Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Conference explores intersection of technology and business drivers

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Conference explores intersection of technology and business drivers

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UK, November 7, 2014: The Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference was held in Hilton London Metropole in London 4–6 November. The three-day event saw attendance of executives from the global architecture, engineering and construction market, and featured presentations and interactive sessions exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns.

New products and partnerships

At the conference Bentley made several important announcements including how it will work in partnership with Trimble to leverage Construction Modeling for the benefit of capital, industrial and infrastructure project delivery.

Making the announcement, Harry Vitelli, Bentley Systems vice president, construction and field, said, “Bentley’s ongoing collaboration with Trimble is delivering real-world solutions that will transform the design to construction workflow– for example, by enabling greatly enhanced information mobility through Bentley’s recently announced ProjectWise CONNECT Edition and Trimble’s recently announced Trimble Connect platform. Both of our companies share the belief that construction modelling will offer new levels of construction data visibility.”

In addition, Bentley announced that it has integrated its point-cloud building information modelling (BIM) solution with process simulation tools in Siemens’ Tecnomatix software for 3D digital factory automation. With this, the users of Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions will be able to work on enhanced 3D digital models of existing factories in their ‘as-operated’ conditions and by leveraging the models created from point clouds captured through scanning.

The event also saw Bentley announcing plans to provide a virtual environment for introducing and propagating best practices for BIM-enabled asset management, through the AssetWise Academy.

Year in Infrastructure 2014 Awards: US leads the way

On the last day of the Conference, Bentley also announced the winners of its annual Year in Infrastructure 2014 Awards. At the awards ceremony, 18 Be Inspired Awards winners and seven Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners were acknowledged.

The Americas region bagged 12 awards, while Asia Pacific won nine awards; followed by Europe (three awards) and Africa (one award). US won the largest number of awards (8 awards), followed by China (3 awards) and Japan and UK (2 awards each).

Commenting on the winners, Bentley Systems CEO, Greg Bentley, said, “Our conference this year has been filled with insightful presentations and productive dialogue about BIM advancements. The effective strategies behind these advancements are helping infrastructure organisations achieve better performing assets through increased depth of information modelling and better performing projects through increased breadth of information mobility.”

The winners are:

Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2014

Category

Winner

Advancing Asset Lifecycle Information Management

American Electric Power – Bentley Substation and eB Implementation– (Gananna, Ohio and Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Advancing Asset Lifecycle Information Management

QGC Pty Limited – The Journey from Physical Assets to Digital Assets for the Queensland Curtis LNG Project – (Gladstone, Queensland, Australia)

Advancing Comprehensive BIM “Playbooks”

HDR – Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing: The New NY Bridge – (Westchester, New York, United States)

Advancing Dimensions in Infrastructure

Beijing Building Construction Research Institute Co., Ltd.; Beijing Institute of Architectural Design; National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences– Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) – (Karst, Guizhou, China)

Advancing Information Technology

Michigan Department of Transportation – ProjectWise: A Change in Construction – (Michigan, United States)

Advancing Urban Infrastructure

Engevix Engenharia, Themag Engenharia, and Planservi Engenharia – Santos Guarujá Tunnel– (Santos and Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil)

Effective Strategies in Construction Modelling

Takenaka– Yawaragi Mori No Stadium– (Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan)

Be Inspired Awards winners for 2014

Category Winner

Innovation in Asset Performance Management

Severn Trent Water Ltd– EToN 6: Technology in Street Works – (Midlands, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Bridges

Anhui Transport Consulting & Design Institute Co.,Ltd– Second Wuhu Yangtze River Highway Bridge – (Wuhu, Anhui, China)

Innovation in Building

Morphosis Architects– EmersonCollegeLos Angeles – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Innovation in Construction

Jacobs– EPC Success Using ConstructSim – (Houston, Texas, United States)

Innovation in Government

Ordnance Survey Ireland – A New Authoritative Spatial Data Infrastructure for Ireland – (Dublin, Ireland)

Innovation in Land Development and Management

Cathie Associates– Montevideo Multipurpose Harbour – (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Innovation in Megaprojects

Jacobs and Bouygues Civil Works Florida– Port of Miami Tunnel and Access Improvements– (Miami, Florida, United States)

Innovation in Mining and Metals

Ausenco – Constancia Project – (Chamaca and Livitaca, Chumbivilcas, Peru)

Innovation in Offshore Engineering

Dockwise Shipping B.V. – SHWE Transportation and Installation – (Bay of Bengal, Myanmar)

Innovation in Power Generation

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. – Development of Decommissioning Engineering Platform Based on Plant 3D Model – (Japan)

Innovation in Process Manufacturing

3DDraughting – LPG Import and Storage Terminal– (Saldanha Bay, Western Cape, South Africa)

Innovation in Project Performance

J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc.– Tehachapi Mountains Double Track Project – (Tehachapi, California, United States)

Innovation in Rail and Transit

Hatch Mott MacDonald– Intelligent Rail Signal Design via 2D Schematics and 3D Models– (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

Innovation in Roads

Well-Connected Alliance– The Waterview Connection – (Auckland, New Zealand)

Innovation in Structural Engineering

Beijing Building Construction Research Institute Co., Ltd.; Beijing Institute of Architectural Design; National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences– Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) – (Karst, Guizhou, China)

Innovation in Utilities and Communications Networks

Time Warner Cable– An Enterprise GIS Strategy for Increased Revenue and Lower Costs Using Bentley’s Communications Solution – (Centennial, Colorado, United States)

Innovation in Water or Wastewater Treatment Plants

MWH– Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works Thermal Hydrolysis Plant – (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Network Modelling and Analysis

Manila Water Company, Inc.– Marikina North Project – (Marikina City, Philippines)

In addition, this year’s recipient of the Bentley Educator of the Year award, Artur Krawczyk, PhD, a lecturer at AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland, was acknowledged.

Source: Bentley Systems