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Finalists named in Bentley Systems 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure
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Finalists named in Bentley Systems 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure

Finalists named in Bentley Systems 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the infrastructure engineering software company, has announced several projects from the United Kingdom and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) as finalists in Bentley’s 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure.

The annual awards program honours the extraordinary work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Eleven independent jury panels selected 36 finalists from over 300 nominations submitted by more than 180 organizations from 47 countries encompassing 12 categories.

The U.K. and EMEA projects named as finalists for the 2022 Going Digital Awards are:

Image courtesy of Mott MacDonald
Image courtesy of Mott MacDonald

Enterprise Engineering – Mott MacDonald & National Highways, United Kingdom

Smart Object Library for the Environment Agency

Mott MacDonald selected ProjectWise Components Center, which provided greater accessibility and interoperability than other platforms and was capable of hosting multiple file formats and serving a wide range of project disciplines and suppliers.

The ability to reuse the digital content saved at least GBP 79,000 since the SOL implementation, with ROI increasing exponentially as the library incorporates more smart objects and becomes accessible to more users. Now, the Environment Agency can optioneer designs for efficiency, sustainability, and carbon emissions, helping them cut costs and meet their net-zero goals.

Complex Infrastructure Programme – A303 ProjectWise and iTwin Deployment Pilot Project, Salisbury – Stonehenge

National Highways piloted ProjectWise and iTwin to exchange and manage design data on the A303 project. The integrated digital solution provided a collaborative, web-accessible platform that resulted in a 50% more efficient data federation process and a 70% more efficient data exchange process.

Bentley applications enabled National Highways to use supply chain data more proactively to better understand costs and risks, allowing for more timely and informed decisions to support better outcomes for the built asset.

Image courtesy of National Highways
Image courtesy of National Highways

Facilities, Campuses, and Cities – Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Kaunas Digital Twin

To help build, sustain, and develop a community focused on smart cities and infrastructure, Kaunas University of Technology partnered with other organizations to develop a digital twin of the city’s built environment, with an emphasis on the university campus. Leveraging Bentley applications, they generated a reality model of the city and campus and built a digital twin. Bentley’s applications facilitated multidiscipline integration and saved time while accurately modelling the area.

The solution provided virtual tours of the existing university infrastructure and digitized the MLab building project. Working in the Bentley iTwin platform enabled the team to augment the new building’s digital representation with live Internet of Things data to analyse indoor climate conditions, helping optimize energy consumption.

Image courtesy of Kaunas University
Image courtesy of Kaunas University

Geoprofessional – Mott MacDonald, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Driving Efficiency and Sustainability in Material Reuse through geoBIM

Leveraging ProjectWise with the Central and Leapfrog applications from Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company, the Mott MacDonald team developed a collaborative geoBIM assessment technique based on the 3D spatial assessment of ground investigation data within the proposed earthworks excavations.

The ability to model specific geometric earthwork profiles optimized mass haul movements during construction, which provide critical insight into material reuse across the project, reducing waste and carbon emissions. The 3D models provide a foundation for the development of a digital twin to support future earthworks projects.

Image courtesy of Mott MacDonald
Image courtesy of Mott MacDonald

Process and Power Generation – OQ Upstream, Oman

OQ Asset Reliability Digitalization with Purpose

OQ wanted to improve asset performance and reliability, and ensure safe plant operations by digitizing its asset management processes. They selected AssetWise as their central asset data management platform, incorporating failure reporting and analysis, asset health indicators, and digital inspection strategies to enable corrective maintenance management.

Their digitized APM system reduced asset failures and unplanned plant shutdowns, minimizing environmental risks of flaring. Based on APM implementation at one compressor site, the digital solution saved 14.8% in total maintenance costs and reduced functional failures by 50% to achieve an annual operational reliability growth of 4.3%. Continuing to digitize, OQ is integrating APM as part of their efforts to develop a digital twin.

Image courtesy of OQ Upstream
Image courtesy of OQ Upstream

Rail and Transit – Arcadis, Scotland, United Kingdom

Carstairs

To improve passenger service and accommodate high-speed, low-emission electric trains, Arcadis designed an updated electrification system for the station. They had to coordinate numerous design disciplines and discovered the new design elements were difficult to integrate into their previous modelling applications. Arcadis determined they could unify all design work on Carstairs with Bentley’s open and integrated applications.

Using the Bentley iTwin platform as the shared design environment, they created a digital twin of the project that enabled improved communication between teams and early detection and resolution of clashes in the design. Keeping project information up to date in ProjectWise enabled web-based interdisciplinary project reviews. Arcadis met all client requirements and optimized the design while reducing the modelling time by 35%.

Image courtesy of Arcadis
Image courtesy of Arcadis

Roads and Highways – AFRY, Södertälje, Stockholm Area, Sweden

New Test Track for Autonomous and Electrified Vehicles

AFRY was selected by commercial vehicle manufacturer SCANIA to design a new test track to test and drive electric and autonomous technology for heavy vehicles. They determined Bentley applications could model the track while ensuring tight change management and constructability.

AFRY used the applications to produce accurate 3D models enriched with project data, as well as to verify the impact of design on the environment and calculate the amount of earthwork required. The ability to produce dynamic relationships between models reduced modelling time by 30%, and automated drawing production saved 30 resource hours.

The applications helped AFRY detect and remove errors in the design stage, saving millions of Swedish crowns in rework and helping them take the lead in developing sustainable transport solutions.

Image courtesy of AFRY
Image courtesy of AFRY

Structural Engineering – WSP, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Unity Place Delivered with Optimized Design by WSP Using Innovations from Bentley

Unity Place will be the new headquarters for Santander Bank, consolidating four existing office buildings into a state-of-the-art facility. It will be designed and constructed as a green, efficient space, achieving excellence in environmental sustainability and impact on well-being. WSP selected PLAXIS and RAM, simplifying design and streamlining workflows to meet the construction budget and timeline while achieving sustainability goals.

Using Bentley’s applications, they opted for a concrete solution that saved 16,000 tons of concrete and GBP 1.206 million in material costs. The integrated technology reduced design time, saving an additional GBP 20,000, and facilitated innovative structural solutions that already exceed 2030 carbon targets. The project sets a benchmark for sustainable design of commercial new builds.

Image courtesy of WSP
Image courtesy of WSP

Post source : Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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