today announced the project finalists in the 2016Be Inspired Awardsprogram. The annual awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Ten independent jury panelscomprisingdistinguished industry experts selected the 54finalistsfrommore than 300nominations submitted by organizations in 80countries.


The finalists will present their innovative projects in front of their peers, thejurors, and the more than 100 members of the media at TheYear in Infrastructure 2016Conference, taking place Nov. 1-3 in London, U.K.This global gathering of leading figures in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations will feature:

  • a series of thought-provoking keynotes by Bentley senior management as well as guest speakers comprising prominent industry thoughtleaders;
  • interactive, invitation-only summits where attendees will explore the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure project delivery and asset performance;
  • informative industry forums featuring speakers from prominent organizations including Microsoft, KPMG, AECOM, Shell, Applied Research & Associates, Atkins, and Black & Veatch;
  • the announcement and celebration of the Be Inspired Award winners at an evening ceremony and gala on Nov. 2; and
  • Special Recognition Winners’presentations on Nov. 3.


The Year in Infrastructure 2016Conference is an ideal opportunity for management-level executives in architecture firms, engineering firms, construction companies, and government or owner-operator organizationsresponsible for the design, delivery,and/or operations of infrastructure to sharebest practices and meet infrastructure professionals from around the world.All those who submitted a nomination in the Be Inspired Awards program are also encouraged to attend.


Bentley Systems Chief Communications Officer Chris Barronsaid, “The Year in Infrastructure Conference promises to be a one-of-a-kind networking and learning experience for infrastructure leaders from around the world. Presentations and industry forums will highlight industry best practices andprovide valuable insights on BIM advancements and innovations in technology that are helping improve project delivery and asset performance. The Be Inspiredaward presentations will showcase the year’smost outstandingadvancements in global infrastructure.The conference is in London – a city famous for its distinctive skyline and landmark structures, many of which were designed and built by leading AECcompanies with the help of Bentley software.We look forward to welcoming the many senior executives from infrastructure organizations around the globe who will convene at the Hilton London Metropole.”


The Be Inspired Awards finalists for 2016are as follows:


Innovation in Asset Performance

  • Danfoss – Facility Optimization and Energy Management – (Nordborg, Denmark)
  • Emerson Process Management –Integrated Operations Center– (Austin, Texas, United States)
  • SKA South Africa–MeerKAT – (Carnarvon, Northern Cape, South Africa)

Innovation in Bridges

  • Guizhou Transportation Planning Survey & Design Academy Co., Ltd. –Guizhou Ping-Luo Expressway Pingtang Bridge – (Qiannan, Guizhou, China)
  • MCC TianGong Group, Tianjin Corporation, Ltd.– BIM Technology Application in Bageng Bridge Project of Guangxi Baijing Expressway –(Baise City, Guangxi Zhuang, China)
  • Ministerio Obras Públicas de Chile – Chacao Bridge – (Island of Chiloe, Llanquihue, Chile)

Innovation in Building

  • China Aerospace Construction Group Co., Ltd.–Inner Mongolia Ethnic Minorities Cultural Sports Center– (Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China)
  • Johnson Pilton Walker –5 Martin Place– (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
  • Morphosis–Hanking Center Tower     – (Shenzhen, Guangdong, China)

Innovation in Construction

  • GHD, Inc.–Ordot Dump Closure– (Ordot, Guam, United States)
  • Insight-WFP– Houston Refinery – (Houston, Texas, United States)
  • Shell Global Solutions International BV – Visibility into the Path of Construction for Prelude FLNG – (Goeje, South Korea)

Innovation in Government

  • AECOM–Dholera SIR–(Dholera, Gujarat, India)
  • Los Angeles Community College District– BuildLACCD – (Los Angeles, California, United States)
  • Research and Design Institute for Urban Transportation “MosgortransNIIproekt” –Comprehensive Engineering Plan of the Road Infrastructure in Moscow–(Moscow, Russia)

Innovation in Land Development

  • Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology Co., Ltd.–Xishi Winter Olympics Square Project of Shougang Industrial Area Transformation–(Shijingshan, Beijing, China)
  • Tract Consultants Pty., Ltd. –Phillip Island Penguin Viewing Platform –(Phillip Island,     Victoria, Australia)
  • Voyants Solutions Pvt., Ltd. –Feasibility Study and Associated Preliminary and Detail Designs in Secondary Cities and Agatare Informal Settlement– (Kigali, Nyarugenge,Rwanda)

Innovation in Manufacturing

  • GEA Equipamentos e Soluções LTDA–Yeast Concentrate Evaporator–(São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Tamco Switchgear Sdn. Bhd.(L&T Groupof Companies)–Intelligent and Optimized Engineering of Control Systems–(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Unipar Carbocloro– Polishing System for Mercury Abatement Tower–(Cubatao, São Paulo, Brazil)

Innovation in Mining

  • Hatch–Export Lump Screening Study–(Whyalla, South Australia, Australia)
  • OJSCMagnitogorsky Gipromez–Plate Rolling Shop – Continuous Hot-dip Galvanizing Unit–(Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia)
  • Tetra Tech Proteus –Tanami Expansion Project– (Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, Australia)

