Five Australian companies have been named finalists in this year's Year in Infrastructure Awards.
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Software service provider, Bentley Systems, runs the annual awards program to honour the work of its users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world.

This year, 12 independent jury panels of industry experts selected the 57 finalists from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 user organisations around the world. Five of these finalists hail from Australia - Arup, SiteSee, Lendlease Engineering, CADDS Group Pty Ltd, Northern Engineering & Technology Incorporation, and Skand Pty Ltd.

The finalists for Year in Infrastructure 2018 awards for going digital advancements in infrastructure are:

Bridges

  • GS E&C Corporation - Jungkun~Jinjeong Bypass Road (Sueo-chon Bridge) - Gwangyang, Jeolla-Namdo, South Korea
  • Indian Railways - Reality modeling facilitates efficient planning, construction and monitoring of Chenab Bridge - Reasi District, Jammu & Kashmir, India
  • PT. WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk - Design and Build of Road Bridge at Teluk Lamong Port Project - Gresik-Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

 Buildings and Campuses

  • Anil Verma Associates, Inc. - Regional Connector Transit Corridor (RCTC) - Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Shalom Baranes Associates - Cannon House Office Building Renewal - Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Voyants Solutions Private Limited - Station Development plan for Gwalior Railway Station - Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Communications Networks

  • iForte Solusi Infotek - iForte Fiber Management System - Jakarta, Indonesia
  • PT. Linknet - Linknet Operation Center - Jakarta, Indonesia
  • SiteSee - Advancing Telecommunications - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Construction

  • AAEngineering Group, LLP - Phase II of Pustynnoe Gold Plant: modernisation and capacity increase - Balkhash, Karaganda region, Kazakhstan
  • Lendlease Engineering - New bridge over the Richmond River at Broadwater - Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
  • Tianjin Tianhe-Cloud Building Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. and China State Construction Bridge Co., Ltd. - Main Channel Road Project of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port (Zhoudai Bridge) - Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China

 Digital Cities

  • Avineon India Pvt. Ltd. - Digital 3D Building Model of Rotterdam - Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • CCCC Water Transportation Consultants Co., Ltd. - BIM Technology Application in the Municipal Infrastructure Phase I Project of Zhong-Guan-Cun Science and Technology Town - Baodi District, Tianjin City, China
  • Yunnan Yunling Engineering Cost Consultation Co., Ltd. - New Municipal Road Construction PPP Project of the Municipal Public Facility Construction Project of Guandu Culture New City - Kunming, Yunnan, China

Environmental Engineering

  • China Water Resources Pearl River Planning Surveying & Designing Co., Ltd. - Jiangxi Xinjiang Bazizui Navigation-Power Junction Project - Shangrao, Jiangxi, China
  • PT. WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk - Landslide Disaster Protection Project on the National Road Network - Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia
  • Setec-Terrasol - Extension L11 - Adaptation of the Mairie des Lilas Station - Paris, France 

Manufacturing

  • Brownfield Engineering Sdn. Bhd. -  Propose 48MW Large Scale Solar (LSS) Project -  Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Digital Engineering (BIM) Center of Shenyang Aluminum & Magnesium Engineering & Research Institute Co., Ltd. - Alumina Refinery Project Cooperated between CHALCO and Indonesia - Bukit Batu, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Systems Asia Sdn. Bhd. - Integration of SCADA System with Electrical Panels for Brunei National Control Center - Brunei Darussalam

Mining and Offshore Engineering

  • CADDS Group Pty Ltd - Rio Tinto Iron Ore Sentry Guarding Project - Dampier, Western Australia, Australia
  • Northern Engineering & Technology Incorporation, MCC - SINO Iron Ore Mine - Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited - Jiangsu Offshore Wind Farm - Jiangsu Province, China

Power Generation

  • JSC ATOMPROEKT - Hanhikivi 1 Nuclear Power Plant - Northern Ostrobothnia Region, Finland
  • Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group - Huaneng Ningxia Dam Power Plant Stage Ⅳ project - Qingtongxia, Ningxia Hui autonomous region, China
  • Sacyr Somague - Hydroelectric use of the Foz Tua Dam - Foz Tua, Alijó- Vila Real, Portugal

