Bentley Announces Winners of 2011 Be Inspired Awards

EXTON, Pa. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 10, 2011 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the winners of the 2011 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. They were presented last night at a gala dinner during the annual Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure event, held Nov. 8-9, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This invitation-only gathering of infrastructure executives and thought leaders from around the globe was also attended by 80 members of the media from leading publications. This year’s special guest speaker was H. Kit Miyamoto, CEO, Miyamoto International. During the awards presentations, 20 Be Inspired Awards winners, representing project work in 11 countries, 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, Maria-Paz Gutierrez, professor, University of California, Berkeley.

Five independent panels of jurors, comprising accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the Be Inspired Awards winners from 57 finalists. These finalists had been previously chosen from the nominations submitted by 270 organizations in 42 countries.

CEO Greg Bentley said, “It is my privilege to recognize the exceptional talent and achievements of this year’s Be Inspired Awards winners, as well as of all our nominees this year. Their innovative use of information modeling and best practices has resulted in a legacy of intelligent, better-performing infrastructure that will serve many generations of people around the globe, improving quality of life and helping sustain the environment. Their work is very much appreciated, and on behalf of my colleagues at Bentley, I congratulate them for their inspiring projects!”

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 2011, which will be published by year’s end. To review the last seven editions of this publication, which together feature more than 1,300 world-class projects recognized in the Be Inspired Awards program since 2004, visit

The Be Inspired Awards winners for 2011 are as follows:

Connecting Project Teams

  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power – LADWP ProjectWise Implementation – (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Innovation in Asset Lifecycle Information Management

  • 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)

Innovation in Building

  • UNStudio – EEA & Tax Offices – (Groningen, Netherlands)

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)

Innovation in Construction

  • Jacobs – Automating WorkFace Planning – (Corpus Christi, Texas, USA)

Innovation in Generative Design

  • HOK and PLP Architecture – The Francis Crick Institute – (London, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

  • Jan De Nul NV – Panama Canal Expansion – (Panama City and Colon, Panama)

Innovation in Government

  • Port of Helsinki – Vuosaari Harbour Maintenance System – (Helsinki, Finland)

Innovation in Mining and Metals

  • SEI Engenharia Ltda – Cristalino Project – (Canaã dos Carajás, Pará, Brazil)

Innovation in Multimedia

  • i-TEN Associates – Point Cloud Visualizations – (Portland, Oregon, USA)

Innovation in Power Generation

  • L&T-Sargent & Lundy Limited – 3x660 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant – (Nagpur, Maharashtra, India)

Innovation in Process Manufacturing

  • 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)

Innovation in Roads

  • Beam, Longest and Neff, L.L.C. – I-69 at State Road 61/56 – (Pike County, Indiana, USA)

Innovation in Structural Engineering

  • Stopford Projects Ltd – Tata Soda Ash Plant Winnington – (Winnington, Cheshire, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Utility Transmission and Distribution Networks

  • ENMAX Power Corporation – A Case Study on Bentley Substation – (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Innovation in Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • CDM – Galveston Main Wastewater Treatment Plant – (Galveston, Texas, USA)

Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks

  • General Directorate of Izmir Water and Wastewater Authority – IZSU Geographic Infrastructure Information System Project – (Izmir, Turkey)

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