Bentley Issues 2011 Be Inspired Awards Call for Entries
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Bentley Issues 2011 Be Inspired Awards Call for Entries

Competition Promotes Extraordinary Achievements of Architects, Engineers, Constructors, Geospatial Professionals, and Owner-Operators in Sustaining the World’s Infrastructure

EXTON, Pa. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2011 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it is accepting entries for the 2011 Be Inspired Awards competition. Be Inspired brings together infrastructure professionals from around the world as well as members of the academic community to:

To learn more about the 2011 Be Inspired Awards program or to submit an entry, visit or email Email Contact.

Since its inception in 2004, the Be Inspired Awards program has recognized more than 1,300 world-class infrastructure projects, along with the teams responsible for creating them. It is the only program of its kind that’s global in scope and comprehensive in categories covered, encompassing all types of infrastructure projects. Bentley users wishing to have their projects considered for this special recognition in the 2011 competition must submit their entries by July 15.

All nominees in this year’s program will receive an invitation to the Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Nov. 8 to 9, 2011, and will have their projects profiled in Bentley’s globally distributed Year in Infrastructure publication. An independent panel of jurors from the infrastructure community, academia, and the media will choose three finalists from each of the competition’s 20 categories. The finalists will receive an expense-paid trip to the Be Inspired event, where they will have the opportunity to present the best practices behind their projects before the jurors, senior executives at leading infrastructure organizations, and more than 50 key business and trade press journalists. In addition, the finalists and winners will be acknowledged during the Be Inspired Awards ceremony.

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said, “The Be Inspired Awards provides an opportunity to commend the outstanding achievements of highly talented and imaginative professionals in sustaining infrastructure. At the same time, we are able to acknowledge the inspiring designs and higher performance of their extraordinary projects accomplished through innovative information modeling technology and best practices.”

In keeping with Bentley’s commitment to sustaining infrastructure, the Be Inspired program also includes special recognition awards for “Sustaining our Society,” “Sustaining our Environment,” and “Sustaining the Infrastructure Professions.” For a list of the 2011 Be Inspired Awards competition categories, visit

Said Bentley Systems Chief Marketing Officer Ed Mueller, “Our Be Inspired Awards program presents us with an opportunity to foster well-deserved recognition for our users’ innovative and inspiring work improving infrastructure around the world. We profile each of the nominated projects in our Year in Infrastructure publication, which is distributed to more than 150,000 key media, government, and industry influencers. We also actively engage members of the press to generate coverage of Be Inspired projects in print and digital media. Through these efforts we enable our users to demonstrate the tremendous value they add to projects, enhancing their competitive edge in the marketplace.”

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley’s mission is to empower its users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2001, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure publications. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be Communities.

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit

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