Award Categories

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Award Categories

The categories for the 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure encompass all forms of infrastructure projects and stages – from design, to construction, to operations. The nominations in each category are judged by an independent panel of jurors, using criteria specific to each category.

Award Categories

Design of bridge

BRIDGES & TUNNELS

This category recognizes projects that demonstrate going digital innovations in the planning, design and engineering, construction, project delivery, or operations and maintenance of bridges and tunnels.

Submissions should focus on how projects, regardless of their size and complexity or whether they are new vs. an upgrade of an existing project, have delivered improved outcomes for the organizations involved, as well as the surrounding communities and environments of the bridge and tunnel assets.

Image Credit: New York State Department of Transport

3D design

CONSTRUCTION

This category recognizes projects that demonstrate excellence in construction using 4D modeling to simulate and optimize construction, including project, performance, and cost management workflows that unite the office and field. The projects should show their impact on cost, safety, reliability, predictability, and quality, as well as include real-time progress recording to create project digital twins.

Image Credit: Clark Construction Group, LLC

Image of Enterprise Engineering

ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING

This category recognizes organizations that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in digital collaboration, information management, information mobility, or content management through implementing digital workflows for improved outcomes on a specific design project(s) or broadly across the organization. Submissions should focus on how these digital workflows increased transparency, efficiency, and collaboration, spanning the planning, design, and delivery of a single project or across a project portfolio.

Image Credit: Mott MacDonald Systra JV with Balfour Beatty Vinci

Animation design of an airport

FACILITIES, CAMPUSES, & CITIES

This category recognizes projects that demonstrate going digital innovation in planning, design and engineering, construction, project delivery, operations, and maintenance of a wide range of infrastructure, including standalone buildings (such as commercial and residential buildings, rail and metro stations, airports, and museums) to campuses (such as educational and government campuses) to an entire city. Submissions should emphasize how projects, regardless of their size and complexity or whether new vs. upgrade of existing infrastructure, have leveraged the latest digital advances to deliver improved outcomes for the organizations involved while positively impacting the surrounding communities and environments of the building, campus, or city.

Image Credit: Hubei International Logistics Airport Co., Ltd., Shenzhen S.F. Taisen Holdings (Group) Co., Ltd., Airport Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.

3D design animation of water dam

GEOPROFESSIONAL

This category recognizes projects that have demonstrated excellence and digital advancements in geo-data and information management, geology, geophysics, and geotechnical engineering that have resulted in reduced risk, environmental sustainability, or optimized design for long-lasting performance.

Image Credit: China Water Resources Beifang Investigation, Design and Research Co. Ltd.

Electrical Grid

GRID

This category recognizes utilities projects that have demonstrated excellence and digital advancements in the planning, design, analysis, construction, or operations of network infrastructure. Examples include electric or gas transmission and distribution and telecommunications networks.

Image Credit: PESTECH International Berhad

digital image of process and power plant

PROCESS & POWER GENERATION

This category recognizes projects that demonstrate going digital innovations in the planning, design, and construction of new or major refits to industrial process or power generation plants, as well as the ongoing operations and maintenance of existing facilities. It could include oil and gas facilities both onshore and offshore, metals and minerals processing, petrochemical and chemical plants, nuclear, fossil, and renewable energy power generation. Project should demonstrate either an alternative approach to design that helps boost productivity, uses new construction methods, innovative equipment or materials to improve sustainability, or transformed processes during operations to increase efficiency, safety, and reliability.

Image Credit: Capital Engineering And Research Incorporation Ltd.

Screenshot of OpenRail software

RAIL & TRANSIT

This category recognizes projects that demonstrate going digital innovations in the planning, design, construction of new, or the maintenance and upgrade of existing, rail and transit networks.

Going digital innovations might include alternative approaches to design that helped boost productivity, the use of new construction methods to improve sustainability, or the transformation of processes during operations delivering increased reliability. Submissions should focus on how projects, regardless of their size and complexity, have delivered improved outcomes for the organizations involved and, in turn, for the users of these vital assets.

Image Credit: Network Rail + Jacobs

Rroadway at dusk

ROADS & HIGHWAYS

This category recognizes projects that demonstrate excellence and going digital innovations in planning, design and engineering, construction, project delivery, or operations of roads or highways. Submissions should focus on how projects, regardless of their size and complexity, have delivered improved outcomes for the organizations involved and, in turn, for the users of these vital assets.

Image Credit: PT. Hutama Karya (Persero)

Building at night

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

This category recognizes projects that demonstrate excellence and digital advancements in ingenuity, planning, modeling, designing, analyzing, documenting, and detailing in the delivery of high-quality structures, inclusive of buildings, facilities, offshore oil and gas platforms, and wind turbine foundations. The usage of digital workflows and digital twins in these projects is highly valued.

Image Credit: HDR and the PennFIRST team

Image of dam

SURVEYING & MONITORING

This category recognizes projects that demonstrate excellence and digital advancements in capturing the current and changing condition of assets using reality modeling, mobile mapping, instrumentation, and sensor data management that enable better decision-making throughout the asset lifecycle by adding 4D digital context to infrastructure projects, supporting the creation and continuous update of infrastructure digital twins, to better plan, construct, and monitor assets.

Image Credit: HDR

Digital rendering of water treatment plant

WATER & WASTEWATER

This category recognizes projects that have demonstrated excellence and digital advancements in planning, modeling and analysis, design, construction, operation, or maintenance of water infrastructure, including water and wastewater treatment plants, urban water supply and distribution systems, wastewater collection/sanitary or combined conveyance sewer systems, stormwater systems, culverts, retention facilities, and outlet structures and channels using Bentley software. Submissions should focus on how projects have delivered improved outcomes for the organizations involved and, in turn, for the communities served by these assets.

Image Credit: L&T Construction