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Fitzpatrick Engineering Group Selected as Finalist in 2012 Bentley Be Inspired Awards Competition


Fitzpatrick Engineering Group in Cornelius, North Carolina announces that they have been selected by Bentley as a finalist in the 2012 Be Inspired Awards Competition. Fitzpatrick Engineering Group is one of three finalists in the Innovation in Structural Engineering category.

Cornelius, NC (PRWEB) October 24, 2012

Fitzpatrick Engineering Group, a single discipline engineering firm specializing in commercial, health care and institutional structural design, has been selected as one of three finalists in the Innovations in Structural Engineering category for the 2012 Be Inspired Awards program of the Be Inspired Innovations in Infrastructure conference to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on November 13th and 14th, 2012.

According to Bentley's Be Inspired website, the projects in the Innovation in Structural Engineering category demonstrate excellence in analyzing, designing or delivering one or more structures. These projects illustrate how the use of technical innovation can deliver high-quality structures or improved structural project workflows that enhance the structure's functional performance, delivery process or quality of service.

Doug Fitzpatrick will be heading to Amsterdam in mid-November to make a final presentation to the jurors, industry leaders and key members of the global press and elaborate on challenges and workflows that could not be adequately addressed in the online submission.

Fitzpatrick Engineering Group submitted a two story building that utilized new parametrically modeled elements with linked scheduling. The company met the challenges of additional requirements from the client, which included providing a 2012 Revit deliverable and providing the selected fabricator with an accurate structural model to jump start their detailing and shop drawing production. In-house testing had determined data exported from Revit was inaccurate, so Bentley's AECOsim was used for the host model. Bentley's Integrated Structural Modeler (ISM) was used to generate and deliver a fully complete Revit model to the client.

The selection of Fitzpatrick Engineering Group as an Innovation in Structural Engineering finalist signals another step in the company's success in providing structural engineering solutions for the commercial, institutional and health care industries. For complete information about Fitzpatrick Engineering Group, including links to a portfolio and projects, visit their website at

About the company:
Founded in October 2004 by Douglas G. Fitzpatrick, P.E., Fitzpatrick Engineering Group is a single discipline engineering firm specializing in commercial, health care and institutional structural design. Taking the lead as an early adopter and advocate for Building Information Modeling (BIM) for structural design and detailing, Fitzpatrick Engineering is committed to innovation as a core firm principle. They are primarily licensed in the southeast from Louisiana to New York. Contact them for more information by calling 704-987-9114, or visit their website at

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