Bentley strengthens commitment to infrastructure

Bentley strengthens commitment to infrastructure

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Bentley Systems released its inaugural Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners Ranking. The rankings, which Bentley will update annually, will facilitate comparison of investment levels across types of infrastructure, regions of the world, and public and private organisations.

Bentley Systems has compiled the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners Ranking to help global constituents appreciate and explore the magnitude of investment in infrastructure and the potential to continually increase the return on that investment. The infrastructure value represented is over $13 trillion. Bentley is committed to enhancing ROIs through leveraging information modelling by way of integrated projects to create more intelligent infrastructure on behalf of owner organisations.

Commenting on the release of the Bentley Infrastructure 500, Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems said, “We anticipate a diverse, global audience for our new Top Owners ranking since all of us are infrastructure constituents and depend on infrastructure owners – and their stewardship of their infrastructure investments – to help sustain our society, environment, and economies. However, the many of us who participate in creating value for these owners as part of their supply chains will find the Bentley Infrastructure 500 rankings of particular interest and value in helping to gain insight and glean new opportunities. Equally important, the rankings and measurements provide a frame of reference to help all of us appreciate just how massive investments in infrastructure are, and the degree to which enabling better returns on these investments is leveraged.”

An analysis of the Bentley Infrastructure 500 substantiates the global nature of top-level investment in infrastructure, with 46 countries represented in the rankings. Further analysis of the Top Owners shows the extensive involvement of the private sector in infrastructure investments, with 359 of the Bentley Infrastructure 500 being private-sector organisations. The total value of their infrastructure is more than USD 9 trillion.
 
This global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure is based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments (measured by reported net tangible fixed assets). Data sources for the Bentley Infrastructure 500 included published financial statements and third-party research. The full list is available at www.bentley.com/500.

Bentley unveiled the ranking at Be Inspired, its premium event for infrastructure professionals in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The two-day event culminated in the elegant Be Inspired Awards ceremony recognising outstanding and innovative project achievements in infrastructure design, construction and operations selected from 55 finalists in 21 countries by an independent panel of judges. In total, 320 nominations from 249 organisations in 45 countries were submitted in this year’s awards programme. Following are this year’s winners.

 The Winning Projects

Category Winner
Communicating Through Visualization A02-Architecture Office – Cultural Centre Zlin – Zlin, Czech Republic
Connecting Project Teams Crossrail Limited – Crossrail – London, U.K.
Innovation in Bridges Atkins – Penang Bridge Stay Replacement – Penang, Malaysia
Innovation in Building Henning Larsen Architects – Crystal Towers – Riyad, Saudi Arabia
Innovation in Campuses, Airports, and Military Installations Zaha Hadid Architects – Stone Towers – Cairo, Egypt
Innovation in Communications Networks Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, a.s. – XFM Moves Maps to Integrated GIS – Praha, Czech Republic
Innovation in Construction PT McDermott Indonesia – Cuu Long Su Tu Vang Project – Mekong Basin, Vietnam
Innovation in Generative Design Henning Larsen Architects – Villas in the Sky – Riyadh, Central Province, Saudi Arabia
Innovation in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering State Geological Institute of Dionyz Stur – Rhyolite Volcanism 3D Geological Maps – Spiska Nova Ves, Slovakia
Innovation in Government Odense Kommune – On-the-Fly 3D City and Urban Modeling – Odense, Denmark
Innovation in Metals and Mining PDC Consultants – Brockman Syncline No. 4 Project – Pilbara, Australia
Innovation in Power Generation ESI Inc. of Tennessee – Department of Energy – Biomass Cogeneration
Innovation in Process Manufacturing Grontmij Industry – Fully Automatic Production Unit for Sika – Zwijndrecht, Belgium
Innovation in Rail and Transit Mott MacDonald Limited – Victoria Station Upgrade Project – London, U.K.
Innovation in Roads Scott Wilson Group plc – A46 Newark to Widmerpool – Newark, U.K.
Innovation in Structural Engineering Arup Singapore Pte Ltd – Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort – Singapore
Innovation in Utility Transmission and Distribution Networks Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute – Jiangxia 500 kV Transformer Substation – Wuhan, China
Innovation in Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants Carollo Engineers – Ak-Chin Indian Community Water Reclamation Facility – Maricopa, Ariz., U.S.
Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks Westernport Water – Integration of SCADA Data in Model Calibration – Newhaven, Australia

Special Recognition Awards

Award Winner
Attaining Return on Innovation Matec Engineering, Sao Paulo, Brazil; BIM: Advanced Brazilian Civil Construction
Advancing Interoperability Stanley Beaman & Sears; Nemours Children’s Hospital
Sustaining Our Society Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation
Sustaining Our Environment MWH Global Inc.; MEATHEFW
Sustaining Our Professions Hatch IPasDT Sustainable Training Initiative
Educator of the Year Efrat Giboa, Shenkar College of Engineering & Design

Chilean Mining Company Codelco was awarded for extraordinary feat in engineering in the rescue mission of the trapped Chilean miners.
 
Source: Our Correspondent