Innovation and Inspiration
Bentley’s 2014 Infrastructure Yearbook recognizes and records some of the most extraordinary accomplishments of Bentley
users designing, constructing, and operating the world’s infrastructure. Its content is sourced from the nominations in the
annual Be Inspired Awards program, with this 2014 edition comprising highlights of more than 250 remarkable projects.
The respective infrastructure teams responsible for each achieved better performing projects and better performing
infrastructure through their application of innovative strategies for advancing BIM. Fundamental to these strategies is an
increased breadth of information mobility and increased depth of information modeling. The net result was the efficient and
cost-effective creation and/or operation of intelligent infrastructure that is safer to operate, features greater resilience to
disasters, and is more energy efficient and sustainable. These higher quality assets further yield greater returns for
The projects reflect the broad spectrum of today’s infrastructure challenges – from a new bridge across the Hudson River in
New York, U.S.A., featuring twin tower cable-stayed main spans with 1,200-foot center spans, to a new authoritative digital
referencing framework in Dublin, Ireland, that allows data users to accurately integrate and use multiple data sources for
improved analysis and decision making, to the design of an LPG import and storage terminal in Saldanha Bay that is part
of the South African Government’s Department of Energy Strategy to supply LPG to communities across the country. Each
is a testament to the ingenuity of architects, engineers, constructors, geospatial professionals, and owner-operators in
leveraging technology and best practices to improve quality of life around the globe.
One project this year added a brand new dimension to the field of infrastructure in its design and construction of the Five-
hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST). This largest single aperture telescope on Earth wouldn’t have
been possible without the world-class design and construction processes used to design and build this highly complex
infrastructure asset that will expand our knowledge of the universe.
The 2014 Infrastructure Yearbook is Bentley’s tribute to the year’s most inspiring infrastructure projects and to the
professionals who have the talent, imagination, and dedication to bring them to fruition.