Bentley infrastructure awards program seeks entries

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Bentley Systems, Inc., a global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, is calling for submissions to its Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards program.

The awards, judged by independent juries of industry experts, “recognize infrastructure projects for digital innovations that improve project delivery and/or asset performance,” the company says. The awards (formerly the Be Inspired Awards) are an integral part of Bentley’s annual Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference, which this year takes place Oct. 15 through 18 in London at the Hilton London Metropole.

Users of Bentley software are invited to enter their projects in the Year in Infrastructure Awards program, no matter which phase the project is in—preconstruction/conceptual, design, construction, or in operations. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018.

The three finalists chosen for each awards category win a trip to London to attend the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference, as guests of Bentley Systems. The finalists will present their projects as part of the conference before the judges, industry thought leaders, and more than 100 members of the media.

“Every project nominated for a Year in Infrastructure Award receives significant and valuable recognition across the global infrastructure community,” Bentley said. “Through the Year in Infrastructure Awards program, participants gain global recognition by having their infrastructure projects profiled in Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbook, which is distributed in print and digital formats to nearly 150,000 key media, government, and industry influencers around the world; in addition, all winners’ and finalists’ projects are featured on Bentley’s website. They also enhance their competitive edge by demonstrating to existing and potential clients the value they add to projects through their digital innovations. As well, they receive coverage from global media and support from the Bentley team in marketing and promoting their respective projects to the media”

The 19 Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards categories recognize advancements in going digital for the following categories, several of which are new this year:

  • Bridges
  • Buildings and Campuses
  • Communications Networks
  • Construction
  • Digital Cities
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining and Offshore Engineering
  • Power Generation
  • Project Delivery
  • Rail and Transit
  • Reality Modeling
  • Roads and Highways
  • Road and Rail Asset Performance
  • Structural Engineering
  • Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance
  • Utilities Transmission and Distribution
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks

The theme of the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference is Going Digital: Advancements in Infrastructure. Presented by Bentley Institute, the conference features plenary keynotes by Bentley executives and guest speakers, including Sir John Armitt, chair of the United Kingdom’s National Infrastructure Commission. In addition, six industry-specific forums will feature keynotes by industry experts, interactive workshops, panel discussions, and product demonstrations. These forums will focus on:

  • Buildings and Campuses
  • Digital Cities
  • Industrial Infrastructure
  • Rail and Transit
  • Roads and Bridges
  • Utilities and Water

For additional information about the Year in Infrastructure Awards program, or to nominate a project, visit the Year in Infrastructure Awards website, or watch a one-minute video about the nomination process.

Matthew Simon, vice president, HNTB, said, “Our project being a 2017 winner is a game-changer for HNTB. It shows we are able to take this technology and use it for other projects and other pursuits. It puts HNTB in that trusted advisor position with our clients—to deliver these projects every day.”

About Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure Conference

Presented by Bentley Institute, the Year in Infrastructure Conference is a global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations focused on best practices and technologies for going digital. “The conference is globally recognized as the leading forum for addressing the current priorities and opportunities that impact the infrastructure industry,” Bentley says. “Attendees hear from industry thought leaders, engage in forums and discussions, and learn about technologies and best practices that will shape the future of infrastructure delivery and operations.”

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems describes itself as “a global leader in providing engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure, all complemented by comprehensive managed services offered through customized Success Plans.”

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 employees in more than 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2011 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

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