The buildingSMART Award Winners 2021

London, (October 07, 2021) buildingSMART International is delighted to announce the full list of winners, finalists, and special mentions for the Awards Program 2021. All finalists presented their projects during the buildingSMART Virtual Summit and a small finalist jury (from an original Jury of 154) deliberated following the presentations to select a winner from each category. A total of 9 winners were announced at a live awards ceremony, alongside recognition of the other 12 finalists and 7 special mentions. 

 The full list of winners is as follows:  

Winner in the category of ASSET MANAGEMENT: 

  • MKP GmbH – “smartBRIDGE Hamburg | the openBIM-based digital twin for bridge maintenance​” – Germany. 

Winner in the category of COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION 

  • Mostostal Warszawa S.A – “Make it easier with openBIM: Primary school in Warsaw’s Wilanów district​” – Poland. 

Winner in the category of CONSTRUCTION: 

  • China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation Ltd​ and Jingzhang High Speed Railway Corporation Ltd – “openBIM implemented on Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway​” – China. 

Winner in the category of DESIGN: 

  • Sichuan Highway Planning, Survey, Design and Research Institute Ltd. ​– “Yan-Jiang Expressway G4216: openBIM Flagship Megaproject in Southwest China​” – China. 

Winner in the category of FACILITY MANAGEMENT: 

  • Siemens Switzerland – “Grosspeter Tower: Performance ​GAP Analysis with Simulation” – Switzerland. 

Winner in the category of HANDOVER: 

  • Auckland Airport Ltd – “Foodstuffs North Island ​Headquarters & Distribution ​Centre at Auckland Airport​​” – New Zealand. 

Winner in the category of PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH: 

  • The University of Hong Kong – “openBIM: Opening the gate for BIM and blockchain integration (OBBi)​” – Hong Kong. 

Winner in the category of STUDENT RESEARCH: 

  • The Technical University of Munich ​– “The IfcInfraToolKit​​” – Germany. 

Winner in the category of TECHNOLOGY: 

  • VCE Vienna Consulting Engineers ZT GmbH – “From Pixel to Pset – ​The Digital Structural Inspection” – Austria. 

The other finalists were: 

Finalists in the category of ASSET MANAGEMENT: 

  • Siemens ​– “openBIM based Digital Building Twin – Technology Center II​​” – Austria. 
  • University of Naples Federico II – “Asset Information Management of an existing railway infrastructure in the openBIM scenario: the Cancello-Benevento line”  Italy. 

Finalists in the category of CONSTRUCTION: 

  • Helse Bergen HF – “Building a hospital through openBIM - Haukeland University Hospital” – Norway. 
  • Sweco Norge – “Randselva bridge – Preparing for the future” – Norway. 

Finalists in the category of DESIGN: 

  • CBGU (CPB, BAM, Ghella and UGL) Joint Venture in collaboration with Willow – “openBIM, essential for major infrastructure project delivery” – Australia. 
  • FCC Construcción S. A. – “Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Refurbishment Project - openBIM Workflow” – Spain. 

Finalist in the category of FACILITY MANAGEMENT: 

  • Granlund Oy – “Ecosystem of Digital Twins - Kampusareena” – Finland. 

Finalists in the category of PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH: 

  • Yonsei University – “Automated generation of an MVD by linking IDM and bSDD” – South Korea. 
  • Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology – “BIM-based Structural Health Monitoring (BIM-SHM) platform for Historic Timber buildings” – China. 

Finalist in the category of STUDENT RESEARCH: 

  • Sapienza - University of Rome – “Innovative Building Management System through Dynamic Digital Twin” – Italy. 

Finalists in the category of TECHNOLOGY: 

  • Open Design Alliance – “Collaborative Development of openBIM Technologies” – USA. 
  • ACCA software – “usBIM.ids” – Italy. 

 And special mentions were awarded to: 

  • Agenzia del Demanio – “openBIM for Italian Digital Heritage” – Italy. 
  • Ballast Nedam and Binx Smartility – “Mindlabs Tilburg” – The Netherlands. 
  • COWI, PEAB, Nye Veier – “Model-based design and construction” – Norway. 
  • CYPE – “Open BIM COVID-19 tool” – Spain. 
  • Future Insight – "Digital 3D ownership registration based on BIM Models using the open IFC standard" – The Netherlands. 
  • Ghent University and RWTH Aachen University – “LBDserver​ - A federated ecosystem for managing heterogeneous building data” – Belgium and Germany.
  • Shenzhen S.F. Taisen Holding (Group) Co., Ltd. & Hubei International Logistics Airport Co.,Ltd,​ – “Ezhou Huahu Airport Project” – China. 

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