Tekla Global BIM Awards 2015: Which projects are the world’s greatest?

Credit: Eversendai Engineering LLC
Credit: Eversendai Engineering LLC

51 regional winners from three continents were shortlisted for this year’s Tekla Global BIM Awards, and the winners across nine categories have been revealed.

Tekla Global BIM Awards 2015‘s Public Choice winner was Eversendai Engineering LLC‘s Dubai Opera House in the UAE. The detailing, engineering, fabricating and installing of the building’s steel structure was what won the project the prize by 330 votes.

Eversendai’s Tekla model of the Zaha Hadid-designed development – due to be opened next year – allowed for the acoustic engineering time to carry out crucial advisory work regarding the maintenance structures.

Open BIM talent was showcased in a project from a five-strong team at TongMyong University in South Korea. They came out on top in the Student category thanks to replicating an Open BIM workflow within their model with “complex geometry and multiple materials”.

Minimising the use of paper was appreciated and recognised within the Infrastructure category, as Isoisänsilta – or Grandfather Bridge – in Helsinki, Finland took home the trophy. The green efforts of the team behind the project were praised, as they utilised data within the model to its maximum potential to minimise the number of documents printed. This coincided with model-based bidding requests and all quantities being extracted from the model.

Six esteemed professionals were chosen as members of the judging panel, including the likes of Anne Kemp and Arto Kiviniemi.

For more on the award winners, click here.

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