At the Year in Infrastructure 2016 conference in London the Be Inspired Awards set some new records. There were 311 submissions from 22 countries. Of these 110 were completed and operational projects and 120 were under construction. 60 projects were chosen as finalists in 18 categories including asset performance, power generation, rail and transit, mining, roads, utilities and communications, water network analysis, and construction.
15 of the 60 finalists reported using reality capture which is evidence of remarkably rapid adoption since Bentley only acquired a reality capture capability (Acute 3D since renamed as ContextCapture) in February of last year. At this year's event Bentley announced that ContextCapture can now process LiDAR point clouds.