Oct. 17, 2022 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the infrastructure engineering software company, has announced several projects from the United States as finalists in Bentley’s 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The annual awards program honors 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 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure finalist project presentations will be available for viewing using this link on Nov. 7. Visit the site to hear from the people behind these extraordinary infrastructure projects as they tell their stories of leveraging digital advancements to achieve unprecedented outcomes.
The U.S. projects named as finalists for the 2022 Going Digital Awards are:
Bridges and Tunnels
IH35 Nex Central Section
Ferrovial Construction and Alamo Nex Construction, San Antonio, Texas
Ferrovial chose ProjectWise and the Bentley iTwin platform to improve information exchange and develop a digital twin of the I-35 Northeast Expansion corridor. Using Bentley’s applications and the model, they performed clash detection to eliminate 3,530 collisions, identified and resolved visibility issues, and provided the construction team with precise material information, saving significant time and costs.
RMR 20 Massachusetts Ave., NW Repositioning
DPR Construction, Washington, D.C.
DPR Construction selected SYNCHRO 4D and SYNCHRO Control to link the construction schedule for a building renovation and expansion to 3D models, enabling the team to visualize and communicate the plan in a digitally immersive environment. Bentley’s technology solution ensured the prefabricated works could be delivered and installed without any obstacles, while aligning to the overall construction schedule. Working in a collaborative, visual 4D environment reduced the construction schedule by two months. By reappropriating the existing 20 Massachusetts Ave. structure, they were able to eliminate 6,905 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
Digital As-built Proof of Concept
WSB, Elk River, Minn.
To support highway lifecycle management and maintenance, WSB wanted to share complex 3D model information between design, construction, and asset management teams. Leveraging OpenRoads and iTwin, they imported data from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and other asset management systems into the design models and integrated them with the construction process data. Bentley applications reduced costs and resource hours while delivering the as-built model. The proof of concept demonstrates the value of a digital twin, providing real-time insight on the performance of 12 MnDOT asset classes for easier lifecycle maintenance and saving millions on project scoping assignments by identifying asset needs.
Process and Power Generation
Deepwater Project Delivery Digital Platform
Shell Projects and Technology, Gulf of Mexico, Texas
Leveraging PlantSight and AssetWise ALIM among other applications, Shell developed a digital platform that provides a single source of truth from project conception through delivery of a digital twin for operations and beyond. Working in an integrated digital environment optimizes data access, visualization, and remote collaboration, improving efficiencies, reducing time for project teams to find information by 50%, and eliminating work duplication. By digitizing workflow orchestration and supporting end-to-end project delivery, Shell expects to see significant productivity gains and cost savings. The PlantSight digital twin solution can be scaled as projects expand or new ones arise.
Roads and Highways
City of Perry Innovates with Foth Creating a Digitally Mapped City Using Digital Twins
Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC, Perry, Iowa
Leveraging Bentley’s open modeling applications, Foth developed an optimal plan to deliver a digital twin to support the city of Perry’s capital improvement plan, saving significant time and potential rework. The 500-gigabyte 3D city model contains approximately USD 598 million worth of asset data. The digital twin provides potential investors with a portfolio of data about historical structures, making them more inclined to invest in Perry and helping increase private investor engagement by 50% over the next five years. Having a digital twin enables Perry to gain support and enact its CIP 60% faster, increasing its ability to secure city funding by 75%.