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Bentley Announces 2017 Be Inspired Awards Winners

Singapore (The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference), Oct 17, 2017 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the winners of the 2017 Be Inspired Awards. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing the world’s infrastructure. At a ceremony and gala at their Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference, Bentley acknowledged 17 Be Inspired Awards winners and six Special Recognition Awards winners.

The Year in Infrastructure Conference is Bentley’s annual global gathering of leading professionals in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations. In addition to thought-provoking keynotes, technology demonstrations, industry forums, and panel discussions, the agenda included presentations by finalists in the Be Inspired Awards program, culminating in the selection of the winning projects.

This year, 10 independent panels of jurors, comprising distinguished industry experts, selected the Be Inspired Awards winners from 51 project finalists. These finalists were chosen from more than 400 submissions by organizations in over 50 countries.

Projects receiving Bentley’s Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards are uniquely innovative and demonstrate visionary achievements that transcend the narrower focus of the standing Be Inspired Awards categories. These projects were reviewed by a panel of Bentley executives, who evaluated them based on the criteria established for each award.

The Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2017 are as follows:

Asset Information Management Advancement

Oregon Department of Transportation – TransInfo —A Connected Data Environment for Transportation – Salem, Oregon, United States

Comprehensive BIM Advancement

Guangdong Hydropower Planning & Design Institute – Guangdong Pearl River Delta Water Resources Allocation Project – Guangdong Province, China

Conceptioneering Advancement

HNTB Corporation – I-94 Modernization Project – Detroit, Michigan, United States

Constructioneering Advancement

China Construction Sixth Engineering Division, Tianjin University of Technology, and Tianjin Tianhe-Cloud Building Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. – Sanya New Airport Reclamation Project – Sanya, Hainan, China

Inspectioneering Advancement

SEIKEY Enterprise Drone Solutions – Cell Tower Inspections 4G and 5G – Caronno Pertusella, Varese, Italy

Operationeering Advancement

Outotec – Design for Reliability Project in Counter Current Decantation (CCD) – Helsinki, Finland

The Be Inspired Awards winners for 2017 are as follows:

BIM Advancements in Bridges

Long Jian Road & Bridge Co., Ltd. – Heihe-Blagoveshchensk Heilongjiang River (Amur River) Road Bridge Project – Heihe City, Heilongjiang Province, China

BIM Advancements in Buildings and Campuses

Morphosis – Bloomberg Center Project – New York, New York, United States

BIM Advancements in Construction

Leighton Asia – Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – Hong Kong

BIM Advancements in Environmental Engineering

NJS Engineers India Pvt. Ltd. – JICA Assisted Ganga Action Plan II – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

BIM Advancements in Manufacturing

Satria Technologies Sdn. Bhd. – Sustainable Solutions for Control & Protection Systems – Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

BIM Advancements in Mining and Offshore Engineering

Offshore Oil Engineering Company Limited – Field Jacket Design and Development of ‘Fixed Offshore Structure Design Tool’ – Tianjin, China

BIM Advancements in Municipal Operations

Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited, PowerChina – Application of BIM Strategy for Shenzhen Qianhai Municipal Infrastructure – Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China

BIM Advancements in Power Generation

China Water Resource Pearl River Planning Surveying & Designing Co., Ltd. – Wugachong Reservoir Project in Pu’an County of Guizhou Province – Pu’an County, Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China

BIM Advancements in Project Delivery

Mott MacDonald and the Costain, VINCI Construction Grands Projets, Bachy Soletanche Joint Venture – East Section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel – London, England, United Kingdom

BIM Advancements in Rail and Transit

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. – Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project – Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BIM Advancements in Reality Modeling

CEDD-AECOM- The Earth Solutions – Development of Anderson Road Quarry Site – Hong Kong

BIM Advancements in Roads

CCCC First Highway Consultants, Co., Ltd. – Application of BIM Strategy on the of Transformation of Meiguan Expressway to Urban Road Design Project – Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China

BIM Advancements in Road and Rail Asset Performance

Highways England – Network Occupancy Management System (NOMS) – Strategic Road Network, England, United Kingdom

BIM Advancements in Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance

BP – Khazzan Central Information Store – Khazzan Field, Block 61, Ad Dhahirah Governorate, Oman

BIM Advancements in Utilities Transmission and Distribution

Pestech International Berhad – Automation and Integration of Substation Design Project – Kratie and Kampong Cham, Cambodia

BIM Advancements in Water and Wastewater Plants

Beijing Institute of Water – Tongzhou Water Works of Beijing South-to-North Water Diversion Project – Beijing, China

BIM Advancements in Water Networks

AEGEA – AEGEA Prolagos Sewerage Master Plan 2041 – Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bentley Systems has posted highlights of this year’s winning projects on its website. Detailed descriptions of all nominated projects in the print and digital versions of its 2017 Infrastructure Yearbook, which will be published in early 2018. To review the past editions of this publication, which together feature more than 3,200 world-class projects recognized in the Be Inspired Awards program since 2004, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks.

