Global Competition Promotes Extraordinary Achievements of Architects, Engineers, Constructors, Geospatial Professionals, and Owner-operators in Sustaining the World’s Infrastructure
EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. - June 5, 2013 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2013 Be Inspired Awards competition. The deadline for entries is July 19, 2013. The awards, which are selected by an independent jury of industry experts, recognize the extraordinary and innovative work of organizations that help sustain the world’s infrastructure by designing, engineering, constructing, delivering, and/or operating better-performing, safer, and more resilient roads, buildings, plants, utility networks, and more. Over 20 award categories cover every aspect of the built environment in this uniquely comprehensive, global competition.
All Bentley users are invited to enter their projects in the Be Inspired Awards competition, 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 2013 Conference, being held Oct. 28-31 at the Hilton London Metropole. At the conference they will present their projects, in the Be Inspired Awards Finals portion of the program, before the judges, industry leaders, and more than 100 members of the media gathered for this highly interactive event comprising multiple presentations, summits, and workshops.
Chris Barron, Bentley vice president, corporate communications, said, “As part of The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, the Be Inspired Awards Finals provides a global stage for our annual celebration of extraordinary achievements in infrastructure. It puts a spotlight on the capabilities of all the organizations whose projects are judged to be finalists, and those organizations submitting winning projects receive the additional recognition that comes with being presented the prestigious Be Inspired Award. But every nominee can look forward to receiving global acknowledgement among the broader infrastructure community with support from Bentley’s marketing team.”
The Be Inspired Awards competition provides participants with the opportunity to:
- gain global recognition by having their architectural or engineering infrastructure project profiled in Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure publication, which is distributed in print and digital formats to nearly 200,000 key media, government, and industry influencers around the world; in addition, finalists and winning projects are featured on the Be Inspired Project Portfolios website page;
- enhance their competitive edge by demonstrating to existing and potential clients the value they and their respective organizations add to projects;
- 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 competition, or to fill out a submission form, visit www.bentley.com/BeInspired.
About The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference
The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, being held Oct. 28-31 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 include the presentation of the Be Inspired Awards as well as tracks focused on building design and construction, rail and transit, energy and power delivery, best practices related to engineering, procurement and construction firms, and infrastructure asset lifecycle management for owner-operators.
For additional information about The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, visit www.bentley.com/YII2013London.
About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley Systems applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in 50 countries, more than $500 million in annual revenues, and since 2005 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
Additional information about Bentley is available at www.bentley.com and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure publications. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be 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 www.bentley.com/500.
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