Bentley Systems 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 InspiredAwards 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 Project – Heihe 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 of 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 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.