Winners Will Be Announced at The Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference, Nov. 1-3 in London
EXTON, PA – September 20, 2016
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for
advancinginfrastructure, today announced the project finalists in the 2016 Be Inspired Awards program. The annual awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Ten independent jury panels comprising distinguished industry experts selected the 54 finalists from more than 300 nominations submitted by organizations in 80 countries.
The finalists will present their innovative projects in front of their peers, the jurors, and the more than 100 members of the media at The
Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference, 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 thought leaders;
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.
Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference is an ideal opportunity for management-level executives in architecture firms, engineering firms, construction companies, and government or owner-operator organizations responsible for the design, delivery, and/or operations of infrastructure to share best 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 Barron said, “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 and provide valuable insights on BIM advancements and innovations in technology that are helping improve project delivery and asset performance. The Be Inspired award presentations will showcase the year’s most outstanding advancements 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 AEC companies 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.”
Be Inspired Awards finalists for 2016 are 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)
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 Works Redevelopment – (Southampton, England, United Kingdom)
United Utilities – AMP6 - CDP – (Warrington, England, United Kingdom)
About The Be Inspired Awards Program and The Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference
Since 2004, the
Be Inspired Awards program has showcased excellence and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure projects around the world. The Be Inspired Awards program 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.
Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference 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.
Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference 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
The Be Inspired Awards Ceremony
The Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference Sponsors
Gold: ARC Advisory Group, BNP Media, Civil + Structural Engineer, Construction Week, Engineering News-Record, Geospatial Media + Communications, Informed Infrastructure, New Civil Engineer, PennEnergy, Reliabilityweb.com, SPAR 3D
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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 2016 Conference.
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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
www.bentley.com. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of 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.