Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure: 57 Finalists Span the Globe
Emily Pollock posted on August 09, 2018 |

BIM company Bentley has announced the finalists of their 2018 Year in Infrastructure Awards. These 57 finalists were selected from 420 nominations, all from Bentley-using infrastructure companies across the globe. Finalists from all of the awards’ 19 categories will be narrowed down to a single award-winner on October 15th, during Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure conference.

Read on to learn more about the finalists for each category. You’ll notice that not every project has a description, which is due to the fact that not all of the projects have revealed details to the public. However, some of the projects we explore here have not even been shared by Bentley, but were discovered after extensive research on foreign language sites.

By going through our list, you’ll have a glimpse into major architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) achievements occurring throughout the world, giving you a bird’s eye view of the state of AEC today.

Bridges

A 3D model of the completed Chenab Bridge. (Image courtesy of Vienna Consulting Engineers.)
A 3D model of the completed Chenab Bridge. (Image courtesy of Vienna Consulting Engineers.)

Jungkun~Jinjeong Bypass Road (Sueo-chon Bridge)

by GS E&C Corporation

Gwangyang, South Korea

Reality Modeling Facilitates Efficient Planning, Construction and Monitoring of Chenab Bridge

by Indian Railways

Reasi District, India

Indian Railways is in the process of building Chenab Bridge between the Jammu and Baramulla regions as part of the organization’s new Jammu-Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Line (JUSBRL). Once built, the bridge will be the first steel arch bridge in India, and the highest rail bridge in the world.

Design and Build of Road Bridge at Teluk Lamong Port Project

by PT. Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk

Gresik-Surabaya, Indonesia

As part of the Teluk Lamong port restoration project, PT. Wijaya Karya was contracted to build a 2000 m (6562 ft) access to connect Teluk Lamong Terminal with the Surabaya-Gresik Toll. It will be built using the "Unibridge" bridge system, with a composite concrete beam bridge that uses pins on each connection between girders with a modular concept. The system won't need periodic tightening for maintenance, and it will be lightweight and quickly constructed.

Buildings and Campuses

Voyants Solutions’ plan for the Gwalior Railway Station. (Image courtesy of Voyants Solutions Private Limited.)
Voyants Solutions’ plan for the Gwalior Railway Station. (Image courtesy of Voyants Solutions Private Limited.)

The Regional Connector Transit Corridor

by Anil Verma Associates, Inc.

Los Angeles, USA  

The RTCT is a light rail tunnel being built through downtown Los Angeles to connect two of the pre-existing lines. The connection will turn the existing simple line system into a more complex grid, bringing relief to a transit-starved city.

Cannon House Office Building Renewal

by Shalom Baranes Associates

Washington D.C., USA

The Cannon House Office Building is over a century old, the oldest congressional office building, other than the Capitol building itself.  Many of its internal systems are at risk of failing, and its external façade is starting to wear away. It’s a ten-year project, involving the construction of a new fifth floor.

Station Development plan for Gwalior Railway Station

by Voyants Solutions Private Limited

Gwalior, India

Voyants has already won first place in IRSDC’s International Design Competition for their unique development plan. According to Voyant’s page, the design was appreciated by jurors for its “sensitivity towards existing heritage, sustainability and buildability.” 

Communications Networks

SiteSee’s automatic equipment identification makes it easier to identify aberrant parts of a telecommunications network from drone footage. (Image courtesy of SiteSee.)
SiteSee’s automatic equipment identification makes it easier to identify aberrant parts of a telecommunications network from drone footage. (Image courtesy of SiteSee.)

iForte Fiber Management System

by iForte Solusi Infotek

Jakarta, Indonesia

iForte Solusi Infotek has over 900 km (560 miles) of fiber cable installed under the streets of Jakarta, which allows the company to provide wireless coverage to much of the city. They also have extensions and partnerships to cover vast chunks of Indonesia.

Linknet Operation Center

by PT. Linknet

Jakarta, Indonesia

Linknet’s extensive cable system focuses on providing internet to corporate customers who need high-speed internet. Their Network Operation Center helps provide client support to customers.

