Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2018 conference will be held from 15 to 18 October at the Hilton London Metropole in London, the UK. Presented by Bentley Institute, the event will serve as a global gathering for industry executives and leaders in the design, construction and operations of the world’s infrastructure. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Going Digital: Advancements in Infrastructure’.
The conference will feature nearly 70 speakers and more than 50 informative sessions, including keynotes by leading industry experts, interactive workshops, forums, panel discussions and product demonstrations. Attendees can visit the Technology Pavilion, which offers exhibits and presentations from Bentley Systems and its strategic partners (Microsoft, Siemens, Topcon and Bureau Veritas).
Bentley Institute will also host Digital Advancement Academies, delivering presentations and interactive discussions with subject matter experts who provide insights and best practices in their areas of expertise, such as reality modelling, BIM strategy and constructioneering.
In 2017, the Year in Infrastructure conference took place for the first time in Asia – held at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. In October 2019, the conference is scheduled to return to Singapore.
Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards
A highlight of the conference is Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards (formerly known as the Be Inspired Awards), which honours the extraordinary infrastructure projects by users of Bentley software throughout the world. This year, a total of 57 finalists have been selected from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 user organisations. Winners of the Awards will be announced on 18 October.
Many companies and projects in Southeast Asia are among the finalists, including: Lebuhraya Borneo Utara for the Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak, Malaysia (Roads and Highways category); and PT. Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk for the design and build of a road bridge at Teluk Lamong Port Project in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia (Bridges category), as well as for the landslide disaster protection project on the national road network in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia (Environmental Engineering category), to name just a few.
The Construction category comprises three finalists from the Asia Pacific region: Tianjin Tianhe-Cloud Building Engineering Technology and China State Construction Bridge for the Main Channel Road Project of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port (Zhoudai Bridge) in Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China; AAEngineering Group for the Phase II of Pustynnoe Gold Plant: modernisation and capacity increase, in Balkhash, Karaganda region, Kazakhstan; and Lendlease Engineering for the new bridge over the Richmond River at Broadwater in Ballina, New South Wales, Australia.
Some other finalists from Asia are: Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation and Chain Technology Development for the Smart Campus of the Hong Kong Science Park in Hong Kong, China (Reality Modeling category); GS E&C Corporation for the Jungkun - Jinjeong Bypass Road (Sueo-chon Bridge) in Gwangyang, Jeolla-Namdo, South Korea (Bridges category); Indian Railways for the reality modelling to facilitate efficient planning, construction and monitoring of Chenab Bridge in Reasi District, Jammu & Kashmir, India (Bridges Category); and China Railway Engineering Consulting Group for the BIM project to undertake the Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-Speed Railway in Beijing, China (Rail and Transit category), among others.
For the full list of finalists and awards categories, click here.
For more information on the Year in Infrastructure 2018 conference, click here.
For photos from the 2017 Year in Infrastructure in Singapore, click here.
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