Two Australian projects win Year in Infrastructure awards

By on 23 October, 2018

Winners of the 2018 Year in Infrastructure awards.

Two Australian organisations have aced the competition in their categories to take home top accolades at the 2018 Bentley Year in Infrastructure awards in London.

Fifty-seven finalists were chosen in total for the 2018 awards, selected by 12 separate, independent panels from a pool of 420 nominations, submitted by 340 user organisations globally.

The awards seek to recognise excellence in infrastructure construction, management, maintenance, operations and project delivery for users of Bentley products in 12 categories, and closed the 2018 Year in Infrastructure conference held at the London Hilton Metropole last week.

Reality Modeling category: Skand Pty Ltd.

Screenshot from Skand Pty Ltd’s entry in the 2018 YII awards.

In the Reality Modeling category, Skand Pty Ltd. took out the top award with their entry, titled ‘Building Envelope Inspection Powered by Machine Learning and Reality Modeling for RMIT University Brunswick Campus’.

The project initiated a building inspection regime that aimed to incorporate drone imagery and analysis into RMIT’s 40-year, ISO-certified asset lifecycle program.

The Skand team piloted the project at the Brunswick campus, captured aerial and ground images of the campus and transformed them into meaningful data sets mapped to a 3D reality mesh, and ultimately delivering a 3D campus model in the web platform within seven days, saving an estimated $AUD 70,000.

Mining & Offshore Engineering: Northern Engineering & Technology Corporation, MCC

Northern Engineering & Technology Corporation, MCC’s Sino iron ore mine project.

In the Mining & Offshore Engineering category, Northern Engineering & Technology Corporation, MCC took out the gold for their Sino Iron Ore mine project in the Pilbara, WA.

The mine is the largest monomer mining project in Australia to be invested in by China, with challenges in sesign, construction, and communication due to  construction standards and management concepts differences between China and Australia differ, and insufficient construction resources.

The firm simulated a module assembly and construction environment in advance, allowing them to identify and resolve problems in advance, ultimately facilitating a BIM solution that allowed accurate drawing extractions that met international standards, reducing design changes by an estimated 80 percent.

Find the full list of categories, winners and finalists at the Bentley website.

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