• 2016 Be Inspired Competition Summary

    The 2016 Be Inspired nominations are ready to be reviewed by our independent jury. All in all, we had over 300 nominations across 18 categories. Nominations came from all over the world, representing 80 different countries and 268 different cities. MicroStation and ProjectWise were among the most-used technologies, and Water Network Analysis, Structures, and Roads were the most popular categories.

    The finalists will…

    • Wed, Jul 20 2016
  • Meet the 2016 Be Inspired Jurors

    The Be Inspired submissions are in and it is now time for our prestigious and independent jury to decide on this year’s finalists! All of our esteemed jurors possess outstanding expertise in their fields, and will provide invaluable perspective to selecting the most innovative organizations in the competition.

    The jury members will work with Bentley ambassadors to select three finalists for each competition category…

    • Thu, Jun 16 2016
  • Thank You for Nominating Your Projects!

    Images courtesy of South Carolina Department of Transportation; Foggo Associates; Azad Jain Associates;
    Illinois Department of Transportation; Mills Design, Ltd.; KSR Design

    The Be Inspired Awards submission window has come to a close, and we couldn’t be happier with all of the amazing projects that were submitted! With nearly 300 nominations to choose from, picking the winners and finalists will not be an easy task…

    • Tue, Jun 14 2016
  • Cutting Edge Technology at Your Fingertips

    The Year in Infrastructure Conference is an annual event that enables some of the world’s greatest minds in infrastructure innovation to come together and share ideas. At this event, you’ll be exposed to the cutting edge technology that different organizations are using to increase efficiency and sustainability in their industries. Hear from Wagner Carvalho of Prolagos, who attended Year in Infrastructure…

    • Fri, Jun 10 2016
  • Last Call for Be Inspired Submissions

    The submission window is coming to a close for our 2016 Be Inspired Competition! As we enter the final hours for submission, ensure that you’re ready to click the submit button by following these steps:


    Step One: Review Competition Details and Categories

    Make sure to review the competition rules online and take a look at the participation agreement in order to set your team up for success! Also,…

    • Thu, Jun 9 2016
  • What Can Be Inspired Do For You?

    The Year in Infrastructure Conference is a place where the world’s greatest minds in infrastructure innovation converge. By nominating one of your organization’s projects to Bentley’s Be Inspired Awards, you could win a trip to London for our 2016 Conference and have the chance to present your project to a global audience.

    Watch how Sharad Rathore of AECOM India was impacted after his first time presenting…

    • Wed, Jun 8 2016
  • Inspire New Projects in Your Organization

    Attend the Year in Infrastructure Conference and leave with a portfolio of ideas that will advance efficiency and sustainability in your industry. Conference participants and Be Inspired Finalists like Terry Snowden of MWH have witnessed the innovations that other organizations are creating and applied these ideas to projects within their own organizations.

    Hear about Terry’s experience:


    • Mon, Jun 6 2016
  • Global Recognition Awaits You

    What can your organization gain by attending the Year in Infrastructure Conference? Take it from John Quintero of HDR—you can achieve global recognition for your organization, learn about best practices in your industry, and gain perspective of how your organization fits in the global marketplace.

    Listen to John’s story:


    By nominating one of your organization’s projects to the…

    • Thu, Jun 2 2016
  • Expand Your Network Through Be Inspired

    Craig Finley, President of Finley Engineering, has enjoyed the free publicity that comes along with entering the Be Inspired Awards and attending the Year in Infrastructure Conference—and you can, too! All Be Inspired nominees are recognized in Bentley’s annual Infrastructure Yearbook, a prestigious global publication distributed to 150,000+ media, government, and industry influencers. And if you’re selected as…

    • Tue, May 31 2016
  • The Be Inspired Finalist Experience at YII

    Enter the Be Inspired Awards and let Bentley help you promote your extraordinary capabilities. Bentley publicizes Be Inspired finalist projects in webinars, social media and more throughout the year.

    Here is an example of how one firm has benefited from attending the Year in Infrastructure Conference as a Be Inspired award finalist:


     There’s still time to nominate your project – this year’s submission…

    • Wed, May 25 2016
  • New Be Inspired Submission Deadline: June 10

    Need more time to perfect your submission to the 2016 Be Inspired Awards? Wish granted! We have extended the deadline to June 10, so you will have plenty of time to nominate your infrastructure project.

    Haven’t started your submission yet? Not to worry! Head to http://www.bentley.com/BeInspired to review the competition’s details and get started on your application. Answer all of the submission questions with…

    • Fri, May 20 2016
  • A Victory for Every Finalist

    Being selected as a finalist of Bentley’s Be Inspired Awards is no small feat. Our finalists are innovators who have increased sustainability and efficiency in their industries. If you’re a finalist, that means you’re making the world a better place, and it’s time that the world hears about it. We want to bring your organization into the spotlight and give you the recognition you deserve.

    • Tue, May 17 2016
  • Using Images to Tell Your Project's Story: Winning Examples

    Be Inspired Finalist projects are the top picks from 18 different infrastructure categories ranging from Asset Performance, to Construction, to Water Network Analysis. They come from all over the world, and they come in all stages, shapes, and sizes. By which I mean to say, they don’t all look alike.

