Bentley Systems announces infra award winners


    THE pandemic didn’t stop the annual Year in Infrastructure (YII) 2020, an annual event by infrastructure engineering software giant Bentley Systems, Incorporated, from awarding a total of 33 awardees, virtually, for the first time.

    The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley software users advancing design, construction, and operations of infrastructure throughout the world. In 2017 and 2018 there were finalists from the Philippines in the fields of waterworks and sewerage, but in the middle of the Build! Build! Build! infrastructure campaign of the Duterte administration there are no entries last year and this year.

    Sixteen independent jury panels selected the 57 finalists from over 400 nominations submitted by more than 330 organizations from more than 60 countries. At the October 21 virtual award ceremony, the company acknowledged 19 YII 2020 Awards winners and 14 Special Recognition awardees during the 2020 conference.

    Awardees included massive projects from China, the US and Europe including a full city plan for Helsinki, Finland that won in the Digital Cities category. Another amazing project is the Taihong Yangtze River Bridge in Chongqing, China and the Shell’s Queensland Gas Company business in Australia which won the “Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance” award for the evolution of engineering data, documents and information management that relied heavily on digital twins—a project that developed because of Bentley’s strong and consistent focus on digital twin technology.

    Bentley Systems was early this year, listed in the Nasdaq with the code BSY.

    “We chose BSY because it reads ‘busy.’ Yes, we here at Bentley are always busy, busy,” Bentley CEO Greg Bentley said during his keynote at the virtual conference.

    This year the focus of the conference expanded from simply providing industry-leading software solutions centered on MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, such ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, to stressing the need for more applications of the infrastructure digital twins using the iTwin platform which the company has nurtured and developed through the years. Digital twins has gone from a simple monitoring platform to a predictive one that can help cut down costs and manage risks in infrastructure.

    As of this conference, Bentley system now employs more than 4,000 colleagues and generates annual revenues of more than $700 million, in 172 countries.

    Here is the full list of winners.

    Advancing Project and Asset Longevity
    Marc Basnight Bridge
    Dare County, North Carolina, United States

    Advancing Bridge Asset Performance Modeling
    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
    A Smartwatch on the Bridge 
    Ulsan, Ulju-gun, South Korea

    Advancing Industrial Asset Performance Modeling 
    The Institute of Engineering and Ocean Technology/Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
    Challenges in Addressing Life Extension of Ageing Platforms in Western Offshore of India 
    Mumbai, India

    Comprehensiveness in Industrial Digital Twins 
    Volgogradnefteproekt, LLC
    Ethane-Containing Gas Processing Complex Construction Support 
    Ust-Luga, St. Petersburg, Russia

    Comprehensiveness in Transportation Digital Twins 
    PT. WASKITA Karya (Persero) Tbk
    Railway Facility for Manggarai to Jatinegara: Package A – Phase II ( Main Line II ) 
    South Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Comprehensiveness in Urban Digital Twins 
    JSTI Group Co., Ltd.
    Hengjiang Avenue Rapid Transformation Project  
    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

    Comprehensiveness in a Connected Data Environment 
    Roads & Transport Authority (RTA)
    Collaborative Information System Implementation – Whole Lifecycle Common Data Environment 
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Advancing Virtualization through Digital Twins 
    Network Rail
    Overcoming Challenges Under COVID-19 Lockdown 
    Wales and Western Region, United Kingdom

    Advancing Model-based Delivery through Digital Twins 
    NYS Department of Transportation
    Model Based Contracting – NYS RT 28 over the Esopus 
    Mount Tremper, New York, United States

    Advancing Mixed-Reality Workflows 
    Liaoning Water Conservancy and Hydropower Survey and Design Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    Chaoyang Underground Pumping Station Project of the LXB Water Supply Project Phase II 
    Chaoyang, Liaoning, China

    Advancing Sustainability Digital Twins 
    Shanghai Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Shanghai Electric Environmental Protection Group Technology Renovation and Expansion Project for Nantong Thermoelectric Waste Incineration  
    Nantong, Jiangsu, China

    Advancing Sustainable Architecture 
    Swatch Ltd., Shigeru Ban, Itten+Brechbühl AG
    Swatch Headquarters 
    Biel, Bern, Switzerland

    Advancing Sustainable Energy  
    Guangdong Hydropower Planning & Design Institute
    Guangdong Yangjiang Pumped Storage Power Station  
    Yangjiang, Guangdong, China

    Advancing Sustainable Water 
    San Jose Headworks 
    San Jose, California, United States

    The winners of the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards for going digital advancements in infrastructure are:

    4D Digital Construction 
    DPR Construction
    2019 LSM DS Tech Upgrade 
    Durham, North Carolina, United States

    Chongqing Communications Planning, Survey & Design Institute Co., Ltd.,
    Guizhou Communications Construction Group Co., Ltd.,
    Guizhou Bridge Construction Group Co., Ltd.
    Digital Design and Construction of Taihong Yangtze River Bridge 
    Chongqing, China

    Buildings and Campuses 
    Voyants Solutions Private Limited
    Bangladesh Regional Waterway Transport Project 1 – Shasanghat (New Dhaka) IWT Terminal 
    Dhaka-Shasanghat, Narayanganj, Chandpur, and Barisal; Bangladesh

    Digital Cities 
    City of Helsinki
    Digital City of Synergy 
    Helsinki, Finland

    Geotechnical Engineering 
    Golder Associates Hong Kong Ltd.
    Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link Tunnel, Southern Landfall 
    Hong Kong

    Land and Site Development 
    AAEngineering Group
    Dzhamgyr Mine – Project Implementation in Extreme Conditions 
    Talas Region, Kyrgyzstan

    MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Ltd.
    BIM Technology-Based Construction of Digital Plant for Iron & Steel Base in Lingang, Laoting of HBIS Group Co., Ltd. 
    Tangshan, Hebei, China

    Mining and Offshore Engineering 
    AAEngineering Group
    Digital Twin of AKSU Plant: From Concept to Startup 
    Aksu, Akmola Region, Kazakhstan

    Power Generation 
    Shanghai Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Shanghai Electric Environmental Protection Group Technology Renovation and Expansion Project for Nantong Thermoelectric Waste Incineration 
    Nantong, Jiangsu, China

    Project Delivery 
    Sweco | Digitalisation with BIM 
    United Kingdom

    Rail and Transit 
    POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited
    Innovative Application of Digital Engineering Technology in Shaoxing Rail and Transit Construction 
    Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China

    Reality Modeling 
    Khatib & Alami
    Geo-enabling Reality Model Tips and Tricks 
    Muscat, Oman

    Road and Rail Asset Performance 
    Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)
    Collaborative Information System Implementation – Whole Lifecycle Common Data Environment 
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Roads and Highways 
    Sichuan Road & Bridge (Group) Co., Ltd.
    BIM Technology Application on Chengdu-Yibin Expressway 
    Chengdu, Sichuan, China

    Structural Engineering 
    WSP Overcomes Complex Challenges with Bentley’s Technology to Deliver Principal Tower 
    London, England, United Kingdom

    Utilities and Communications 
    Sterlite Power Transmission Limited
    Sterlite BIM 
    Tripura, India

    Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance
    Shell’s QGC business
    Evolution of Engineering Data, Documents and Information Management 
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants 
    Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Outfall 
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks 
    DTK Hydronet Solutions
    Digital Water Network Engineering & Asset Management of Dibrugarh Water Supply Project 
    Dibrugarh, Assam, India



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