Bentley honors outstanding global infrastructure projects

2011 Be Inspired award winners include entries from 42 countries


Bentley Systems presented the 2011 Be Inspired Awards at a gala dinner during the annual Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure event, held Nov. 8-9, in Amsterdam.  Five independent panels of jurors, comprising accomplished Bentley users and industry experts, selected the Be Inspired Awards winners from 57 finalists. These finalists had been previously chosen from the nominations submitted by 270 organizations in 42 countries.


Among the 2011 Be Inspired Awards winners were:




Innovation in Asset Lifecycle Information Management: Southern Company – Asset Management - ProjectWise Lifecycle Server – (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)




Innovation in Building: UNStudio – EEA & Tax Offices – (Groningen, Netherlands)




Innovation in Construction: Jacobs – Automating WorkFace Planning – (Corpus Christi, Texas, USA)




Innovation in Government: Port of Helsinki – Vuosaari Harbour Maintenance System – (Helsinki, Finland)




Innovation in Power Generation: L&T-Sargent & Lundy Limited – 3x660 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant – (Nagpur, Maharashtra, India)




Innovation in Process Manufacturing: 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: Stopford Projects Ltd – Tata Soda Ash Plant Winnington – (Winnington, Cheshire, United Kingdom)




Innovation in Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants: CDM – Galveston Main Wastewater Treatment Plant – (Galveston, Texas, USA)



Bentley has posted highlights of this year’s winning projects on its website and will include detailed descriptions of all nominated projects in the print and digital versions of The Year in Infrastructure 2011, which will be published by year’s end. To review the last seven editions of this publication, which together feature more than 1,300 world-class projects recognized in the Be Inspired Awards program since 2004, visit



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