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Bentley publishes ‘The Year in Infrastructure’ project yearbook, adds Project Search tool to website

Pennsylvania, USA, 02 April 2007: Bentley Systems has published “The Year in Infrastructure,” a 162-page project yearbook highlighting the work of Bentley users in improving the world’s infrastructure.

The yearbook features the 225 nominees recognized and 29 winners honored in the professional portion of the 2006 BE Awards of Excellence program. The BE Awards are judged by an independent panel of industry experts and are presented at an evening ceremony during the annual BE Conference (www.be.org).

These projects, which set benchmarks and showcase the imagination and technical mastery of the organizations that created them, fall into the following categories:
Building – BIM for Architecture, BIM for Building Engineering, BIM
for Multiple Disciplines, BIM for Simulation and Visualization, Building
Managed Environment, and Building New Technology Adoption

Civil – Civil Managed Environment, Civil New Technology Adoption,
Civil Rail Design, Civil Road Design, Civil Site Design, and Civil Visualization

Geospatial – Geospatial Communications, Geospatial Government, Geospatial Managed Environment, Geospatial Mapping and Cadastre, Geospatial Modeling, Geospatial Public Works, Geospatial Utilities, and Geospatial Web Publishing

Plant – Plant Lifecycle Information Management, Plant Managed Environment, Plant Multidiscipline Engineering, Plant New Technology Adoption, Plant Rookie of the Year, Plant Supply Chain Integration, and PlantVisualization

Special – Best Overall IT Strategy and Well-Trained Organization

To view “The Year in Infrastructure,” go to www.be.org/projectyearbook.

RITES wins BE award:

RITES Ltd., a multidisciplinary consultancy in the fields of transport, infrastructure, and related technologies, has won a BE Award for its detailed engineering study for the Kashmir Railway project in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The award category was “Civil: Rail Design.”

The $2.5 billion Kashmir Railway project will connect the state of Jammu and Kashmir with the Indian Railway and provide an important link to the rest of India. Among the project route’s many design and construction challenges is a 142-kilometer stretch of rugged, mountainous terrain that will require the construction of 118 bridges and 65 tunnels.

By helping RITES develop alternative routes, establish their feasibility, and optimize them, Bentley MXRAIL and its 3D visualizations have saved millions of dollars in construction costs as well as substantial time. For example, on one 12-kilometer section of railway, use of Bentley MXRAIL saved almost $13 million and shortened the construction time by six months.