Winners of 2011 Be Inspired Awards Recognised - 11/11/2011

Bentley Systems announced the winners of the 2011 Be Inspired Awards during a ceremony at the end of the Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure 2011 event that was held in Amsterdam on 8th and 9th November 2011. The finalists presented their cases and brainstormed on various issues relating to infrastructure design and asset management in break-out groups. The awards were presented by the vice presidents and the company management at the gala evening, which was a fitting conclusion to a couple of inspiring days for delegates from all over the world.



The awards honour the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. This invitation-only gathering of infrastructure executives and thought leaders from around the globe was also attended by 75 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 recognised. 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 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 to be privileged to recognise the talent and achievements of this year’s Be Inspired Awards winners, as well as of all nominees this year.


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)


Candidates for Bentley’s third annual Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards were placed into nomination by the independent panels of jurors for their innovative and visionary achievements embracing multiple Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees were then reviewed by a panel of Bentley executives. The achievements recognised by this year’s four awards are Attaining Return on Innovation, Sustaining Our Society, Sustaining Our Environment, and Sustaining the Professions.


The Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2011 are as follows:


Attaining Return on Innovation

Cadre Design Group, Inc. – SFOBB East Span Seismic Safety Project – (San Francisco-Oakland, California, USA)

Sustaining Our Society

Secretaria de Finanzas del Distrito Federal – Programme for the Modernization of the Mexico City Cadastre – (Mexico City, Mexico)

Sustaining Our Environment

Shinryo Corporation – Shinryo Eco Renewal Project – (Tokyo, Japan)

Sustaining the Professions

GHD Pty Ltd – (Melbourne, Australia)





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