Bentley Announces Finalists in 2017 Be Inspired Awards Programme - 11/08/2017

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has announced the finalists in the 2017 Be Inspired Awards programme. The annual awards honour the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction and operations throughout the world. Ten independent jury panels comprising distinguished industry experts selected the 51 finalists from more than 400 nominations submitted by organisations in more than 50 countries.

The finalists will present their innovative projects to their peers, the jurors, industry thought leaders, and more than 120 members of the media as part of related infrastructure forums at The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference, 10-12 October in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

This gathering of leading professionals in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations will feature thought-provoking keynotes by Bentley senior executives and prominent industry thought leaders, live technology presentations from Bentley’s alliance partners – Microsoft, Siemens, Bureau Veritas, and Topcon – and opportunities for attendees to meet and have one-on-one discussions with awards finalists. In addition, informative industry forums and panel discussions are held featuring speakers from Microsoft, Siemens, Bureau Veritas, Australia Road Research Board, Applied Research & Associates, Building and Construction Authority of Singapore, and more.

One of the highlights will be The Be Inspired Awards finalists’ presentations on 10 and 11 October and the evening ceremony and gala featuring announcement of the Be Inspired Awards winners on 12 October.

Network gathering

The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference is an ideal opportunity for management-level executives in engineering firms, architecture firms, construction companies, and government or owner-operator organisations responsible for the design, delivery, and/or operations of infrastructure to share best practices and meet infrastructure professionals from around the world. All those who submitted a nomination in the Be Inspired Awards programme are also invited to attend.

Bentley Systems chief communications officer Chris Barron said The Year in Infrastructure Conference is a one-of-a-kind networking and learning experience for infrastructure leaders from around the world. This year they will have an unprecedented number of participants for the Be Inspired programme, and are pleased to congratulate and acknowledge all of the participants for their excellent work and inspiring projects. Conference attendees will have the chance to meet the awards finalists, and see them present their projects, which represent this year’s most outstanding BIM advancements in global infrastructure.

Marina Bay Sands

This year’s conference will be held for the first time in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, one of the most iconic buildings in Asia. The structural design of Marina Bay Sands was done by Arup and was Bentley’s 2010 Be Inspired Award winner for Innovation in Structural Engineering.

Mike Lee, vice president of sales, Marina Bay Sands, said Marina Bay Sands is honoured to be the chosen venue for Bentley Systems’ first-to-Singapore conference. The relationship of the conference venue with Bentley dates back to the construction days, as the iconic building was structurally engineered using Bentley Systems software. Lee added he looks forward to welcoming Bentley and its delegates to their integrated resort to experience its multitude of business, leisure, and dining offerings under one roof.

The Be Inspired Awards finalists for 2017 can be found here.

About The Be Inspired Awards Programme and The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference

Since 2004, the Be Inspired Awards programme has showcased excellence and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure projects around the world. The Be Inspired Awards programme is unique – the only competition of its kind that is global in scope and comprehensive in categories covered, encompassing all types of infrastructure projects. In the awards programme, which is open to all users of Bentley software, independent panels of industry experts select finalists for each category. For additional information, visit

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference is a global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations. The conference features a series of presentations and interactive workshops exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure project delivery and asset performance.

For additional information about The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference or to register, click here.

About Bentley Systems

For more information about Bentley visit For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. Visit The Year in Infrastructure Conference website for highlights of Bentley’s premier thought-leadership event. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks.

Last updated: 16/07/2018