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Australian finalists shortlisted for 2019 Year in Infrastructure Awards

Four Australian projects have been selected as finalists for the Bentley System’s Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards.

Four Australian projects have been selected as finalists for the Bentley System’s Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards.

The awards program celebrates the work of Bentley software users that have advanced infrastructure design, construction and operations around the world.

12 independent jury panels made up of industry experts selected 54 finalists from 571 nominations for projects in more than 60 countries.

Bentley Systems provides software and digital twin services for construction firms.

The projects named as finalists for the 2019 awards are:

Buildings and Campuses

Johnson Pilton Walker – 6 & 8 Parramatta Square – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The 6 & 8 Parramatta Square aims to meet Sydney’s growing demand for high-quality workspaces while creating a high-quality civic space. Johnson Pilton Walker is the lead design firm for the 50-storey, 125,000 square meter building.

A digital twin was implemented using Bentley’s OpenBuildings Designer and connected data environment. The software allowed the team to model more than 8000 façade panels in under an hour, compared with up to two weeks using traditional methods. Extracting data from the 3D model resulted in more accurate deliverables, and savings in time, costs, and resources.

Mining and Offshore Engineering

Engenium – Iron Ore Magnetic Separator Plant – Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia

A client of Engenium was studying the possibility of developing new magnetic separation technology to increase the recovery of iron ore at a facility in the Pilbara, Western Australia. Engenium developed a feasibility study that included process development, equipment selection, capital estimates, and timeline. Using Bentley software, Engenium developed feasibility designs and delivered 3D plant models in under two months, which is at least 50 percent faster than previous, comparable projects.

Project Delivery

GHD – Enterprise Automation to Create a CDE for Every Project – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

GHD established cloud-based project information management infrastructure in 2018, using Bentley’s ProjectWise. Support teams can now initiate nearly 20 projects a week and provide daily support for more than 1400 users. GHD worked closely with Bentley to create a new framework for enterprise-wide management of asset information using the software. The new system has shortened project start up time and caching server management time, which contributed to a 400 per cent return on investment.

Road and Rail Asset Performance

Main Roads Western Australia – Trafficmap Release Two – Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Main Roads Western Australia gathers, stores and manages large amounts of data for one of the world’s most expansive road networks. To improve data collection and sharing for road network management, the organisation used Bentley technology to develop Trafficmap to optimise decision making for roadway infrastructure and provide external users with open access to traffic data.

Winners will be announced at an awards gala on October 24 during Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference, held from October 21 to 24 in Singapore.

The annual conference explores innovations in software technology that enables infrastructure project deliver and asset performance. This year’s conference theme is Advancing BIM through Digital Twins.

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