Bentley Announces Winners of 2013 Be Inspired Awards

LONDON The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference 31 October 2013 Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the winners of the 2013 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the worlds infrastructure. They were presented last night at a ceremony during The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, held 29-31 October in London, United Kingdom. This global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations featured 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. It was also attended by more than 100 members of the media from leading publications around the globe.

Special guest keynoters included Sir John Armitt, chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority for London 2012 and chairman of National Express; Andrew Wolstenholme, CEO of Crossrail Ltd.; Peter Hansford, chief construction advisor to the U.K. government; and Pedro Miranda, corporate VP, Siemens AG, and head of the Global Center of Competence Cities.

During the awards ceremony, 22 Be Inspired Awards winners and nine Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners were acknowledged. In addition, this years recipient of the Bentley Educator of the Year award, Dr. Francelina Neto of California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States, was acknowledged, as was Captain Nicholas Sloane, the Salvage Master of the Costa Concordia Parbuckling Project, who was saluted as an Infrastructure Hero for his key role in this unprecedented engineering feat to safely right and remove the sunken Costa Concordia cruise ship.

Six independent panels of jurors, comprising accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the Be Inspired Awards winners from 65 project finalists. These finalists had been previously chosen from submissions by more than 300 organizations in 43 countries.

Candidates for Bentleys Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards were selected by the jurors from the top finalist projects as well as other exemplary nominations. This selection was based on the projects uniquely innovative and visionary achievements that transcend the narrower focus of the standing Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees were then reviewed by a panel of Bentley executives, who evaluated them based on the criteria established for each award.

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said, I attend many Bentley events throughout the year, and I certainly enjoy and value each and every one of them. But our Be Inspired Awards ceremony now part of our broader and more compelling Year in Infrastructure Conference is, indeed, one of my favorites. It reminds me why all of us in the field of sustaining infrastructure do what we do. Hearing about the remarkable projects that are delivered every year in service to enhanced quality of life is an inspiration like no other. I thank and congratulate this years award winners, along with all of our nominees, for their important contributions to sustaining our society, our environment, and global economic growth.

Bentley Systems has posted highlights of this years winning projects on its website and will include detailed descriptions of all nominated projects in the print and digital versions of The Year in Infrastructure 2013, which will be published by years end. To review the last nine editions of this publication, which together feature more than 2,000 world-class projects recognized in the Be Inspired Awards program since 2004, visit yearininfrastructure.

The Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2013 are as follows:

Sustaining Our Society

Henan Water & Power Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd Shahe Aqueduct Project (Pingdingshan, Henan, China)

Sustaining Our Environment

Kursk Power Station and JSC Neolant Information Support System for Decommissioning Kursk Nuclear Power Plant (Kurchatov, Kursk Region, Russia)

Sustaining the Professions

SNC-Lavalin (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Attaining Return on Innovation

Kellogg Joint Venture Gorgon Gorgon Project (Barrow Island, Australia)

Infrastructure Hero of the Year

TECON S.r.l. Costa Concordia Wreck Removal Project (Isola del Giglio, Grosseto, Italy)

Initiative in Information Mobility

Imarati Engineers & Consultants IEC BIM-based Program Management (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Innovation in Comprehensive BIM

Morphosis Architects Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Dallas, Texas, United States)

Innovation in Comprehensive BIM

Consolidated Contractors Company on Behalf of TCAJV Midfield Terminal Building – Abu Dhabi International Airport (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Innovation in Comprehensive BIM

GS Engineering & Construction Mokpo Cable-stayed Bridge (Mokpo, South Korea)

The Be Inspired Awards winners for 2013 are as follows:

Innovation in Asset Lifecycle Information Management

Suncor Energy Inc. (Edmonton Refinery) Information Plant (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Innovation in Asset Performance Management

ScottishPower ScottishPower Strategy for Asset Management and Process Safety (United Kingdom)

Innovation in Bridges

Bloom Companies, LLC Rawson Avenue Interchange Reconstruction (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States)

Innovation in Building

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Cancer Treatment Centre for Guys and St Thomas Hospitals (London, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Collaboration Using i-models

CB&I Power AP1000 Nuclear Power Plant i-models (Jenkinsville, South Carolina and Waynesboro, Georgia, United States)

Innovation in Construction

Intelliwave Technologies Inc. Alberta Oil Sands (Alberta, Canada)

Innovation in Generative Design

LAB Architecture Studio with SIADR Wujin Council Offices (Changzhou, Jiangsu, China)

Innovation in Geospatial Networks

EPCOR Water Services Inc. WALRUS – Water and Land Related Utility System (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Innovation in Government

Crossrail Ltd Managing Complexity on Crossrail (London, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Land Development, Engineering, and Management

Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC Lower Fox River, Operable Unit 1 (Neenah, Wisconsin, United States)

Innovation in Mining and Metals

Hatch Associates Pty Ltd Qinghai Magnesium Smelter Dehydration Facility (Golmud, Qinghai, China)

Innovation in Offshore Engineering

TECON S.r.l. Costa Concordia Wreck Removal Project (Isola del Giglio, Grosseto, Italy)

Innovation in Point-cloud Processing and Management

J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. Cascade Tunnel Study (Stevens Pass, Washington, United States)

Innovation in Power Generation

Eskom Holdings (Pty) Ltd Kusile Power Station – Virtual 3D Plant Simulator for O&M (Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa)

Innovation in Process Manufacturing

Pall India Pvt. Ltd. Jet-pulse Blowback Filtration System (Gas Solid Separation System-GSS) (Panipat, Haryana, India)

Innovation in Rail and Transit

Ineco HS2 Birmingham Delta Junction (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Roads

URS Corporation Stockholm Bypass, FSK06 Akalla – Hggvik Design Contract (Stockholm, Sweden)

Innovation in Structural Engineering

Shibanee and Kamal Architects Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership (Pune, Maharashtra, India)

Innovation in Transportation Asset Management

Utah Transit Authority Transit Asset Management (Salt Lake City, Utah, United States)

Innovation in Utility Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure

China Power Construction Corporation Jiangxi Electric Power Design Institute Duxiling 220 Kilovolt Substation (Pingxiang, Jiangxi, China)

Innovation in Water or Wastewater Treatment Plants

CH2M HILL City of Las Vegas Wastewater Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) Infrastructure Replacement (Las Vegas, Nevada, United States)

Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Network Modeling and Analysis

Maynilad Water Services, Inc. Remote Leak Detection through Hydraulic Modeling (Malabon City, Philippines)

For additional information about each of the 2013 Be Inspired Awards project winners, visit beinspired2013winners.

About Be Inspired Awards Program and The Year in Infrastructure 2013 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

Bentleys Year in Infrastructure 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 2013 Conference included:

  • The Innovations for Buildings Summit
  • The International Rail and Transit Summit
  • The Project Delivery Summit
  • The Power Delivery Summit
  • The Asset Performance Management Summit
  • The Be Inspired Awards
  • CIO Workshop An invitation-only workshop for CIOs and business executives focused on the asset information management needs of infrastructure owner-operators

Media Day

On Oct. 28, more than 100 journalists from leading media outlets around the globe gathered at the Hilton London Metropole for Bentleys annual Media Day briefing. These journalists also participated in The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference.

For additional information about The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, click here.

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 and in Bentleys 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 Bentleys 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

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