Finalists announced for 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure

Infrastructure engineering software company Bentley Systems has announced the finalists for its 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. 

The annual awards programme highlights and rewards the work of Bentley software users in advancing infrastructure design, construction and operations throughout the world. 16 independent jury panels selected the 57 finalists from nearly 300 nominations submitted by more than 230 organisations from 45 countries across 19 categories.

Winners of the student Future Infrastructure Star Challenge will also be announced. This challenge provided students from around the world a platform to develop a concept or an idea of how they can change the world with infrastructure. Five independent jury panels of Bentley experts selected the Top 10 finalists from 144 project submissions from 61 countries representing different infrastructure domains. Winners will be selected by a panel of Bentley and external expert judges. You can view the Future Infrastructure Star Challenge finalists here.  

New this year, all winners will be revealed during keynote presentations on 2 December 2021, as part of the Year in Infrastructure online event. To watch the Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure finalists present their projects in their category and also to register for the Year in Infrastructure online conference event, visit

Chris Bradshaw, Bentley’s chief marketing officer, said, “Our users continue to demonstrate their resilience through the quality of the nearly 300 nominations for the Going Digital in Infrastructure Awards programme. We are excited to honour our users’ extraordinary work from around the world and we hope that people will join us for the Year in Infrastructure virtual event that includes important insights and perspectives from key industry executives and thought leaders sharing with attendees the latest on infrastructure trends, sustainability goals, and digital advancements.”

The finalists in the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure are:


CCCC Third Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd. – Nanyanjiang Intercity Railway Front-End Engineering Project, Changshu, Jiangsu, China 
Hatch – Lathams Road Bridge, Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia
New York State Department of Transportation – East 138th Street over the Major Deegan Expressway, New York City, New York, United States

Buildings and Campuses

Arab Engineering Bureau – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Center for Industrial Technological Studies and Services No. 33 – CETIS 33 BIM Workshop, Mexico City, Mexico
Volgogradnefteproekt, LLC – High-tech Multifunctional Medical Complex, Yukki, St. Petersburg, Russia

Digital Cities

Hubei International Logistics Airport Co., Ltd., Shenzhen S.F. Taisen Holdings (Group) Co, Airport Construction Engineering Co. – Ezhou Huahu Airport Project, Ezhou, Hubei, China
University of Birmingham – Implementation of Project and Asset-based CDE, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Digital Construction

Clark Construction Group, LLC – SeaTac Airport International Arrivals Facility, Seattle, Washington, United States.
Qitaihe Jianhe Investment and Construction Management Co, Heilongjiang Big Data Industrial Development Co. – Taoshan Lake Ecological Water Conservancy Project in Qitaihe City, Qitaihe, Heilongjiang, China.
Zachry Industrial, Inc, a Zachry Group Company – Golden Pass LNG Export Project, Sabine Pass, Texas, United States.

Geotechnical Engineering

China Water Resources Beifang Investigation, Design and Research Co. Ltd. – Geological Survey of Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering, Tibet, China.
Research Center of Construction - Gersevanov Research Institute of Bases and Underground Structures (NIIOSP) – Geotechnical Aspects of the Moscow Luzhniki Stadium Reconstruction, Moscow, Russia.
Royal HaskoningDHV – Moondrian, Netherlands.

Land Site and Development

Korea Land and Housing Corporation, BasisSoft, Inc – BIM Design for the Hanam Gyosan, Hanam-si, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
Liaoning Water Conservancy and Hydropower Survey and Design Research Institute Co., Ltd. – Dongtaizi Reservoir Project, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China.
Pennoni – Longwood Garden Overflow Parking, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States.


Dow Chemical – Integration of Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) into Global Project Methodology, Houston, Texas, United States.
Shenyang Aluminum & Magnesium Engineering & Research Institute Co., Ltd. – Phase II C5 Plant Digital Twin Application Project of Neusoft Healthcare International Industrial Park, Shenyang, Liaoning, China.
WISDRI Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited – Converter-based Continuous Casting Project of Jinnan Steel Phase II Quwo Base Capacity Reduction and Replacement Project, Quwo, Shanxi, China.

Mining and Offshore Engineering

CNOOC Energy Development Design and R&D Center – Digital Twin Project of the FPSO Offshore Oil Gathering and Transportation Platform, South China Sea, Guangdong, China.
Fujian Yongfu Power Engineering Co., Ltd. – Fujian Changle Zone C Offshore Wind Farm, Changle/Fuzhou, Fujian, China.Polyus – Construction of the Blagodatnoye Mill-5, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia.

