Bentley’s Randy Tardy Receives 2008 Meritorious Service Award From Design-Build Institute of America

Exton, Pa. – 05 June 2008 – Randy Tardy, industry sales advisor for Bentley Systems, Incorporated, has received the 2008 Transportation Meritorious Service Award from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). The award honors public- and private-sector leaders in the transportation industry who have made significant contributions in advancing awareness, understanding, and use of the design-build project delivery method. The DBIA recognized Tardy as the private-sector recipient for the contributions he has made to the organization during the past year, specifically his work developing the agenda and contributing to the success of the 2008 Design-Build in Transportation Conference.

Said Walker Lee Evey, president and CEO of the DBIA, “Randy has elevated the practice of design-build in many ways, most notably via his participation on the conference planning committee. He has spearheaded efforts to enhance the education and networking opportunities available to owners at the conference, and has been instrumental in helping DBIA achieve or exceed attendance goals for the past several years.”

Tardy has more than 40 years of industry experience with the Michigan DOT, Intergraph, and Bentley, and has been engaged in design-build for more than two decades, spanning both plant design and transportation projects. He has been an active member of DBIA for more than 10 years, acting as master of ceremonies for the beginning roll-call at the 2008 Design-Build Transportation Conference and co-chairing the 2005 conference.

Tardy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Master of Science degree in Transportation Engineering from Michigan State University. He is a registered professional engineer in Alabama and Michigan. Among the most notable projects he has worked on are a four-level interchange in Detroit, the Hong Kong Airport, I-15 in Utah, and “T-REX” in Colorado.

About the DBIA
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is an association of leaders in the design and construction industry utilizing design-build and integrated project delivery methods to achieve high-performance projects. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., DBIA offers its members opportunities for education, networking, information, and advocacy. Through DBIA, hundreds of design-build professionals across the nation have demonstrated their knowledge, skills, and abilities of design-build project delivery through attainment of the Designated Design-Build Professional designation. For more information, visit

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators are indispensable in improving our world and our quality of life; the company’s mission is to improve the performance of their projects and of the assets they design, build, and operate. Bentley sustains the infrastructure professions by helping to leverage information technology, learning, best practices, and global collaboration – and by promoting careers devoted to this crucial work. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,800 colleagues, offices in more than 50 countries, annual revenues surpassing $500 million, and since 1993, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. Nearly 90 percent of the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms are Bentley subscribers, and a 2008 Daratech study ranked Bentley as the world’s #2 provider of geospatial software solutions.