First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The winners in the Bentley Systems awards for excellence in infrastructure have been announced. Final judging took place at the Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2018 conference, held in London. Meeting earlier in the week at the London Hilton Metropole Hotel where the event was held, panels of expert judges selected the winners, having previously pre-selected three projects as key contenders.
In the roads category, the Pan Borneo Highway in Malaysia’s Sarawak Region beat tough competition to win over the I-59/I-20 Corridor project in Birmingham Alabama and construction of the Yaoshan-Luanchuan section of China’s Xhenzhou-Xixia expressway. Measuring 1,060km long, the Sarawak section of the Pan Borneo Highway is a true mega-project . The judges were impressed with the way the enormous quantities of data are being handled, with the project split into 1km sections. Also impressing the judges were the measures made by the construction partners and the Malaysian Government to leave a local legacy, through training graduates and contractors to utilise this new technology.
In the bridges category, the design and build of the road bridge for the Teluk Lamong Port Project in Indonesia won over the Chenab Bridge in Jammu & Kashmir India, and the Jungkun-Jinjeong Bypass bridge in South Korea. Th judges were convinced by the impressive way in which the Indonesian project team encapsulated the entire project, utilising sophisticated BIM techniques.
Both the Pan Borneo Highway and the road bridge for the Teluk Lamong Port Project will deliver enormous benefits to their respective regions, cutting journey times for drivers, boosting trade and transport and providing valuable economic development. These factors were also rightly recognised by the judges as being important factors.