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AEC Excellence Awards 2016 Finalists

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Congratulations to the 2016 AEC Excellence Awards finalists! We received a record number of submissions this year, and the projects chosen by our panel of judges as finalists truly represent the future of making things for AEC.
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AEC Excellence Awards 2016 Finalists

  1. 1. AEC Excellence Awards 2016 Finalists
  2. 2. Construction Finalists
  3. 3. Imagery courtesy of Build three Bureau Group Co., Ltd Owner | Tencent Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Tencent, Beijing Headquarters Building Project Tencent, Beijing headquarters building is a collection of scientific research design, office, underground garage and facilities as part of an integrated building. Finalist • Overall Construction 1st and 2nd Place • Construction: Large Building Build Three Bureau Group Co., Ltd | China
  4. 4. Imagery courtesy of Mortenson Construction Owner | Minnesota Vikings, Stadium Authority U.S. Bank Stadium New Minnesota Vikings football & Multi-use stadium in Minneapolis. US Bank Stadium was completed a full six weeks ahead of schedule – a first for a major US stadium project. Finalist • Overall Construction 1st and 2nd Place Build three Bureau Group Co., Ltd | China Mortenson | USA
  5. 5. Imagery courtesy of China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp., LTD Owner | New World Development Co.Ltd Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre This is a complex skyscraper that includes a grade A office, five-star hotel and luxury apartment facilities. Total 390,000 sq. ft, comprised of 100 floors above ground, 4 floors underground with height of 530 m. Finalist • Overall Construction 1st and 2nd Place • Construction: Large Building China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp., LTD | China
  6. 6. Imagery courtesy of IGA Owner | IGA Istanbul Grand Airport Istanbul Grand Airport will have the world’s largest terminal under one roof with a gross floor area of nearly 11 million square feet. The annual passenger capacity of the airport during the first phase is 90 million passengers per year. Total passenger capacity will be up to 200 million passengers per year. Finalist • Construction: Large Infrastructure IGA | Turkey
  7. 7. Imagery courtesy of Hydropower Kunming Engineering Corporation Limited Owner | Yalong River Basin Hydropower Development Co., Ltd. HydroBIM- Yangfanggou Hydropower station Finalist • Construction: Large Infrastructure Hydropower Kunming Engineering Corporation Limited | China Full life-cycle BIM design project developed while bidding on the Yangfanggou hydropower station project. 21 major HydroBIM Solution systems were integrated, and an extend range of design to various infrastructures were associated.
  8. 8. Imagery courtesy of Beijing Branch Company of China Railway Construction Engineering Group Co. Owner | Lanzhou railway hub project engineering construction headquarters of Lanzhou Railway Administration Lanzhou Railway Hub Project The Lanzhou hub project is located in the Qilihe district of Lanzhou City. It is an important hub, connecting Baoji to Lanzhou, Lanzhou to Xinjiang, and Lanzhou to Chongqing. In the underground station is a collection of passenger dedicated lines, the suburban railway, urban public transport, rail transportation in one of the large-scale comprehensive transportation hubs. Finalist • Construction: Large Infrastructure Beijing Branch Company of China Railway Construction Engineering Group Co. | China
  9. 9. Imagery courtesy of GuangZhou Metro Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd Owner | City Government Hezhuang Station of Guangzhou Metro No.7 Rail Transit Project Finalist • Construction: Small Infrastructure GuangZhou Metro Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd | China The first metro project designed using a “4 in 1” BIM process in China. Unified management of all stages relied on a collaborative management platform linking the 3D model with the construction schedule and the site information to bring about the visual simulation. The construction process was performed on the computer to predict potential problems and optimize the project scheme.
