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Shortlist announced for Bentley BIM awards

The finalists have been announced for the 2014 Be Inspired Awards, which recognise excellence in use of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The awards, organised by BIM software supplier Bentley Systems, highlight the work of companies improving and sustaining the world’s infrastructure. They are open to all users of Bentley software.

Nine independent panels of jurors selected the 54 finalists from nominations submitted by organisations in 49 countries.

The winners of the Be Inspired Awards will be announced at The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference, which takes place in London from 4-6 November.

The finalists for 2014 are as follows:

Innovation in Asset Performance Management

  • Agrium Inc. – Agrium Vanscoy Potash Operations Reliability Improvement Project – (Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Severn Trent Water Ltd – EToN 6: Technology in Street Works – (Midlands, United Kingdom)
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad – Asset Performance Management at Tenaga Nasional Berhad Power Plants – (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Innovation in Bridges

  • Anhui Transport Consulting & Design Institute Co., Ltd – Second Wuhu Yangtze River Highway Bridge – (Wuhu, Anhui, China)
  • Hanson Professional Services Inc. – Alaska’s Northern Rail Extension: Tanana River Bridge – (Salcha, Alaska, United States)
  • HDR – Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing: The New NY Bridge – (Westchester, New York, United States)

Innovation in Building

  • John Portman & Associates – Yinchuan Greenland Center – (Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China)
  • Morphosis Architects – Emerson College Los Angeles – (Los Angeles, California, United States)
  • MWM Architekci Sp. z o.o. – Hotel Arłamów – (Ustrzyki Dolne, Podkarpacie, Poland)

Innovation in Construction

  • Arabtec Construction LLC – Fairmont Hotel – (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
  • Jacobs – EPC Success Using ConstructSim – (Houston, Texas, United States)
  • Michigan Department of Transportation – ProjectWise: A Change in Construction – (Michigan, United States)

Innovation in Government

  • City of Eindhoven – 3D City and IFC Integrated – (Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands)
  • Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. – Disaster Prevention and Risk Reduction Project – (Nagano Prefecture, Japan)
  • Ordnance Survey Ireland – A New Authoritative Spatial Data Infrastructure for Ireland – (Dublin, Ireland)

Innovation in Land Development and Management

  • Arup – Civil BIM Implementation for Campus Projects in Qatar – (Doha, Qatar)
  • Barcelona Regional S.A. – Sediment Balance of the Beaches of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Cathie Associates – Montevideo Multipurpose Harbour – (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Innovation in Megaprojects

  • Guangdong Hydropower Planning & Design Institute – 3D Design for Qingyuan Pumped Storage Power Station: Detailed Design and Construction – (Qingyuan, Guangdong, China)
  • Jacobs and Bouygues Civil Works Florida – Port of Miami Tunnel and Access Improvements – (Miami, Florida, United States)
  • QGC Pty Limited – The Journey from Physical Assets to Digital Assets for the Queensland Curtis LNG Project – (Gladstone, Queensland, Australia)

Innovation in Mining and Metals

  • Ausenco – Constancia Project – (Chamaca and Livitaca, Chumbivilcas, Peru)
  • Ausenco – Goldstrike – (Eureka County, Nevada, United States)
  • Vale Manitoba Operations – T1 Mine, 4160 Level Loading Pocket Redesign and Rebuild – (Thompson, Manitoba, Canada)

Innovation in Offshore Engineering

  • Dockwise Shipping B.V. – SHWE Transportation and Installation – (Bay of Bengal, Myanmar)
  • Orca Offshore – Centrica F3-FA Self-installing Platform – (Dutch North Sea, Netherlands)
  • SNC-Lavalin UK Limited – Mariner Jacket Detailed Design – (Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom)

Innovation in Power Generation

  • Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. – Development of Decommissioning Engineering Platform Based on Plant 3D Model – (Japan)
  • I.Y. Genesis Advanced Engineering Ltd. – Bobo II-III 54 MW Power Plant – (Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso)
  • Kavin Engineering And Services Private Limited – Power Plant for Garraf Development Facility Operation – (Iraq)

Innovation in Process Manufacturing

  • 3DDraughting – LPG Import and Storage Terminal – (Saldanha Bay, Western Cape, South Africa)
  • Eastman Chemical Company – Eastman’s Journey to a New Global Information-sharing Platform – (Kingsport, Tennessee, United States)
  • Tianjin MCC20 Construction Co., Ltd – 1×600m2 Sintering Machine Phase-I Project – (Rizhao, Shandong, China)

Innovation in Project Performance

  • Bechtel – Vauxhall Underground Station: Congestion Relief and Step-free Access Project – (London, United Kingdom)
  • J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. – Tehachapi Mountains Double Track Project – (Tehachapi, California, United States)
  • MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd – MMCOG Integrated Data Administration – (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Innovation in Rail and Transit

  • Hatch Mott MacDonald – Intelligent Rail Signal Design via 2D Schematics and 3D Models – (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
  • JM Souto Engenharia – Detailed Project for the Adequacy of the Alternative Railway Route – (Congonhas, Minas Gerais, Brazil)
  • Track Access Services Ltd – Track Access Survey and Sighting – (United Kingdom)

Innovation in Roads

  • Engevix Engenharia, Themag Engenharia, and Planservi Engenharia – Santos Guarujá Tunnel – (Santos and Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Washington State Department of Transportation – I-90: Snoqualmie Pass East, Phase 1A through Phase 2A – (Hyak, Washington, United States)
  • Well-Connected Alliance – The Waterview Connection – (Auckland, New Zealand)

Innovation in Structural Engineering

  • Beijing Building Construction Research Institute Co., Ltd.; Beijing Institute of Architectural Design; National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences – Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) – (Karst, Guizhou, China)
  • D&H Steel Construction – Westgate Footbridge – (Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Fitzpatrick Engineering Group – Octapharma Blood Plasma Facility – (Charlotte, North Carolina, United States)

Innovation in Utilities and Communications Networks

  • China Southern Power Grid Research Center – Zhaotong Converter Station – (China)
  • ElectraNet – Bentley Substation Implementation and Integration into ElectraNet SOP – (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)
  • Time Warner Cable – An Enterprise GIS Strategy for Increased Revenue and Lower Costs Using Bentley’s Communications Solution – (Centennial, Colorado, United States)

Innovation in Water or Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • CH2M HILL – Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase II Expansion – (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
  • MWH – Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works Thermal Hydrolysis Plant – (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom)
  • Power China Central Southern Geotechnical Design Institute Co., Ltd. – 3D Collaborative Design Accelerates Industry Revolution: The Standardized Design and Application of Water Project – (Qingzhen, Guizhou, China)

Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Network Modeling and Analysis

  • AECOM India - Delhi Jal Board – Sewerage Master Plan - 2031 for NCT of Delhi – (New Delhi, Delhi, India)
  • Manila Water Company, Inc. – Marikina North Project – (Marikina City, Philippines)
  • Sabesp – Overview and Supervision: Cantareira Water Supply System – (São Paulo, Brazil)

The Be Inspired Awards competition was launched in 2004 to showcase excellence and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of architecture and engineering infrastructure projects around the world.

In the awards, which are open to all users of Bentley software, independent panels of industry experts select finalists for each category.

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