SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS
A new category introduced this year to the 2009 Be Inspired Awards competition is the Special Recognition Awards. Transcending
multiple categories, these unique and visionary approaches to innovation were nominated by the jurors themselves as best
exemplifying Bentley’s mission of Sustaining Infrastructure. The nominees were then reviewed by a panel comprised of Bentley CTO
and founder Keith Bentley, CEO Greg Bentley, COO Malcolm Walter, SVP Bhupinder Singh, SVP Buddy Cleveland, and Jay McGraw,
Group Publisher of McGraw-Hill Construction.
Attaining Return on Innovation
The winner of this award best represents innovation by utilizing technology and creative workflows to create value and deliver
better-performing infrastructure with quantifiable results. The projects nominated in this category employ technology to improve
the performance of the infrastructure asset over its lifecycle; reuse and integrate data from multiple sources; use information
technology to achieve results or improve visibility and communication for all project stakeholders; deploy technology to speed and/
or improve project delivery; and/or extend the benefits of project innovation to the operations of the completed project.
Sustaining Our Society
The winner of this award is a project that best demonstrates the power of infrastructure to benefit society by improving quality of
life, promoting economic development, and/or providing responsiveness and resilience to natural disasters or climate change. The
nominees in this category provide an essential service or resource to society; employ infrastructure and technology in a new way
to benefit society; help respond to challenges such as drought or flooding; and/or use technology and sustainable design to improve
Sustaining Our Environment
This award recognizes the project that best illustrates how infrastructure can help reduce our ecological footprint, increase bio-capacity, and facilitate the wise use of nonrenewable resources. This category’s nominated projects mitigate ecological impact
through sustainable design methods and a holistic integration of both the natural and human environment to reduce the need for
Sustaining the Professions
This award recognizes the organization that best exemplifies a commitment to sustain the infrastructure professions through
continuous learning, professional development, mentoring the next generation of infrastructure professionals, and providing an
exceptional environment for learning.
Educator of the Year
A global pool of infrastructure professionals armed with effective knowledge and tools is essential to meeting basic human needs
throughout the world. They provide the know-how to design, build, and operate the infrastructure needed to sustain both people
and the environment. Critical to expanding the supply of infrastructure professionals is both attracting students to the infrastructure
professions and providing them with the appropriate education in the infrastructure professions to enable them to contribute to
global sustainability. The Educator of the Year is an individual who best illustrates innovation in attracting students to the sciences
and ultimately infrastructure engineering.
TWENTYFIVEYEARS1984• • • • • • • 2009