Oct 24, 2011

Bentley Announces Project Finalists in 2011 Be Inspired Awards Competition

India has been selected in three categories: Innovation in Multimedia; Innovation in Structural Engineering; Innovation in Power Generation.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the project finalists in the 2011 Be Inspired Awards competition and the four winners of the 2011 Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving and sustaining the world’s infrastructure. Five independent panels of jurors, comprising accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the 57 finalists and the Special Recognition Awards candidates from nominations submitted by 270 organizations in 42 countries. The winners of the Be Inspired Awards will be announced at the invitation- only Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure event taking place Nov. 8-9, 2011, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

“Our Be Inspired Awards program, which showcases excellence and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure around the world, is celebrating its eighth year,” Bentley Systems COO Malcolm Walter said, “and I’m happy to report that we once again enjoyed record participation from our global community of users.”

He continued, “Our 57 finalists are stellar examples of the project and infrastructure performance improvements that are achievable when architects, engineers, builders, geospatial professionals, and owner-operators work smarter empowered by our portfolio of innovative information modeling software. The results are truly inspiring!”

Candidates for Bentley’s third annual Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards were placed into nomination by the jurors for their uniquely innovative and visionary achievements embracing multiple Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees were then reviewed by a panel of Bentley executives. The achievements recognized by this year’s four awards are Attaining Return on Innovation, Sustaining Our Society, Sustaining Our Environment, and Sustaining the Professions.

Commenting on the 2011 Special Recognition Awards winners, Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said, “In honoring these distinctive projects, we also highlight the virtuosity of the organizations that successfully delivered them. Each innovatively employed information modeling, collaboration, and best practices to advance Bentley’s mission of Sustaining Infrastructure. On behalf of my colleagues at Bentley, I congratulate this year’s Special Recognition Awards recipients and thank them for their accomplishments.”

The Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2011 are as follows:

Attaining Return on Innovation
• Cadre Design Group, Inc. – SFOBB East Span Seismic Safety Project – (San Francisco-Oakland, California, USA)

Sustaining Our Society
• Secretaria de Finanzas del Distrito Federal – Programme for the Modernization of the Mexico City Cadastre – (Mexico City, Mexico)

Sustaining Our Environment
• Shinryo Corporation – Shinryo Eco Renewal Project – (Tokyo, Japan)

Sustaining the Professions
• GHD – (Melbourne, Australia)

The Be Inspired Awards finalists for 2011 are as follows:

Connecting Project Teams
• AECOM – SH 161 Phase 4 – (Dallas, Texas, USA)
• APIA XXI, S.A. – Connecting Project Teams on Two Continents – (Texas, USA, and Santander, Spain)
• Los Angeles Department of Water and Power – LADWP ProjectWise Implementation – (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Innovation in Asset Lifecycle Information Management
• Bristol Water plc – Enterprise Management of Street Works Noticing – (Bristol, United Kingdom)
• Crossrail Ltd – Crossrail - Asset Information Management System – (London and South East England, United Kingdom)
• Southern Company – Asset Management - ProjectWise Lifecycle Server – (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)

Innovation in Bridges
• HDR, Inc., T.Y. Lin International, and Jacobs Engineering – Hoover Dam Bypass – (Mohave County, Arizona, and Clark County, Nevada, USA)
• Hunan Provincial Communications Planning, Survey and Design Institute – Longyong Expressway Bridge Design – (Longshan County, Hunan Province, China)
• Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development – I-10 Twin Spans Bridges – (Slidell and New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Innovation in Building
• Foster + Partners – Scottish National Arena – (Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom)
• UNStudio – EEA & Tax Offices – (Groningen, Netherlands)
• Warren and Mahoney – The Rock, Wellington International Airport – (Wellington, New Zealand)

Innovation in Campuses, Airports, and Military Installations
• Mott MacDonald - Arup Joint Venture – Midfield Development Design Consultancy Services – (Hong Kong, China)

Innovation in Communications Networks
• Precision Contracting Services, Inc. – Martin County Community Broadband Network – (Martin County, Florida, USA)
• Rainbow Design Services, Inc. – Disaster Assessment and Recovery Using Bentley Communications Products – (Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA)

Innovation in Construction
• Grontmij – Norreport Station – (Copenhagen, Denmark)
• Jacobs – Automating WorkFace Planning – (Corpus Christi, Texas, USA)
• Matec Engenharia – Planning Innovation of a Medical Center – (São Paulo, Brazil)

