Bentley announces Be Inspired finalists

Global infrastructure awards to be presented Nov. 8-9


Bentley Systems has announced the project finalists in the 2011 Be Inspired Awards competition and the four winners of the 2011 Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards.

Five independent panels of jurors, comprising accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the 59 finalists and the Special Recognition Awards candidates from nominations submitted by 270 organizations in 42 countries. The winners of the Be Inspired Awards will be announced at the invitation-only Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure event taking place Nov. 8-9, 2011, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

“Our Be Inspired Awards program, which showcases excellence and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure around the world, is celebrating its eighth year,” Bentley Systems COO Malcolm Walter said, “and I’m happy to report that we once again enjoyed record participation from our global community of users.”

The Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2011 include:

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 – (Melbourne, Australia)

The Be Inspired Awards finalists for 2011 include:

Innovation in Asset Lifecycle Information Management

  • Bristol Water plc – Enterprise Management of Street Works Noticing – (Bristol, United Kingdom)
  • Crossrail Ltd – Crossrail - Asset Information Management System – (London and South East England, United Kingdom)
  • Southern Company – Asset Management - ProjectWise Lifecycle Server – (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)

Innovation in Building

  • Foster + Partners – Scottish National Arena – (Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom)
  • UNStudio – EEA & Tax Offices – (Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Warren and Mahoney – The Rock, Wellington International Airport – (Wellington, New Zealand)

Innovation in Campuses, Airports, and Military Installations

  • Arup – Midfield Development Design Consultancy Services – (Hong Kong, China)
  • Hatch Associates Limited – QCLNG Upstream Surface Facilities – (Wandoan and Dalby, Queensland, Australia)
  • Samsung C&T Corporation/IDM E&C – Jeongok Marine Industrial Park – (Gyeonggi-do, South Korea)

Innovation in Construction

  • Grontmij – Norreport Station – (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Jacobs – Automating WorkFace Planning – (Corpus Christi, Texas, USA)
  • Matec Engenharia – Planning Innovation of a Medical Center – (São Paulo, Brazil)



Innovation in Government

  • H. Ayuntamiento de Metepec – Cadastral and Geographic Information System (SICyG) – (Metepec, Mexico)
  • Port of Helsinki – Vuosaari Harbour Maintenance System – (Helsinki, Finland)
  • The City of Newcastle – City Precinct 3D Modeling – (Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia)


Innovation in Metals and Mining

  • AngloGold Ashanti Limited – Refurbishment of Savuka Shaft – (Carletonville, Gauteng, South Africa)
  • SEI Engenharia Ltda – Cristalino Project – (Canaã dos Carajás, Pará, Brazil)
  • T&G Corporation Pty Ltd – Crushing Plant – (North West Australia)

Innovation in Power Generation

  • Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute – Hongyan River Nuclear Power Plant – (Dalian, Liaoning, China)
  • HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation – Tuoba Hydro-Power Station – (Diqing, Yunan, China)
  • L&T-Sargent & Lundy Limited – 3x660 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant – (Nagpur, Maharashtra, India)

Innovation in Process Manufacturing

  • Chemical Construction International (P) Limited – Carotino Fatty Acid Splitting Plant – (Johar Baru, Central Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • Larsen & Toubro Limited – CO2 Recovery and Injection Project – (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
  • Qatar Petroleum – Creation of Intelligent As-built Models of Offshore Facilities Using a Combination of Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Verified Existing Engineering Drawings – (Doha, Qatar)


Innovation in Structural Engineering

  • Chuchawal Royal Haskoning Co., Ltd. – Hygenic Flex Factory at Samutsakorn – (Samutsakorn, Thailand)
  • L&T MHI Boilers Pvt Ltd – 2x700 MW Rajpura Thermal Power Plant – (Rajpura, Punjab, India)
  • Stopford Projects Ltd – Tata Soda Ash Plant Winnington – (Winnington, Cheshire, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • Arup – Sludge Treatment Facility Hong Kong – (Hong Kong, China)
  • CDM – Galveston Main Wastewater Treatment Plant – (Galveston, Texas, USA)
  • Gippsland Water – Gippsland Water Factory – (Maryvale, Victoria, Australia)

For more information about the 2011 Be Inspired finalists and Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners, visit

- Edited by Chris Vavra, Plant Engineering, 

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