Bentley has just released The Year in Infrastructure 2007, a spotlight on the 230 world-class projects that were up for consideration in the BE Awards of Excellence. As a juror in this selection process for the past four years, I can tell you that all of these projects are worthy of note.
What’s great about these nominees and award winners is the full global breadth of projects at all scales and budgets. The criteria while judging included level of innovation and creative problem solving, technical expertise, planning and execution, cost savings and return on investment. It was rarely the biggest and most expensive project that won.
In the geospatial area, we judged categories for communications, government, mapping and cadastre, 3D GIS, water resource management, utilities, innovation and distributed enterprise.
The Yearbook is available online here in a neat Nxtbook format. You can search the projects by the Table of Contents or by keyword. You can save the page that you’re viewing to your desktop as well as add notes, bookmarks or send details to a friend. And the interface has that satisfying flip-book feel with animated page turns.
If you like what you see from the 2007 Yearbook, be certain to go to the Project Yearbook website. This site is the repository for all future yearbooks from 2004 through 2007. Each contains summaries of noteworthy projects and you can search the contents by term, title or keyword.
I encourage you to take a look at these projects whether you’re a current Bentley user or not. You’ll enjoy the global perspective, and great projects are always inspiring.