Bentley Announces the Finalists in 2016 Be Inspired Awards Program Recognizing Innovation in Infrastructure Design, Construction, and Operations

Winners Will Be Announced at The Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference, Nov. 1-3 in London

EXTON, Pa. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 20, 2016 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, 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.

The 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.”

The 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)

Innovation in Bridges

  • Guizhou Transportation Planning Survey & Design Academy Co., Ltd. – Guizhou Ping-Luo Expressway Pingtang Bridge – (Qiannan, Guizhou, China)
  • MCC TianGong Group, Tianjin Corporation, Ltd. – BIM Technology Application in Bageng Bridge Project of Guangxi Baijing Expressway – (Baise City, Guangxi Zhuang, China)
  • Ministerio Obras Públicas de Chile – Chacao Bridge – (Island of Chiloe, Llanquihue, Chile)

Innovation in Building

  • China Aerospace Construction Group Co., Ltd. – Inner Mongolia Ethnic Minorities Cultural Sports Center – (Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China)
  • Johnson Pilton Walker – 5 Martin Place – (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
  • Morphosis – Hanking Center Tower – (Shenzhen, Guangdong, China)

Innovation in Construction

  • GHD, Inc. – Ordot Dump Closure – (Ordot, Guam, United States)
  • Insight-WFP – Houston Refinery – (Houston, Texas, United States)
  • Shell Global Solutions International BV – Visibility into the Path of Construction for Prelude FLNG – (Goeje, South Korea)

Innovation in Government

  • AECOM – Dholera SIR – (Dholera, Gujarat, India)
  • Los Angeles Community College District – BuildLACCD – (Los Angeles, California, United States)
  • Research and Design Institute for Urban Transportation “MosgortransNIIproekt” – Comprehensive Engineering Plan of the Road Infrastructure in Moscow – (Moscow, Russia)

Innovation in Land Development

  • Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. – Xishi Winter Olympics Square Project of Shougang Industrial Area Transformation – (Shijingshan, Beijing, China)
  • Tract Consultants Pty., Ltd. – Phillip Island Penguin Viewing Platform – (Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia)
  • Voyants Solutions Pvt., Ltd. – Feasibility Study and Associated Preliminary and Detail Designs in Secondary Cities and Agatare Informal Settlement – (Kigali, Nyarugenge, Rwanda)

Innovation in Manufacturing

  • GEA Equipamentos e Soluções LTDA – Yeast Concentrate Evaporator – (São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Tamco Switchgear Sdn. Bhd. (L&T Group of Companies) – Intelligent and Optimized Engineering of Control Systems – (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Unipar Carbocloro – Polishing System for Mercury Abatement Tower – (Cubatao, São Paulo, Brazil)

Innovation in Mining

  • Hatch – Export Lump Screening Study – (Whyalla, South Australia, Australia)
  • OJSC Magnitogorsky Gipromez – Plate Rolling Shop - Continuous Hot-dip Galvanizing Unit – (Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia)
  • Tetra Tech Proteus – Tanami Expansion Project – (Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, Australia)

Innovation in Offshore

  • LLC Volgogradnefteproekt – Management of Engineering Data During the Filanovskiy Field Development – (Astrakhan, Astrakhan Region, Russia)
  • Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Ltd. – Re-qualification/Life Extension Study of Fixed Offshore Platform Structures – (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
  • Seaway Heavy Lifting – DSO Sonam Topside Installation – (Lagos, Nigeria)

Innovation in Power Generation

  • Black & Veatch – Sewaren 7 Combined Cycle Project – (Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States)
  • East China Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Construction Group Corporation – Jinsha River Longkaikou Hydropower Station Project – (Dali Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China)
  • Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group – Fuping Thermal Power Plant Engineering of Shenhua Shendong Power – (Weinan, Shaanxi, China)

Innovation in Project Delivery

  • AECOM – R Line – (Aurora, Colorado, United States)
  • Black & Veatch – Business Transformation – (Overland Park, Kansas, United States)
  • Mott MacDonald Bentley – Mott MacDonald Bentley Project – (United Kingdom)

Innovation in Rail and Transit

  • Banedanmark – The New Line, Copenhagen-Ringsted – (Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark)
  • FUT-Sweco/Typsa JV – Metro Extension in Stockholm – (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Mott MacDonald, Ltd. – Northern Line Extension – (London, England, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Reality Modeling

  • CH2M Fairhurst Joint Venture – A9 Dualling Program – (Glengarry to Dalraddy, Scotland, United Kingdom)
  • City of Helsinki – Helsinki 3D+ – (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Kano Laboratory, Waseda University, Obayashi Corporation – Automated Recognition of Work Progress at a Construction Site – (Tokyo, Japan)

Innovation in Roads

  • Beta 2 Engenharia – Roundabout of Ribeirão Preto – (Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Costain Carillion Joint Venture – A5 - M1 Link, Dunstable Northern Bypass – (Dunstable, England, United Kingdom)
  • Inspec Nederland BV – A27/A12 Ring Utrecht – (Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands)

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