About the Be Inspired Awards Program and The Year in Infrastructure Conference 

Since 2004, the Be Inspired Awards program has showcased excellence and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure projects around the world. The Be Inspired Awards program is unique – the only competition of its kind that is global in scope and comprehensive in categories covered, encompassing all types of infrastructure projects. In the awards program, which is open to all users of Bentley software, independent panels of industry experts select finalists for each category.

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Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Conference features a series of presentations and interactive workshops exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure project delivery and asset performance.

This year’s conference included:

  • The Buildings and Campuses Forum
  • The Digital Cities Forum
  • The Industrial Forum
  • The Rail and Transit Forum
  • The Roads and Bridges Forum
  • The Utilities and Water Forum
  • Alliance Partner Pavilion and Sessions
  • The Project Delivery Summit (by invitation only)
  • The Infrastructure Asset Performance Summit (by invitation only)
  • The CIO Summit (by invitation only)
  • Pre-conference Learning Academies (BIM Advancement, Construction, and Reality Modeling)
  • The Be Inspired Awards Ceremony

The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference Sponsors

  • Platinum: Microsoft
  • Gold: ARC Advisory Group, BNP Media, Engineering News-Record, Informed Infrastructure, New Civil Engineer, PennEnergy,, SPAR 3D, Water & Wastewater International

See more details and complete list of sponsors, including Silver level.

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancingthe design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modelingProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by managed services offered through customized Success Plans.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2011 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at Visit The Year in Infrastructure Conference website for highlights of Bentley’s premier thought-leadership event. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Bentley Communities.

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit BI 500.

Granta Expands Partnership with UL, Offers Yellow Cards Data

For Plastics Selection

CAMBRIDGE, UK, Oct 17, 2017 – Granta Design has announced an extension to their agreement with UL that makes additional Prospector material property and technical information, including UL Yellow Cards data, accessible through the GRANTA MI materials information system. Corporate users can now access this widely respected source of plastics information alongside their proprietary materials knowledge and other information from Granta’s comprehensive digital reference library, stored in their GRANTA MI-based company materials database.

Prospector material property and technical information, including UL Yellow Cards data, using GRANTA MI

Prospector contains around 90,000 plastics datasheets from leading manufacturers. Previously available in GRANTA MI, this resource has now been enriched with curve data and additional data on plastics additives. Additionally, Prospector includes UL Yellow Cards, a globally recognized safety and quality guarantee. UL Yellow Cards are issued when those materials have successfully undergone UL testing to appropriate standards and provide engineers with confidence that their choice of plastic will meet safety requirements. This data, along with UL Colorants data, is available in GRANTA MI for the first time.

Materials engineers, design engineers, product safety engineers, and research scientists, can find materials property and technical information, including UL Yellow Cards, according to generic material type, and can match required performance criteria for a particular thickness and color. They can also find drop-in replacements for a current material grade, including finding grades with a UL Yellow Card and/or necessary safety performance criteria. Colorants that may be used without compromising a particular safety criteria can also be identified.

More information is available through an on-demand webinar – Finding plastics for safety critical applications by applying comprehensive material property data and UL Yellow Cards. Presented by Dr. Sarah Egan, Product Manager of Granta’s data products, this webinar offers case studies of plastics selection. The webinar can be viewed via this link:

“Our agreement with UL has enabled us to extend our library with the outstanding source of data for product teams aiming to ensure safe plastics selection,” said Dr Patrick Coulter, chief operating officer at Granta.

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About UL

As a global company with more than 120 years of expertise, UL works with customers and stakeholders to help them navigate market complexity. UL brings clarity and empowers trust to support the responsible design, production, marketing and purchase of the goods, solutions, and innovations of today and tomorrow. We connect people to safer, more secure, more sustainable products, services, experiences and environments – enabling smarter choices and better lives.

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About Granta Design

Founded in 1994 as a spin-out from the University of Cambridge, Granta helps hundreds of engineering enterprises to manage information on the materials (metals, plastics, composites, and more) that are essential to their businesses. They help them to develop and apply material intelligence, making better materials decisions, saving time and money, and reducing risk as they optimize their products. They also provide supporting resources to thousands of university educators worldwide as they teach the next generation of engineers, scientists, and industrial designers about materials, processes, and sustainability.