Innovation in Offshore

  • LLC Volgogradnefteproekt –Managementof Engineering Data During the Filanovskiy Field Development–(Astrakhan, Astrakhan Region, Russia)
  • Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Ltd.–Re-qualification/Life Extension Study of Fixed Offshore Platform Structures–(Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
  • Seaway Heavy Lifting            –DSO Sonam Topside Installation–(Lagos,Nigeria)

Innovation in Power Generation

  • Black & Veatch–Sewaren 7 Combined Cycle Project– (Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States)
  • East China Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Construction Group Corporation –Jinsha River Longkaikou Hydropower Station Project – (Dali Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China)
  • Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group –Fuping Thermal Power Plant Engineering of Shenhua Shendong Power–(Weinan, Shaanxi, China)

Innovation in Project Delivery

  • AECOM–R Line– (Aurora, Colorado, United States)
  • Black & Veatch– Business Transformation– (Overland Park, Kansas, United States)
  • Mott MacDonald Bentley–Mott MacDonald Bentley Project – (United Kingdom)

Innovation in Rail and Transit

  • Banedanmark –The New Line, Copenhagen-Ringsted–(Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark)
  • FUT-Sweco/Typsa JV –Metro Extension in Stockholm – (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Mott MacDonald, Ltd.–Northern Line Extension–(London, England, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Reality Modeling

  • CH2M Fairhurst Joint Venture–A9 Dualling Program–(Glengarry to Dalraddy, Scotland, United Kingdom)
  • City of Helsinki–Helsinki 3D+–(Helsinki, Finland)
  • Kano Laboratory, Waseda University, Obayashi Corporation–Automated Recognition of Work Progress at a Construction Site–(Tokyo, Japan)

Innovation in Roads

  • Beta 2 Engenharia–Roundabout of Ribeirão Preto – (Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Costain Carillion Joint Venture–A5 – M1 Link, Dunstable Northern Bypass– (Dunstable, England, United Kingdom)
  • Inspec Nederland BV –A27/A12 Ring Utrecht– (Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands)

Innovation in Structures

  • Estaco S.A. –Oviedo Automatic Parking System –(Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia)
  • RASANA Engineering Co., LLC–Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah–(Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
  • WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff–22 Bishopsgate, London–(London, England, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Utilities and Communications

  • Elia –Advanced Substation Design in a Managed Environment– (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Hubei Electric Engineering Corporation –Miaoshan 220kV Secondary Transformer Substation–(Wuhan, Hubei, China)
  • Snam–CARTESIO – Planning and Maintaining Nationwide Gas Transportation Network – (Milan, Italy)

Innovation in Water Network Analysis

  • NJS Engineers India Pvt., Ltd. –JICA Assisted Ganga Action Plan–(Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India)
  • Roy Hill Iron Ore–Water Supply and Dewatering Network Optimization–(Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia)
  • Sabesp–Modeling in Crisis–(São Paulo, Brazil)

Innovation in Water Treatment Plants

  • GE India Industrial Private Limited–RO#3 & ZLD System–(Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India)
  • MWH UK–Woolston Water Treatment WorksRedevelopment–(Southampton, England, United Kingdom)
  • United Utilities–AMP6 -CDP–(Warrington, England, United Kingdom)


About TheBe Inspired AwardsProgramand The Year in Infrastructure 2016Conference


Since 2004, the Be InspiredAwardsprogramhas showcased excellence and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure projects around the world. The Be InspiredAwardsprogram 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


Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2016Conference is a global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations. The conference features a series of presentations and interactive workshops exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure project delivery and asset performance.


Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2016Conference will include:

  • The Project Delivery Summit(by invitation only)
  • The Infrastructure Asset Performance Summit (by invitation only)
  • ·         The Building and Facilities Forum
  • The Rail and Road Forum
  • The Oil, Gas, and Chemical Forum
  • The Utilities Forum
  • The Visions for the Future Forum
  • TheBe InspiredAwardsCeremony


The Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference Sponsors

  • Platinum: Microsoft
  • Gold: ARC Advisory Group, BNP Media, Civil + Structural Engineer, Construction Week, Engineering News-Record, Geospatial Media + Communications, Informed Infrastructure, New Civil Engineer, PennEnergy,, SPAR 3D


For more details and a complete list of sponsors, including Silver level, click here.


Media Day


On Oct. 31, more than 100 journalists from leading media outlets around the globe will gather at the Hilton London Metropole for Bentley’s annual Media Day briefing. These journalists will also participate in The Year in Infrastructure 2016Conference.


For additional information about The Year in Infrastructure 2016Conference or to register click here.Follow us on Twitter @bentleysystems and follow the news leading up to this event with this hashtag: #YII2016. Like Bentley on Facebook:


About Bentley Systems


Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancingthe 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 2008 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.


Additional information about Bentley is available at For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feedof Bentley press releases and news alerts.Visit The Year in Infrastructure Conference website for highlights of Bentley’s premier thought-leadership event.Toview 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 BI 500.

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