Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced the winners of the 2010 Be Inspired Awards and Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving and sustaining the world’s infrastructure. They were presented last night at a gala dinner during the annual Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure event, an invitation-only gathering of infrastructure executives and thought leaders from around the globe. A total of 24 award winners, representing project work in 16 different countries, were recognized. This year, Be Inspired took place Oct. 19 and 20 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In attendance were 400 senior infrastructure professionals from leading architectural, engineering, construction, and owner-operator organizations in 35 countries. Keynote presentations were made by Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley and SVP Bhupinder Singh, Malcolm Taylor, head of Technical Support Services for London’s Crossrail project, and Lars Hesselgren, research director of PLP Architects.
An independent panel of jurors, which included accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the 19 Be Inspired Awards winners from 55 finalists. These finalists had been previously chosen from 320 nominations submitted by 249 organizations in 45 countries.
The five winners of Bentley’s second annual Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards were placed into nomination by the same panel of independent jurors for uniquely innovative and visionary infrastructure project achievements embracing multiple Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees were then reviewed by a panel consisting of Bentley executives, as well as Bentley Infrastructure Ambassadors Council members Norbert Young, Jim Porter, and Patrick McCrory. The achievements recognized include: Attaining Return on Innovation, Advancing Interoperability, Sustaining Our Society, Sustaining Our Environment, and Sustaining the Professions.
CEO Greg Bentley said, “The recipients of this year’s awards are being acknowledged for their exceptional talent and achievements in innovatively employing information modeling and collaboration technology and implementing best practices in sustaining infrastructure. On behalf of my colleagues at Bentley,
I heartily congratulate these winners for their exemplary projects improving infrastructure and contributing to our world’s economic and environmental resilience. Their work is an inspiration to us all!”
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 2010, which will be published by year’s end. To review the last six editions of this publication, which together feature more than 1,000 world-class projects recognized in the Be Inspired Awards program since 2004, visit www.bentley.com/yearininfrastructure.
The Be Inspired Awards winners for 2010 are as follows:
Communicating Through Visualization
- A02-Architecture Office — Competition Proposal - Cultural Centre Zlin — Zlin, Czech Republic
Connecting Project Teams
- Crossrail Limited — Crossrail — London, United Kingdom
Innovation in Bridges
- Atkins — Penang Bridge Stay Replacement — Penang, Malaysia
Innovation in Building
- Henning Larsen Architects — Crystal Towers — Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Innovation in Campuses, Airports, and Military Installations
- Zaha Hadid Architects — Stone Towers — Cairo, Egypt
Innovation in Communications Networks
- Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, a.s. — XFM Moves Maps to Integrated GIS — Praha, Czech Republic
Innovation in Construction
- PT McDermott Indonesia — Cuu Long Su Tu Vang Project — Mekong Basin, Vietnam
Innovation in Generative Design
- Henning Larsen Architects — Villas in the Sky — Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Innovation in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
- State Geological Institute of Dionyz Stur — Rhyolite Volcanism 3D Geological Maps — Spiska Nova Ves, Slovakia
Innovation in Government
- Odense Kommune — On-the-Fly 3D City and Urban Modeling — Odense, Denmark
Innovation in Mining and Metals
- PDC Consultants — Brockman Syncline No. 4 Project — Pilbara, Australia
Innovation in Power Generation
- ESI Inc. of Tennessee — Department of Energy - Biomass Cogeneration Facility — Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Innovation in Process Manufacturing
- Grontmij Industry — Fully Automatic Production Unit for Sika — Zwijndrecht, Belgium
Innovation in Rail and Transit
- Mott MacDonald Limited — Victoria Station Upgrade Project — London, United Kingdom
Innovation in Roads
- URS/Scott Wilson — A46 Newark to Widmerpool — Newark, United Kingdom
Innovation in Structural Engineering
- Arup Singapore Pte Ltd — Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort — Singapore
Innovation in Utility Transmission and Distribution Networks
- Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute — Jiangxia 500 kV Transformer Substation — Wuhan, China
Innovation in Water or Wastewater Treatment Plants
- Carollo Engineers — Ak-Chin Indian Community Water Reclamation Facility — Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks
- Westernport Water — Integration of SCADA Data in Model Calibration — Newhaven, Australia
The Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2010 are as follows:
Attaining Return on Innovation
- Matec Engineering — BIM: Advanced Brazilian Civil Construction — Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Stanley Beaman & Sears — Nemours Children’s Hospital — Orlando, Florida, United States
Sustaining Our Society
- Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation — Transformation of a Growing City to Vibrant Habitat Through e-Governance for Citizen-Centric Service Delivery Mechanism — Mumbai, India
Sustaining Our Environment
- MWH Global, Inc. — Meath EFW (Energy From Waste) — Meath, Ireland
Sustaining the Professions
- Hatch Mott McDonald — iPas DT Sustainable Training Initiative — Millburn, New Jersey, United States
For highlights of the Be Inspired Awards and Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2010, visit www.bentley.com/2010beinspiredwinners.
About Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure
The world’s leading infrastructure professionals gathered this week at Be Inspired, Bentley’s premier thought leadership and networking event in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They shared the best practices behind the successful realization of their current projects and explored new ways to respond to the challenges driving today’s business. Also in attendance were more than 60 journalists from leading publications.
This intimate, invitation-only event featured presentations by the Be Inspired Awards finalists, as well as executive roundtables focusing on critical issues in business, technology, and practice facing infrastructure professionals around the world. It culminated with an awards ceremony last night recognizing outstanding and innovative project achievements in infrastructure design, construction, and operations.
This annual event provides a unique forum for senior-level executives to learn about the innovations driving the development and operations of the world’s top infrastructure projects. It also enables them to engage industry leaders in interactive discussions on topics of utmost importance to the business of sustaining infrastructure. For additional information, visit www.bentley.com/beinspired.
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 nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries, $500 million in annual revenues, and, since 1999, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
For additional information about Bentley, visit www.bentley.com. To view Bentley’s May 2010 Annual Report, visit www.bentley.com/annualreport. To subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts, visit www.bentley.com/rss/news. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, visit www.bentley.com/yearininfrastructure. 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 http://communities.bentley.com.
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