Bentley Best Infrastructure Projects Announced
Phillip Keane posted on October 15, 2017 | 1940 views

The Bentley Year in Infrastructure Conference 2017 drew to a close on 12th October at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, with a ceremony for the winners of the annual Be Inspired for BIM Advancements in Infrastructure awards.

Group photo of all the winners for 2017 (Image credit: Bentley Systems)
Group photo of all the winners for 2017 (Image credit: Bentley Systems)

After a delicious dinner and some light entertainment (including a local dragon dance, and a few popular songs rejigged with infrastructure-themed lyrics, sang by Bentley’s Chief Communications Officer Chris Barron) the event moved onto the business of announcing the winners.

The contest has been running since 2004, and focuses on projects that have used Bentley Systems’ software to make a difference in the world of infrastructure. The Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore was itself a winner of the Be Inspired Innovation in Structures award in 2010, so it is poignant that the ceremony should one day end up here.

This year there were 17 categories all related to BIM Advancements in Infrastructure, ranging from awards for bridges, rail and transit, power generation, roads and a whole lot more (see winners section below for details). In addition, there were 6 Special Recognition awards for a variety of projects.

This year, ten independent jury panels comprising distinguished industry experts selected the 51 finalists from more than 400 nominations submitted by organizations in more than 50 countries. 

And the winners for each main category in 2017 are as follows…

*drum roll please*

  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN BRIDGES
    Long Jian Road & Bridge Co., Ltd. – Heihe - Blagoveshchensk Heilongjiang River (Amur River) Road Bridge Project– (Heihe City, Heilongjiang Province, China)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN BUILDING AND CAMPUSES
    Morphosis – The Bloomberg Center – (New York, New York, United States)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN CONSTRUCTION
    Leighton Asia – Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – (Hong Kong)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    NJS Engineers India Pvt. Ltd. – JICA Assisted Ganga Action Plan-II – (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN MANUFACTURING
    Satria Technologies Sdn. Bhd. – Sustainable Solutions for Control and Protection Systems – (Klang, Selangor, Malaysia)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN MINING AND OFFSHORE ENGINEERING
    Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. – PL19-3 Oil Field Jacket Design and Development of ‘Fixed Offshore Structure Design Tool’ Software– (Tianjin, China)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS
    Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited, PowerChina – Application of BIM Strategy for Shenzhen Qianhai Municipal Infrastructure – (Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN POWER GENERATION
    China Water Resource Pearl River Planning Surveying & Designing Co., Ltd – Wugachong Reservoir Project – (Pu'an County, Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN PROJECT DELIVERY
    Mott MacDonald and the Costain, VINCI Construction Grands Projets, Bachy Soletanche Joint Venture – East Section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel – (London, England, United Kingdom)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN RAIL AND TRANSIT
    Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. – Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project - Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line – (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN REALITY MODELING
    CEDD-AECOM-The Earth Solutions – Development of Anderson Road Quarry Site – (Hong Kong)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN ROADS
    CCCC First Highway Consultants Co., Ltd. – Application of BIM Strategy on the Transformation of Meiguan Expressway to Urban Road Design Project – (Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN ROAD AND RAIL ASSET PERFORMANCE
    Highways England – Network Occupancy Management System (NOMS) – (Strategic Road Network, England, United Kingdom)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN UTILITIES AND INDUSTRIAL ASSET PERFORMANCE
    BP – Khazzan Central Information Store (CIS) – (Khazzan Field, Block 61, Ad Dhahirah Governorate, Oman)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN UTILITIES TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION
    Pestech International Berhad – Automation and Integration of Substation Design Work for 230kV Project – (Kratie and Kampong Cham, Cambodia)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN WATER AND WASTEWATER PLANTS
    Beijing Institute of Water – Tongzhou Water Works of Beijing South-to-North Water Diversion Project – (Beijing, China)
  • BIM ADVANCEMENTS IN WATER NETWORKS
    AEGEA – AEGEA Prolagos Sewerage Master Plan 2041 – (Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

And the six Special Recognition awards for each category went to:

  • COMPREHENSIVE BIM ADVANCEMENT
    Guangdong Hydropower Planning & Design Institute- Guangdong Pearl River Delta Water Resources Allocation Project-Guangdong Province, China
  • ASSET INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ADVANCEMENT
    Oregon Department of Transportation – Transinfo - A Connected Data Environment for Transportation – (Salem, Oregon, USA)
  • CONCEPTIONEERING ADVANCEMENT
    HNTB Corporation – I-94 Modernization Project (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
  • CONSTRUCTIONEERING ADVANCEMENT
    China Construction Sixth Engineering Division Corp. Ltd. – Sanya New Airport Reclamation Project – (Sanya, Hainan Province, China)
  • INSPECTIONEERING ADVANCEMENT
    SEIKEY Enterprise Drone Solutions – Cell Tower Inspections 4G & 5G – (Caronno Pertusella, Varese, Italy)
  • OPTIONEERING ADVANCEMENT
    Outotec- Design for Reliability Project in Counter Current Decantation (CCD) – (Helsinki, Finland)

Congratulations to all of the winners and to all of the nominees!

And if anyone is curious as to what an infrastructure awards show looks like, or what Cole Porter’s “Let’s Do It” sounds like with infrastructure-themed lyrics sounds like, you can watch the video of the awards ceremony at this link.

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