Bentley Systems Named ‘Company of the Year’ at Construction Computing Awards 2012

AECOsim Building Designer Earns Top Honor in ‘Building Services Product of the Year’ Category

EXTON, Pa. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 18, 2012 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it was named “Company of the Year” at the Construction Computing Awards 2012 (also known as The Hammers) program held at The Hotel Russell, Russell Square, in London. In addition, Bentley’s AECOsim Building Designer software won in the “Building Services Product of the Year” category, and Bentley was named runner-up in three categories: “Construction Computing SuperBrand of 2012,” “Mobile Product of the Year” for Bentley Navigator for the iPad, and “Structural Design Product of the Year” for STAAD.Pro with STAAD Foundation Advanced. The Construction Computing Awards 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 by Construction 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, “The ‘Company of the Year Award’ recognizes an organization for outstanding achievement in software for designing, building, and/or operating infrastructure. This year’s winner, Bentley Systems, was selected by our readership for its commitment to and advancements in information mobility across the many disciplines that participate in sustaining infrastructure throughout its lifecycle. Here in the U.K., the information sharing and reuse that Bentley software facilitates are evidenced in numerous projects, including Crossrail, the largest construction project in Europe. Crossrail initially employed Bentley software, including its ProjectWise system of collaboration servers and services, during its design work and now is putting it to use in this mega project’s construction phase. By selecting Bentley for the ‘Company of the Year Award,’ as well as ‘Building Services Product of the Year,’ our readers recognize its invaluable contribution to infrastructure technology. I applaud the entire Bentley organization for this well-deserved acknowledgement of its many achievements.”

Commenting on the awards, Huw Roberts, Bentley vice president, core marketing, said, “It’s truly an honor to be named ‘Company of the Year’ by the readers of this esteemed publication, and for AECOsim Building Designer to be recognized for its provision of information-rich multidisciplinary models for the design, simulation, analysis, and documentation of buildings. These awards affirm the value infrastructure professionals place on information mobility, and are a testament to Bentley Systems’ leadership in enabling information mobility spanning disciplines across the infrastructure lifecycle through our innovative software and services. We thank Construction Computing’s readers for this acknowledgement, and its editors for the work they do in providing valuable information to construction professionals around the world.”

For additional information about the Construction Computing Awards 2012, visit

About Construction Computing

Construction Computing is the only U.K. 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.

For additional information about Construction Computing, visit

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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, the ProjectWise 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 $500 million in annual revenues, and since 2003 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards , access Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure publications. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be Communities .

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