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Bentley Systems Announces Winners of 2017 Be Inspired Awards


The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has announced the winners of the 2017 Be Inspired Awards. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing the world’s infrastructure. At a ceremony and gala at their Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference, Bentley acknowledged 17 Be Inspired Awards winners and six Special Recognition Awards winners.

The Year in Infrastructure Conference is Bentley’s annual global gathering of leading professionals in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations. In addition to thought-provoking keynotes, technology demonstrations, industry forums, and panel discussions, the agenda included presentations by finalists in the Be Inspired Awards program, culminating in the selection of the winning projects.

This year, 10 independent panels of jurors, comprising distinguished industry experts, selected the Be Inspired Awards winners from 51 project finalists. These finalists were chosen from more than 400 submissions by organizations in over 50 countries.

Projects receiving Bentley’s Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards are uniquely innovative and demonstrate visionary achievements that transcend the narrower focus of the standing Be Inspired Awards categories. These projects were reviewed by a panel of Bentley executives, who evaluated them based on the criteria established for each award.

The Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2017 are as follows:

Asset Information Management Advancement

Oregon Department of Transportation – TransInfo —A Connected Data Environment for Transportation – Salem, Oregon, United States

Comprehensive BIM Advancement

Guangdong Hydropower Planning & Design Institute – Guangdong Pearl River Delta Water Resources Allocation Project – Guangdong Province, China

Conceptioneering Advancement

HNTB Corporation – I-94 Modernization Project – Detroit, Michigan, United States

Constructioneering Advancement

China Construction Sixth Engineering Division, Tianjin University of Technology, and Tianjin Tianhe-Cloud Building Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. – Sanya New Airport Reclamation Project – Sanya, Hainan, China

Inspectioneering Advancement

SEIKEY Enterprise Drone Solutions – Cell Tower Inspections 4G and 5G – Caronno Pertusella, Varese, Italy

Operationeering Advancement

Outotec – Design for Reliability Project in Counter Current Decantation (CCD) – Helsinki, Finland

The Be Inspired Awards winners for 2017 are as follows:

BIM Advancements in Bridges

Long Jian Road & Bridge Co., Ltd. – Heihe-Blagoveshchensk Heilongjiang River (Amur River) Road Bridge ProjectHeihe City, Heilongjiang Province, China

BIM Advancements in Buildings and Campuses

Morphosis – Bloomberg Center Project – New York, New York, United States

BIM Advancements in Construction

Leighton Asia – Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – Hong Kong

BIM Advancements in Environmental Engineering

NJS Engineers India Pvt. Ltd. – JICA Assisted Ganga Action Plan II – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

BIM Advancements in Manufacturing

Satria Technologies Sdn. Bhd. – Sustainable Solutions for Control & Protection Systems – Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

BIM Advancements in Mining and Offshore Engineering

Offshore Oil Engineering Company Limited – Field Jacket Design and Development of ‘Fixed Offshore Structure Design Tool’ – Tianjin, China

BIM Advancements in Municipal Operations

Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited, PowerChina – Application of BIM Strategy for Shenzhen Qianhai Municipal Infrastructure – Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China

BIM Advancements in Power Generation

China Water Resource Pearl River Planning Surveying & Designing Co., Ltd. – Wugachong Reservoir Project in Pu’an County of Guizhou Province – Pu'an County, Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China

BIM Advancements in Project Delivery

Mott MacDonald and the Costain, VINCI Construction Grands Projets, Bachy Soletanche Joint Venture – East Section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel – London, England, United Kingdom

BIM Advancements in Rail and Transit

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. – Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project - Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BIM Advancements in Reality Modeling

CEDD-AECOM- The Earth Solutions – Development of Anderson Road Quarry Site – Hong Kong

BIM Advancements in Roads

CCCC First Highway Consultants, Co., Ltd. – Application of BIM Strategy on the Transformation of Meiguan Expressway to Urban Road Design Project – Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China

BIM Advancements in Road and Rail Asset Performance

Highways England – Network Occupancy Management System (NOMS) – Strategic Road Network, England, United Kingdom

BIM Advancements in Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance

BP – Khazzan Central Information Store – Khazzan Field, Block 61, Ad Dhahirah Governorate, Oman

BIM Advancements in Utilities Transmission and Distribution

Pestech International Berhad – Automation and Integration of Substation Design Project – Kratie and Kampong Cham, Cambodia

BIM Advancements in Water and Wastewater Plants

Beijing Institute of Water – Tongzhou Water Works of Beijing South-to-North Water Diversion Project – Beijing, China

BIM Advancements in Water Networks

AEGEA – AEGEA Prolagos Sewerage Master Plan 2041 – Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bentley Systems has posted highlights of this year’s winning projects on its website. Detailed descriptions of all nominated projects are in the print and digital versions of its 2017 Infrastructure Yearbook, which will be published in early 2018. To review the past editions of this publication, which together feature more than 3,200 world-class projects recognized in the Be Inspired Awards program since 2004, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks .

About the Be Inspired Awards Program and The Year in Infrastructure Conference

Since 2004, the Be Inspired Awards program has showcased excellence and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure projects around the world. The Be Inspired Awards program 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 program, which is open to all users of Bentley software, independent panels of industry experts select finalists for each category. For additional information, visit

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Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 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.

This year’s conference included:

  • The Buildings and Campuses Forum
  • The Digital Cities Forum
  • The Industrial Forum
  • The Rail and Transit Forum
  • The Roads and Bridges Forum
  • The Utilities and Water Forum
  • Alliance Partner Pavilion and Sessions
  • The Project Delivery Summit (by invitation only)
  • The Infrastructure Asset Performance Summit (by invitation only)
  • The CIO Summit (by invitation only)
  • Pre-conference Learning Academies (BIM Advancement, Construction, and Reality Modeling)
  • The Be Inspired Awards Ceremony

The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference Sponsors

  • Platinum: Microsoft
  • Gold: ARC Advisory Group, BNP Media, Engineering News-Record, Informed Infrastructure, New Civil Engineer, PennEnergy,, SPAR 3D, Water & Wastewater International

For more details and a complete list of sponsors, including Silver level, click here.

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by managed services offered through customized Success Plans.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2011 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at 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. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Bentley 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 BI 500.

Bentley, the “B” Bentley logo, Be, AssetWise, 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 brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact information

Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Jennifer Maguire
+1 610-458-2695
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