Bentley Systems have announced the finalists for the 2015 Be Inspired Awards and one Australian company is among the nominees.

The awards are a global program recognising the world’s most outstanding infrastructure projects across design, engineering, construction, and operations.

SA Water, Australia’s government-owned water and wastewater company is nominated for ‘Innovation in Asset Performance Management’ for its work on the Adelaide Metro Water Distribution Network. Known as the North South Interconnection System Project (NSISP), this $400 million investment by SA Water was designed to improve flexibility and reliability of supply, improve water security during prolonged drought and increase capacity in the network for growth until 2050.

The finalists will present their projects at The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference in London on 3rd- 5th November. The winners will then be announced in front of peers, jurors, and more than 100 media professionals.

The 54 finalists were selected from more than 360 nominations by ten independent jury panels comprising industry experts.

The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference will also include a series of keynotes by Bentley senior management, guest industry speakers and interactive workshops.

There will also be industry forums featuring speakers from American Electric Power, American Road & Transportation Builders Association, ARC Advisory Group, Atkins, Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, ConnDOT, Fiatech, Highways England, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Robin Partington & Partners, and Trimble.

Bentley Systems COO Malcolm Walter said, “The Year in Infrastructure Conference is one of my favourite Bentley events. It provides, within a few focused days, inspiring presentations of the year’s most extraordinary advancements in infrastructure, coupled with valuable insights on the innovations in technology and best practices that are helping improve project delivery and asset performance. At the same time, attendees have ample opportunity to network with other infrastructure leaders who are shaping the future.”

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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