Bentley Releases The Year in Infrastructure 2008

22 Dec, 2008

Annual publication honors 250 projects in design, engineering, construction, and operations.

Bentley Systems announced today that The Year in Infrastructure 2008 is available in digital and print versions. The 192-page yearbook highlights the work of Bentley users. It features descriptions and color illustrations of more than 250 project nominations and 23 winners honored in the professional and academic portions of the 2008 BE Awards of Excellence competition. Two new awards categories this year -- Sustaining Our Society and Sustaining Our Environment -- emphasize sustainability challenges.

Jay McGraw, group publisher, McGraw-Hill Construction, which sponsors the BE Awards of Excellence ceremony, said, "Bentley's Year in Infrastructure 2008 is an exceptional, professionally crafted publication that focuses on exciting infrastructure projects in developed and developing economies. It is a must-read for the entire community of infrastructure professionals."

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley added, "With our project yearbook, we proudly celebrate our users' outstanding achievements in infrastructure design, engineering, construction, and operations. The Year in Infrastructure 2008 serves both to recognize projects nominated for BE Awards of Excellence and, increasingly, to share with those outside the infrastructure professions the excitement and inspiration we get -- along with better-performing projects and infrastructure -- from applying information technology innovations in particular."

Bentley continued, "An aspiration we have is to help recruit the next generation of infrastructure professionals among students who enjoy working creatively with computers and who want to be able to improve the world through their work. For this purpose, we widely distribute hundreds of thousands of infrastructure yearbooks and work hard to promote their circulation."