TheGoing Digital Awards in Infrastructure, formerly known as the The Year in Infrastructure Awards, is an exciting and well-regarded global competition that recognizes digital advancements in infrastructure. These awards are an integral part of the Year in Infrastructure Conference, which brings together infrastructure professionals and members of the media from around the globe to share innovative practices in infrastructure project design, engineering, construction, and operations. Nominating your project provides great recognition, exciting rewards, and unique opportunities to network and promote your organization! All finalists will present their projects at the Year in Infrastructure 2022 Conference.
Originally built in 1938, the existing East 138th Street Bridge is being replaced to eliminate vertical clearance issues and optimize vehicle and pedestrian traffic demands. NYSDOT wanted to use a digital twin as the primary construction document. Located in a heavily congested area, the team needed to create the construction sequencing plan and accommodate existing utilities, compounded by COVID-19. They needed a hybrid modeling approach to generate a digital twin of the complex superstructure and pedestrian components.
Already familiar with Bentley applications, they used OpenBridge Modeler, OpenRoads Designer, and ProSteel to generate an accurate 3D model. iTwin Design Review provided a central platform for over 180 reviewers. Bentley’s integrated technology helped identify and resolve costly issues prior to construction. SYNCHRO 4D facilitated visual, dynamic construction sequencing and traffic control planning for better project coordination. The digital twin is a tool for asset management and bridge inspection.
The Nanyanjiang Intercity Railway project is the first high-speed railway project in China that adopts a large-scale, 40-meter simply supported box girder. CCCC Third Harbor Engineering undertook construction of the 33.9-kilometer line, consisting of five large bridges and one station. They had to manage a multidiscipline team, compounded by existing infrastructure that restricted construction and presented safety risks. When third-party modeling software proved incapable of building the complicated models, they sought to enable integrated modeling and digital management.
They selected ContextCapture to build a reality mesh, helping to make use of the limited construction space. Using OpenBridge Modeler to build more than 10,000 models improved modeling efficiency and accuracy, identifying errors in advance. ProjectWise provided a collaborative management platform, while SYNCHRO 4D facilitated dynamic schedule management, reducing construction by 130 days. Bentley’s integrated digital applications provided a new mode of digital management, setting a benchmark for digital transformation in construction.
Lathams Road Bridge is a new two-span continuous bridge that is part of an urban brownfield road duplication project to provide connectivity to the Carrum Industrial Estate in Victoria. Engineering consultant Hatch looked for an integrated BIM solution to streamline workflows between the bridge and civil design teams. Prior traditional processes would require hours of manual modeling, so they needed to establish an open connected data environment to facilitate a fully digital project context.
They selected OpenRoads Designer and OpenBridge Modeler, merging their functionality for the first time in the region. Using Bentley’s software, the civil and bridge design teams shared and leveraged real-time data in a coordinated model that they published to iTwin for web-based project reviews. The integrated, 100% digital solution avoided data conversion, providing transparency between the two teams and eliminating the risk of costly design mistakes. The digital twin meets the client’s downstream asset management requirements.