US: Geospatial Media and Communications, the internationally-acclaimed geospatial knowledge company, has announced the introduction of GEO|Design+BIM Awards to recognize and celebrate organizations with outstanding digital strategies in the construction industry. The awards will be felicitated at the GEO|Design+BIM conference, scheduled to take place from 1-2 November 2018, in Amsterdam.
“Construction industry is undergoing a digital revolution. Although progress has been slow, there are early adopters in the industry that are leading the digital transformation. These organizations have embraced digital ways of working right from the start, and now reaping tremendous benefits, not only internally, but enabling their clients to leverage the same,” says Anamika Das, Vice President, Outreach and Business Development.
Geospatial Media and Communications introduces GEO|Design+BIM Awards to acknowledge the champions behind remarkable innovations in construction industry. These organizations are constantly experimenting and breaking barriers, always looking for new solutions to address critical challenges, and in the process create a huge impact to the industry and economy.
The awardees for GEO|Design+BIM Awards 2018 are:
Leadership in Architectural Practice Zaha Hadid Architects
ZHA is one of the world’s most consistently inventive architectural studios – collaborating with visionary clients, communities and industry experts to deliver transformational projects on six continents. By creating its own in-house BIM capacity as well as a Virtual Reality group, ZHA has redefined architecture for the 21st century.
Leadership in Digital Construction Royal BAM Group
BAM has been adopting digital construction technologies such as BIM, virtual, mixed and augmented reality, robotics, drones and 3D printing across its businesses. By fully embracing digital ways of working, BAM is well on its way to becoming Europe’s leading sustainable and innovative construction business recognized worldwide.
Leadership in Design Engineering Mott Macdonald
Mott Macdonald has consistently been providing leadership in design engineering by utilizing BIM and digital engineering models to support the planning and design phases of construction projects around the world. By adopting BIM processes and a going-digital strategy, collaboration and cooperation between project team and the supply chain (plus other stakeholders) are improved, resulting in significant cost and time savings.
Leadership in Digital Innovation Norconsult
Norconsult is one of the first companies that enable an entirely paperless construction process, using digital models instead of paper drawings. Back in 2015, while working on a tunnel project beneath Mount Ulriken in Bergen, Norway, it used integrated BIM models to create a virtual-reality game experience for train operators to “drive” through the tunnel before it was built to help engineers optimize signal placement before construction. The gaming technology has since been used in several of its ground-breaking projects, including the Arna and Fløen tunnel, and most recently the Kristiansand’s new ferry terminal.
Disruptive Startup MX3D
MX3D has set out to radically transform construction industry with its easy-to-use “plug & print” robotic additive manufacturing software platform to transform standard industrial robots into a large-scale, mobile, 3D printer for construction. Its flagship “The Bridge” project – 3D printing a steel pedestrian bridge in Amsterdam has brought MX3D into a creative collaboration with some major industry players, including Autodesk and Heijmans, enhancing the technology with their complementary competencies.
All awardees will be present at GEO|Design+BIM to accept the award and talk about their digital innovations and strategies. You may register for your seat at www.geo-bim.org