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April 22nd, 2015
Bentley Issues Call for Submissions to 2015 Be Inspired Awards for Excellence in Infrastructure

Winning projects showcase “BIM advancements” through:

  • depth of information modeling, for better asset performance, and/or
  • breadth of information mobility, for better project performance.

The 18 Be Inspired Awards categories in this comprehensive, global program cover every aspect of the built environment.

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 built. The three finalists chosen for each Be Inspired Awards category will win a trip to London to attend, as a guest of Bentley Systems, The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference, being held Nov. 3-5 at the Hilton London Metropole in the U.K. 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 gathered for this highly interactive event comprising presentations, summits, and workshops.

Chris Barron, Bentley vice president, corporate communications, said, “It’s time once again for our users to review their project achievements over the past year and select the most extraordinary for submission to our 2015 Be Inspired Awards program. The small effort required to nominate a project is a very worthwhile investment – one whose return is unprecedented global recognition for our users’ projects and organizations.”

He continued, “Win or lose, every project nominated is acknowledged across the broader infrastructure community with the full support of Bentley’s global marketing team. The project work of finalists gains additional exposure through presentations on a global stage at the Year in Infrastructure Conference in London. And the winners are invited back to that stage to receive their award in front of their peers and other leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations as well as more than 100 journalists from key media outlets. It’s an opportunity not to be missed!”

Through the Be Inspired Awards program, participants can:

  • gain global recognition by having their architectural or engineering 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, finalists and winning projects are featured on the Be Inspired Project Portfolios website page;
  • enhance their competitive edge by demonstrating to existing and potential clients the value they and their respective organizations add to projects;
  • receive media coverage by interacting with global media as well as members of the Bentley team, who will help them market and promote their respective projects.

For additional information about the Be Inspired Awards program, or to nominate a project, visit www.bentley.com/BeInspired.

About The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference

The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference, being held Nov. 3-5 at the Hilton London Metropole, in London, U.K., is a global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations. It will feature a series of presentations and interactive workshops exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns.

The conference will also include the Be Inspired Awards Finals program and presentation of the Be Inspired Awards to the winners, as well as summits focused on infrastructure asset performance and project delivery, and forums focused on building; rail and roads; oil, gas, chemical and mining – including offshore; utilities (electric, gas, and water); and visions for the future.

For additional information about The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference, visit www.bentley.com/YIIconference.

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is the global leader dedicated to 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 worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2006 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at www.bentley.com and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. Visit The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference 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 www.bentley.com/500.