Advancing Telecommunications

by SiteSee

Brisbane, Australia

SiteSee’s tech allows experts to monitor and repair the physical infrastructure servicing telecommunications lines. Their software applies AI to drone footage to plan and interpret flights and figure out what needs to be repaired. 

Construction

An image of the updated Pustynnoe Gold Plant. (Image courtesy of AAEngineering Group.)
An image of the updated Pustynnoe Gold Plant. (Image courtesy of AAEngineering Group.)

Phase II of Pustynnoe Gold Plant

by AAEngineering Group, LLP

Balkhash, Kazakhstan

AAEngineering was asked to help modernize Kazakhstan's Pustynnoye Gold Processing Plant. 

New bridge over the Richmond River at Broadwater

by Lendlease Engineering

Ballina, Australia

In early 2017, Lendlease Engineering was chosen to construct a new bridge over the Richmond river. The project was part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade. The initial plan for two bridges was scrapped, with the company combining them into one to increase the waterway opening.

Main Channel Road Project of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port (Zhoudai Bridge)

by Tianjin Tianhe-Cloud Building Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. and China State Construction Bridge Co., Ltd.

Zhoushan, China

Digital Cities

A 3D model of Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam. (Image courtesy of GIM International.)
A 3D model of Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam. (Image courtesy of GIM International.)

Digital 3D Building Model of Rotterdam

by Avineon India Pvt. Ltd.

Rotterdam, Netherlands

On assignment from the City of Rotterdam, Avineon India produced a 3D digital model of the city that lets users input data and analysis. The model was built to be used for reviewing urban designs, communication and publication in construction projects, and project development.

BIM Technology Application in the Municipal Infrastructure Phase I Project of Zhong-Guan-Cun Science and Technology Town

by CCCC Water Transportation Consultants Co., Ltd.

Tianjin City, China

Zhongguancun's latest science and technology park is currently under construction in Tianjin, and it will serve as an incubator for innovative tech companies. CCCC Water Transportation Consultants was involved in the modelling of the park's water infrastructure.

New Municipal Road Construction PPP Project of the Municipal Public Facility Construction Project of Guandu Culture New City

by Yunnan Yunling Engineering Cost Consultation Co., Ltd.

Kunming, China

Environmental Engineering

Setec-Terrasol’s 3D model of the Mairie des Lilas Station. (Image courtesy of Setec-Terrasol.)
Setec-Terrasol’s 3D model of the Mairie des Lilas Station. (Image courtesy of Setec-Terrasol.)

Jiangxi Xinjiang Bazizui Navigation-Power Junction Project

by China Water Resources Pearl River Planning Surveying & Designing Co., Ltd.

Shangrao, China

CWRPRPSD surveyed the Xinjiang river in preparation for a project to deepen the river and further develop its waterborne transportation system.

Landslide Disaster Protection Project on the National Road Network

by PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk

Cianjur, Indonesia

After a landslide this March closed down an important road, the Indonesian government tapped PT Wijaya to perform a reconstruction project. The company was able to complete the project within the government’s five-month time limit by using BIM software to monitor the site and solve problems before they arose.

Adaptation of the Mairie des Lilas Station – Extension L11

by Setec-Terrasol

Paris, France

The Île-de-France transportation network is extending their line 11 from Mairie des Lilas to Rosny-Bois-Perrier in order to create an intra-town railway that covers more ground. To extend the line, the transit system had to create secondary accesses to the Mairie des Lilas station, opened in 1937. Setec-Terrasol studied the impacts of this change, creating complex 3D models that allowed construction to progress.

Manufacturing

One of the new solar projects springing up around Kudat. (Image courtesy of Filepic.)
One of the new solar projects springing up around Kudat. (Image courtesy of Filepic.)

Proposed 48MW Large Scale Solar (LSS) Project

by Brownfield Engineering Sdn. Bhd.

Kudat, Malaysia

In recent years, Kudat has become the green energy powerhouse of Malaysia, with multiple new solar projects under construction. Brownfield Engineering is part of that push.

