Bentley Systems Inc.

10/26/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/26/2021 10:30

Infrastructure Projects in Middle East Named as Finalists in 2021 Going Digital Awards

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the infrastructure engineering software company, has announced several Middle Eastern projects as finalists in Bentley's 2021 Going Digital Awardsin Infrastructure. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Sixteen independent jury panels selected 57 finalists from nearly 300 nominations submitted by more than 230 organizations from 45 countries encompassing 19 categories.

The Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure finalists will present their project presentations in the following solution areas:

Mobility, November 1 - Bridges; Rail and Transit; Road and Rail Asset Performance; Roads and Highways; and Structural Engineering

Project Delivery, November 8 - Digital Construction; Geotechnical Engineering; Manufacturing; and Project Delivery Information Management

Cities, November 15 - Buildings and Campuses; Digital Cities; Land and Site Development; and Reality Modeling

Energy, November 22 - Mining and Offshore Engineering; Power Generation; Utilities and Communications; and Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance

Water, November 22 - Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants; Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks

To view the presentations, click here on the above dates. To view the full list of awards finalists, visit

Winners will be announced on December 2, 2021.

The Middle Eastern projects named as finalists for 2021 awards are:

Building and Campuses Category Finalist:

Al Thumama Stadium

Arab Engineering Bureau Doha, Al Thumama, Qatar

The aesthetically designed Al Thumama Stadium will be the site of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and will be used later as a mixed-leisure facility for continued economic development. Arab Engineering Bureau needed to quickly optimize pedestrian flow in the design for both functions. Their pedestrian simulation model helped architects and planners ensure rapid movement and create an environmentally and socially sustainable space.

Image Caption: Al Thumama Stadium Arab Engineering Bureau, Doha, Al Thumama, Qatar
Image Credit: Arab Engineering Bureau

Structural Engineering Category Finalist:
Rosewood Doha

Arab Engineering Bureau Lusail, Doha, Qatar

To ensure the structural integrity of an iconic, mixed-use, luxury development project while meeting the complex architectural requirements, Arab Engineering Bureau needed comprehensive, customizable structural design technology. Using the technology, they could determine that a post-tension steel slab system would reduce construction costs and time. Determining the optimal steel structural support solution saved 20% to 30% in resource hours and associated costs.

Image Caption:Rosewood Doha, Arab Engineering Bureau, Lusail, Doha, Qatar
Image Credit: Arab Engineering Bureau

If you would like to request a media interview with a Going Digital Awards finalist or Bentley colleague, clickhere. If you have any other media-related questions please contact your Bentley PR contact or Christine Byrne at [email protected] (US, UK), or Michaela Romero at [email protected] (EMEA, Asia, LA).

The YII 2021 Virtual Press Kit offers access to event registration, YII awards finalists' sessions, access to press announcements, images, awards winners and finalists' information, media interview request form, and more! Check out the Virtual Press Kit at