The Building Forum presentations included business
requirements for BIM, the benefits of multi-discipline design
collaboration and knowledge sharing, and innovations in
The Rail and Road Forum focused on improving
productivity, increasing efficiencies, reducing risks, and
adding value. It also covered the industry’s best and next
practices and highlighted new technologies.
The Oil, Gas, Chemical, and Mining Forum explored
new methods and technologies to improve project and
asset performance on new capital projects and ongoing
The EPC and A/E Forum addressed the project lifecycle
and the impact of cloud and mobile technology. Industry
leaders explained how their organizations are improving
project delivery and enhancing project performance.
The Utilities Forum focused on the impact of cloud
technology on utility workflows, new technologies to help
meet the challenges of subsurface utilities, best practices in
engineering collaboration, and more.
Visions for the Future discussed opportunities for
improving construction productivity and sharing data
between BIM and SIM. It also covered deep intelligent
analytics, new 3D capture methods, and more.
Executive Invitation-only Summits
The Project Delivery Summit
Industry leaders and subject matter experts from over 25
high-profile companies attended this two-day summit to
discuss project delivery trends, best-practices, and
next-practice innovations. Summit delegates shared practical
insights and discussed strategies to address the common
challenges and opportunities in managing the complexities of
capital project execution.
The Infrastructure Asset Performance Summit
This summit included two days of facilitated discussions
with senior executives from renowned organizations
who are tackling the challenges associated with owning,
managing, operating and maintaining complex infrastructure
assets. Participants shared valuable insights and developed
strategies for addressing common challenges and
opportunities in managing infrastructure assets. Key topic
discussions centered on ISO 55000, the CAPEX-OPEX divide,
and the threshold of value versus risk.
The Be Inspired Awards
The Be Inspired Awards program recognizes outstanding
achievement in infrastructure. At The Year in Infrastructure
2014 Conference, the awards finalists presented the
challenges and innovations of their inspiring projects before
the jurors, attending infrastructure thought leaders, and 100+
journalists covering the event.
The following night, during the Be Inspired Awards ceremony
and gala, the winners were recognized for their extraordinary
contributions to sustaining infrastructure and improving
quality of life around the globe.
This invitation-only event brought over 100 members of
leading international online and print media outlets together
for a briefing on key business and technology trends in the
design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. The
briefing materials included press releases and Bentley’s 2014
Advancement Insights – an annual reporting of innovative
technology, best practices, and project strategies for advancing
infrastructure design, delivery, and performance. To access:
Press Releases, visit
Advancement Insights, visit