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Bentley Announces Project Finalists in 2014 Be Inspired Awards Competition

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the project finalists in the 2014 Be Inspired Awards competition. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving and sustaining the world’s infrastructure. Nine independent panels of jurors, comprising distinguished industry experts, selected the 54 finalists from nominations submitted by organizations in 49 countries.

The winners of the Be Inspired Awards will be announced at The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference, which takes place Nov. 4-6 in London, U.K. This global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations features a series of presentations and interactive sessions exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns.

Tailored to the information needs of management-level executives in architectural and engineering firms, construction companies, and owner-operator and government organizations responsible for the design, delivery, or operations of infrastructure, The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference is the perfect forum to:

  • share best practices in infrastructure design, delivery, and operations from peer organizations;
  • network with peer organizations, more than 100 members of the media, and industry thought leaders from around the globe;
  • explore cutting-edge technologies and how they are changing the way information moves throughout the infrastructure lifecycle;
  • gain insight from presentations delivered by many of the world’s top thought leaders to help understand, prepare for, and take advantage of the key trends that are transforming the design, delivery, and operations of the world’s infrastructure.

All those who submitted a nomination in the 2014 Be Inspired Awards competition are also encouraged to attend.

Bentley Systems COO Malcolm Walter said, “Our Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference will provide the infrastructure executives gathered from around the globe with valuable takeaways that their organizations can leverage to gain increased competitive advantage and ROIs. Through insightful forum and summit presentations and discussions, they’ll learn about effective strategies for advancing BIM - strategies that are empowering leading AEC firms and infrastructure owner-operators to achieve better performing assets through increased depth of information modeling and better performing projects through increased breadth of information mobility. They’ll also be briefed on emerging strategies and next practices for further BIM advancement.”

This year’s conference guest speakers will include thought leaders from the global community of infrastructure professionals. Among them is Ed Merrow, Founder and President of Independent Project Analysis, Inc. Merrow is recognized around the world as a subject matter expert in the execution of large and complex megaprojects and capital projects in general. Attendees will also hear from Professor Andrew McNaughton, FREng, Chief Engineer and Technical Director, HS2 Ltd. Professor McNaughton has been with HS2 Ltd since 2009, developing the principles, network, and specific route design for high speed rail in Great Britain.

Walter continued, “But there’s still more at this information-filled event, including one of my favorite portions of the conference program - the compelling Be Inspired finalist presentations. These give attendees an opportunity to learn about BIM advancements at work, in real-world projects, helping infrastructure professionals overcome difficult, real-world challenges. This year’s submissions were once again extraordinary and truly inspiring. I extend my congratulations to all of the finalists and wish them the best of luck in the final round of this prestigious international competition.”

The Be Inspired Awards finalists for 2014 are as follows:
Innovation in Asset Performance Management

  • Agrium Inc. - Agrium Vanscoy Potash Operations Reliability Improvement Project - (Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Severn Trent Water Ltd - EToN 6: Technology in Street Works - (Midlands, United Kingdom)
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad - Asset Performance Management at Tenaga Nasional Berhad Power Plants - (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Innovation in Bridges

  • Anhui Transport Consulting & Design Institute Co., Ltd - Second Wuhu Yangtze River Highway Bridge - (Wuhu, Anhui, China)
  • Hanson Professional Services Inc. - Alaska’s Northern Rail Extension: Tanana River Bridge - (Salcha, Alaska, United States)
  • HDR - Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing: The New NY Bridge - (Westchester, New York, United States)

Innovation in Building

  • John Portman & Associates - Yinchuan Greenland Center - (Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China)
  • Morphosis Architects - Emerson College Los Angeles - (Los Angeles, California, United States)
  • MWM Architekci Sp. z o.o. - Hotel Arłamów - (Ustrzyki Dolne, Podkarpacie, Poland)

Innovation in Construction

  • Arabtec Construction LLC - Fairmont Hotel - (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
  • Jacobs - EPC Success Using ConstructSim - (Houston, Texas, United States)
  • Michigan Department of Transportation - ProjectWise: A Change in Construction - (Michigan, United States)

Innovation in Government

  • City of Eindhoven - 3D City and IFC Integrated - (Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands)
  • Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. - Disaster Prevention and Risk Reduction Project - (Nagano Prefecture, Japan)
  • Ordnance Survey Ireland - A New Authoritative Spatial Data Infrastructure for Ireland - (Dublin, Ireland)

Innovation in Land Development and Management

  • Arup - Civil BIM Implementation for Campus Projects in Qatar - (Doha, Qatar)
  • Barcelona Regional S.A. - Sediment Balance of the Beaches of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Cathie Associates - Montevideo Multipurpose Harbour - (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Innovation in Megaprojects

  • Guangdong Hydropower Planning & Design Institute - 3D Design for Qingyuan Pumped Storage Power Station: Detailed Design and Construction - (Qingyuan, Guangdong, China)
  • Jacobs and Bouygues Civil Works Florida - Port of Miami Tunnel and Access Improvements - (Miami, Florida, United States)
  • QGC Pty Limited - The Journey from Physical Assets to Digital Assets for the Queensland Curtis LNG Project - (Gladstone, Queensland, Australia)

Innovation in Mining and Metals

  • Ausenco - Constancia Project - (Chamaca and Livitaca, Chumbivilcas, Peru)
  • Ausenco - Goldstrike - (Eureka County, Nevada, United States)
  • Vale Manitoba Operations - T1 Mine, 4160 Level Loading Pocket Redesign and Rebuild - (Thompson, Manitoba, Canada)

Innovation in Offshore Engineering

  • Dockwise Shipping B.V. - SHWE Transportation and Installation - (Bay of Bengal, Myanmar)
  • Orca Offshore - Centrica F3-FA Self-installing Platform - (Dutch North Sea, Netherlands)
  • SNC-Lavalin UK Limited - Mariner Jacket Detailed Design - (Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Power Generation

  • Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. - Development of Decommissioning Engineering Platform Based on Plant 3D Model - (Japan)
  • I.Y. Genesis Advanced Engineering Ltd. - Bobo II-III 54 MW Power Plant - (Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso)
  • Kavin Engineering And Services Private Limited - Power Plant for Garraf Development Facility Operation - (Iraq)

Innovation in Process Manufacturing

  • 3DDraughting - LPG Import and Storage Terminal - (Saldanha Bay, Western Cape, South Africa)
  • Eastman Chemical Company - Eastman’s Journey to a New Global Information-sharing Platform - (Kingsport, Tennessee, United States)
  • Tianjin MCC20 Construction Co., Ltd - 1×600m2 Sintering Machine Phase-I Project - (Rizhao, Shandong, China)

Innovation in Project Performance

  • Bechtel - Vauxhall Underground Station: Congestion Relief and Step-free Access Project - (London, United Kingdom)
  • J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. - Tehachapi Mountains Double Track Project - (Tehachapi, California, United States)
  • MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd - MMCOG Integrated Data Administration - (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Innovation in Rail and Transit

  • Hatch Mott MacDonald - Intelligent Rail Signal Design via 2D Schematics and 3D Models - (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
  • JM Souto Engenharia - Detailed Project for the Adequacy of the Alternative Railway Route - (Congonhas, Minas Gerais, Brazil)
  • Track Access Services Ltd - Track Access Survey and Sighting - (United Kingdom)

Innovation in Roads

  • Engevix Engenharia, Themag Engenharia, and Planservi Engenharia - Santos Guarujá Tunnel - (Santos and Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Washington State Department of Transportation - I-90: Snoqualmie Pass East, Phase 1A through Phase 2A - (Hyak, Washington, United States)
  • 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)
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