Annual Publication Features More Than 250 of the World’s Most Extraordinary Projects
Exton, Pa. – Dec. 23, 2008 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced that “The Year in Infrastructure 2008” is available in digital and print versions. This 192-page yearbook highlights the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure and the quality of life for us all. It features descriptions and color illustrations of the more than 250 project nominations recognized and 23 winners honored in the professional and academic portions of the 2008 Be Awards of Excellence competition. New this year are two categories – “Sustaining Our Society” and “Sustaining Our Environment” – that emphasize the world’s ever-increasing sustainability challenges.
Jay McGraw, group publisher, McGraw-Hill Construction, which sponsors the Be Awards of Excellence ceremony, said, “Bentley’s ‘Year in Infrastructure 2008’ is an exceptional, professionally crafted publication that focuses on exciting infrastructure projects in developed and developing economies. It is a must-read for the entire community of infrastructure professionals.”
CEO Greg Bentley added, “With our project yearbook, we proudly celebrate our users’ outstanding achievements in infrastructure design, engineering, construction, and operations. ‘The Year in Infrastructure 2008’ serves both to recognize projects nominated for Be Awards of Excellence and, increasingly, to share with those outside the infrastructure professions the excitement and inspiration we get – along with better-performing projects and infrastructure – from applying information technology innovations in particular.”
Mr. Bentley continued, “An aspiration we have is to help recruit the next generation of infrastructure professionals among students who enjoy working creatively with computers and who want to be able to improve the world through their work. For this purpose, we widely distribute hundreds of thousands of infrastructure yearbooks and work hard to promote their circulation.”
To view “The Year in Infrastructure 2008” in a digital format, visit www.bentley.com/YearInInfrastructure. Searches can be conducted by year and/or through terms, titles, or keywords to find projects of special interest. To request print copies, contact email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and quantity desired.
About the Be Awards of Excellence
The Be Awards of Excellence, which are judged by independent panels of industry experts and presented at an evening ceremony during the annual Be Conference, honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. These projects set benchmarks and showcase the imagination and technical mastery of the organizations that created them. For information about how to enter projects for consideration in the 2009 Be Awards of Excellence competition, visit www.bentley.com/BeAwards.
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. For additional information about Bentley, visit www.bentley.com. For information about Be Communities, a social networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit http://communities.bentley.com.