Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading international provider of complete software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, introduced its call for nominations for the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards program. The awards, which are judged by independent juries of industry experts, understand infrastructure projects for digital innovations that enhance project delivery and/or asset performance. The closing date for nominations is May 1, 2020.
The Year in Infrastructure Awards are an integral part of Bentley’s annual Year in Infrastructure Conference. The conference, which will take place October 12-15 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, brings together infrastructure experts and industry thought leaders from across the world to share best practices and learn about the modern-day advances in technology that will enhance infrastructure project delivery and asset performance. Winners are announced during the gala awards dinner at the culmination of the conference.
Users of Bentley software are invited to nominate their projects in the Year in Infrastructure Awards program, no matter which phase the project is in – planning/conception, design, construction, or operations. The three finalists chosen for each awards category win a trip to Vancouver to attend the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference as visitors of Bentley Systems. As part of the conference, the finalists will present their projects before the judges, industry thought leaders, and more than 100 members of the media.
Every project nominated for an award receives acknowledgement throughout the international infrastructure community. Through the Year in Infrastructure Awards program, participants:
Gain international recognition by having their infrastructure projects profiled in Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbook, which is distributed in print and digital formats to media, government, and industry influencers across the world. All winning and finalist projects are also featured on bentley.com
Enhance their competitive edge by demonstrating to present and potential customers the value they add to projects via their digital innovations
Receive media coverage from international media and support from the Bentley team in marketing and advertising their respective projects to the media
The Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards will recognize outstanding achievements for infrastructure projects and assets in the following categories:
• 4D Digital Construction
• Buildings and Campuses
• Digital Cities
• Geotechnical Engineering
• Land and Site Development
• Mining and Offshore Engineering
• Power Generation
• Project Delivery
• Rail and Transit
• Reality Modeling
• Roads and Highways
• Road and Rail Asset Performance
• Structural Engineering
• Utilities and Communications
• Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance
• Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
• Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Networks
Additionally, projects that symbolize Bentley’s mission of advancing infrastructure but transcend the narrower focus of the individual category awards can be regarded for Special Recognition awards including:
Advancements in Digital Twins for Project Delivery (Project Digital Twins) for a project using a digital twin to attain beneficial insights, such as grasp the influence of change and design alternatives or highlighting issues with the quality of project data, to more effectively collaborate with the extended project crew or to model the performance of a project and its construction.
Advancements in Digital Twins for Asset Performance (Performance Digital Twins) for a project involving an operating infrastructure asset that makes use of a digital twin to attain beneficial insights to enhance the performance in areas such as throughput, safety, compliance, or maintenance, to consider the relative impact of different operational strategies, to support training operational staff, or to assist remote operations.
Advancements in Sustainability and Resilience for a project that has been designed or an infrastructure asset that is being operated to attain better sustainability (lower carbon footprint, better use of renewables, reduced environmental impact) or higher resilience (ability to withstand and recover from man-made or natural disasters, adaptability to changing conditions).
For more details about the Year in Infrastructure Awards program, or to nominate a project, visit the Year in Infrastructure Awards website.