Innovation in Generative Design
• Arup – ArtScience Museum – (Singapore)
• HOK and PLP Architecture – The Francis Crick Institute – (London, United Kingdom)
• tvsdesign – Music City Center – (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Innovation in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
• AECOM – A1 Dishforth to Leeming Improvement Scheme – (Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
• Jan De Nul NV – Panama Canal Expansion – (Panama City and Colon, Panama)
• PT. Tigenco Graha Persada – Geotech Investigation Java South Line – (Cirebon - Prupuk, Purwokerto, Kroya, West, Central Java, Indonesia)

Innovation in Government
• H. Ayuntamiento de Metepec – Cadastral and Geographic Information System (SICyG) – (Metepec, Mexico)
• Port of Helsinki – Vuosaari Harbour Maintenance System – (Helsinki, Finland)
• The City of Newcastle – City Precinct 3D Modeling – (Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia)

Innovation in Metals and Mining
• AngloGold Ashanti Limited – Refurbishment of Savuka Shaft – (Carletonville, Gauteng, South Africa)
• SEI Engenharia Ltda – Cristalino Project – (Canaã dos Carajás, Pará, Brazil)
• T&G Corporation Pty Ltd – Crushing Plant – (North West Australia)

Innovation in Multimedia
• i-TEN Associates – Point Cloud Visualizations – (Portland, Oregon, USA)
• Larsen & Toubro Limited – Ammonia Synthesis Gas Generation Project – (Bharuch, Gujarat, India)
• Washington State Department of Transportation, Visual Engineering Resource Group – SR 20 Sharpes Corner Vicinity - Interchange – (Anacortes, Washington, USA)

Innovation in Power Generation
• Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute – Hongyan River Nuclear Power Plant – (Dalian, Liaoning, China)
• HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation – Tuoba Hydro-Power Station – (Diqing, Yunan, China)
• L&T-Sargent & Lundy Limited – 3x660 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant – (Nagpur, Maharashtra, India)

Innovation in Process Manufacturing
• Chemical Construction International (P) Limited – Carotino Fatty Acid Splitting Plant – (Johar Baru, Central Jakarta, Indonesia)
• Larsen & Toubro Limited – Gas Recovery and Injection Project – (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
• Qatar Petroleum – Creation of Intelligent As-built Models of Offshore Facilities Using a Combination of Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Verified Existing Engineering Drawings – (Doha, Qatar)

Innovation in Rail and Transit
• Hatch Mott MacDonald – Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension – (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
• Parsons Brinckerhoff – Glenfield Transport Interchange – (Glenfield, New South Wales, Australia)
• RITES Ltd. – Mechi-Mahakali and Pokhara-Kathmandu Electric Railway – (Nepal)

Innovation in Roads
• Beam, Longest and Neff, L.L.C. – I-69 at State Road 61/56 – (Pike County, Indiana, USA)
• Engevix Engenharia S.A. – Santa Catarina 108 Highway – (Angelina and Major Gercino, Santa Catarina, Brazil)
• Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. – Figuring the Disaster Status From Mobile Mapping System (MMS) – (Japan)

Innovation in Structural Engineering
• Chuchawal Royal Haskoning Co., Ltd. – Hygenic Flex Factory at Samutsakorn – (Samutsakorn, Thailand)
• L&T MHI Boilers Pvt Ltd – 2x700 MW Rajpura Thermal Power Plant – (Rajpura, Punjab, India)
• Stopford Projects Ltd – Tata Soda Ash Plant Winnington – (Winnington, Cheshire, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Utility Transmission and Distribution Networks
• AES Torino S.p.A. – Large-Scale District Heating Preliminary Development Project – (Torino, Italy)
• Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute – Qingdao Converter Station – (Qingdao, Shandong, China)
• ENMAX Power Corporation – A Case Study on Bentley Substation – (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Innovation in Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
• Arup – Sludge Treatment Facility Hong Kong – (Hong Kong, China)
• CDM – Galveston Main Wastewater Treatment Plant – (Galveston, Texas, USA)
• Gippsland Water – Gippsland Water Factory – (Maryvale, Victoria, Australia)

Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks
• Barwon Region Water Corporation – Instant Access to Fire-Flow Results – (Geelong, Victoria, Australia)
• General Directorate of Izmir Water and Wastewater Authority – IZSU Geographic Infrastructure Information System Project – (Izmir, Turkey)
• SimTejo – Aquasafe - Smart Management System – (Lisbon, Portugal)

For more information about the 2011 Be Inspired finalists and Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners, visit www.bentley.com/BeInspiredAwards.