CanBIM announced the winners for the 2021 Innovation Spotlight Awards as part of its second virtual awards presentation.

CanBIM multi-casted the awards presentation on all its social channels as a live global broadcast. The 2021 Award was designed and fabricated by HOK Canada and York University. Using digital design and fabrication methods, the team presented a short video outlining the process and inspiration for the 2021 award. Special thanks to the entire HOK Canada and York University team for the winning design.

Top honours for the night went to AECOM for their submission of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, winning three awards in total; the Design & Engineering Award, Global Envoy Award and Best In Innovation Award. The Gordie Howe International Bridge project consists of 4 major infrastructure components: A 6 lane 2.5km bridge, 2 ports of entry across 297 acres with 42,756m2 of buildings, and the 1-75 interchange with 3km of road. Once complete, the bridge will be the longest cable stay bridge in the Americas.

CanBIM recognized industry leaders in the following ten (10) award categories: Academic Award, Research Award, Entrepreneurship & Startups Award, Digital Products, Digital Supply Chain & Fabrication, Construction Management, Digitalization Strategy, Global Envoy Award, Project Delivery, Asset Management & Lifecycle Award and Design & Engineering. Top honours were presented to the Best In Innovation Award Winner, which is selected from the winners of each award category. CanBIM also recognized its Volunteer of the year with the Industry Trailblazer Award.

7th Annual Innovation Spotlight Awards:

Industry Trailblazer Award Winner – Sponsored by GRAITEC

John Ringness, Managing Director, NEXT FMS

Academic Award Winner – Sponsored by Tucker HiRise Construction

Sina Karimi – École de technologie supérieure (ETS) – Autonomous Robotic Data Collection Integrated with BIM & GIS

Research Award Winner – Sponsored by Planit Measuring

Pomerleau – Smart Data Collection Using Spot and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Entrepreneurship & Startups Award Winner – Sponsored by Pomerleau

Airtasks – Team Productivity Platform for the Building Industry

Digital Products Award Winner – Sponsored by Revizto

Jaibot – Hilti

Digital Supply Chain & Fabrication Award Winner – Sponsored by Maple Reinders

Modern Niagara – Calgary Cancer Centre

Construction Management Award Winner – Sponsored by Brownlee LLP

Magil Construction – Montréal Heart Institute – Construction, Redevelopment & Expansion

Digitalization Strategy Award Winner  – Sponsored by WSP

Ellisdon Construction – Automating BIM Compliance & QA/QC Reporting

Global Envoy Award Winner – PCL Constructors

AECOM – Gordie Howe International Bridge

Design & Engineering Award Winner – Sponsored by Glaholt Bowles LLP

AECOM – Gordie Howe International Bridge

Best In Innovation- Sponsored by SolidCAD

AECOM – Gordie Howe International Bridge

Project Delivery, Asset Management & Lifecycle Award Sponsored by GRAITEC

A Journey to Information Management – Ville de Québec

Featured image: Top honours for the night went to AECOM for their submission of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, winning three awards in total; the Design & Engineering Award, Global Envoy Award and Best In Innovation Award. (CanBIM)

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