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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 2019