The winners of the annual awards for Innovation in Infrastructure

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the provider of comprehensive software solutions to promote design, construction and infrastructure operations, announced the winners of the awards Year in Infrastructure 2018. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of users who promote design, construction and infrastructure operations around the world.

Twelve panels of independent juries made up of leading industry experts selected the 57 finalists of 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 user organizations around the world. In a ceremony and gala at the end of the conference Year in Infrastructure 2018, Bentley recognized the 19 winners of the awards Year in Infrastructure and nine winners of the Special Recognition prizes.

The emphasis that this year has been given at the conference on the term Digital Twin, which after the synergy with Siemens has brought an interesting effort to move from capture, modeling and design, to operation has been well known; aspect that already existed in the previous concept of Bentley Systems with the inclusion of applications such as Asset Wise, but the new vision seeks to focus on the irreversible trend of BIM towards Smart Cities. Hence, several of the awards take the focus of advancement towards digital twins.

In approximate numbers, of the 33 projects from the far East, they have won 16 awards. 2 out of 3 Middle East has been awarded, 2 of the 6 from Australia, 4 of the 10 from Europe, and 4 of the 5 finalists of America.

The winners of Special Recognition awards Year in Infrastructure 2018 are:

Progress in collaborative digital workflows on railways and transit
China Railway Engineering Consulting Group Co., Ltd. - Construction information modeling project for Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway - Beijing, China

Advance in Digital Twins for airports
Infraero Empresa Brasileira de Infraestrutura Aeroportuaria - Aeropuerto digital-Londrina - Parana Brazil

Advance in Digital Twins for bridges
Composite Structures Lab, Chung-Ang University - Innovative bridge maintenance system using the digital twins model - Seoul, South Korea

Advance in Digital Twins for roads and highways
Guangxi Communications Design Group Co., Ltd. - Collaborative design with BIM methodology and construction management of all elements and objects in the Lipu-Yulin direct route project - Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

Advances in Digital Twins for tunnels
AECOM - Tideway Tunnels C410 Central Contract - London, United Kingdom

Advance in Digital Twins for the transmission and distribution of services
POWERCHINA Hubei Electric Engineering Corporation Limited - Cha'anling-Xiaojiazhou
220 kV electric transmission line project - City of Xianning, Hubei, China

Advancement of industrialization through digital components for urban infrastructure
CCCC Water Transportation Consultants Co., Ltd. - Application of BIM technology in the 1 phase of the municipal infrastructure project of Zhong-Guan-Cun Science and Technology Town - Baodi District, Tianjin City, China

Progress in digital workflows for modeling the performance of transit system assets
Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. - Nagpur Metro Asset Information Management System - Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Ongoing consultations in construction engineering
Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC and Eye-bot Aerial Solutions - Pennsylvania Chemical Project - Monaca, Pennsylvania, United States

The winners of the prizes Year in Infrastructure 2018 by continuous digital advances in infrastructure are:

PT. WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk - Design and construction of a highway bridge in the Teluk Lamong port project - Gresik-Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Buildings and campus
Shalom Baranes Associates - Renovation of Cannon House Office Building - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Communications networks
iForte Solusi Infotek - iForte fiber management system - Jakarta, Indonesia

AAEngineering Group, LLP - Phase II of the Pustynnoe gold processing plant: Modernization and capacity increase - Baljash, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan

Digital cities
Yunnan Yunling Engineering Cost Consultation Co., Ltd. - PPP project for the construction of new municipal roads for the municipal public facilities construction project - Kunming, Yunnan, China

Environmental engineering
PT. WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk - Protection against disasters by detachment - Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia

Digital Engineering (BIM) Center of Shenyang Aluminum & Magnesium Engineering & Research Institute Co., Ltd. - Cooperated Aluminum Refinery Project between CHALCO and Indonesia - Bukit Batu, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Mining and engineering for offshore installations
Northern Engineering & Technology Corporation, MCC - SINO Iron Mine - Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Energy generation
Sacyr Somague - Hydroelectric exploitation of Foz Tua Dam - Foz Tua, Alijó- Vila Real, Portugal

Delivery of projects
AECOM - Acquisition of a new perspective through project information from ProjectWise - United Kingdom

Railroad tracks and transit
Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture (SCS) - Main Works HS2 S1 and S2 - London, United Kingdom

Reality modeling
Skand Pty Ltd - Building coating inspection with machine learning and reality modeling for the University of Brunswick campus RMIT - Victoria, Australia

Performance of road and rail assets
CSX Transportation - Capital repair of annual repair railways - Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Roads and highways
Lebuhraya Borneo Utara - Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak - Sarawak, Malaysia

Structural engineering
Shilp Consulting Engineers - Alambagh Bus Terminal - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Performance of industrial assets and services
Oman Gas Company SAOC - Asset Performance Solution for Reliability Management - Al-Khuwair, Muscat, Oman

Transmission and distribution of services
Pestech International Berhad - Substation design and automation for the Olak Lempit Substation project - Banting, Selangor, Malaysia

Water and wastewater treatment plants
MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited - Wenjiang District, Chengdu City 400,000 Tons of Water Supply Project per day - Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Water, sewage and stormwater networks
DTK Hydronet Solutions - Concept engineering and main planning of the mass water supply scheme for several villages of Bankura - Bankura, West Bengal, India

At the awards dinner it was a luxury to share the table with the girl from Tunnels & Infrastructures  and the genius behind iAgua.

Bentley Systems has published highlights of the winning projects of the year in its site. The detailed descriptions of all the nominated projects are in physical format and in digital version of the Infrastructure Yearbook of 2018, to be published in early 2019. To review the previous editions of this publication, which together bring together more than 3,500 world-class projects recognized in the awards program Year in Infrastructure from the 2004, enter the Infrastructure Yearbooks of Bentley.

About the conference and the awards program Year in Infrastructure
From the 2004, the awards program Year in Infrastructure has exhibited excellence and innovation in design, construction and operations of infrastructure projects around the world. The awards program is the only competition of this kind that has a global reach and a wide range of categories covering all types of infrastructure projects. The awards program is open to all users of Bentley software. Independent panels of industry experts select finalists from each category. More information.

The conference Year in Infrastructure from Bentley brings together a series of interactive presentations and workshops that explore the intersection of technology, economic drivers and how they shape the future of infrastructure project delivery and asset performance.

About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems is the world's leading provider of software solutions for engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, builders and owner operators for design, construction and infrastructure operations. BIM and engineering applications based on MicroStation of Bentley, and its services in the cloud of digital twins, drive the development of projects (ProjectWise) and the return on assets (AssetWise) of transport and other public works, public services, industrial and resource plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.

Bentley Systems has more than 3500 employees, generates annual revenues of more than 700 million dollars in 170 countries and has invested more than 1000 millions of dollars in research, development and acquisitions from 2012. Since its inception at 1984, the company is majority owned by its five founders, the Bentley brothers. Bentley shares operate on the NASDAQ private market by invitation; the strategic partner Siemens AG has accumulated a minority stake without the right to vote.

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