The BE Conference, which consistently scores a 99 percent attendee satisfaction rating, is a once-a-year learning opportunity for Bentley user organizations. It offers:
-- Keynotes by Bentley executives on future technology and business trends;
-- Hundreds of courses and thousands of hours of accredited learning;
-- Best practices sessions from experienced peers and technology experts;
-- Hundreds of technology updates across all industries and disciplines;
-- An exhibition featuring the latest products and services to help support infrastructure projects;
-- A variety of networking opportunities, including the BE Awards of Excellence, the most prestigious awards program dedicated to infrastructure design and management;
-- The first BE Executive Symposium - a thought leadership event that brings together executives and researchers to discuss the challenges of global infrastructure.
"Once again, it's time for learning - on a scale unequaled by any other single learning event in the infrastructure community," said Maureen Pomeroy, director, Bentley Institute. "Our BE Conference 2007 program features comprehensive, discipline-specific, professional training for Bentley users in the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals of the architecture, engineering, construction, and operations market. Bentley Institute will provide more than 600 courses representing close to 1500 learning units of training to help attendees stay current on technology and best practices and advance their careers."
Continued Pomeroy, "Equally important, attendees can carry back this valuable learning to their organizations to increase productivity, enhance project quality, maximize the return on their investments in software, and help them become more globally competitive. Indeed, BE is a value-packed learning event."
BE Executive Symposium
The BE Executive Symposium is an invitation-only event that connects industry executives with researchers to discuss and address key challenges to improving the world's infrastructure. The inaugural 2007 symposium will focus on sustaining infrastructure in the face of today's critical shortage of engineering resources.
New technology updates
BE Conference 2007 attendees will be updated on the following technologies:
-- Innovations by MicroStation - including PDF for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), CAD standards configuration and management, collaboration across teams, and the ability to link project information across file formats - that deliver significant business advantage to multidiscipline teams requiring interoperability, power, and accessibility in their software portfolio;
-- ProjectWise - a scalable collaboration system used for connecting people and information across distributed enterprises that includes: ProjectWise Navigator, a visual collaboration client for project review and analysis; ProjectWise StartPoint, which provides entry-level collaboration using Microsoft SharePoint; and ProjectWise Integration Server, which enables projectwide collaboration and content management for distributed teams sharing distributed content and includes servers to accelerate content access, automate the creation of intelligent, portable deliverables, and to facilitate integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint;
-- Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions - including automated design and production processes with Bentley Architecture; integrated analysis, design, documentation and fabrication of structural systems with Bentley Structural, RAM, STAAD, and ProSteel; building services design and documentation with Bentley Building Mechanical Systems and Bentley Building Electrical Systems; advanced associative parametric computational design with GenerativeComponents; and effective operational management of space and assets with Bentley Facilities;
-- DigitalPlant solutions - including AutoPLANT XM Edition; PlantSpace XM Edition; ProjectWise Navigator; AutoPLANT Structural; Bentley's approach to workflow challenges during front-end engineering; rules-based P&IDs Lifecycle Server interoperability with 2D and 3D design tools; ProjectWise V8 XM Edition; and Bentley's newly acquired Design Power PlantWise, an automatic pipe routing and plant layout tool used by EPCs during the initial phases of a project for a quick visual of the plant and early cost estimate;
-- Civil Project Lifecycle - including details on advancing to a more complete road lifecycle; leveraging data into construction; site development and design technology; roadway design technology; surveying; and water resources technology;
-- Geospatial solutions - including Bentley Map and XML feature modeling; cadastral applications via Bentley Cadastre; Geospatial Server; building public Web sites with Geo Web Publisher; technology solutions for municipal government; communication industry solutions for planning, engineering, and operations; utility solutions for distribution and power delivery with Bentley Electric and Bentley Expert Designer Electric; and water and wastewater engineering, modeling, and management.
For more details on BE Conference 2007 sessions, visit www.be.org.
BE Awards of Excellence
The BE Awards of Excellence are always a high point of the BE Conference. The BE Awards, which are judged by an independent panel of industry experts and presented at an evening ceremony, honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world's infrastructure. These projects set benchmarks for their industries and showcase the imagination and technical mastery of the organizations that created them.
BE Conference attendees
BE Conference attendees will come from AE firms; architecture firms; design-build firms; engineering consulting firms; facility owner-operators; departments of transportation (DOTs); rail companies; site engineering firms; communications and utilities firms; federal government and associated contractors; local governments; public works agencies; plant engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors; and plant owner-operators. They will include users of Bentley's MicroStation, ProjectWise, AutoPLANT, Haestad Methods, STAAD, and RAM solutions, among others.
The BE Conference experience includes an extensive exhibition of software, hardware, and services designed to support users' infrastructure project needs. On display will be offerings from not only Bentley, but also from a broad range of other organizations serving the infrastructure community.
For more information or to register for BE Conference 2007, being held April 29-May 3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California, go to www.be.org. Those registering by March 23 will receive an early bird discount that reduces the Learning Program fee by $200 - from $995 to $795.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the world's infrastructure. The company's comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With revenues now surpassing $400 million annually, and more than 2400 colleagues globally, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms and major owner-operators, and was named the world's No. 2 provider of GIS/geospatial software solutions in a recent Daratech research study.
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