  10. 10. Imagery courtesy of IMCO General Construction Owner | Rio Tinto Holden Mine Water Treatment Plant Finalist • Construction: Small Infrastructure The water treatment plant is part of the larger project which is a EPA superfund site established in 1980. IMCO's part of the project was building the Industrial water treatment plant in a very remote area of Washington. Construction began in April of 2015 and was completed on in less than a year and is processing ground water from a mine remediation site. IMCO Construction | USA
  11. 11. Imagery courtesy of China Railway Construction Engineering Group Owner | Nanchang housing construction and construction headquarters New Nanchang Railway Dispatching Office Finalist • Construction: Small Infrastructure New project adjacent to the Nanchang railway station. The project began after the completion of the railway of Nanchang Railway Bureau dispatch hub. Comprehensive coordination is difficult since the project is located in the downtown. Project is slated to be completed by June 16, 2017, a total duration of 731 days. The construction is at the top of the structure. China Railway Construction Engineering Group | China
  12. 12. Imagery courtesy of Birmingham City University and BAM Owner | Birmingham City University BCU City South Development Finalist • Construction: Large Building Collaborative project delivery of the ‘Seacole Building Extension’ between BCU and BAM to deliver a multi-story educational building. This new building is designed and currently undergoing construction consecutively in Birmingham, UK over the next 13 month period and will create 10,000 Sq M of new teaching space. BCU and BAM Construct UK | UK
  13. 13. Imagery courtesy of AM BAM Owner | BAM Engineering Firm | HFB Summertime Finalist • Construction: Small Building Realization of an iconic housing project in the financial district of Amsterdam. Very complex design of two opposing towers. Without the use of BIM this project would not have been possible. The facade has almost no repetition and is technically very challenging. HFB Group | Netherlands
  14. 14. Imagery courtesy of Refrigeration and Climate Control Centre of Excellence – AMCA and Box Hill Institute Partnership Owner | Box Hill Institute Refrigeration and Climate Control Centre of Excellence Finalist • Construction: Small Building The unique industry partnership highlighted is a collaboration between Box Hill Institute and the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association of Victoria Ltd (AMCA), which resulted in the formation of the Refrigeration and Climate Control Centre of Excellence (RCCC). Technology is integral to improving the way in which apprentices learn and engage with the built environment. AMCA | Australia
  15. 15. Imagery courtesy of HFB visuals Owner | Kingdom of the Netherlands Palace het Loo Finalist • Construction: Small Building Palace het Loo is a former residence of the Dutch royal family which is going to be renovated as a museum with the addition of a yet to be built subterranean museum in the courtyard with connections to the living quarters of the staff in the palace. HFB Group | Netherlands
  16. 16. Building Finalists
  17. 17. Imagery courtesy of WERFAU WERFAU | Russia Owner | Ministry of Healthcare Krasnoyarsk Regional Clinical Hospital Reconstruction The biggest current hospital project and the most innovative in Russia. All disciplines have been made fully in BIM. Functional design before real modelling gave an opportunity to optimize a hospital environment for patients and doctors. Finalist • Overall Building 1st and 2nd Place • Simulation
  18. 18. Imagery courtesy of BIAD BIAD (Beijing Institute of Architecture Design, Ltd. Co. | China Owner | Phoenix Satellite Television Phoenix Center Encompassing 72,000 square meters, Phoenix Center is inspired by the Mobius Strip. Apart from the media office, the broadcasting studios and the production offices, the building provides an abundance of open spaces for the public to get interactive experiences, which expresses the unique operation concept of Phoenix Media. Finalist • Overall Building 1st and 2nd Place
  19. 19. Imagery courtesy of East China Architectural Design & Research Institute East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ld | China Owner | Shanghai Expo Group Shanghai Post-Expo Commercial Building District Shanghai World Expo first caught the world’s attention 2010. Including the World Expo’s pavilions exhibition area, the project creates a community containing four different functions of art and culture area, Urban Best Practice Area for sustainable-designed buildings, international residential space as well as commercial centers. Finalist • Overall Building 1st and 2nd Place
  20. 20. Imagery courtesy of Herrero Builders and The Boldt Company HerreroBoldt | USA Owner | Sutter Health Sutter Van Ness and Geary Hospital New, 13-story, 274-bed, 740,000 sq. ft. acute care hospital. Incredibly complex California seismic, healthcare, and environmental requirements resulting in design via collaboration over 25 different trade partner companies. Finalist • Overall Building 1st and 2nd Place • IPD or Collaboration
