Digital Construction Awards 2024: AtkinsRéalis, Balfour, BAM, O’Rourke among the finalists

Digital Construction Awards 2023 - all the winners
Who could be celebrating like last year’s winners? The shortlists for the Digital Construction Awards 2024 have been revealed (Photo © 2023 – ASV Photography Ltd.

AtkinsRéalis, Hinkley Point C, Sir Robert McAlpine and Laing O’Rourke are among the nominees for the Digital Construction Awards 2024.

The Digital Construction Awards 2024 attracted 165 entries this year, 84 of which have been shortlisted. AtkinsRéalis either leads or features among six shortlisted entries, including twice for its Virtual Site Access technology (in the Best Application of Technology and Delivering Sustainability with Digital Innovation categories).

AtkinsRéalis’s work on the National Underground Asset Register is also nominated for Digital Innovation in Health, Safety and Wellbeing, and Digital Innovation in Productivity.

The firm’s work on Sizewell C is recognised in the Best Use of Data on a Project. The AtkinsRéalis-WSP joint venture’s work on the A83 is also nominated for Best Application of Technology.

Work on and people involved in Hinkley Point C secured four nominations. The combination of EDF UK, Accenture and Dassault Systemes is shortlisted for both Best Application of Technology and Digital Collaboration of the Year; and EDF UK staff Savannagh Armstrong and Isabella Noble are recognised in the Rising Star of the Year category.

Sir Robert McAlpine features on three shortlists, twice as part of the Integrated Health Partners joint venture with Vinci on Bournemouth Hospital (Best Application of Technology and Best Use of Data on a Project). The contractor’s work on 1 Broadgate is also shortlisted in the Delivering Sustainability with Digital Innovation category.

Not just big names

Laing O’Rourke is nominated three times for: the Olympia redevelopment (Best Application of Technology); its GIS work on East West Rail (Digital Innovation in Productivity); and Ben Hardie, one of its digital engineers, who features on the Rising Star of the Year shortlist.

Balfour Beatty’s work with its client and key supply chain partners on the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital is shortlisted for Digital Construction Project of the Year and Digital Collaboration of the Year.

But it’s not all about the established major contractors. Digital Contractor of the Year features the likes of McLaren, McLaughlin & Harvey and PCE competing against BAM UK & Ireland. The Best Use of Data on a Project sees construction technology start-up Disperse facing off against the likes of Skanska and AtkinsRéalis.

And another start-up, Lattice, is shortlisted for its part in the ULEZ expansion signage project (Digital Construction Project of the Year and Digital Innovation in Asset Management), and for Product Innovation of the Year.

Review the shortlists in full here. Each working day between 14 May and 30 May, BIMplus and Construction Management will be covering the category shortlists in detail.

There is no shortlist for Digital Construction Champion of the Year: the recipient will be revealed on the night.

Celebrate with the best

You can join the shortlisted entrants by booking your places at the awards. There is an early bird discount for those who book tables before 8 June.

The Digital Construction Awards are organised by Digital Construction Week, BIMplus, Construction Management and the Chartered Institute of Building. Sponsors announced so far include Bluebeam, Procore, Revizto and the CIOB with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

To find out more about the Awards, visit

To become an Awards sponsor, email Dave Smith at [email protected], or Ollie Hughes at [email protected].

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