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Clark Pacific Hires Carlo Eisner de Eisenhof, Jim Lewis

SACRAMENTO, CA, Oct 17, 2017 – Clark Pacific, a leading design-build manufacturer of prefabricated building systems, today announced that Carlo Eisner de Eisenhof and Jim Lewis have joined the company to help accelerate development and delivery of innovative architectural façade systems for the California building industry.

Carlo Eisner de Eisenhof joins Clark Pacific as general manager of its integrated glass operations.  Mr. Eisner brings with him over 25 years’ experience in design and delivery of façade systems – having spent over 17 years at Permasteelisa with positions in EuropeAsia, and North America, and most recently with Admiral Glass in Houston.  Mr. Eisner has a degree in architecture from the University of Architecture in Venice, Italy and has worked with many leading architects and owners to successfully deliver projects of all sizes and levels of complexity.

Clark Pacific advances prefabricated architectural façade systems for the building industry. (PRNewsfoto/Clark Pacific)

Clark Pacific is being asked to extend our prefabricated façade systems to include integrated window components and deliver more complete systems for owners,” said Bob Clark, president of operations and co-owner of Clark Pacific. “Carlo will play a key role in delivering these systems.”

Jim Lewis joins Clark Pacific as director of sales for architectural façade systems, bringing over 25 years of building industry experience delivering prefabricated systems for the architectural facades market.  Mr. Lewis comes to Clark Pacific from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), where he was responsible for the areas of architecture, BIM, and innovation and prior to that, Gate Precast, where he educated architects and owners on the economic and sustainable value of prefabricated systems. Mr. Lewis has a degree in architecture from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.

“Jim has made a career connecting the creativity of architects with the technology and innovations of leading systems manufacturers to deliver excellent results for owners,” said Don Clark, president of business development and co-owner of Clark Pacific. “We are excited to welcome Jim to our team.”

With the addition of these experienced industry leaders, Clark Pacific furthers its commitment to accelerate the market’s transformation to ever more complete prefabricated building solutions for the construction industry.

About Clark Pacific

Clark Pacific is one of the nation’s leading design-build manufacturers of prefabricated building systems. Driven to deliver better buildings, the company has paved the way for prefabrication in the marketplace, bridging the gap between manufacturing and construction to deliver high quality, cost-effective buildings on budget and on time. Clark Pacific’s approach provides owners and design-build teams greater schedule and cost certainty, cleaner and safer jobsites, higher quality systems and more resilient structures than conventional construction.

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Creaform Offers 50 Free Bundle Licenses

To Educational Institutions

Creaform has announced that educational institutions can receive 50 free bundle licenses of the VXmodel scan-to-CAD software and VXinspect dimensional software with the purchase of any of the company’s 3D scanners or portable CMMs.

Research and training staffs along with students can take advantage of the world’s most portable, professional- to metrology-grade dimensional measurement solutions from Creaform. Whether a class or research program requires Creaform’s technologies to teach 3D measurement techniques in engineering, product design or quality control, users will benefit from easy-to-use industrial-grade products that provide unprecedented accuracy and performance.

All of Creaform’s Educational Packages include:

For more information about any of Creaform’s Educational Packages, contact Creaform today.

About Creaform

Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education.

Along with its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has direct sales operations in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, China, Japan, India, Korea and Singapore.

Creaform is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with annual sales of approximately $4.0 billion.

For more information, visit Creaform website.

OriginGPS Selects Friendly Tech’s One-IoT, LwM2M Client

RAMAT GANIsraelOct 17, 2017 – Friendly Technologies announced today that its One-IoT Platform and LwM2M client was chosen by OriginGPS to facilitate IoT services for its OriginIoT demo. Friendly’s LwM2M client was embedded in OriginGPS’ OriginIoT, to help develop an IoT-connected baseball displaying quality of pitch data on a dashboard. 

OriginGPS develops integrated, miniaturized GNSS and IoT solutions with the smallest footprint on the market for verticals such as wearables, drones, asset tracking, smart cities, automotive, and IoT.

Friendly’s Lightweight M2M (OMA-LwM2M) embedded client is designed for management of constrained IoT devices and sensors. Friendly’s LwM2M client has a notably small CPU and memory footprint designed specifically with the IoT concept in mind.

