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Sydney Trains nominated for global tech award

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> Sydney Trains has been nominated for a global award for innovation in government, for its paperless operating system, Virtual Plan Room. </span> <p><span style="Times New Roman&quot,&quotserif&quot">Bentley Systems, a software provider specialising in solutions for sustaining infrastructure, last week announced the finalists for its 2013 Be Inspired Awards competition.</span></p> <p><span style="Times New Roman&quot,&quotserif&quot">Sydney Trains earned a nomination in the Innovation in Government category, and will compete for the gong with London’s Crossrail project design software, and Mexican company Innovacin Sistemas y Proyectos, which developed a new geospatial mapping system for Cancun’s municipal system.</span></p> <p><span style="Times New Roman&quot,&quotserif&quot">Bentley says the Innovation in Government category is for projects that have demonstrated excellence in local, state, provincial, federal and national government projects.</span></p> <p><span style="Times New Roman&quot,&quotserif&quot">A representative from Sydney Trains filled <i>Rail Express </i>in on the details of the Virtual Plan Room (VPR).</span></p> <p><span style="Times New Roman&quot,&quotserif&quot">“The VPR provides a single and consistent environment in managing and controlling engineering documents, drawings and computer aided-design (CAD) files,” Sydney Trains said.</span></p> <p><span style="Times New Roman&quot,&quotserif&quot">“Its library-like services offer version control, with check-in/check-out facilities, audit trails and security features to manage access and editing, document storage and classification for around 2.8 million documents, drawings and plans.</span></p> <p><span style="Times New Roman&quot,&quotserif&quot">“The number of documents in Planroom continues to grow at a rate of 20,000 a year.”&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp </span></p> <p><span style="Times New Roman&quot,&quotserif&quot">Bentley COO Malcolm Walter said the company was pleased with this year’s batch of nominations.</span></p> <p><span style="Times New Roman&quot,&quotserif&quot">“The one thing outside of our control was, of course, the Be Inspired Awards nominations,” he said.</span></p> <p><span style="Times New Roman&quot,&quotserif&quot">“But as always, our users came through for us – with remarkable projects that tested the adjudicative prowess of our esteemed jury members. I congratulate all of the finalists, and look forward to their inspiring presentations in the last leg of this very special competition.”</span></p> <p><span style="Times New Roman&quot,&quotserif&quot">The winners of the Be Inspired Awards will be announced in London later this month, at <i>The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference</i>, which will take place between October 29 and 31.</span></p> <p><span style="Times New Roman&quot,&quotserif&quot">“This global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations features a series of presentations and interactive sessions exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns,” Bentley said.</span></p> <p><span style="Times New Roman&quot,&quotserif&quot">More information on the conference can be found <a href="">here</a>.</span></p>