Shortlist announced for 2016 Be Inspired Awards

Bentley Systems, Inc has announced the 54 finalists for this year’s prestigious Be Inspired Awards. The finalists were selected from over 300 nominations spanning 80 countries by 10 independent jury panels composed of industry experts.

Having occurred since 2004, the annual Be Inspired Awards have recognised over 2,000 projects to date, including many key advancements for the infrastructure industry. The awards are held as part of the Year in Infrastructure Conference, serving to share innovative practices in infrastructure project design, engineering, construction and operations.

While the awards are to be given out at a gala on 2 November, the finalists must first present their innovations in front of the jurors, peers, as well as the media during the Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference.

The shortlisted candidates for the Be Inspired Awards for 2016 are as follows:

Innovation in Asset Performance

• Danfoss – Facility Optimization and Energy Management – (Nordborg, Denmark)

• Emerson Process Management – Integrated Operations Center – (Austin, Texas, United States)

• SKA South Africa – MeerKAT – (Carnarvon, Northern Cape, South Africa)

Innovation in Bridges

• Guizhou Transportation Planning Survey & Design Academy Co., Ltd. – Guizhou Ping-Luo Expressway Pingtang Bridge – (Qiannan, Guizhou, China)

• MCC TianGong Group, Tianjin Corporation, Ltd. – BIM Technology Application in Bageng Bridge Project of Guangxi Baijing Expressway – (Baise City, Guangxi Zhuang, China)

• Ministerio Obras Públicas de Chile – Chacao Bridge – (Island of Chiloe, Llanquihue, Chile)

Innovation in Building

• China Aerospace Construction Group Co., Ltd. – Inner Mongolia Ethnic Minorities Cultural Sports Center – (Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China)

• Johnson Pilton Walker – 5 Martin Place – (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

• Morphosis – Hanking Center Tower – (Shenzhen, Guangdong, China)

Innovation in Construction

• GHD, Inc. – Ordot Dump Closure – (Ordot, Guam, United States)

• Insight-WFP – Houston Refinery – (Houston, Texas, United States)

• Shell Global Solutions International BV – Visibility into the Path of Construction for Prelude FLNG – (Goeje, South Korea)

Innovation in Government

• AECOM – Dholera SIR – (Dholera, Gujarat, India)

• Los Angeles Community College District – BuildLACCD – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

• Research and Design Institute for Urban Transportation “MosgortransNIIproekt” – Comprehensive Engineering Plan of the Road Infrastructure in Moscow – (Moscow, Russia)

Innovation in Land Development

• Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. – Xishi Winter Olympics Square Project of Shougang Industrial Area Transformation – (Shijingshan, Beijing, China)

• Tract Consultants Pty., Ltd. – Phillip Island Penguin Viewing Platform – (Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia)

• Voyants Solutions Pvt., Ltd. – Feasibility Study and Associated Preliminary and Detail Designs in Secondary Cities and Agatare Informal Settlement – (Kigali, Nyarugenge, Rwanda)

Innovation in Manufacturing

• GEA Equipamentos e Soluções LTDA – Yeast Concentrate Evaporator – (São Paulo, Brazil)

• Tamco Switchgear Sdn. Bhd. (L&T Group of Companies) – Intelligent and Optimized Engineering of Control Systems – (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

• Unipar Carbocloro – Polishing System for Mercury Abatement Tower – (Cubatao, São Paulo, Brazil)

Innovation in Mining

• Hatch – Export Lump Screening Study – (Whyalla, South Australia, Australia)

• OJSC Magnitogorsky Gipromez – Plate Rolling Shop - Continuous Hot-dip Galvanizing Unit – (Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia)

• Tetra Tech Proteus – Tanami Expansion Project – (Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, Australia)

Innovation in Offshore

• LLC Volgogradnefteproekt – Management of Engineering Data During the Filanovskiy Field Development – (Astrakhan, Astrakhan Region, Russia)

• Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Ltd. – Re-qualification/Life Extension Study of Fixed Offshore Platform Structures – (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

• Seaway Heavy Lifting – DSO Sonam Topside Installation – (Lagos, Nigeria)

Innovation in Power Generation

• Black & Veatch – Sewaren 7 Combined Cycle Project – (Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States)

• East China Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Construction Group Corporation – Jinsha River Longkaikou Hydropower Station Project – (Dali Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China)

• Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group – Fuping Thermal Power Plant Engineering of Shenhua Shendong Power – (Weinan, Shaanxi, China)

Innovation in Project Delivery

• AECOM – R Line – (Aurora, Colorado, United States)

• Black & Veatch – Business Transformation – (Overland Park, Kansas, United States)

• Mott MacDonald Bentley – Mott MacDonald Bentley Project – (United Kingdom)

Innovation in Rail and Transit

• Banedanmark – The New Line, Copenhagen-Ringsted – (Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark)

• FUT-Sweco/Typsa JV – Metro Extension in Stockholm – (Stockholm, Sweden)

• Mott MacDonald, Ltd. – Northern Line Extension – (London, England, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Reality Modeling

• CH2M Fairhurst Joint Venture – A9 Dualling Program – (Glengarry to Dalraddy, Scotland, United Kingdom)

• City of Helsinki – Helsinki 3D+ – (Helsinki, Finland)

• Kano Laboratory, Waseda University, Obayashi Corporation – Automated Recognition of Work Progress at a Construction Site – (Tokyo, Japan)

Innovation in Roads

• Beta 2 Engenharia – Roundabout of Ribeirão Preto – (Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil)

• Costain Carillion Joint Venture – A5 - M1 Link, Dunstable Northern Bypass – (Dunstable, England, United Kingdom)

• Inspec Nederland BV – A27/A12 Ring Utrecht – (Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands)

Innovation in Structures

• Estaco S.A. – Oviedo Automatic Parking System – (Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia)

• RASANA Engineering Co., LLC – Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah – (Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

• WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff – 22 Bishopsgate, London – (London, England, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Utilities and Communications

• Elia – Advanced Substation Design in a Managed Environment – (Brussels, Belgium)

• Hubei Electric Engineering Corporation – Miaoshan 220kV Secondary Transformer Substation – (Wuhan, Hubei, China)

• Snam – CARTESIO – Planning and Maintaining Nationwide Gas Transportation Network – (Milan, Italy)

Innovation in Water Network Analysis

• NJS Engineers India Pvt., Ltd. – JICA Assisted Ganga Action Plan – (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India)

• Roy Hill Iron Ore – Water Supply and Dewatering Network Optimization – (Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia)

• Sabesp – Modeling in Crisis – (São Paulo, Brazil)

Innovation in Water Treatment Plants

• GE India Industrial Private Limited – RO#3 & ZLD System – (Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India)

• MWH UK – Woolston Water Treatment Works Redevelopment – (Southampton, England, United Kingdom)

• United Utilities – AMP6 - CDP – (Warrington, England, United Kingdom)

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