Bentley calls for global infrastructure excellence

Infrastructure and BIM software provider, Bentley Systems, has announced a call for submissions to the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program. The award seek to recognise the most advanced infrastructure projects involving BIM and infrastructure projects across a range of verticals.

The Be Inspired Awards are an integral part of Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference, which in 2017 will take place 10-12 October in Singapore. It will be hosted at Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, one of the most iconic buildings in Asia. The structural design of Marina Bay Sands was done by Arup and was the 2010 Be Inspired Award winner for Innovation in Structural Engineering.

All Bentley users are invited to enter their projects in the Be Inspired Awards program, no matter what phase the project is in – preconstruction/conceptual, design, construction, or in operations. The three finalists chosen for each Be Inspired Awards category will win a trip to Singapore to attend the conference, as a guest of Bentley Systems. The finalists will present their projects in the Be Inspired Awards finals portion of the conference before the judges, industry thought leaders, and more than 100 members of the media. Entries for the award are now open and will close 1 May 2017.

The 17 Be Inspired Awards categories recognise BIM advancements in the following categories, several of which are new this year:

  • Bridges
  • Buildings and Campuses
  • Construction
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining and Offshore Engineering
  • Municipal Operations
  • Process and Power Plants
  • Project Delivery
  • Water Networks
  • Rail and Transit
  • Reality Modelling
  • Roads
  • Road and Rail Asset Performance
  • Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance
  • Utilities Transmission and Distribution
  • Water and Wastewater Plants
The conference will also feature several new Industry Forums, which include:
  • Buildings and Campuses
  • Industrial
  • Rail and Transit
  • Roads and Bridges
  • Urban Systems
  • Utilities and Water
Paul Baron, principal/Pacific business group manager at engineering firm GHD, said, “I felt like a winner before I even came up to the stage — simply being at the event and surrounded by so many outstanding project nominees was inspiring!”

“We are extremely proud that our project in Advancing Construction Management was among the nominees honored at the 2016 Be Inspired Awards,” he said. “We also appreciated the interest from the global media in our company and in our innovative use of technology. To have our project recognised on a global stage in front of our peers, industry leaders, and members of the media was humbling. We look forward to submitting again this year.”

To nominate a project and for further information visit Bentley’s Be Inspired Awards page.

Every Be Inspired Awards nomination receives significant and valuable recognition across the global infrastructure community. Through the Be Inspired 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, finalists, and project nominees are featured on Bentley’s User Project Profiles website page;
  • enhance their competitive edge by demonstrating to existing and potential clients the value they and their respective organizations add to projects through their innovative BIM advancements;
  • receive media coverage from global media and support from the Bentley team in marketing and promoting their respective projects to the media.

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