Bentley announces winners of 2009 Be Inspired Awards

CHARLOTTE, NC, Oct. 14, 2009 -- Bentley Systems, Incorporated have announced the winners of the 2009 Be Inspired Awards...

CHARLOTTE, NC, Oct. 14, 2009 -- Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced, at this invitation-only gathering of top users from around the globe, the winners of the 2009 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving and sustaining the world's infrastructure.

The 17 winners were announced last night during a dinner and awards ceremony. The independent panel of Be Inspired Awards jurors, which included accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the winning projects from more than 250 nominations.

In extending congratulations to the Be Inspired Award winners during his toast following the dinner, Jay McGraw, Group Publisher, McGraw-Hill Construction, which publishes Engineering News-Record, said, "I am delighted to be here this evening to personally congratulate the Be Inspired Award winners and express my admiration for the remarkable achievements of infrastructure professionals, who improve quality of life for us all."

CEO Greg Bentley said, "The Be Inspired Awards honor and celebrate outstanding infrastructure projects from around the globe. Each is benchmark-setting, accomplished through innovative information modeling technology and best practices, successfully implemented by talented and imaginative infrastructure professionals.

"Tonight we recognize an additional 17 extraordinary achievements, and I sincerely congratulate each of the winners. I also wish to acknowledge the important contributions that all of this year's nominees have made to sustaining infrastructure. I avidly review their stories, and, along with my Bentley Systems colleagues, I am always truly inspired."

Bentley has posted highlights of this year's winning projects on its website and will include detailed descriptions of all nominated projects in the print and digital versions of The Year in Infrastructure 2009, which is being published next month. The digital versions of this award-winning publication are searchable across more than 1,000 world-class projects recognized in the Be Inspired Awards program since 2004. To review the last five editions, visit

For a complete list of the Be Inspired Award winners for 2009, please visit:


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