  21. 21. Imagery courtesy of AHMM Ltd Allford Hall Monaghan Morris | UK Owner | Derwent London No 1 Oxford Street Two buildings located on two of London's busiest streets (Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street). The two buildings are located above Tottenham Court Road Underground stations and Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station (2018). The project demonstrates a highly effective use of Revit as the only tool used (No CAD) and also its connection with cloud rendering which was used heavily throughout the projects design. Finalist • Simulation
  22. 22. Imagery courtesy of SIDE - Studio for Information Design GmbH SIDE - Studio for Information Design GmbH | Austria Owner | Österreichischer Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touringclub (ÖAMTC) ÖAMTC HQ The ÖAMTC HQ will be the new headquarter for the Austrian Automobile And Touring Club (ÖAMTC). The design of the building is able to cope with the complex space program and the sophisticated urban situation effortlessly and confidently. The result is a decidedly independent building that embodies the specific needs of the client. Finalist • Simulation
  23. 23. Imagery courtesy of Tianjin architecture design institute and COX Architecture TADI and COX Architecture| China Owner | Chinese Government National Maritime Museum As China’s first national, comprehensive and public maritime museum, it is located in the Binhai Tourist Area of Tianjin Binhai New Area. BIM was used during the design phase as the method to solve problems. A uniform modeling platform was adopted that allowed the project team to jointly examine issues related to analysis and simulation. Finalist • IPD / Collaboration
  24. 24. Imagery courtesy of Austin Commercial, L.P. Austin Commercial, L.P.; Design Partner: Gresham, Smith, & Partners/Demattei Wong Architecture | USA Owner | Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Tampa International Airport APM and CONRAC The Design Build project includes a 2.3 million square foot, five level rental car center with 4,400 ready car return spaces and a multi-level Quick Turn Around facility. The project also includes three Automated People Mover (APM) Stations along with a 1.3 mile guideway system that will take passengers from the baggage claim area in the main terminal to the economy parking garages and the new consolidated rental car center. Finalist • IPD or Collaboration
  25. 25. Imagery courtesy of Open Project s.r.l. Open Project s.r.l. | Italy Owner | Bulgari Gioielli S.p.a. New factory for the jewelry brand Bulgari Gioielli S.p.a. This project was a new factory for the jewelry brand Bulgari Gioielli S.p.a. and consisted of a complex housing of the manufacturing and administrative functions in two separate buildings, each with its own strongly differentiated architectural character. The project entailed the demolition of all previously existing buildings together with reconstructing the main building, which dates from the beginning of the 19th century and as the earliest goldsmithing factory in Valenza, is considered to have symbolic historic value. Finalist • Computational Design
  26. 26. Imagery courtesy of Land-based Rationalism D.R.C / China Architecture Design Group China Architecture Design Group | China Owner | Rizhao City Construction Investment Group Co.,Ltd. Samuel Chao Chung Ting Science Museum Samuel Chao Chung Ting Science Museum is located in the Olympic Water Park of Rizhao City, Shandong Province, China. Total area of the museum is about 18,000 sqm. The museum is to show the most important experiments of Professor Ting and the scientific spirit in his exploration in discovering the truth of universe. Finalist • Computational Design
  27. 27. Imagery courtesy of China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd. | China Owner | China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd Green BIM – Zoige “Warm Nest” The project is located in a cold area at the northeastern margin of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with an altitude of about 3,500 m, annual average temperature of 1.1℃ and the minimum temperature below - 20℃, and with abundant sunshine. In consideration of the harsh realistic and climatic conditions, the project applies passive solar technology, appropriate architectural layout and such measures as solar thermal storage walls to explore the way to achieve optimal building performance under similar conditions. Finalist • Computational Design
  28. 28. Imagery courtesy of Webcor Builders Webcor Builders | United States Owner | SF MOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA) This project used a unique 'digital fabrication' process to create a unique, non-repetitive flowing exterior façade surface for the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Finalist • Design & Fabrication
