What does the future of infrastructure, BIM and project collaboration look like?

Keith Bentley, CTO and founder of Bentley Systems to deliver keynote at Year in Infrastructure in November.

The future of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and project collaboration across infrastructure will be discussed and explored at November’s Year in Infrastructure conference in London.

In a special future thinking session at the conference, Keith Bentley, chief technology officer and founder of infrastructure software business will provide a rare insight into the development of construction modelling software and how the future will look.  

“I will be talking a little bit about what has happened over the last 30 years and what might happen over the next 30 years,” he explains in his trail for the session. I look forward to seeing you [at the conference], to learning about what you do with our products and finding out what we can do for you in the future.

“I will be talking a little bit about what has happened over the last 30 years and what might happen over the next 30 years” Keith Bentley

Bentley will lead series of keynote presentation looking into the future of Building Information Modelling at the Year In Infrastructure conference in London which runs from 4 to 6 November.

As the firm celebrates its 30th year delivering software solutions to the industry, he will be joined by chief executive Greg Bentley and chief operating officer Malcolm Walters to bring the industry together, share learning and map the future direction for modelling and collaboration software.

The event will also explain, celebrate and reward some of the best design and construction projects now being driven using BIM tools around the world with many of the project teams flying in to demonstrate and answer questions on their work.

“Each year we ask our users to self-nominate projects to win one of 25 awards and each year we get 300+ nominations from all over the world,” explained Malcolm Walters. “Our juries select three finalists in each category and we bring them together to explain their work in front of their peers. If you are involved in building our world you should attend.”

For details of how to attend the conference click here 

To hear from Greg Bentley click here 

To hear from Malcolm Walters click here 

For a full list of the shortlist projects in the Year in Infrastructure Awards click here

At the Year in infrastructure conference

  • The Building Forum | Agenda
    Designed for executives involved with building design and delivery, this forum will focus on the application of collaborative BIM in multi-discipline design and general construction, with an emphasis on strategies to get a better return on your BIM investment.
  • The Rail and Road Forum | Agenda
    Looking beyond design and construction, this forum will explore the application of BIM throughout the lifecycle of transportation infrastructure. Featuring executives from engineering firms and owner-operators discussing strategies and best practices, the forum will include breakout sessions for the design, construction, and operations of both Rail and Road projects.
  • The Oil, Gas, Chemical and Mining Forum | Agenda
    Covering both new capital projects and ongoing operations, this forum will explore new methods and technologies to improve both project performance and asset performance. Breakout sessions will feature Mining infrastructure and Offshore structures.
  • The EPC and A/E Forum | Agenda
    This forum is geared for management-level professionals in EPC and AE firms responsible for project design and delivery. Presentations and panel discussions will focus on ProjectWise for collaboration, and best practices for multi-disciplinary design and construction.
  • The Utilities Forum | Agenda
    The Utilities Forum will feature sessions that address topics of relevance to all types of utilities including the impact of cloud technology on utilities workflows, new developments in meeting the challenges of subsurface utilities, best practices in engineering collaboration, how to achieve operational excellence through better performing assets, and a closing panel that will facilitate far-reaching discussion of the view of the future of utilities industry. Breakout tracks for water and wastewater and for electric and gas will feature additional topics of high interest to professionals working with these types of utilities infrastructure.
  • The Visions for the Future Forum | Agenda
    The Visions for the Future Forum presentations focus on recent research by Bentley Fellows and their guests. The speakers in this track will discuss opportunities for: improving construction productivity, sharing data between BIM and SIM, deep intelligent analytics, augmented and virtual reality, new 3D capture methods, focus devices for hybrid datasets, and more.
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