    However, successful Be Inspired nominations are similar in the way they use images to complement their written submission…

    • Wed, May 11 2016
  • Your Infrastructure Project Globally Recognized

    The annual Be Inspired Awards are a unique competition that celebrates innovative practices in infrastructure project design, engineering, construction, and operations. All users of Bentley software are invited to nominate their projects by completing the nomination form, providing three high resolution images, and signing the Be Inspired Participation Agreement.

    Nominating a project for the Be Inspired Awards leads…

    • Wed, May 4 2016
  • 3 Things You Can Do to Make Your Be Inspired Nomination a Contender

    As you start your Be Inspired nomination, you might be wondering about the best ways to make your project stand out from the crowd. Here are three tips to turn your nomination into a real contender:

    1. Give your project the detail it deserves.

    The jury don’t know your project like you do, so make sure to provide enough detail and context for them to understand what your goals were, how you achieved them, and why your…

    • Wed, Apr 27 2016
  • Nominations are Open for the 2016 Be Inspired Awards!

    What you need to know about the competition:

    • All users of Bentley software are eligible to compete.
    • A submission has 3 parts – a written application form, an upload of at least 3 high resolution images, and a signed competition participation agreement form.
    • Three finalists from each of the 18 categories will win an expense-paid trip to London to give a 20 minute presentation of their project at the Year in…
    • Wed, Apr 20 2016
  • Feeling inspired after a great week at #YII2015

    We are still celebrating a wonderful week of being in London for The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference and Be Inspired Awards ceremony.

    Be Inspired Awards - what a night it was!
    We had a record number of submissions this year: 364 from 66 countries. The jurors faced quite a challenge selecting the winners as there were so many outstanding projects. You can see a list of all the award winners and their photos here…

    • Tue, Nov 10 2015
  • In Case You Missed It - News from #YII2015

    It was an exciting week at The Year in Infrastructure. Not only did 54 Be Inspired finalists from around the world present their extraordinary work, the 18 winners and five Special Recognition Awards winners were celebrated at a ceremony and gala Wednesday night. Bentley’s Lifetime Achievement Award was also presented to J.P. (Peter) Blake, Director, Project Delivery Group for Hatch. (Read the press release).


    • Fri, Nov 6 2015
  • YII 2015 Bentley Fellows Keynote

    Yesterday at The Year in Infrastructure, Bentley Fellows gave attendees a look into the future. The big focus was on augmented reality and technology innovations that will allow designers and owner-operators to make more informed decisions. The ContextCapture demo was a big hit with the crowd, including a real life example of what to do when a drone crashes (hint – you buy another one!).

    Attendees are learning more…

    • Wed, Nov 4 2015
  • Meet the Be Inspired Finalists at YII 2015

    Today the Be Inspired Finalists will present their projects to the YII attendees, members of the press, their peers and the independent Be Inspired jury. To start the day, they will participate in our 'Meet the Finalists' event where all attendees will be able to meet the Finalists and decide which presentation sessions to attend.

    Check out this infographic to learn more about these inspiring Finalists:


    For more…

    • Mon, Nov 2 2015
  • #YII2015 is here!

    The big day has arrived – The 2015 Year in Infrastructure Conference starts tomorrow in London! Today, members of the press gathered to hear the latest updates from Bentley executives. We announced acquisitions, strategic partnerships, the cloud services subscription program, ContextCapture software, and the general access availability of ProjectWise CONNECT Edition! Check out some of the moments caught on Twitter, and…

    • Mon, Nov 2 2015
  • 5 Reasons to Visit the Bentley BIM Advancement Academy at YII2015

    Visit the Advancement Academy near registration at Year in Infrastructure and get advice from the Bentley BIM Academy program on strategy, processes, and standards needed to meet your BIM requirements.


    1- Meet the BIM Advancement Academy team and discuss how we can partner with you to bring your team on board with your vision for the future

    2- Learn how Crossrail is building a world class railway right through the middle…

    • Wed, Oct 28 2015
  • The visions for the future forum at Year in Infrastructure 2015, a rendezvous with innovation

    Imagine academic and industry researchers dedicating their lives for the advancement of science and technology – scientists who thrive on solving problems, striving to improve the world’s infrastructure – passionate people, interested and interesting, who rendezvous in a common forum to share their knowledge and discoveries, seeking feedback from real-world users about the potential of their ideas. 

    • Mon, Oct 26 2015
  • Advancing Utilities Engineering for Better Performing Assets

    The Utilities Forum at The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference brings together thought leaders in the engineering disciplines for electric, gas, and water utility infrastructure. Experts from utility organizations and the engineering firms that partner with them will come together to discuss common problems and current and future solutions to address them. Topics include mitigating the risk of aging infrastructure;…

    • Wed, Oct 21 2015
  • Advancing Utilities into the Digital Age

    The Utilities Forum at The Year in Infrastructure Conference 2015 will focus on how utilities can take advantage of the rapid growth and investment in measuring and monitoring network and plant assets, which on the one hand provides utilities with opportunities to better predict and prescribe operational and maintenance activities based on sound decisions, but at the same time results in a deluge of digital data drowning…

    • Tue, Oct 20 2015