EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems Inc. announced the winners of the 2012 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. They were presented during the annual Be Inspired: Innovations in Infrastructure event, held Nov. 13-14, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
During the awards presentations, 20 Be Inspired Awards winners were recognized. In addition, the winners of the Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards, announced last month, were acknowledged, as was the recipient of the Bentley Educator of the Year award, Dr. Guenter Maresch, professor, University of Salzburg and University of Education Salzburg.
Five independent panels of jurors, comprising accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the Be Inspired Awards winners from 58 project finalists. These finalists had been previously chosen from the nominations submitted by more than 250 organizations in 39 countries.
Candidates for Bentley’s fourth 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. This year’s seven winners were recognized for exemplary accomplishments in the following categories: Attaining Return on Innovation, Sustaining Our Society, Sustaining Our Environment, Sustaining the Professions, Advancing Information Mobility, Innovation in Asset Performance Management, and Bentley Developer Network Award.
Bentley has posted highlights of this year’s 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 2012," which will be published by year’s end. To review the last eight editions of this publication, which together feature more than 1,600 world-class projects recognized in the Be Inspired Awards program since 2004, visit www.bentley.com/yearininfrastructure.
The Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2012 are as follows:
• Attaining Return on Innovation: Pacific Gas and Electric Company – Bentley Substation Implementation – (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)
• Sustaining Our Society: Parsons Brinckerhoff and Arup JV – Airport Link, Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron) and Airport Roundabout Upgrade – (Brisbane, Australia)
• Sustaining Our Environment: CH2M HILL – Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, Northern Treatment Plant – (Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.)
• Sustaining the Professions: HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation – Utilization of the Bentley LEARN Training Subscription – (Changsha, China)
• Advancing Information Mobility: Shaw Power Group – Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center – (Virginia City, Virginia, U.S.A.)
• Innovation in Asset Performance Management: Ecofys Netherlands B.V. – Wind Turbine Test Site – (Lelystad, Netherlands)
• Bentley Developer Network Award: Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. – Integrated Plant Construction System – (Hitachi, Japan)
The Be Inspired Awards winners for 2012 are as follows:
• Connecting Project Teams: Saudi Electricity Company/Implemented by Nahil Computer Company – Establishment of Kingdom-wide EDMS at SEC – (All Regions, Saudi Arabia)
• Innovation in Asset Lifecycle Information Management: Southern Company – Data Quality Manager Implementation ROI – (Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.)
• Innovation in Bridges: Modjeski and Masters, Inc. – Huey P. Long Bridge Widening – (New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.)
• Innovation in Building: John McAslan + Partners – King’s Cross Station Redevelopment – (London, U.K.)
• Innovation in Communications Networks: IMMCO, Inc. – Quality Control Automation – (Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.)
• Innovation in Construction: Taylor Woodrow/BAM Nuttall JV – Victoria Station Upgrade Jet Grouting – (London, U.K.)
• Innovation in Generative Design: Robin Partington Architects – Park House – (London, U.K.)
• Innovation in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering: Mississippi Department of Transportation Geotechnical Department –
gINT Implementation at Mississippi DOT – (Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A.)
• Innovation in Government: Crossrail Ltd – Crossrail – (London and South East England, U.K.)
• Innovation in Land Development, Engineering, and Management: Mortenson Construction – Spring Valley Wind Project – (Ely, Nevada, U.S.A.)
• Innovation in Mining and Metals: Petra Diamonds Limited – Finsch GIS – (Lime Acres, South Africa)
• Innovation in Offshore Engineering: Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co., Ltd. – Tokyo International Airport Re-expansion Project – (Tokyo, Japan)
• Innovation in Power Generation: HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation – Standard Design and Application for the Pumped Storage Power Station – (Zunyi, China)
• Innovation in Process Manufacturing: Zeton Inc. – Modular GTL Commercial Demonstration Plant – (Aracaju, Brazil)
• Innovation in Rail and Transit: Sweco AB – Hallandsås “Live BIM” Railway Project – (Förslöv/Båstad, Sweden)
• Innovation in Roads: Creighton Manning Engineering – Fuller Road and Washington Avenue – (Albany, New York, U.S.A.)
• Innovation in Structural Engineering: John A. Martin & Associates, Inc. – LAX International Terminal Expansion – (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)
• Innovation in Utility Transmission and Distribution Networks: Enogex LLC – Implementation of AutoPLANT and ProjectWise – (Western Oklahoma, U.S.A.)
• Innovation in Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants: Carollo Engineers, Inc. – South Secondary Improvements Project – (Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.)
• Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks: Azersu OJSC – GIS-based Infrastructure Asset Management at Azersu – (Baku, Azerbaijan)
For more information about the 2012 Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners and Be Inspired Awards winners, visit www.bentley.com/beinspired2012winners.