Bentley Systems Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has announced the winners of the 2016 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honour the extraordinary work of Bentley users in improving the world´s infrastructure. At a ceremony and gala at The Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference, 18 Be InspiredAwards winners and eight Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners were acknowledged.
The Year in Infrastructure Conference is a global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations. It features 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. The 2016 event was also attended by more than 120 members of the press from leading publications around the globe who met with Bentley executives for the company´s annual Media Briefing. The agenda also included presentations by finalists in the Be Inspired Awards program, culminating in the selection of the winning projects.
This year, 10 independent panels of jurors, comprising distinguished industry experts, selected the 18 Be Inspired Awards winners from 54 project finalists. These finalists had been previously chosen from over 300 submissions by organisations in 80 countries.
Candidates for Bentley´s Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards were selected by the jurors from the top finalist projects as well as other exemplary nominations. This selection was based on the projects´ uniquely innovative and visionary achievements that transcend the narrower focus of the standing Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees were then reviewed by a panel of Bentley executives, who evaluated them based on the criteria established for each award.
Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said, ´The achievements of our users - the architects, engineers, constructors, and operations professionals around the world - are exemplified by the extraordinary Be Inspired Award-winning projects we celebrated last night. I heartily congratulate the organisations that were instrumental in the delivery or operations of these truly inspiring projects. Moreover, I applaud all of the project nominees in this year´s awards program for their contributions to improving quality of life around the globe.´