Alumina Refinery Project Cooperated between CHALCO and Indonesia

by Digital Engineering (BIM) Center of Shenyang Aluminum & Magnesium Engineering & Research Institute Co., Ltd.

Bukit Batu, Indonesia

PT Aneka Tambang Tbk and PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium of Indonesia paired with China Aluminum Co. (CHALCO) to build Indonesia's first smelter-grade aluminum plant.

Integration of SCADA System with Electrical Panels for Brunei National Control Center

by Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Systems Asia Sdn. Bhd.

Brunei Darussalam

Toshiba developed a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for Brunei's Department of Electrical Services, installed at their National Control Center. The system allows for real-time monitoring of processes and equipment at their factory.

Mining and Offshore Engineering

SINO’s iron ore mine. (Image courtesy of Citic Pacific Mining.)
SINO’s iron ore mine. (Image courtesy of Citic Pacific Mining.)

Rio Tinto Iron Ore Sentry Guarding Project

by CADDS Group Pty Ltd

Dampier, Australia

SINO Iron Ore Mine

by Northern Engineering & Technology Incorporation, MCC

Perth, Australia

Metallurgical contracting company Northern Engineering has been recognized for its improvement work on Australia’s largest magnetite mining and processing facility.

Jiangsu Offshore Wind Farm

by POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited

Jiangsu Province, China

The Jiangsu Xiangshui offshore wind farm is currently under construction off the coast of Jiangsu. When complete, it will be China's first wind power project to transmit power via an offshore transformer substation.

Power Generation

The Foz Tua Dam. (Image courtesy of PERI Group.)
The Foz Tua Dam. (Image courtesy of PERI Group.)

Hanhikivi 1 Nuclear Power Plant

by JSC ATOMPROEKT

Northern Ostrobothnia Region, Finland

Hanhikivi 1 is a proposed nuclear power plant to be constructed by Rusatom Overseas, with a 1,200MW pressurized water reactor. Rusatom hired Atomproekt to develop the design and licensing documentation for the project, in compliance with Finnish regulations.

Huaneng Ningxia Dam Power Plant Stage Ⅳ project

by Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group

Qingtongxia, China

Hydroelectric Use of the Foz Tua Dam

by Sacyr Somague

Foz Tua, Portugal

Constructed between 2011 and 2016, the Foz Tua Dam has a hydraulic circuit ending in a downstream powerhouse, featuring two reversible units, each with a rated output of 131 MW. While multiple companies worked together to build the dam, Sacyr Somague was responsible for installing the hydroelectric capacity.

Project Delivery

Dragados SA & Transport helped London Underground create a flow plan for its Bank Station to allow customers to move more freely through it. (Image courtesy of Getty.)
Dragados SA & Transport helped London Underground create a flow plan for its Bank Station to allow customers to move more freely through it. (Image courtesy of Getty.)

Gaining New Perspective through ProjectWise Insights

by AECOM

United Kingdom

AECOM is a global infrastructure company, with workers across 130 countries. The company has used Bentley's ProjectWise software to connect them, allowing them to share ideas and viewpoints across the world.

Arup Australasia Project Systems Team

by Arup

Brisbane, Australia

Bank Station Capacity Upgrade

by Dragados SA & Transport for London

London, United Kingdom

The London Underground is reconstructing their Bank Tube station to allow it to handle more passengers. They worked with Dragados to design a movement plan that will enable easy customer movement and decrease crowing.

Rail and Transit

A map of the proposed additions to the UK High Speed 2 program. (Image courtesy of Tunnel Talk.)
A map of the proposed additions to the UK High Speed 2 program. (Image courtesy of Tunnel Talk.)

BIM Project for the Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-Speed Railway

by China Railway Engineering Consulting Group Co., Ltd.

Beijing, China

Currently under construction, the Beijing-Zhangjiakou intercity railway is a rail route stretching across China's Hebei province. Its construction is being hastened by a complex 3D BIM model, created by China Railway Engineering Consulting Group.

