EXTON, Pennsylvania, December 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced that the digital version of The Year in Infrastructure 2009 is immediately available at www.bentley.com/YearInInfrastructure, and print copies are available upon request at www.bentley.com/2009Yearbook. This 200-page yearbook highlights the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world's infrastructure and the quality of life for us all. It features descriptions and color images of the more than 250 project nominations recognized, 17 winners honored in the 2009 Be Inspired Awards competition, and four recipients of Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards. In addition, it provides links to special Be Connected online seminars presented by Be Inspired Award winners and finalists. Each seminar offers insight into the design innovations and best practices employed to achieve the outstanding results that placed these projects among the top choices of the Be Inspired Awards judges.

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James H. McGraw IV, group publisher, McGraw-Hill Construction, said, The projects that infrastructure professionals design and build are changing and improving the lives of people everywhere. I am truly amazed at the impact these projects have on communities. This work is enhancing the lives of millions, and we congratulate these architectural, engineering, construction, and geospatial professionals on their remarkable achievements.

CEO Greg Bentley said, The extraordinary projects in our Year in Infrastructure 2009, like those in previous editions, are testament to the imagination, innovation, and dedication our users demonstrate in accomplishing the crucial task of sustaining the world's infrastructure. Through this publication, we proudly recognize and share these remarkable achievements, which combine higher-performing infrastructure and more cost-effective project realization, with business entities, government officials, industry organizations, and the media. We want the world to appreciate, as we do, the incredible value of our users' work to our society, to our environment, and to our global economy.

To view the digital version of The Year in Infrastructure 2009, along with all previous editions of this publication, visit www.bentley.com/YearInInfrastructure. Searches can be conducted by year and/or through terms, titles, or keywords to find projects of special interest. To request a print copy of The Year in Infrastructure 2009, visit www.bentley.com/2009Yearbook.

About the Be Inspired Awards

The Be Inspired Awards, which are judged by independent panels of industry experts, honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving and sustaining the world's infrastructure. These projects set benchmarks and showcase the imagination and technical mastery of the organizations that created them.

For information about how to enter projects for consideration in the 2010 Be Inspired Awards competition, visit www.bentley.com/BeInspired2010.

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,700 colleagues and offices in more than 45 countries, achieved in 2008 the milestone of US$500 million in revenues, and, since 1995, has invested more than US$1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

For additional information about Bentley, visit www.bentley.com. To subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts, visit www.bentley.com/rss/news. For information about Be Communities, a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit http://communities.bentley.com.

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Press Contact: Ron Kuhfeld +1-610-321-6493 ron.kuhfeld@bentley.com

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CONTACT: Ron Kuhfeld of Bentley Systems, Incorporated, +1-610-321-6493,ron.kuhfeld@bentley.com