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SDE DIGITAL AWARDS SHORTLIST

Best Process and its Application

Find out more about attending the SDE Digital Engineering Awards
Open to any digital process and/or its application that benefitted a project or company internal process.

  • Buro Happold – Hackadamies
  • Buro Happold - Parametric Dwelling Optioneering
  • Hong Kong Housing Authority - Digital Operation & Maintenance
  • Ramboll - Automated Circuit Compiler

Best Innovation

Open to any digital innovation. This may be a piece of software, a project process or other innovation that shows ground-breaking thought.

  • Buro Happold – Adroit
  • Buro Happold - Building & Habitats Object Model
  • Buro Happold - Solar Panel Optimisation Tool
  • Cundall - Data Centre Design
  • IES - Intelligent Communities Lifecycle
  • Ramboll - Evolutionary Energy Solver

Best Project and Collaboration - Small project

Open to any construction project with a total capital spend of £10M or less. The judges will be looking for digitally enabled collaboration that enhanced the project outcomes.

  • Arcadis - London Underground Step Free Access Tranche-2
  • Lancaster University & IES - Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
  • Max Fordham - Kistefos Museum

Best Project and Collaboration - Large project

Open to any construction project with a total capital spend of £10M or more. The judges will be looking for digitally enabled collaboration that enhanced the project outcomes.

  • Arcadis - Neasden Depot Heavy Maintenance Facility
  • BDP - Cavendish Laboratory
  • Buro Happold - Stratford Waterfront
  • Cundall - Peninsula Hotel
  • Ramboll & JG Ingenieros - Proyetco 5 Estrella
  • SES - Q Block Aspectic Manufacturing Facility

Best Consultancy

Open to any consultancy of any size. The judges will be looking for a digitally enabled workplace with enhanced process efficiencies and project outcomes achieved through digital innovation across the workforce.

  • Buro Happold Engineering
  • Cundall
  • Max Fordham LLP
  • Ramboll

Best Contractor

Open to any contractor of any size. The judges will be looking for a digitally enabled workplace with enhanced process efficiencies and project outcomes achieved through digital innovation across the workforce.

  • SES

Best Manufacturer

Open to any manufacturer of any size. The judges will be looking for a digitally enabled workplace with enhanced process efficiencies and project outcomes achieved through digital innovation across the workforce.

  • Legrand
  • Schindler

Best Digital Engineer

Open to individuals who have excelled in their field using digital technologies and shown innovation in digital processes and/or collaboration. Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by colleagues.

  • Gerald Pepper -  Ramboll
  • Jagannatha Reddy - Arcadis
  • Laia Carpena -  BuroHappold Engineering
  • Liv Andersson -  BuroHappold Engineering
  • Tom Cawthray -  SES Engineering services
  • Tom Heywood - Cundall

SDE DIGITAL AWARDS 2019

BuroHappold was crowned overall Digital Engineering Champions at the Digital Engineering Awards, presented at Build2Perform Live in November 2019.

The awards, set up by the Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) and in their second year, recognise innovation, leadership and best practice in the discipline of digital engineering.


Michael Bartyzel of BuroHappold accepts the DE Champion award for the building and habitats object model

BuroHappold were recognised as the overall Digital Engineering Champion, after judges noted that not only had they achieved excellent technical solutions, but they had taken a truly collaborative approach to developing their toolsets and processes and had even gone as far as open sourcing their code to encourage wider industry collaboration.

They also won in three categories: Best Consultancy; Best Innovation; and Best Process and Application.
 
 Arcadis took the award in the Best project/collaboration – small category,  for their project ‘London Underground, step free access tranche-2’, which won due to their application of digital tools enabling a diverse team to work together, and allowing virtual site visits.


Best Digital Engineer Jagannatha Reddy, of Arcadis, accepts his award via Skype on a phone

Jagannatha Reddy of Arcadis was singled out as Best Digital Engineer. He impressed the judges with the sheer breadth and depth of digital engineering that he pioneered and championed for Arcadis. In keeping with the theme of the event, Jagannatha accepted his award via skype, taking to the stage via an ipad carried by a colleague.
 
Rowan Crowley, CIBSE Services Managing Director said: ‘It is encouraging to see such high calibre entries to these awards. The innovation and creativity demonstrated across the individuals and companies shortlisted show what can be achieved with digital engineering and the strength of collaborative working.’

 The full list of winners are:

  • Best process and application - BuroHappold Engineering – ‘Parametric dwelling optioneering’

  • Best innovation - BuroHappold Engineering – ‘Building and habitats object model’

  • Best project/collaboration, small - Arcadis – ‘London Underground, step free access tranche-2’

  • Best project/collaboration, large - Ramboll and JG Ingenieros – ‘Proyetco 5 Estrella’

  • Best consultancy – BuroHappold Engineering

  • Best contractor – SES Engineering Services

  • Best manufacturer – Schindler

  • Best digital engineer – Jagannatha Reddy, Arcadis

  • Digital Engineering Champion – BuroHappold Engineering

DIGITAL AWARDS WINNERS 2018

CIBSE's first annual Digital Awards ceremony took place at Build2Perform, the Institution's flagship event, in November 2018. Awards were presented by Rowan Crowley, Director of CIBSE Services, and Jennifer Schooling OBE, Chair of the Research Strategy Advisory Group for the Centre for Digital Built Britain. Congratulations to all our winners!


CATEGORY 1: PROCESS
Best innovation:
BuroHappold Engineering – Single Analysis Model

Michal Dengusiak accepts the award for Best Innovation on behalf of Buro Happold

Best Process and Application:
SNC Lavalin Atkins – Building Design Digital Blueprint

Steve Harris accepts the award for Best Process and Application on behalf of SNC Lavalin Atkins

CATEGORY 2: PROJECT

Best Large Project or Collaboration:
BuroHappold Engineering – Engineering Research Center at Brown University

Michael Bartyzel accepts the award for Best Large Project or Collaboration on behalf of Buro Happold

Best small project/ collaboration:
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department – Hong Kong Special Administrative Department - Tuen Mun School Dental Clinic

CATEGORY 3: PEOPLE
Best consultancy:
BuroHappold Engineering​

Des Kinlough accepts the award for Best Consultancy on behalf of Buro Happold

Best manufacturer:
Legrand Electric

Matt Crunden accepts the award for Best Manufacturer on behalf of Legrand Electric

Best Digital Engineer: 
Michal Dengusiak – BuroHappold Engineering

Michel Dengusiak of Buro Happold accepts his award for Best Digital Engineer 

DE Champion:
SNC Lavalin Atkins

Steve Harris accepts the award for Digital Engineering Champion on behalf of SNC Lavalin Atkins