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Bentley Systems Issues Call for Submissions to 2016 Be Inspired Awards

Global Program Celebrates World’s Most Outstanding Advancements in
Infrastructure Design, Construction, and Operations

EXTON, PA – May 3, 2016 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced its call for submissions to the 2016 Be Inspired Awards program. The deadline for entries is May 30, 2016. The awards, which are selected by independent juries of industry experts, recognize the extraordinary work of organizations that help advance the world’s infrastructure by designing, engineering, constructing, delivering, and/or operating safer, more resilient, sustainable, and intelligent roads, bridges, buildings, plants, water distribution networks, and a host of other infrastructure assets. The architects, engineers, constructors, and/or owner-operators that comprise these organizations help realize their goals by taking advantage of the many BIM advancements that Bentley software and services innovations provide them through:

  • an increased depth of information modeling, for better asset performance, and/or
  • an increased breadth of information mobility, for better project performance.

The 18 Be Inspired Awards categories in this comprehensive, global program cover every aspect of the built environment – from innovation in asset performance, building, and construction to innovation in government, land development, mining, offshore, project delivery, and more. A new category this year is innovation in reality modeling, showcasing projects that demonstrate excellence in reality capture and/or visualization that solved a specific design, construction, or operations challenge.

All Bentley users are invited to enter their projects in the Be Inspired Awards program, no matter what phase the project is in – preconstruction/conceptual, design, construction, or built. The three finalists chosen for each Be Inspired Awards category will win a trip to London to attend, as a guest of Bentley Systems, The Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference, being held Nov. 1-3 at the Hilton London Metropole in the U.K. The finalists will present their projects in the Be Inspired Awards finals portion of the conference before the judges, industry thought leaders, and more than 100 members of the media gathered for this highly interactive event comprising presentations, summits, and workshops.

Paul G. Wilson, technical director, Digital Project Delivery, EMIA, AECOM, said, “We were honored to be recognized at the 2015 Be Inspired Awards for our innovative project delivery work on the Stockholm E4 Bypass – one of the largest civil engineering projects in Sweden. The competition for this prestigious award is itself inspiring given the number, quality, and scale of the projects nominated. As an integral part of Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Conference, the awards showcase some of the sector’s most pioneering projects and provide valuable insight into innovative technology in use. We look forward to participating in the 2016 event.”

Paul Brown, CAD/BIM/CAE design manager, SWIP/4LM Projects Engineering Services - Capital Programmes Directorate London Underground Ltd., said, “We are extremely proud that our London Underground tunnel remediation project was among those nominations honored at the 2015 Be Inspired Awards program in London last November. This innovative competition is aptly named given the remarkable accomplishments in infrastructure design, engineering, construction, and operations that it annually recognizes. It provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to have their advancements in project delivery and asset performance highlighted on a global stage in front of their peers, industry thought leaders, and members of the media. There simply is no other program quite like it!”

Chris Barron, Bentley vice president, corporate communications, said, “I strongly encourage Bentley users to take advantage of this call for submissions and fill out their nomination forms now. Much more than a competition, our Be Inspired Awards program uniquely brings together infrastructure professionals, along with members of the media, to share innovative BIM advancements in infrastructure project design, engineering, construction, and operations – advancing project delivery and asset performance. At the same time, it celebrates the innovative achievements of architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators in bringing to fruition infrastructure projects large and small.

“Every Be Inspired Awards nomination receives significant and valuable recognition across the global infrastructure community. So it’s a win for all – from the remarkable projects nominated to the infrastructure professionals and organizations that created them.”

Through the Be Inspired Awards program, participants can:

  • gain global recognition by having their architecturalor engineering infrastructure projects profiled in Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbook, which is distributed in print and digital formats to nearly 150,000 key media, government, and industry influencers around the world; in addition, all winners and finalists, as well as other project nominees, are featured on the User Project Profiles website page;
  • enhance their competitive edgeby demonstrating to existing and potential clients the value they and their respective organizations add to projects through their innovative use of BIM advancements;
  • receive media coverage by interacting with global media as well as members of the Bentley team, who will help them market and promote their respective projects.

For additional information about the Be Inspired Awards program, or to nominate a project, visit

About The Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference

The Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference, being held Nov. 1-3 at the Hilton London Metropole, in London, U.K., is a global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations. It will feature 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 conference will also include the Be Inspired Awards finals program and presentation of the Be Inspired Awards to the winners, as well as summits focused on infrastructure asset performance and project delivery, and forums focused on building; rail and roads; oil, gas, chemical and mining – including offshore; utilities (electric, gas, and water); and visions for the future.

For additional information about The Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference, visit

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 AssetWiseoperations 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 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 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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