Power Generation

Capital Engineering and Research Incorporation Ltd. – The World’s First 60MW Subcritical Blast Furnace Gas Power Generation Project, Changshu, Jiangsu, China.
PowerChina ZhongNan Engineering Corporation Limited – Wuqiangxi Hydroelectric Power Station Expansion Project, Changsha, Hunan, China.
Shandong Province Metallurgical Engineering Co. – The 2x65MW Surplus Gas Resources Comprehensive Utilization Power Generation Project of Shandong Iron & Steel Group Co., Ltd Laiwu Branch, Jinan, Shandong, China.

Project Delivery Information Management
Mott MacDonald Systra JV with Balfour Beatty Vinci – HS2 Phase 1 Main Civil Construction Works, London, United Kingdom.
Riverlinx CJV – Silvertown Tunnel Project, London, United Kingdom.
WSP – Port of Melbourne - Port Rail Transformation Project, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Rail and Transit

Network Rail + Jacobs – Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU), Manchester/Leeds/York, United Kingdom.
PT. MRT Jakarta (Perseroda) – MRT Jakarta Phase II, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia.
Western Program Alliance – Level Crossing Removal Project, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Reality Modeling

HDR – Diablo Dam Digital Twin Modeling, Whatcom County, Washington, United States.
La Société Wallonne des Eaux – Deep Convolutional Neural Network on 3D Reality Mesh for Water Tank Crack Detection, Juprelle, Liège, Belgium.
Singapore Land Authority – Advancing Singapore National 3D Reality Mapping for a Changing World, Singapore.

Road and Rail Asset Performance

Wisconsin Department of Transportation – Oversize/Overweight Permitting System Improvement Project, Madison, Wisconsin, United States.
Collins Engineers, Inc. – Stone Arch Bridge Rehabilitation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
Province of Manitoba, Department of Infrastructure – MB MOOVES - Manitoba Infrastructure SUPERLOAD Upgrade, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Roads and Highways

Larsen and Toubro - Transportation Infrastructure IC – Mumbai Vadodara Expressway - Package I, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
PT. Hutama Karya (Persero) – Trans Sumatera Toll Road Project Section Serbelawan-Pexmatangsiantar, Pematangsiantar, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia.
Sichuan Highway Planning, Survey, Design and Research Institute Ltd., Sichuan Lexi Expressway Co., Ltd. – Mega Project Le-Xi Expressway, Leshan, Sichuan, China.

Structural Engineering

Arab Engineering Bureau – Rosewood Doha, Doha, Qatar.
HDR – The Pavilion at Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Louis Berger SAS (A WSP Company) – Detailed Design of Bridges for BG Rail Link between Rishikesh to Karnaprayag (Package -3), Rishikesh and Karnaprayag, Uttarakhand, India.

Utilities and Communications

Mott MacDonald and National Grid – London Power Tunnels 2, London, United Kingdom.
PESTECH International Berhad – Digitization of Koh Kong 230/22kV Substation, Koh Kong, Cambodia.PowerChina Hubei Electric Engineering Co., Ltd. – Suixian and Guangshui 80MWp Ground-based Photovoltaic Power Project of Hubei Energy Group, Guangshui, Hubei, China.

Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance

Canadian Energy Company – Asset Data Lifecycle Program, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.
Itafos Conda LLC – Asset Care to Support Long-term Sustainability of a Fertilizer Manufacturing Facility, Soda Springs, Idaho, United States.

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

Brown and Caldwell – Implementing Digital Twins on a Fully Collaborative Project, Brighton, Colorado, United States.
Jacobs Engineering – F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center Membrane Improvements, Buford, Georgia, United States.
L&T Construction – Khatan Group of Villages Water Supply Scheme (Surface Water Treatment), UP, India, Khatan, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Networks

ATLC Infraconsultants Pvt. Ltd. – Leduki Group of Village Water Supply Scheme, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Companhia Águas de Joinville (CAJ) – Contingency Plan to Ensure Supply in the Event of Drought (Joinville-Santa Catarina), Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Maynilad Water Services Inc. – Pump Operation Optimization through Hydraulic Modeling Using OpenFlows WaterGEMS, Muntinlupa, Manila, Philippines.

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