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The finalists of the 2012 Be Inspired

Bentley has announced about 60 finalists’ projects for the 2012 Be Inspired Awards, which will be held for the third time in Holland 5 to November 7 further comprising the symposium and annual conference.


Unlike last year, we see a decrease in the Latin American projects which previously excelled with the theme of plants and cadastre; there are now just two projects in Brazil, as in Spain where one appears in the geotechnical area. So this is what distribution remains, which in my opinion is Bentley’s efforts priority in the geoengineering field; it can be seen how emerging powers have a great time and how GIS for Bentley is just one application to other disciplines as several of the projects have this approach:

  • 40% in the U.S.
  • 24% in Europe
  • 20% in Asia
  • 8% in Oceania
  • clip_image0025% in Africa
  • 3% in Latin America

Here are the projects’ list, in red are those which in my opinion will win, though I’ve used the more attractive image as some of them despite being very innovative, when listened you see that a good PowerPoint course and creative design could be okay for them. :)

Connection of work teams
  • Fluor/HDR Global Design Consultants – RTD Fast Tracks Eagle P3 Project – (Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.)
  • Hanson Professional Services Inc. – I-74 Corridor Mississippi River Crossing – (Davenport, Iowa y Moline, Illinois, EE.UU.)
  • Saudi Electricity Company – Establishment of Kingdom-wide EDMS at SEC – (All Regions, Saudi Arabia)


Innovation in the management of information assets (life cycle)
  • Ameren Callaway Energy Center – eB Supports Nuclear Outage Management – (Fulton, Missouri, U.S.A.)
  • Crossrail Ltd – Asset Information Management System – (London and South East England, U.K.)
  • Southern Company – Data Quality Manager Implementation ROI – (Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.)


Innovation in Bridges
  • Armando Rito Engenharia SA – April 4 Bridge – (Catumbela, Angola)
  • Borton-Lawson – Lehigh/Pohopoco Bridge Replacement – (Parryville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)
  • Modjeski and Masters, Inc. – Huey P. Long Bridge Widening – (New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.)


Innovation in Design
  • Arthur Golding and Associates – Helsinki Central Library Competition – (Helsinki, Finland)
  • John McAslan + Partners – King’s Cross Station Redevelopment – (London, U.K.)
  • Morphosis Architects – Giant Interactive Group Corporate Headquarters – (Shanghai, China)


Innovation in communications networks
  • IMMCO, Inc. – Quality Control Automation – (Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.)
  • Precision Valley Communications – Utilizing Bentley in the Hottest Spots – (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
clip_image007Innovation in Construction
  • HNTB Corporation – Firm-wide Design Build Quality Plan – (Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A.)
  • Shawmut Design and Construction – Dudley Square Municipal Building – (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
  • Taylor Woodrow/BAM Nuttall JV – Victoria Station Upgrade Jet Grouting – (London, U.K.)


Innovation in Generative Design
  • LAB architecture studio – Guardian Towers – (Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.)
  • Robin Partington Architects – Park House – (London, U.K.)
  • Stanley Beaman & Sears – Atlanta History Center Design Competition – (Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.)


Innovation in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Astiv Ingeniería – Restoration of a Recycled Slag Landfill – (Zumárraga, Spain)
  • Mississippi Department of Transportation Geotechnical Department – gINT Implementation at Mississippi DOT – (Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A.)


Innovation in Government
  • City of Copenhagen – Solar Exposure of Copenhagen City – (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Crossrail Ltd – Crossrail – (London and South East England, U.K.)
  • Napier City Council – GIS and Asset Management – (Napier, New Zealand)


Geoengineering Innovation and Territorial Development
  • BBKS-Projekt Sp. z o.o. – Taxiways at Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport – (Rzeszów, Poland)
  • Mortenson Construction – Spring Valley Wind Project – (Ely, Nevada, U.S.A.)
  • Tandon Urban Solutions Pvt. Ltd. – Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Green City Project – (Bangalore, India)


Innovation in Mining and Metals
  • AMEC – Cloudbreak Enhancement Project – (Pilbara Region, Australia)
  • Kumba Iron Ore Limited – Kolomela Environmental Management Systems – (Postmasburg, South Africa)
  • Petra Diamonds Limited – Finsch GIS – (Lime Acres, South Africa)


Innovation in Marine Engineering
  • CNGS Engineering – Ice-resistant Offshore Platform LSP-1 – (Caspian Sea, Russian Federation)
  • Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co., Ltd. – Tokyo International Airport Re-expansion Project – (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Robert Elks & Associates – Rock Bolting Rig – (Onslow, Australia)
clip_image014 Innovation in energy generation
  • China Water Resources Beifang Investigation, Design and Research Co. Ltd. – Gelantan Hydropower Station – (Pu’er, China)
  • HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation – Standard Design and Application for the Pumped Storage Power Station – (Zunyi, China)
  • Southern Company – Design Application Integration – (Kemper County, Mississippi, U.S.A.)
clip_image015Innovation in Manufacturing Process
  • Giprotyumenneftegaz – Booster Compressor Station on the Yurharovskoye Oilfield – (Nadym, Russian Federation)
  • PT. Inti Karya Persada Tehnik – Betara Complex Development Project – (Jabung, Jambi, Indonesia)
  • Zeton Inc. – Modular GTL Commercial Demonstration Plant – (Aracaju, Brazil)


Innovation in railway and transportation
  • Quigg Engineering Inc. – High-Speed Rail – (Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.)
  • Sweco AB – Hallandsås “Live BIM” Railway Project – (Förslöv/Båstad, Sweden)
  • Utah Transit Authority – A New, Innovative Transit Asset Management Solution – (Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.)


On road innovation
  • Creighton Manning Engineering – Fuller Road and Washington Avenue – (Albany, New York, U.S.A.)
  • Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC – NW 62nd Avenue Improvements – (Johnston, Iowa, U.S.A.)
  • Sotepa Ltda – Humberto de Campos Street Extension – (Blumenau, Brazil)


Innovation in Structural Engineering
  • Arup – South Morang Rail Extension – (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Fitzpatrick Engineering Group, PLLC – Rehabilitation Center – (Concord, North Carolina, U.S.A.)
  • John A. Martin & Associates, Inc. – LAX International Terminal Expansion – (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)
Innovation in Utility Transmission and Distribution Networks
  • clip_image019Enogex LLC – Implementation of AutoPLANT and ProjectWise – (Western Oklahoma, U.S.A.)
  • Henan Electric Power Survey and Design Institute – Henan 500-kilovolt Power Grid 3D Digitized and Integrated Operations Platform – (Zhengzhou, China)
  • Zhejiang Electric Power Design Institute – Jinhua Converter Station – (Jinhua, China)


Innovation in Water Treatment Plants and Sewage
  • Carollo Engineers, Inc. – South Secondary Improvements Project – (Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.)
  • GE Water – Lanxess India – Thermal Zero Liquid Discharge Wastewater Treatment Plant – (Nagda, India)
  • Melbourne Water – Eastern Treatment Plant Tertiary Upgrade – (Melbourne, Australia)


Innovation in water, wastewater, stormwater and Networks
  • Azersu OJSC – GIS-based Infrastructure Asset Management at Azersu – (Baku, Azerbaijan)
  • Gannett Fleming, Inc. – Innovative Model Data Integration Processes – (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)
  • NJS Engineers India Pvt Ltd – JICA-assisted Agra Water Supply Project – (Agra, India)


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