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Costain tops NCE TechFest shortlist with nine nominations

tech fest winner

Costain has topped New Civil Engineer’s TechFest shortlist with nine nominations.

In the running for seven awards on their own, Costain’s JV with Stantec Cim6 is also up for two gongs.

Drone specialist SenSat also leads the way after being shortlisted for seven awards, while the University of Cambridge has been listed six times.

Aecom, Arup and Gaist Solutions are also among the most nominated firms, each shortlisted for four awards.

TechFest celebrates technology and innovation-hungry civil engineers.

Taking place in London in September, the Festival will showcase and celebrate the innovations and technologies that will drive the industry forward and help civil engineers deliver better, outcome-focused solutions that impact on society.

In total, there are 15 gongs up for grabs, with five of the awards being live judges on the day.

For more information and to book tickets click here: https://techfest.newcivilengineer.com

Shortlist

Best Use of Technology: Carbon Reduction

  • Atkins - Parametric Scheme Design Tool
  • Cast Consultancy - Concrene: The Graphene Reinforced Project
  • Costain - RMAS - Carbon Reduction Through Technology
  • CSIC - Use of fibre optic strain monitoring technology during construction to reduce carbon and cost
  • Design2e - Left Bank: the tallest apartment block in Birmingham
  • Environment Agency - Eric e:Mission whole life carbon planning tool
  • Mott MacDonald Bentley and Yorkshire Water - Fibre Optic Analysis of Dam to Avoid Core Replacement
  • Royal HaskoningDHV - Full-scale Low Carbon Nereda plant now operational for Anglian Water
  • Thornton Tomasetti - Embodied Carbon Footprint Reduction Project

Best Use of Technology: Driving efficiency through design

  • Arup - Global BIM Maturity Measurement 1
  • Beckett Rankine - COFASTRANS
  • Bryden Wood - Platform Systems
  • Costain - COSBi - A BIM Solution
  • Midland Metro Alliance - The Midland Metro Alliance Geographical Information System
  • Mott MacDonald - Digital Design
  • Project Fire Products - FirePods for efficent fire protection
  • Ramboll - The Dynamic Masterplanning toolkit
  • SenSat - Autonomous parametric design in Smart Motorways

Best Use of Technology: Enabling Smart Infrastructure

  • Aecom - Trackbed Analysis and Modelling Performance application (TAMP)
  • Cambridge University - Automatic System for Generating Semantically Enriched Bridge Information Models of Existing Reinforced Concrete (RC) Bridges
  • Costain - Costain Remote Maintenance Access System (RMAS)
  • Costain - CATS: Construction Asset Tracking System
  • Highways England - UKCITE
  • SenSat - End to end Smart City design
  • University of Cambridge - Enhanced Digital Twin of Roads
  • University of Cambridge - Automated digitisation of industrial assets
  • Valerann - Making roads smart

Best Use of Technology: Health, Safety & Wellbeing

  • Amey - Innovation Wearable Technology (Ubiquitousware) Trial Northeast Regional Technology Maintenance Contract
  • Aspin Group - Land Rover R2R SIV
  • Bryden Wood - The BETA Building
  • Costain/CIM6 - See It, Sort It, Report It: Live Tracker & Trending
  • Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke JV (FLO) - Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke JV (FLO) in collaboration with Hobs Studio
  • Galliford Try - Virtual reality safety training
  • IDT - The A14
  • Jacobs - Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100
  • PMR Products - Improving Safety and Wellbeing at Tideway BMB West

Best Use of Technology: Productivity in delivery

  • Aecom - Driving design efficiency through Machine Learning
  • BAM Ritchies - BAM Ritchies Ground Investigation
  • Cambridge University - Automatic System for Generating Semantically Enriched Bridge Information Models of Existing Reinforced Concrete (RC) Bridges
  • Costain - M1 Smart Motorways - Productionising Infrastructure Delivery
  • Costain - COSBi - A BIM Solution
  • DataScope System - DataTouch
  • Gaist Solutions - BridgeCat- a revolutionary mobile bridge inspection system
  • IAND - A digital platform for decentralised project teams
  • SenSat - UK Pathfinder UAV innovation

