About the 2014
Be Inspired Awards
The annual Be Inspired Awards program brings together infrastructure professionals from around the globe. Its goal is
twofold: to advance innovation and best practices in design, engineering, construction, operations, and project delivery, and
to promote the extraordinary work of the organizations that help sustain the world’s infrastructure.
The Be Inspired Awards has recognized more than 2,500 of the world’s most outstanding infrastructure projects since its
inception in 2004. The projects nominated for the Be Inspired Awards are submitted by Bentley’s global community of users.
This year, nine independent panels of jurors, comprising distinguished industry experts, selected the 54 finalists and the
Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards candidates from nominations submitted by organizations in 49 countries.
At Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference in London, representatives of the Be Inspired Awards finalists presented
their projects before the jurors – for their consideration in the final tally – as well as the other industry executives and
members of the media in attendance. The winners were announced during the highly anticipated Be Inspired
Winners of the Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards also received their awards during the ceremony. The candidates
for these awards were selected by the jurors from the top finalist projects as well as other exemplary nominations. This
selection was based on the projects’ and/or organizations’ uniquely innovative and visionary achievements that transcend
the narrower focus of the standing Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees were then reviewed by a panel of Bentley
executives, who evaluated them based on the criteria established for each award.
All of this year’s nominated projects are presented in the 2014 Infrastructure Yearbook. By showcasing these outstanding
achievements in sustaining infrastructure, Bentley shares important innovations in best practices among the many
organizations and professionals around the globe who make infrastructure projects possible. Searchable digital versions
of Be Inspired Awards publications are available online at www.bentley.com/yearininfrastructure, and Bentley’s Be
Inspired Project Portfolios are available at www.bentley.com/projects. In addition, the recorded presentations of the
winning and finalist projects can be viewed at www.bentley.com/projects2014.