  29. 29. Imagery courtesy of HFB HFB | Netherlands Owner | Voorbij Prefab Fabriek Bedrijfsbureau Voorbij Prefab Fabriek Voorbij Prefab Factory produces pre-fabricated concrete elements for housing projects. What makes the facility unique is that the elements are produced by robots which derive their input from BIM models. As a company, HFB provides the necessary expertise and staff to take in the models from the contractors and make them ready as input for the robots. Finalist • Design & Fabrication
  30. 30. Imagery courtesy of Steelway Building Systems/ Quorex Construction Ltd. Steelway Building Systems | Canada Owner | Regina International Airport MTF Airside The Multi-tenant Facility (MTF) Airside creates an additional 32,000 sq. ft. of space to house vehicles and equipment that are critical to support airline operations. Several of the MTF Airside tenants are currently housed within the air terminal Building. The new MTF Airside promotes operational effectiveness within the air terminal Building and will increase available space for future demand. Finalist • Design & Fabrication
  31. 31. Imagery courtesy of Mirbek Bekboliev IBBM Architecture and Engineering Innovations | Turkey Owner | Mirbek Bekboliev Pilgrim + Containerized Low- Energy Building Pilgrim + High Performance Building combines both Prefabrication and Multi- Comfort Housing concepts. It can be placed just about anywhere with minimum impact on the land it resides. Finalist • Small Firms
  32. 32. Imagery courtesy of Lior Avitan Geotectura | Israel Owner | Shenkar College The Michal and Avraham Kadar Media Lab Building The Michal and Avraham Kadar Media Lab building was designed by Dr. Joseph Cory (Geotectura Studio) for Shenkar College within a 90 years old building. The project has many labs and workshops as part of a retrofit and add-ons design but the main element is a floating steel and glass structure within the existing fabric. Finalist • Small Firms
  33. 33. Imagery courtesy of Michele Soffietti Michele Soffietti | Italy Multicircle Steel + Glass Stair This unique steel and glass staircase was born from the concept to build a spiral staircase with non-parallel curvilinear beams where every beam has more centers. The project was prefabricated in the workshop with on-sight assembly. Finalist • Small Firms
  34. 34. Infrastructure Finalists
  35. 35. Imagery courtesy of Shanghai ShenTong Metro Group Co.Ltd Shanghai ShenTong Metro Group Co.Ltd | China Owner | Shanghai Qingpu District BIM for Shanghai Rail Transit Line 17 35.341 km rail transit line includes elevated and underground sections, 13 stations, vehicle depots, parks, and substations. The team employed BIM workflows across 3 design firms, 5 BIM consulting firms, and 10 construction contractors. Visual communications helped to improve project efficiency and promoted cooperative work resulting in 25% reduction in construction timelines and estimated 30% cost reduction. Finalist Large Infrastructure Project
  36. 36. Imagery courtesy of Ramboll Sweco ANS Ramboll Sweco ANS | Norway Owner | Norwegian National Rail Administration (NNRA) InterCity Dovrebanen - Sørli- Lillehammer Trackway routing Owner mandated digital planning (reliability, availability, maintenance and safety) for 230 km InterCity commuter rail network connecting all major cities in eastern Norway. The project has an expected total cost of approx. 3.9 billion Euros and will serve 2.9 million commuters annually. Innovative tools and workflows helped to establish a trustful model-based workflow for all stakeholders to meet the owner’s requirements. Finalist • Large Infrastructure Project • Communication & Collaboration for Large Infrastructure Project
  37. 37. Imagery courtesy of Aurecon Owner | Barangaroo Delivery Authority Barangaroo Reserve Recreation of a pre-colonial headland with excavation of a new 100,000 cubic metre cove in Sydney Harbour. BIM helped to foster confidence during team interactions, standing alongside full size wall projections of the models during rapid review and sign off sessions with senior leaders staying on budget and on time. Finalist • Large Infrastructure Project • Communication & Collaboration for Large Infrastructure Project Aurecon | Australia
  38. 38. Imagery courtesy of EllisDon EllisDon | Canada Owner | MetroLinx VivaNext Bus Rapidway Transit System This project is for Bus Rapid Transit on dedicated lanes along Highway 7 to connect a newly built Subway Station and the region’s urban centers. Modeling and coordination in early project stages helped improve productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, collaboration, and systematic installation by trades throughout the construction of the project – all in an effort to keep the project on schedule and budget. Finalist • Large Infrastructure Project • Communication & Collaboration for Large Infrastructure Project
  39. 39. Imagery courtesy of Swedavia Airport Testing Waters | Sweden Owner | Swedavia Airports Swedavia Airport Innovation Challenge The pilot project investigated applying and integrating the science and math of sound attenuation with design using Revit and Dynamo. The result of geometrical exercises and mathematical calculations helped determine the required increase in the path length from each source to each receiver position such that the desired level of attenuation is achieved (noise reduction up to the 125 Hz octave band). Finalist • Small Infrastructure Project
