Bentley Publishes 'The Year in Infrastructure' Project Yearbook, Adds Project Search Tool to Web Site



    Yearbook Features More Than 250 of World's Most Extraordinary Projects

    Web Tool Makes More Than 600 Inspiring Project Descriptions Searchable by
Terms, Titles, or Keywords

    EXTON, PA., April 2 /CNW/ - Bentley Systems, Incorporated has published
"The Year in Infrastructure," a 162-page project yearbook highlighting the
extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world's infrastructure.

    The yearbook features the 225 nominees recognized and 29 winners honored
in the professional portion of the 2006 BE Awards of Excellence program. The
BE Awards are judged by an independent panel of industry experts and are
presented at an evening ceremony during the annual BE Conference (www.be.org).
These projects, which set benchmarks and showcase the imagination and
technical mastery of the organizations that created them, fall into the
following categories:

    --  Building - BIM for Architecture, BIM for Building Engineering, BIM
for Multiple Disciplines, BIM for Simulation and Visualization, Building
Managed Environment, and Building New Technology Adoption

    --  Civil - Civil Managed Environment, Civil New Technology Adoption,
Civil Rail Design, Civil Road Design, Civil Site Design, and Civil
Visualization

    --  Geospatial - Geospatial Communications, Geospatial Government,
Geospatial Managed Environment, Geospatial Mapping and Cadastre, Geospatial
Modeling, Geospatial Public Works, Geospatial Utilities, and Geospatial Web
Publishing

    --  Plant - Plant Lifecycle Information Management, Plant Managed
Environment, Plant Multidiscipline Engineering, Plant New Technology Adoption,
Plant Rookie of the Year, Plant Supply Chain Integration, and Plant
Visualization

    --  Special - Best Overall IT Strategy and Well-Trained Organization

    Also included in the yearbook are the Lifetime Achievement and Educator
of the Year BE Award nominees and winners for 2006, along with the 38 nominees
recognized and three winners honored in the academic portion of the program.

    To view "The Year in Infrastructure," go to www.be.org/projectyearbook.

    In addition, the more than 600 world-class projects acknowledged in the
2004, 2005, and 2006 BE Awards of Excellence programs are now searchable using
a new Web tool available at www.be.org/search. The tool enables visitors to
the site to search on terms, titles, or keywords to find projects of special
interest or relevance to their needs.

    About BE and the BE Conference

    BE, which stands for "Bentley Empowered," embodies the power of community
to create, innovate, and improve the world's infrastructure.

    The BE Conference, which consistently scores a 99 percent attendee
satisfaction rating, is a once-a-year learning opportunity for Bentley user
organizations offering professional training, technology updates, keynotes,
and best practice sharing. At these sessions, attendees better themselves,
better their organizations, and better the ways they can improve the world's
infrastructure.

    For more information on BE Conference 2007, being held April 29-May 3 at
the Los Angeles Convention Center in California, and on BE Conference Europe,
being held June 10-14 at the Hilton London Metropole in the United Kingdom, go
to www.be.org.

    About Bentley

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the
world's infrastructure. The company's comprehensive portfolio for the
building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture,
engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With revenues now surpassing
$400 million annually, and more than 2400 colleagues globally, Bentley is the
leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top Design
Firms and major owner-operators, and was named the world's No. 2 provider of
GIS/geospatial software solutions in a recent Daratech research study.

    To receive Bentley press releases as they are issued, visit
www.bentley.com/bentleywire. For more information, visit www.bentley.com. To
view a copy of Bentley's May 2006 Annual Report online, go to
www.bentley.com/May2006annualreport.

    Bentley, the "B" logo, BE, and BE Awards of Excellence are either
registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems,
Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries. Other
brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.




For further information:

For further information: Bentley Systems, Incorporated Press: Ron
Kuhfeld, +1 610-321-6493 ron.kuhfeld@bentley.com

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