Digital Construction Awards 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the first ever Digital Construction Awards, in association with the UK BIM Alliance, has been announced and recognises some of the most innovative projects, companies, and individuals in the built environment across eight different categories. 

Cofounder and event director Oliver Hughes said: “We’ve had an incredible response to the awards especially given it’s the first year. What’s been great is to see so many innovative ideas and examples of how technology is really starting to shape the industry and the tangible results of this.”

“The submissions have been astounding and made our work as judges pretty difficult,” added Anne Kemp, UK BIM Alliance chair. “We now have a finalist list that everyone should be proud and celebrate whether they win or not. Good luck to everyone!”

Project Innovation of the Year

  • Crane Camera project, Pix4D
  • Largest Underground Traverse for a Utility Survey, Murphy Surveys
  • New "ear" of Cognitive Homes and Smart Communities, Wienerberger
  • One Nine Elms “Virtual Mock-up”, One Creative Environments
  • Sainsbury’s Digital Estate – supporting better decisions, GroupBC

Business/Digital Transformation

  • Digital Transformation of the Year, GRAHAM Construction
  • Murphy – Going Digital Together, J Murphy & Sons
  • The Engine Powering Business Transformation, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Transformation to Digital Delivery, Stantec Treatment
  • Wanda Digital Construction and BIM General Contracting Management Method, Wanda Group

The Collaborative Buit Environment

  • 1 New Street Square – Full Lifecyle BIM, Glider Technology
  • Barnard Castle Aseptic Manufacturing Facility, BakerHicks
  • Delivering the Legacy, Allies & Morrison
  • One Nine Elms “Virtual Mock-up”, One Creative Environments
  • Urban Sciences Building, Bowmer & Kirkland

Digital Project od the Year

  • 39 Victoria Street, Willmott Dixon Interiors
  • Birmingham City University, Willmott Dixon
  • HS2 3B Utility Design Package, Kier
  • Minworth Thermal Hydrolysis Plant, Stantec Treatment
  • Urban Sciences Building, Bowmer & Kirkland

Champions of R&D Innovation Award

  • 3D Diff – Change Management for BIM, 3D Repo
  • Converge In-Situ Monitoring, Converge
  • Onsite construction verification robotic, Scaled Robotics
  • Sublime, Sublime
  • Visualise, Skanska

Digital Training & Skills Initiative of the Year

  • BuroHappold Engineering – Digital Training & Skills Initiative of the Year Award, BuroHappold Engineering
  • Digital Construction Apprenticeship, Kier
  • Digital Construction – excellence in BIM, Willmott Dixon Interiors
  • Immersive Learning at National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR), PAULEY Interactive
  • Murphy – Upskilling for Digital Transformation, J Murphy & Sons
  • UWE Committing to BIM education at every level, UWE Estates

Best Application of Technology

  • BuildSafe Safety Management Software, BuildSafe
  • Improving workflows while improving the A14, Topcon Positioning GB
  • Kier Infrastructure’s Digital Transformation partnership with Clearbox, Clearbox
  • Productivity gain at Bakerloo Line Link (BLL) at Paddington Station project, BaseStone
  • VolkerFitzpatrick and GenieBelt, GenieBelt
  • VRCUB3D – Thames Tideway TBM, Hobs Group
  • VR Simulator for Antarctic Construction Rehearsal, BAM Nuttall Ltd.

Digital Excellence Award

The Digital Excellence Award will recognise the best of the best and will be selected by our judges from the winners of our other eight categories. This category is by nomination only and will be awarded to the company, project, partnership, or individual who is seen to have had the most impact on the wider built environment.

The winners will be announced at the Digital Construction Awards on 17 October at The Crystal (pictured above). Book tickets now at

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  1. Great shortlist and well done to everyone and good luck on the night. These awards demonstrate the growing maturity of Digital Construction Week, the development of the UK BIM Alliance and perhaps most importantly the growth of digital working and understanding across the industry. Change is happening, and the future is in indeed bright, it’s digital! Great projects, teams and organisations involved, showcasing best in class. Truly inspirational and very well done!

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