This is the first version in the Be Inspired format, of what used to be the Bentley Empowered (BE Awards). From thematic axes has passed to better practices, concentrating more on the relevance than the process itself. Bentley has already made public the formal list of winners, I will dedicate nothing more in the chronicle.
The ceremony took place at the Westin Charlotte, with less concurrent than other years after change of formate and the economic crisis. But it was not for that reason less lucid, although it is notorious a change in the level of etiquette, remember that before it was called gala, and the presenters dressed as a bowtie; Now it has been more casual and go to the engineers feel better.
The animation was very well in charge of Chris Barron, initiated singing a parody called Bentley Infraestructures Inspired, very good; accompanied by a graceful PowerPoint that summarizes the innovative history of man in the creation of infrastructures, always in the topics nominated.
There were different intermediates, including the Mayor of Charlotte and Bentley executives, regarding the sustainability of the professions, Society, Environment and innovation; for which some awards were given. Just before delivering the first prize, Chris told a joke about the difference between baseball and soccer, drape it in the ingratitude that many technicians are involved working for a project, doing overtime, sleeplessness and headaches for his executive to take the applause with a prize that costs $ 300. In the background, the manufacturing process of the new award was presented, from its basic design 3D, twist, bite, refined, output in an 3D printer, to the crushing process in the metallurgy workshop.
Finally it closed with the importance that a software can give to the business model in which many win, the prize of half profile was shown, assimilating an 8 and they appeared, always of smoked glass in green, a letter V and an i with a slogan: It would not have been possible without V8i.
Although the members of the media had a reserved area, I was sitting at the table with the guys from Cáceres City Council who came to the finalists, were accompanied by an account executive from Bentley Spain and at the same table two legends from Microstation: one of them the promoter of The Microstation Comunity (TMC) now opaque with the 2.0 Web retouch of the Be Comunities.
I congratulated the boys of Cáceres, I would have wanted to celebrate with them like that time, but in subject of cadastre, for the jury the project of Honduras (Awarded in 2004 and 2005) and of El Salvador, already nominated twice are point of comparison that opaque almost any effort and to overcome it it will be necessary to prove it with Bentley Hotels, Geospatial Server and Project Wise geofumado in I-model.
Finished the award animated live a group in the style Yankeeland, while the rest was devoted to giving back to the succulent sandwiches and the best that the press produces. I had a time to talk with Alfredo Castejón, from Mexico and one of the executives I interviewed last year. They wished me luck with the crisis passing Honduras and with the roulette of the following day in the eliminatory of the world-wide one where they are involved El Salvador, Costa Rica and the United States.
Then I went to rest, it sounded that Micheletti and Zelaya agreed to put Reinaldo Rueda as interim president and I woke up with the nightmare that they were giving him as a consolation prize. After a while I understood that it was a good sign that Honduras would qualify for the World Cup and that finally this madness would come to an end very soon.
A large majority stays in the United States, where Bentley has a strong position at the Engineering and Plants level, and prizes were awarded to Brazil, Spain, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Madagascar and India. This is the list of awards given:
WSP Finland Ltd - Ngyuen Van Troi-Tran Thi Ly Bridge (Vietnam)
NBBJ - Miami Valley Hospital (United States)
- Cadastre and territorial development
KASL Consulting Engineers - Metro Fire Station No. 29 (United States)
- Campus, airports and military facilities
CH2M HILL - Phase 1: O'Hare Modernization Program (United States)
- Communication & Networking
Precision Contracting Services, Inc. - City of Port St. Lucie Fiber Optic Network Design (United States)
- Mining & Metals
Hatch Africa (Pty) Ltd - QMM Ilmenite Project (Madagascar)
- Oil and gas
Cianbro Constructors - Motiva Crude Expansion Project (United States)
- Energy generation
Energoprojekt Gliwice, SA - Solar Power Station PS20 (Spain)
- Transit and railways
Parsons Brinckerhoff - Central Phoenix / East Valley Light Rail System (United States)
Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP - Route 85 Slingerlands Bypass Extension (United States)
- Profit Share
Huntsville Utilities - An Integrated Implementation of ProjectWise, Bentley Expert Designer, and SAP (United States)
- Hydrosanitary systems and treatment plants
CDM - Casa Grande Water Recovery and Reuse Project (United States)
- Hydraulic, water and rainwater networks
Government of Maharashtra, Water Supply and Sanitation Department - Crisis Management of Water Supply in Developing Countries (India)
- Communication through visualization
Mott MacDonald Ltd - The Model Railway (United States)
- Connecting work teams
Engevix Engenharia SA - Hydropower
Plant Coconut Trees (United States)
- Generative design
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios LLP - Worcester Library and History Center (United States)
- Structural engineering
Edge Structures Ltd - Wimbledon Center Court Redevelopment and Retractable Roof (United Kingdom)