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Bentley announces winners of Be Inspired Awards

Exton, US: Bentley Systems, Inc., announced the winners of the 2011 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honour the extraordinary work of Bentley users in improving the world’s infrastructure. They were presented during the annual Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure event.

Five independent panels of jurors, comprising accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the Be Inspired Awards winners from 57 finalists. These finalists had been previously chosen from the nominations submitted by 270 organisations in 42 countries.

CEO Greg Bentley said, “Be Inspired Awards winners’ innovative use of information modelling and best practices has resulted in a legacy of intelligent, better-performing infrastructure that will serve many generations of people around the globe, improving quality of life and helping sustain the environment.”

Some of the Be Inspired Awards winners for 2011 include:
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 Communications Networks
– Precision Contracting Services, Inc. – Martin County Community Broadband Network – (Martin County, Florida, USA)
Innovation in Government

– Port of Helsinki – Vuosaari Harbour Maintenance System – (Helsinki, Finland)
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)

Some of the Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2011 include:
Educator of the Year
– Maria-Paz Gutierrez, professor, University of California, Berkeley.
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)

Source: Bentley