Bentley honors plant winners at BE awards
Bentley Systems announced the winners of the 2006 BE Awards of Excellence at its annual BE Conference in Charlotte.
The independent panel of BE Awards jurors, which included accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the winning projects from more than 260 nominations.
The winners, said CEO Greg Bentley. “have shown that they stand above all others in their vision and application of technology in improving the world’s infrastructure.”
This year’s BE Awards of Excellence winners in the plant area are:
Plant Lifecycle Information Management: Tessenderlo Group %%MDASSML%% AutoPLANT/PIDA/eDM System for Engineering and Maintenance Purposes
Plant Managed Environment, Global Work Sharing: ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. %%MDASSML%% CPAI Managed Environment
Plant Multidiscipline Engineering: Giprotyumenneftegaz %%MDASSML%% West-Salym Field Development
Plant New Technology Adoption: CH2M HILL %%MDASSML%% American Electric Power %%MDASSML%% Mitchell & Mountaineer CPS Treatment Plants
Plant Rookie of the Year (First-Time User): Carollo Engineers, P.C. %%MDASSML%% Adoption of Bentley Products
Plant Supply Chain Integration (For Vendors/Equipment Suppliers Only): York International/A Johnson Controls Company %%MDASSML%% Zueitina Propane Refrigeration System
Plant Visualization: Atkins Water %%MDASSML%% Wastewater Treatment Improvement
For more information on the 2006 BE Awards of Excellence winners and nominations, including project summaries, go to www.be.org/awards .
Engler: Let Congress view manufacturing in person
NAM president John Engler told Congress this week that it was important to permit Congressional staff tours of manufacturing facilities.
“Since nearly all of these manufacturing facilities are located outside of Washington, D.C., it is necessary to travel to get to them,” he said. “Congressional staffs see and experience things they have never before seen and experienced, and return to Washington better able to advise Members on issues related to manufacturing.”
Engler cited two examples of recent Congressional visits to factories in Illinois, and said that all such field trips take place during Congressional recesses and are approved beforehand by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.
Recent legislation designed to curtail lobbying abuses have had a “chilling effect”
“Globalization requires that elected leaders see firsthand how manufacturing facilities operate and what challenges they face from international competition,” Engler said. “I see it as an obligation for members of Congress and their staff to understand the economic sector that provides growth and stability for our nation’s economy. The only way to meet that obligation is to walk the plant floors and observe and learn how things are made in America.”
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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