Project Delivery

  • AECOM - Gaining New Perspective through ProjectWise Insights - United Kingdom
  • Arup - Arup Australasia Project Systems Team - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Dragados SA & Transport for London - Bank Station Capacity Upgrade - London, United Kingdom

Rail and Transit

  • China Railway Engineering Consulting Group Co., Ltd. - BIM Project for the Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-speed Railway - Beijing, China
  • Italferr S.p.A. - Naples-Bari Route, Apice-Orsara Double Railway Line, Hirpinia-Orsara Operational Lot - Provinces of Avellino and Foggia, Italy
  • Skanska Costain Strabag Joint Venture (SCS) - Hs2 Main Works Lots S1 and S2 - London, United Kingdom

Reality Modeling

  • Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation & Chain Technology Development Co. Limited - Smart Campus of the Hong Kong Science Park - Hong Kong, China
  • Skand Pty Ltd - Building Envelope Inspection Powered by Machine Learning and Reality Modeling for RMIT University Brunswick Campus - Victoria, Australia
  • Transport for London - Major Projects Directorate - Deep Tube Upgrade Programme - Piccadilly Line Upgrade - London, United Kingdom

Road and Rail Asset Performance

  • CSX Transportation - Annual Patch Rail Capital Planning - Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Illinois Department of Transportation - Oversize-Overweight Truck Permitting System - Springfield, Illinois, United States
  • Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. - Nagpur Metro Asset Information Management System - Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Roads and Highways

  • Alabama Department of Transportation - Birmingham, AL I-59/I-20 Corridor Project - Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Henan Provincial Communications Planning & Design Institute Co., Ltd. - BIM-based Further Design and Digital Construction of the Yaoshan-Luanchuan Section Project in the Zhengzhou-Xixia Expressway - Luoyang, Henan, China
  • Lebuhraya Borneo Utara - Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak - Sarawak, Malaysia

Structural Engineering

  • Arab Engineering Bureau - Burj Alfardan - Lusail, Qatar
  • Shilp Consulting Engineers - Alambagh Bus Terminal - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • VYOM Consultants - K10 Grand Commercial High Rise - Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance

  • Oman Gas Company S.A.O.C - Asset Performance Solution for Reliability Management - Al-Khuwair, Muscat, Oman
  • Vedanta Limited - Cairn Oil and Gas - Well Integrity and Flow Assurance Management - States of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and Gujarat, India
  • Volgogradnefteproekt LLC - Object Modeling and Life Cycle Management: Project Implementation and Commissioning - Volgograd region, Russia

Utilities Transmission and Distribution

  • Northeast Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group - New project of a 750 kV substation in the Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture - Bortala Mongol, Xinjiang Uyghur, China
  • Pestech International Berhad - Substation Design & Automation for Olak Lempit Substation Project - Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
  • POWERCHINA Hubei Electric Engineering Corporation Limited - Cha'anling-Xiaojiazhou 220 kV Electric Transmission Line Project - Xianning, Hubei, China

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited - 400,000 ton/day Water Supply Project of Wenjiang District, Chengdu City - Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Shanghai Civil Engineering Co., Ltd of CREC - Civil engineering of the Beihu sewage treatment plant and auxiliary project - Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Suez Water Technologies & Solutions - Ultra Pure Water Project 1 GW Manufacturing Solar Silicon PV Cells & Modules - Kutch, Gujarat, India

Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks

  • Beijing Institute of Water - Beijing South-to-North Water Diversion Auxiliary Project: Hexi Branch Project - Beijing, China
  • DTK Hydronet Solutions - Conceptioneering and Master Planning of Bankura Multi Village Bulk Water Supply Scheme - Bankura, West Bengal, India
  • NJS Engineers India P Limited - JICA Assisted Agra Water Supply Project - Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

The finalists will present their projects to their peers, the jurors, industry thought leaders, and more than 130 members of the media as part of related infrastructure forums at Bentley's Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference, to be held from October 15 to 18, in London at the Hilton London Metropole.