special recognition Awards
The five winners of Bentley’s third annual Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards were placed into nomination by a panel
of independent jurors for uniquely innovative and visionary infrastructure project achievements embracing multiple
Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees were then reviewed by a panel consisting of Bentley executives.
Attaining return on Innovation
This category best represents innovation by utilizing technology and creative workflows to create value and deliver
better-performing infrastructure with quantifiable results.
sustaining our society
The award in this category is given to a project that best demonstrates the power of infrastructure to benefit society by
accomplishing one or all of the following: improving quality of life, promoting economic development, and providing
responsiveness and resilience to natural disasters or climate change.
sustaining our environment
Environmental sustainability is more than just a trendy phrase. This category encompasses the challenge of how we preserve
the environment while meeting the needs of human inhabitants through infrastructure. Technology is a key element in how
infrastructure can help reduce our ecological footprint, increase bio-capacity, and embody a wise use of nonrenewable resources.
sustaining the professions
This category encompasses organizations that best represent 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
An educator of the year demonstrates achievements that stand out above those of his or her peers. In addition, he or she
brings a passion for inspiring students to not only participate in science and engineering fields, but also sets the expectations
for them to excel in their chosen profession, all while interlacing cutting-edge technologies and theories that ultimately
enhance and sustain infrastructure.