Celebrates More Than 230 of the World’s Most Extraordinary Projects
Exton, Pa. – May 23, 2008 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that its recently published 180-page yearbook, “The Year in Infrastructure 2007,” has won the Graphic Arts Association’s Neographics 2008 award for Best of Book Category. Neographics is one of the largest regional graphic communications competitions in the United States in which graphic arts, packaging, converting, design, and publishing excellence is selected and showcased. “The Year in Infrastructure 2007” highlights the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. It features descriptions and color illustrations of the more than 230 project nominations recognized and 36 winners honored in the Building, Plant, Civil, Geospatial, IT and Training, and Academic categories of the 2007 BE Awards of Excellence program.
The BE Awards of Excellence, which are judged by independent, international panels of industry experts, honor the projects of Bentley users – projects that set benchmarks and showcase the imagination and technical mastery of the organizations that created them. The awards are presented during the annual BE Conference ceremony and celebration. This year, BE Conference takes place May 28-30 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md., and focuses on BEst Practices for Sustaining Infrastructure. To register for BE Conference 2008, visit www.bentley.com/BEconference/registration.
To view “The Year in Infrastructure 2007,” visit www.bentley.com/projectyearbook. To search the more than 800 world-class projects acknowledged in the 2004-2007 BE Awards of Excellence programs using a special web tool, visit www.bentley.com/projectsearch. Searches can be conducted using terms, titles, or keywords to find projects of special interest.
About BE Conference 2008
BE Conference 2008 – BEst Practices for Sustaining Infrastructure is being held May 28-30 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. During this two-and-a-half-day event, decision makers and senior practitioners from infrastructure organizations around the globe, including owner-operators and AEC firms, will share innovative best practices using Bentley solutions. Conference sessions will address the needs of executives, managers, architects, engineers, designers, builders, and other infrastructure professionals and include user-led content and programs dedicated to 13 “solutions communities.” For more information about the conference, visit www.bentley.com/BEconference.
About Neographics and the Graphics Arts Association
Neographics is one of the largest regional graphic communications competitions in the United States in which graphic arts, packaging, converting, design, and publishing excellence is selected and showcased. Neographics is dedicated to recognizing and rewarding the quality and service that is provided by the graphic communications, packaging, and converting industries to their worldwide customers.
Judging occurs over several days by teams of judges. Judges examine the finished product as well as how the job was performed. The number of colors, press size, and printing process are also used in determining winners. Overall design, successful completion, prepress preparation, and finishing are examined closely.
The Graphic Arts Association is the only regional trade association for the printing industry in eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. The mission of the Graphic Arts Association is to be the leading resource for the printing and graphic communications industry in advocacy, education, and information to enhance the strength and profitability of its members. For more information, visit www.gaa1900.com.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the world’s infrastructure. The company’s comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With revenues now surpassing $400 million annually, and more than 2,400 colleagues globally, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms and major owner-operators, and was named the world’s No. 2 provider of GIS/geospatial software solutions in a Daratech research study.