EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 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)
- UMW Synergistic Generation Sdn. Bhd – 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)
- D&H Steel Construction – Westgate Footbridge – (Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand)
- Fitzpatrick Engineering Group – Octapharma Blood Plasma Facility – (Charlotte, North Carolina, United States)
Innovation in Utilities and Communications Networks
- China Southern Power Grid Research Center – Zhaotong Converter Station – (China)
- ElectraNet – Bentley Substation Implementation and Integration into ElectraNet SOP – (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)
- Time Warner Cable – An Enterprise GIS Strategy for Increased Revenue and Lower Costs Using Bentley’s Communications Solution – (Centennial, Colorado, United States)
Innovation in Water or Wastewater Treatment Plants
- CH2M HILL – Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase II Expansion – (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
- MWH – Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works Thermal Hydrolysis Plant – (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom)
- Power China Central Southern Geotechnical Design Institute Co., Ltd. – 3D Collaborative Design Accelerates Industry Revolution: The Standardized Design and Application of Water Project – (Qingzhen, Guizhou, China)
Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Network Modeling and Analysis
- AECOM India - Delhi Jal Board – Sewerage Master Plan - 2031 for NCT of Delhi – (New Delhi, Delhi, India)
- Manila Water Company, Inc. – Marikina North Project – (Marikina City, Philippines)
- Sabesp – Overview and Supervision: Cantareira Water Supply System – (São Paulo, Brazil)
To access descriptions and images of the 2014 Be Inspired Awards project finalists, click here.
About Be Inspired Awards Program and The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference
Since 2004, the Be Inspired Awards competition has showcased excellence and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of architecture and engineering infrastructure projects around the world. The Be Inspired Awards 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.
Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2014 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 delivery and investment returns.
The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference will include:
- The Project Delivery Summit
- The Infrastructure Asset Performance Summit
- The Building Forum – Designed for executives involved with building design and delivery, this forum will focus on the application of collaborative BIM in multi-discipline design and general construction, with an emphasis on strategies to get a better return on BIM investments.
- The Rail and Road Forum – Looking beyond design and construction, this forum will explore the application of BIM throughout the lifecycle of transportation infrastructure. Featuring executives from engineering firms and owner-operators discussing strategies and best practices, the forum will include breakout sessions for the design, construction, and operations of both rail and road projects.
- The Oil, Gas, Chemical, and Mining Forum – Covering both new capital projects and ongoing operations, this forum will explore new methods and technologies to improve both project performance and asset performance. Breakout sessions will feature mining infrastructure and offshore structures.
- The EPC and A/E Forum – This forum is geared for management-level professionals in EPC and A/E firms responsible for project design and delivery. Presentations and panel discussions will focus on ProjectWise for collaboration and best practices for multi-discipline design and construction.
- The Utilities Forum – This forum will feature sessions that address topics of relevance to all types of utilities, including the impact of cloud technology on utilities workflows, new developments in meeting the challenges of subsurface utilities, best practices in engineering collaboration, how to achieve operational excellence through better-performing assets, and a closing panel that will facilitate far-reaching discussion of the future of the utilities industry. Breakout tracks for water and wastewater and for electric and gas will feature additional topics of high interest to professionals working with these types of utilities infrastructure.
- The Visions for the Future Forum – Highlighting recent research by Bentley Fellows and their guests, the speakers in this track will discuss opportunities for improving construction productivity, sharing data between BIM and SIM, deep intelligent analytics, augmented and virtual reality, new 3D capture methods, focus devices for hybrid datasets, and more.
- The Be Inspired Awards
On Nov. 3, 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 2014 Conference.
For additional information about The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference or to register, click here.
About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the 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 2006 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
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