Environmental Impact Award

  • Arup - Nature-Smart Cities
  • DDC Engineering Solutions - Development of Drainage Information Modeling software (DIM)
  • Royal HaskoningDHV - Digital Environmental Impact Statement

Innovation of the Year: Energy systems

  • Crownstone Maintenance - Everdrisys
  • Project Fire Products - FirePods for efficent fire protection
  • SenSat - Digitising Energy Distribution
  • SenSat - UK Pathfinder UAV innovation
  • Taylor Woodrow - Vinci Construction UK - Old Oak Common Depot
  • University of Huddersfield - An integrative machine learning methodology for occupants’ behavior prediction:An attempt to minimize the energy performance gap
  • Wessex Water - Wessex Water’s new supply grid and optimiser technology

Innovation of the Year: Transport systems

  • Aecom - Trackbed Analysis and Modelling Performance application (TAMP)
  • Beckett Rankine - COFASTRANS container terminal
  • Cambridge University - Automatic System for Generating Semantically Enriched Bridge Information Models of Existing Reinforced Concrete (RC) Bridges
  • Costain - M1 Smart Motorways: A Lean approach to Continuous Improvement in Infrastructure projects
  • Costain - RMAS - An innovative approach to maintenance
  • Gaist Solutions - Gaist HighwayView and National Dataset
  • Mattest Southern - MATtest Automated Quality Assurance (AQA)
  • Midland Metro Alliance - The Midland Metro Alliance Geographical Information
  • SenSat - Autonomous parametric design in Smart Motorways
  • Valerann - Valerann - making roads smart

Innovation of the Year: Water systems

  • Athene Communications/Royal HaskoningDHV - UK’s first full-scale Nereda® plant for Thames Water
  • Camargue - Eviid: a digital revolution in productivity
  • Central Alliance, an RSK company - Using synthetic-aperture radar to map ground saturation
  • Costain/CIM6 - Pumping Station of the Future
  • Pick Everard - Hydraulic Flood Risk Register - Flood Zone Alignment
  • Pick Everard - Assets and Environmental impact
  • Wessex Water - Wessex Water’s new supply grid and optimiser technology

Research Development: Creating the future

  • Arup - Nature-Smart Cities
  • Cast Consultancy - Graphene Reinforced Concrete
  • coBuilder UK - Product Data Template Development by coBuilder R&D
  • Gaist Solutions - BridgeCat- a revolutionary mobile bridge inspection system
  • Imperial College London - The MX3D Bridge - The world’s first metal 3D printed bridge
  • Univeristy of Edinburgh - Shared Autonomy For Kinaesthetic Tools
  • University of Leeds - Resilient Infrastructure: Self Repairing Cities
  • WSP - Digitalising Highways Englands Technical Standards

Research Impact: Application in the Industry

  • Arup - Global BIM Maturity Measurement
  • BAM Ritchies - BAM Ritchies Ground Investigation
  • Cambridge University - Automatic System for Generating Semantically Enriched Bridge Information Models of Existing Reinforced Concrete (RC) Bridges
  • Central Alliance, an RSK company - Using synthetic-aperture radar to map ground saturation
  • University of Oxford - Health monitoring of heritage buildings with fibre optic sensors during the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade

Technology Driving Whole Life Performance

  • AECOM - Trackbed Analysis and Modelling Performance application (TAMP)
  • James Fisher Testing Services - Smart Asset Management System
  • Mott MacDonald Bentley and Yorkshire Water - Fibre optic analysis of dam to avoid core replacement
  • Transport for London - Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project
  • University of Oxford - Innovative structural monitoring to enable cost-effective construction and enhanced asset management

Technology Provider of the Year

  • 3D Repo - 3D Repo
  • Bluebeam - Build Better With Bluebeam
  • DataScope System - Digitising construction management processes to drive innovation, efficiency and savings
  • Gaist Solutions - BridgeCat - a revolutionary mobile bridge inspection system
  • IAND - A digital platform for decentralised project teams
  • Mattest Southern - MATtest Automated Quality Assurance (AQA)
  • Seequent - Seequent’s 3D geological modelling transforms ground engineering
  • SenSat - Digitising the World

Startup of the Year

  • 3D Repo
  • Aphex Consulting
  • BaseStone
  • Converge
  • The Square Construction 

 

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