Naples-Bari Route, Apice-Orsara Double Railway Line, Hirpinia-Orsara Operational Lot

by Italferr S.p.A.

Provinces of Avellino and Foggia, Italy

Divided into eight sections, the Naples-Bari high-speed railway project will stretch approximately 79 km (49 miles) when complete, 7 km of that distance passing over viaducts or through tunnels. The Apice-Orsana section is being widened from one to two tracks.

Hs2 Main Works Lots S1 and S2

by Skanska Costain Strabag Joint Venture (SCS)

London, United Kingdom

Britain's UK High Speed 2 program (Hs2) is on its second phase, extending rail services from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds. The work for the project includes drainage work and structural reinforcements, site clearance, diversion of utilities around construction, and highway realignments.

Reality Modeling

Hong Kong’s Smart Campus. (Image courtesy of South China Morning Post.)
Hong Kong’s Smart Campus. (Image courtesy of South China Morning Post.)

Smart Campus of the Hong Kong Science Park

by Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation & Chain Technology Development Co. Limited

Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong's Smart Campus is a "living lab" designed to drive testing and adoption of Smart City tech. Tenants (both individual and business) are welcome to submit/pilot smart city applications of their own.

Building Envelope Inspection Powered by Machine Learning and Reality Modeling for RMIT University Brunswick Campus

by Skand Pty Ltd

Victoria, Australia

Deep Tube Upgrade Programme - Piccadilly Line Upgrade

by Transport for London Major Projects Directorate

London, United Kingdom

Transport for London (TfL) recently announced that it was commissioning new trains for its Piccadilly line. The new trains will be longer, air-conditioned, and customers will be able to walk all the way through them.  

Road and Rail Asset Performance

The Illinois Department of Transportation’s innovative new permitting website.
The Illinois Department of Transportation’s innovative new permitting website.

Annual Patch Rail Capital Planning

by CSX Transportation

Jacksonville, USA

In March, CSX Corp announced a plan to cut capital spending as part of the company's restructuring campaign.

Oversize-Overweight Truck Permitting System

by Illinois Department of Transportation

Springfield, USA

IDOT’s recently-adapted Automated Permit System (ITAP) allows customers to apply for permits for overweight/oversized loads online, and can grant permits immediately.

Nagpur Metro Asset Information Management System

by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.

Nagpur, India

The Nagpur Metro is a rail transit system under construction. To aid in its construction, the city opted to use a 5D BIM model (traditional BIM model plus time and cost calculations) on a common data environment called the Electronic Data Management System (EDMS).

Roads and Highways

A map of the area under construction in the Alabama Department of Transportation’s I-59/I-20 Project.
A map of the area under construction in the Alabama Department of Transportation’s I-59/I-20 Project.

Birmingham, AL I-59/I-20 Corridor Project

by Alabama Department of Transportation

Birmingham, USA

The Alabama Department of Transportation is replacing several of their old highway bridges.

BIM-Based Further Design and Digital Construction of the Yaoshan-Luanchuan Section Project in the Zhengzhou-Xixia Expressway

by Henan Provincial Communications Planning & Design Institute Co., Ltd.

Luoyang, China

Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak

by Lebuhraya Borneo Utara

Sarawak, Malaysia

The Sarawak side of the Pan Borneo Highway is a highway under construction that, when combined with the Sabah section, will be the county's longest highway and stretch across the Northern coast of Borneo Island. Currently, the highway is 2 percent ahead of schedule.

Structural Engineering

3D model of the Burj Alfardan. (Image courtesy of Arab Engineering Bureau.)
3D model of the Burj Alfardan. (Image courtesy of Arab Engineering Bureau.)

Burj Alfardan

by Arab Engineering Bureau

Lusail, Qatar

The Burj Alfardan is a mixed-use tower notable for its bold design, local cultural influences, and sustainability.

Alambagh Bus Terminal

by Shilp Consulting Engineers

Lucknow, India

The Alambagh terminal, opened earlier this year, is a private-public partnership. Its direct connection to the metro train platform is a first for bus terminals in India.

