Bentley Systems Inc, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it was named ‘The Company of the Year’ at the Construction Computing Awards 2013 (also known as The Hammers) programme – marking the second year in a row that Bentley has achieved this recognition, according to a company statement.
Bentley further announced that SpecWave Composer – Bentley’s specification creation, control, and compliance software – received the top award in the “One to Watch Product” category, which acknowledged new products launched in 2013 that are going to become “big” in the next 12 months. Bentley also was named runner-up in the “Architectural Software Product of the Year” category for GenerativeComponents, “Document and Content Management Product of the Year” category forProjectWise, and “Mobile Technology of the Year” category for Field Supervisor.
Sponsored by Construction Computing magazine in the UK, the Construction Computing Awards, which are now in their 8th year, showcase and acknowledge technology, tools, and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance, and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing, and civil engineering projects of all sizes. The winners are selected byConstruction Computing magazine’s readership, which includes IT professionals in construction, product, project design and service companies, and a panel of influential industry experts that judges the project categories.
David Chadwick, editor, CAD User and Construction Computing – U.K., said: “Bentley’s ‘Company of the Year’ award win for a second straight year is further evidence of this company’s steadfast commitment to providing innovative products and services to the construction industry that address both project and infrastructure performance. Examples previewed at Bentley’s recent Year in Infrastructure Conference in London include not only SpecWave Composer, but also ProjectWise Construction Work Package Server for managing the lifecycle of construction work packages and Bentley CONNECT services for connecting project participants in cloud and hybrid environments. A shared capability of Bentley offerings is information mobility for collaboration, achieved through B/IM – Bentley’s advancement of the reach and benefits of BIM. On behalf of the entireConstruction Computing staff, I congratulate Bentley on this latest recognition”.
Commenting on the awards, Huw Roberts, Bentley vice president, platform advantage, pointed out: “It’s truly an honor to be recognized by the readership ofConstruction Computing, and we thank them for their vote of confidence. We also thank the editorial staff of Construction Computing for doing a superior job of encouraging these IT professionals in construction to explore and consider the adoption of innovations like our B/IM advancement that supports collaborative BIM and helps the thousands of moving parts in construction to work as one, reducing risk and improving profitability for owners and contractors alike. We proudly accept this award on behalf of not only all of our colleagues but also all of our construction users around the world, who innovatively apply our products to accomplish great things in project and asset lifecycles”. For additional information about the Construction Computing Awards 2013, visit constructioncomputingawards.co.uk.
‘B/IM’ signifies Bentley’s advancement of the reach and benefits of BIM for better-performing infrastructure assets, and better-performing infrastructure projectsthrough increased:
· depth of information modeling – beyond design visualization to performance simulation, optioneering, and operational immersion;
· breadth of information mobility – facilitating collaboration among multiple project disciplines and from design through construction and operations.
Construction Computing is the only UK magazine to focus specifically on IT solutions for the construction industry. The title is published six times a year and is combined with CAD User AEC Magazine. It has a circulation of just over 10,000 copies per issue.
The magazine’s editorial purpose is to provide information about all aspects of construction IT product and service use across the whole range of construction areas. Editorial content is placed in a construction company and construction project context. For example, how will any specific IT component improve the course of a particular construction project, and how will it improve the performance of the construction company and its relationship with the client? Content is presented so that IT can be shown to provide real construction business benefits such as increased profitability, lower costs, and faster project execution.
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley Systems applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, theProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2005 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.