Kier, Aecom, Everton stadium and Big Ben lead race for the Digital Construction Awards 2023

Digital Construction Awards 2023: photo of the winners in 2022
Will you be on stage as a winner at the 2023 Digital Construction Awards? (SV Photography Ltd.)

Kier, Aecom, the new Everton stadium and Big Ben lead the field of nominees on the Digital Construction Awards shortlists.

Kier either leads or features among seven shortlisted entries, including twice in the Best Application of Technology category for the £400m HMP Millsike for the Ministry of Justice and the £16m Plymouth crematorium.

HMP Millsike also features on the shortlist for Digital Collaboration of the Year and Digital Innovation in Productivity. The bereavement centre also appears on the latter shortlist.

Kier is also shortlisted for Digital Contractor of the Year.

Aecom is shortlisted four times, twice for its part in the Water For Life Hampshire project, led by Mott MacDonald with Southern Water.

Both superstructure and facade specialist PCE and GIS specialist Esri UK also feature on four nominated entries.

Also notable among the nominees are Arcadis, BIS Consult, Buildots, Graham and Skanska with three nominations each.

The new Everton stadium being built by Laing O’Rourke is shortlisted for both Digital Collaboration of the Year and Digital Innovation in Productivity.

Another high-profile project to be nominated is Sir Robert McAlpine’s conservation of Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben): it is shortlisted for Digital Construction Project of the Year.

Meanwhile, Hinkley Point C features on the Digital Innovation in Health, Safety and Wellbeing shortlist. HS2 also makes three shortlists.

You can view the Digital Construction Awards shortlists in full on the awards website. From 10 May to 23 May, BIMplus will profile each category shortlist. There are no shortlists for Digital Construction Champion of the Year and for Digital Rising Star of the Year: both winners will be revealed alongside the other 10 victors at the awards dinner on 4 July at the Brewery in London.

Expert judges

The awards attracted more than 140 entries, of which 62 have been shortlisted across 10 categories. The entries were judged by a panel of impartial and unbiased industry leaders, representing a wide spectrum of disciplines and expertise from across the industry.

The awards are run by Digital Construction Week (DCW), the Chartered Institute of Building, and Construction Management and BIMplus.

Construction Management editor Will Mann and DCW co-founder Ollie Hughes said: “We’re delighted that the response to the Awards has been so strong. We received many compelling, high-calibre entries, and we thank the judges for the time they took to review them.

“To make it on to one of the Digital Construction Awards shortlists is a victory in itself: we salute all the shortlisted entrants and wish them good luck for 4 July.”

Join the industry’s best

You can join them by booking your places at the awards. There is an early bird discount of for those who book tables before 5pm on 19 May.

The Digital Construction Awards celebrate best practice and reward innovation in the application of BIM and digital technology in the built environment sector.

Awards sponsors include the Association for Project Safety, BIMcollab, Bluebeam, Everwarm, Graitec, nima, Procore, Revizto and Sir Robert McAlpine.

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