K10 Grand Commercial High Rise

by VYOM Consultants

Vadodara, India

The K10 Grand is a 12-storey corporate office building inspired by the Burj-Al-Arab.

Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance

One of Cairn’s oil wells, that stands to benefit from its new flow assurance management. (Image courtesy of Cairn.)
One of Cairn’s oil wells, that stands to benefit from its new flow assurance management. (Image courtesy of Cairn.)

Asset Performance Solution for Reliability Management

by Oman Gas Company S.A.O.C

Al-Khuwair, Oman

Well Integrity and Flow Assurance Management

by Vedanta Limited - Cairn Oil and Gas

States of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and Gujarat, India

Object Modeling and Life Cycle Management: Project Implementation and Commissioning

by Volgogradnefteproekt LLC

Volgograd , Russia 

Utilities Transmission and Distribution

Pestech provides power infrastructure, and recently won a contract to expand a substation in Malaysia.
Pestech provides power infrastructure, and recently won a contract to expand a substation in Malaysia.

New project of a 750 kV substation in the Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture

by Northeast Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group

Bortala Mongol, China

Substation Design & Automation for Olak Lempit Substation Project

by Pestech International Berhad

Banting, Malaysia

Pestech International Bhd was given a contract from Tenaga Nasional Bhd to expand its substation, adding two 1,050 mega volt amp (MVA) autotransformers, 500 kilovolt (kV) switchgears, 275kV switchgears and the associated civil works.

Cha'anling-Xiaojiazhou 220 kV Electric Transmission Line Project

by POWERCHINA Hubei Electric Engineering Corporation Limited

Xianning, China

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

The waterways of Wenjiang District are serviced by a new project by MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited. (Image courtesy of China Daily.)
The waterways of Wenjiang District are serviced by a new project by MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited. (Image courtesy of China Daily.)

400,000 ton/day Water Supply Project of Wenjiang District, Chengdu City

by MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited

Chengdu, China  

The Wenjiang district is in the midst of a 12-project water protection initiative, slated to take three years. The projects include outlet control and sewage regulation.

Civil Engineering of the Beihu Sewage Treatment Plant and Auxiliary Project

by Shanghai Civil Engineering Co., Ltd of CREC

Wuhan, China

The Beihu Wastewater Treatment Plant was conceived and constructed as part of a larger regional wastewater and stormwater management project, to clean up Wuhan's numerous lakes and rivers.

Ultra Pure Water Project 1 GW Manufacturing Solar Silicon PV Cells & Modules

by Suez Water Technologies & Solutions

Kutch, India

Suez put its water purification techniques to use in one of the most demanding possible environments: purifying water for use in making photovoltaic cells.

Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks

The Taocha Canal Headwork, part of the central route of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project.
The Taocha Canal Headwork, part of the central route of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project.

Beijing South-to-North Water Diversion Auxiliary Project: Hexi Branch Project

by Beijing Institute of Water

Beijing, China

The Water Diversion Project sends water from the Yangtze River to drought-prone areas in northern China. One of the long-term aims of the project is supplying water to Gansu's Hexi Corridor. As of last September, Xinhua reported that the project had moved 2.6 billion cubic meters of water.

Conceptioneering and Master Planning of Bankura Multi Village Bulk Water Supply Scheme

by DTK Hydronet Solutions

Bankura, India

The West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project (WBDWSIP) was developed to ensure that 6 million people will receive clean water in districts that suffer from arsenic, fluoride, and salt-tainted water. The project involves the updating and expansion of water infrastructure across several provinces and planning for sanitation and sustainability.

JICA Assisted Agra Water Supply Project

by NJS Engineers India P Limited

Agra, India

The Agra Water Supply Project delivers water to the city of Agra, India. Construction for the project involved a 130 km (80 mile) transmission pipeline, a water treatment plant, and a sedimentation tank. The project also necessitated a GIS spatial database of assets and a WaterGEMS hydraulic model of water supply zones.

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