Bentley announces ‘Be Inspired 2014’ competition finalists

Fifty four nominations, including three from the Middle East, make it to the shortlist; winners to announced in November

Bentley Systems has announced the project finalists in the 2014 Be Inspired Awards competition for users of Bentley software. Nine independent panels of jurors, comprising distinguished industry experts, selected the 54 finalists from nominations submitted by organisations in 49 countries.

The winners of the Be Inspired Awards will be announced at The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference, which takes place November 4-6 in London, UK. This global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations features a series of 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.

Bentley Systems COO Malcolm Walter said, “Our Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference will provide the infrastructure executives gathered from around the globe with valuable takeaways that their organizations can leverage to gain increased competitive advantage and ROIs. Through insightful forum and summit presentations and discussions, they’ll learn about effective strategies for advancing BIM – strategies that are empowering leading AEC firms and infrastructure owner-operators to achieve better performing assets through increased depth of information modeling and better performing projects through increased breadth of information mobility. They’ll also be briefed on emerging strategies and next practices for further BIM advancement.”

This year’s conference guest speakers will include thought leaders from the global community of infrastructure professionals. Among them is Ed Merrow, Founder and President of Independent Project Analysis. Merrow is recognised around the world as a subject matter expert in the execution of large and complex megaprojects and capital projects in general. Attendees will also hear from Professor Andrew McNaughton, FREng, Chief Engineer and Technical Director, HS2. Professor McNaughton has been with HS2 Ltd since 2009, developing the principles, network, and specific route design for high speed rail in Great Britain.

Walter continued, “But there’s still more at this information-filled event, including one of my favorite portions of the conference program – the compelling Be Inspired finalist presentations. These give attendees an opportunity to learn about BIM advancements at work, in real-world projects, helping infrastructure professionals overcome difficult, real-world challenges. This year’s submissions were once again extraordinary and truly inspiring. I extend my congratulations to all of the finalists and wish them the best of luck in the final round of this prestigious international competition.”

The Be Inspired Awards finalists for 2014 are as follows:

Innovation in Asset Performance Management

• Agrium – Agrium Vanscoy Potash Operations Reliability Improvement Project – (Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada)

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

• Tenaga Nasional Berhad – Asset Performance Management at Tenaga Nasional Berhad Power Plants – (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Innovation in Bridges

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

• Hanson Professional Services  – Alaska’s Northern Rail Extension: Tanana River Bridge – (Salcha, Alaska, United States)

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

Innovation in Building

• John Portman & Associates – Yinchuan Greenland Centre – (Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China)

• Morphosis Architects – Emerson College Los Angeles – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

• MWM Architekci Sp. z o.o. – Hotel Ar?amów – (Ustrzyki Dolne, Podkarpacie, Poland)

Innovation in Construction

• Arabtec Construction  – Fairmont Hotel – (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

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

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

Innovation in Government

• City of Eindhoven – 3D City and IFC Integrated – (Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands)

• Kokusai Kogyo Co – Disaster Prevention and Risk Reduction Project – (Nagano Prefecture, Japan)

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

Innovation in Land Development and Management

• Arup – Civil BIM Implementation for Campus Projects in Qatar – (Doha, Qatar)

• Barcelona Regional S.A. – Sediment Balance of the Beaches of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)

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

Innovation in Megaprojects

• Guangdong Hydropower Planning & Design Institute – 3D Design for Qingyuan Pumped Storage Power Station: Detailed Design and Construction – (Qingyuan, Guangdong, China)

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

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

Innovation in Mining and Metals

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

• Ausenco – Goldstrike – (Eureka County, Nevada, United States)

• Vale Manitoba Operations – T1 Mine, 4160 Level Loading Pocket Redesign and Rebuild – (Thompson, Manitoba, Canada)

Innovation in Offshore Engineering

• Dockwise Shipping BV – SHWE Transportation and Installation – (Bay of Bengal, Myanmar)

• Orca Offshore – Centrica F3-FA Self-installing Platform – (Dutch North Sea, Netherlands)

• SNC-Lavalin UK Limited – Mariner Jacket Detailed Design – (Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Power Generation

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

• I.Y. Genesis Advanced Engineering  – Bobo II-III 54 MW Power Plant – (Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso)

• Kavin Engineering And Services Private Limited – Power Plant for Garraf Development Facility Operation – (Iraq)

Innovation in Process Manufacturing

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

• Eastman Chemical Company – Eastman’s Journey to a New Global Information-sharing Platform – (Kingsport, Tennessee, United States)

• Tianjin MCC20 Construction  – 1×600m2 Sintering Machine Phase-I Project – (Rizhao, Shandong, China)

Innovation in Project Performance

• Bechtel – Vauxhall Underground Station: Congestion Relief and Step-free Access Project – (London, United Kingdom)

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

• MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd – MMCOG Integrated Data Administration – (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Innovation in Rail and Transit

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

• JM Souto Engenharia – Detailed Project for the Adequacy of the Alternative Railway Route – (Congonhas, Minas Gerais, Brazil)

• Track Access Services Ltd – Track Access Survey and Sighting – (United Kingdom)

Innovation in Roads

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

• Washington State Department of Transportation – I-90: Snoqualmie Pass East, Phase 1A through Phase 2A – (Hyak, Washington, United States)

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

Innovation in Structural Engineering

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

• D&H Steel Construction – Westgate Footbridge – (Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand)

• Fitzpatrick Engineering Group – Octapharma Blood Plasma Facility – (Charlotte, North Carolina, United States)

Innovation in Utilities and Communications Networks

• China Southern Power Grid Research Centre – Zhaotong Converter Station – (China)

• ElectraNet – Bentley Substation Implementation and Integration into ElectraNet SOP – (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)

• 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

• CH2M HILL – Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase II Expansion – (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)

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

• Power China Central Southern Geotechnical Design Institute – 3D Collaborative Design Accelerates Industry Revolution: The Standardised Design and Application of Water Project – (Qingzhen, Guizhou, China)

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

• AECOM India – Delhi Jal Board – Sewerage Master Plan – 2031 for NCT of Delhi – (New Delhi, India)

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

• Sabesp – Overview and Supervision: Cantareira Water Supply System – (São Paulo, Brazil)


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