Friendly’s One-IoT platform enables service providers to manage the data and configuration of millions of devices on a single platform, accelerating deployment and streamlining IoT service management while cutting operational costs.

“We found Friendly’s IoT client and management platform to be feature-rich and robust, and were happy to incorporate their innovative technology in our IoT system demo,” said Ishai Shamir, OriginGPS’ OriginIoT product engineer.

“We are excited to provide Friendly Technologies’ IoT platform to facilitate IoT services for the OriginIoT demo. Our client and platform help OriginGPS’ miniaturized IoT System enable IoT capabilities for non-IoT devices in an intuitive and fast way,” said Ohad Oman, Friendly’s VP product management.

About OriginGPS

OriginGPS develops fully-integrated, miniaturized GPS/GNSS, and integrated IoT solutions for developers. For over a decade, our experts have been developing ultra-sensitive, reliable, high performance modules with the smallest footprint on the market. OriginGPS introduces unparalleled sensitivity and noise immunity by incorporating its proprietary Noise Free Zone technology for faster position fix and navigation stability even under challenging satellite signal conditions. Our mini + mighty solutions support a range of verticals, such as wearables, drones, asset tracking, smart cities, automotive, and IoT.

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About Friendly Technologies

Friendly Technologies is a leading provider of carrier-class platforms for IoT, Smart Home, and TR-069 device management.

Friendly has been providing TR-069 device management solutions to carriers and service providers since 2007. When IoT and the Smart Home first emerged, Friendly leveraged its experience and extended its offering to the IoT and Smart Home markets. Today, Friendly provides a unified IoT platform for management of LWM2M, MQTT, OMA-DM, and TR-069 devices – and a full solution for the Smart Home.

Friendly’s platforms enable its customers to generate new revenue streams in the Smart Home and IoT markets, such as Utilities, Transportation, Smart cities, and more.

Friendly’s traditional TR-069 ACS for carriers and xSPs improves the customer experience, reduces costs, provisions new devices, monitors QoE, and configures and updates firmware remotely, while offering data insights to service providers.

Friendly Technologies, whose device management and IoT solutions are installed by over two hundred service providers and IoT companies worldwide, has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan as a Global Leader in Unified Device and Smart Home Management.

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MLC CAD Expands in NV, UT

AUSTIN, TX, Oct 17, 2017 – MLC CAD Systems, a SOLIDWORKS and Mastercam reseller for over 30 years, is proud to announce our territory expansion into Nevada and Utah. The recent merger with Remote Machining, LLC will allow the company to reach more customers in the CAM market. MLC looks forward to providing “Unbeatable Service” to the current customers along with the new opportunities available within a new territory.

Market expansion is not new to the MLC model. Since starting with locations in Texas, Arizona, and Louisiana just in the year 2000, MLC CAD has continued to grow our market share into other territories with great success. Currently, at over 80 employees and many local offices, MLC CAD has the highest recognized and industry certified application experts who are knowledgeable in all Mastercam products.

This new venture will continue to grow MLC’s share in the value-added reseller market. Director of Business Development, Joel Hill, sees this acquisition as a positive for the future of the company. He believes that MLC is moving in the right direction. “Over the last 30 years, more customers have seen the value MLC CAD Systems provides, which has led us to expand our reach into new markets in need of our services and solutions. We are proud to have earned the trust to move into this territory to better serve new customers.” This confidence from the customers is what led former owner Marc Sullivan to go with MLC CAD Systems. Marc believes that after 30 years of owning Remote Machining, that this is a positive move for his customer base because of their trustworthy service, years in the Mastercam business, and their vast territory reach.

The company’s commitment doesn’t end with just great service. MLC hosts a variety of training classes and demonstrations to provide new and existing Mastercam customers continual knowledge to work better and faster with Mastercam. Look out for CAMSkills Workshops and Hands-on Test Drive events coming soon to the Nevada and Utah area.

About MLC CAD Systems

Founded in 1982, MLC CAD Systems is a value-added-reseller of industry-leading solutions for conceptualization, design, analysis, validation, manufacturing, data publishing, data management and collaboration. The company’s experienced team of industry professionals offer real-world, hands-on expertise in implementing a wide variety of solutions, including the full suite of MASTERCAM software products, SOLIDWORKS software products, and 3D Systems’ and Markforged 3D printing technologies. In addition to software and hardware, MLC CAD Systems provides MASTERCAM and SOLIDWORKS training, MASTERCAM support and maintenance, SOLIDWORKS support and subscription services, 3D Systems and Markforged 3D printer support and repair, and installation/implementation/customization services.