Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure 2013 Awards Spotlight the World's Best Civil Infrastructure Projects

Categories: Infrastructure

Check out the winning projects from the USA, UK, Netherlands and India

It seems these days all we hear about is an endless parade of gloom and doom stories about the world’s crumbling civil infrastructure.  And the general public is getting the message. In the US, for example, a recent Harris Interactive poll* revealed that Americans rank major infrastructure failures as their greatest infrastructure-related concern.

Sure, it’s important to point out where things are falling apart, but it’s equally important to promote extraordinary examples of practical, cost effective and inspiring solutions that show how the latest in technology can make a profound difference.

That’s the motivation behind the Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure Competition, now in its second year. Hosted by Autodesk, Inc. and CGarchitect, a leading online magazine and end-user community for visualization and design professionals, each winner demonstrated an exemplary use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for civil infrastructure.

The 2013 winners are:


Rendering courtesy of Gensler

1st Place: HNTB for the Denver International Airport Hotel and Transit Center Program. View the Denver Airport South Terminal Redevelopment Program video on YouTube:


2nd Place: iNFRANEA for Room for River Waal in Nijmegen, Netherlands. View the Room for River Waal project video on YouTube:


3rd Place: The alliance of Galliford Try Costain Atkins for the Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Works.  View the Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Works – GCA video on YouTube:


Special Visualization Award: VR Real Technologies (VRRT) for its work on the DFL India Cyber City Gurgaon animation.  View the Cyber City Gurgaon Visualization Award video on YouTube:

“Each of the winning projects offers a model for the application of forward-thinking Building Information Modeling workflows and technologies for infrastructure projects,” said Lisa Campbell, vice president industry strategy and marketing, Autodesk. “First place HNTB, for example, employed Autodesk technologies to drive a BIM process from early stages of planning through design, and now into construction – engaging a large group of stakeholders from the airport to a host of design and engineering firms working to make this project successful.”

Managed by CGarchitect, and co-sponsored by Autodesk and HP, the competition’s jury of industry experts selected the winners from submissions covering a wide range of transportation, land development, urban planning, water/wastewater and energy related projects.  Entries were judged based on complexity, innovative use of technology, sustainability factors and the overall value Autodesk software and BIM for Infrastructure provided to the project outcome, whether used to plan, design, build or manage infrastructure projects. The winners will be honored at the upcoming Autodesk University 2013 conference this December in Las Vegas, and will be given more than $10,000 in prizes by competition sponsors including HP.

More Information

* “U.S. Infrastructure: Microdesk Survey Highlights Americans’ Concern Over Failures,” September 24, 2013