  40. 40. Imagery courtesy of Hong Kong Water Supplies Department Water Supplies Department | Hong Kong Owner | Water Supplies Department Water Supply Improvement: Sheung Shui and Fanling To cope with increasing water demand from planned new housing developments within the SSF supply zone and to improve reliability of water supply, a new service reservoir and water mains will be constructed. BIM provides a dynamic and synchronized approach to project management and it encourages collaboration between WSD, specialists, stakeholders and contractors to develop an optimized design and achieve timely delivery of the project. Finalist • Small Infrastructure Project • Communication for Small Infrastructure Projects • Energy and Natural Resources
  41. 41. Imagery courtesy of Furrer+Frey Furrer+Frey | United Kingdom Owner | Network Rail ELFF - on Great Western Railway Route Modernisation Furrer+Frey implemented BIM- enabled electrification design tool based in AutoCAD environment (ELFF system) on Great Western Main Line and in South Wales Electrification. Users create 3D models and 4D simulation videos of the route to be electrified which becomes key in signal-sighting exercises to determine the impact on visibility and reaction times of safety-critical signals from the driver’s viewpoint. Finalist • Small Infrastructure Project • Communication for Small Infrastructure Project
  42. 42. Imagery courtesy of Tony Meadows Associates and London Underground Tony Meadows Associates | United Kingdom Owner | London Underground & TfL Tower Hill Step Free Access Project The development of a workflow process for recording, communicating and controlling risk information using BIM, as part of a project to deliver two step-free access lifts and associated structures at Tower Hill Station. Finalist Communication for Small Infrastructure Project
  43. 43. Imagery courtesy of Norconsult Norconsult | Norway Owner | Hafslund Vamma Hydropower Plant Vamma hydropower plant involves a comprehensive upgrading and expansion of the power plant. This project is going paperless with fully- integrated BIM – no drawings and integrated models used directly in construction site helping to create ongoing coordination of all disciplines, collision controls, reduction of errors in execution and automated quantity, cost and progress controls. Finalist • Energy and Natural Resources
  44. 44. Imagery courtesy of Shimizu Corporation Shimizu Corporation | Japan Owner | Shimizu Corporation The Environmental Island Green Float Establishing new BIM workflow for the ultra-High-Rise Marine Construction (“Smart” System Float- Over Deck) in the Equatorial Pacific including rapid prototyping - dry dock, large crane, 3D printer; construction simulation; and pre- fabrication of components. Team improved cross-disciplinary coordination with use of cloud to collaborate across Japan, Vietnam and China. Finalist • Energy and Natural Resources
  45. 45. Philanthropic Finalists
  46. 46. Imagery courtesy of Refrigeration and Climate Control Centre of Excellence – AMCA and Box Hill Institute Partnership Owner | Box Hill Institute General Contractor | AMCA Refrigeration and Climate Control Centre of Excellence Finalist • Philanthropic Award The unique industry partnership highlighted is a collaboration between Box Hill Institute and the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association of Victoria Ltd (AMCA), which resulted in the formation of the Refrigeration and Climate Control Centre of Excellence (RCCC). Technology is integral to improving the way in which apprentices learn and engage with the built environment. AMCA | Australia
  47. 47. Imagery courtesy of Tianjin Architecture Design Institute and Nina Martiz Architects Owner | Center School “Fun and Intelligent Cabin” Project of Primary School in Huining County of Gansu Province Finalist • Philanthropic Award TADI and Nina Maritz Architects| China A donated multi-function classroom created for the Shanghai Adream Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization established and managed by executives with extensive management experience in financial institutions and public companies.
  48. 48. Imagery courtesy of Stanford Children’s Health, Barry Fleisher Owner | Stanford Children’s Health General Contractor | DPR Construction Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Expansion Finalist • Philanthropic Award DPR Construction | USA Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is creating the nation’s most technologically advanced, family-friendly and environmentally sustainable hospital for children and pregnant women. The expansion will add 521,000 square feet to the existing hospital and will include advanced technologies and environmentally-sensitive systems.

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