London: Bentley Systems, Incorporated, has announced the winners of the 2013 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honour the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. They were presented at a ceremony during The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, held in London, United Kingdom recently.
During the awards ceremony, 22 Be Inspired Awards winners and nine Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners were acknowledged. In addition, this year’s recipient of the Bentley Educator of the Year award, Dr. Francelina Neto of California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States, was acknowledged, as was Captain Nicholas Sloane, the Salvage Master of the Costa Concordia Parbuckling Project, who was saluted as an Infrastructure Hero for his key role in this unprecedented engineering feat to safely right and remove the sunken Costa Concordia cruise ship.
Six independent panels of jurors, comprising accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the Be Inspired Awards winners from 65 project finalists. These finalists had been previously chosen from submissions by more than 300 organizations in 43 countries.
The Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2013 are as follows:
-Sustaining OurSociety: Henan Water & Power Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd – Shahe Aqueduct Project – (Pingdingshan, Henan, China)
-Sustaining Our Environment: Kursk Power Station and JSC Neolant – Information Support System for Decommissioning Kursk Nuclear Power Plant – (Kurchatov, Kursk Region, Russia)
-Sustaining the Professions: SNC-Lavalin – (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
-Attaining Return on Innovation: Kellogg Joint Venture Gorgon– Gorgon Project – (Barrow Island, Australia)
-Infrastructure Hero of the Year: TECON S.r.l. – Costa Concordia Wreck RemovalProject – (Isola del Giglio, Grosseto, Italy)
-Initiativein Information Mobility: Imarati Engineers & Consultants– IEC BIM-based Program Management – (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
-Innovation in Comprehensive BIM: Morphosis Architects – Perot Museum of Nature and Science – (Dallas, Texas, United States)
-Innovation in Comprehensive BIM: Consolidated Contractors Company on Behalf of TCAJV Midfield Terminal Building – Abu Dhabi International Airport– (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
-Innovation in Comprehensive BIM: GS Engineering & Construction: Mokpo Cable-stayed Bridge – (Mokpo, South Korea)