Innovation in Government

For projects that have demonstrated excellence in local, state, provincial, federal and national government projects. Such projects may leverage engineering content management and team collaboration, geospatial, 3D City, civil engineering, and communications network technology, or combinations thereof.

Delivering Project Certainty using 4D on Crossrail
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Winner

Crossrail Ltd
Managing Complexity on Crossrail
London, United Kingdom

The GBP 15 billion Crossrail train network runs 118 kilometers from Maidenhead and Heathrow, through twin-bore 21-kilometer tunnels under central London, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood, United Kingdom. The central London section includes eight subsurface stations and one above-ground station. To reduce the inherent risks, Crossrail Limited used collaborative BIM and 4D modeling within a Common Data Environment (CDE) built upon a customized ProjectWise configuration.

The CDE provided a single location for storing design information so that it could be collated, managed, and disseminated among the multi-discipline teams working on 25 design contracts, 30 advanced works, and 60 construction and logistics contracts. The 4D models enabled these parties to explore options, manage solutions, and optimize results thereby reducing risk by at least 5 percent across eight stations, which equates to approximately 8 million GPB.

Cancún Federated Geospatial Information System
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Finalist

Innovación Sistemas y Proyectos
Cancún Federated Geospatial Information System
Cancún, Mexico

As the most important tourist destination in Mexico, Cancún provides government services to a growing number of citizens and visitors. Innovación Sistemas y Proyectos developed the Cancún Federated Geospatial Information System to modernize the municipality’s cadastral system, and allow different departments to access and update public records.

The USD 1.2 million project implemented Bentley Map Enterprise, Bentley Map (stand-alone), ProjectWise, and MicroStation. Stage 1 updated land and building property records, created new construction records, and integrated departmental data into a single cadastral information system. Stage 2 provided ProjectWise access to the organization, and standardized Property Tax Office records. The improved approach to property and building tax assessment increased tax recollection revenue by 18 percent in just six months – providing USD 3.3 million in additional revenue for government services.

The Virtual Planroom
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Finalist

Sydney Trains
The Virtual Planroom
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney Trains (previously RailCorp) operates, crews, and maintains passenger trains and stations in and around Sydney, Australia. To reduce reliance on paper-based documents, the rail network owner/operator replaced manual and legacy systems with a 24/7 virtual plan room (VPR) for managing the lifecycle of project, engineering, and asset documentation. The VPR covers assets from feasibility, concept, design, and review through build, operate, maintain, and retire.

ProjectWise was configured as the repository for documents, drawings, and plans – replacing information silos with a single source of truth. Phase 1 culled and digitized 1 million hardcopy drawings. Phases 2 and 3 addressed the asset lifecycle. More than 2.8 million documents have been migrated to the VPR from legacy systems. ProjectWise portals and workflows now drive standardization and conformity across different disciplines and facilitate external reviews.