Bentley Publishes The Year in Infrastructure 2011

Annual Publication Features More Than 300 Outstanding Infrastructure Projects, Plus Links to Online Project Presentations by the 2011 Be Inspired Awards Finalists

EXTON, Pa. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 21, 2011 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that the digital version of The Year in Infrastructure 2011 is immediately available at, and print copies can be requested at This 240-page yearbook highlights the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. It features descriptions and color images of the more than 300 project nominations recognized and 20 winners honored at the 2011 Be Inspired Awards ceremony, held last month at Bentley’s Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Bentley’s Be Inspired Awards competition acknowledges outstanding achievement and innovation in infrastructure design, construction, and operations. The winners are selected by independent panels of expert jurors representing a broad range of infrastructure disciplines.

Also highlighted in the yearbook are the four projects that won the 2011 Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards. Candidates for these awards are placed into nomination by the independent panels of jurors for their uniquely innovative and visionary achievements embracing multiple Be Inspired Awards categories. The winners are then selected by a panel of Bentley executives.

The digital edition of The Year in Infrastructure 2011 additionally provides links to this year’s Be Inspired Awards finalist project presentations posted on Bentley’s Be Connected online video library. The presentations offer insights into the design and business innovations and best practices employed to achieve the outstanding project results that placed these nominations among the jurors’ top choices.

Bentley COO Malcolm Walter said, “Our Year in Infrastructure 2011 publication celebrates the dedication, imagination, and resilience of those who design, build, and operate the world’s infrastructure. It also recognizes the innovative information modeling best practices these designers, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators leverage through integrated projects to achieve better-performing, intelligent infrastructure that provides greater returns on investment. Superior ROIs drive future investment in the roads, bridges, water distribution systems, and other crucial infrastructure that improves quality of life for us all. In short, The Year in Infrastructure is a unique publication whose extraordinary content from the four corners of the globe never fails to inspire!”

To view the digital version of The Year in Infrastructure 2011, along with all previous editions of this publication, visit To request a print copy of The Year in Infrastructure 2011, visit

About Be Inspired

The world’s leading practitioners gather at Be Inspired, Bentley’s premier thought leadership and networking event, to share the best practices behind the successful realization of their current projects and explore new ways to respond to the challenges driving today’s business. This intimate, invitation-only event features presentations by the Be Inspired Awards finalists as well as executive roundtables focusing on crucial issues in business, technology, and practice facing infrastructure professionals around the world. It culminates with an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding achievement and innovation in infrastructure design, construction, and operations by winners selected from project finalists by independent panels of jurors. For additional information about the Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure event, visit

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’s mission is to empower its users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing 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 grown to nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2001, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at and in Bentley’s 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 Bentley’s 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

Bentley, the “B” Bentley logo, Be, MicroStation, and ProjectWise are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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