Australian infrastructure projects make prestigious competition finals  


Six Australian infrastructure projects have been announced as finalists in global software solutions provider Bentley Systems Incorporated’s Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards programme

Artist’s impression of the new bridge over Richmond River at Broadwater

The annual awards programme honours the extraordinary work of Bentley software users advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure throughout the world.

Twelve independent jury panels of distinguished industry experts selected the 57 finalists from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 organisations.

The Australian projects cover a variety of industries:

Communications Networks

SiteSee – Advancing Telecommunications – Brisbane, Queensland

SiteSee created highly accurate 3D reality meshes of communication towers for Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications service provider.

SiteSee used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to capture images of the towers and Bentley’s ContextCapture software to generate the reality meshes needed to create condition assessment reports.

This practice improved precision and reduced the costs and safety concerns involved with typical asset inspections. 


Lendlease Engineering – New bridge over the Richmond River at Broadwater – Ballina, New South Wales

As part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade in South Wales, Australia, Lendlease Engineering was contracted to design and construct a new bridge over the Richmond River, which was to be designed as a visual landmark.

Lendlease used Bentley software to implement a collaborative 3D BIM and 4D construction management strategy.

Mining and Offshore Engineering

CADDS Group Pty. Ltd. – Rio Tinto Iron Ore Sentry Guarding Project – Dampier,
Western Australia

Rio Tinto Iron Ore retained CADDS Group to conduct a site audit for its mine and port facilities in Western Australia, complete site verification for high-risk assets, and replace or update those assets.

CADDS Group used Bentley’s BIM and reality modeling technology to create 3D reality meshes for inspection of existing structures, and to create 3D design models for replacement or renovation of the structures where needed.

Northern Engineering & Technology Corporation, MCC – SINO Iron Ore Mine – Perth,
Western Australia

Northern Engineering & Technology Corporation, MCC used Bentley software to implement a combined design and construction concept that focused on modular construction for the design and construction of the SINO Iron Ore Mine project in Perth, Western Australia.

Project Delivery

Arup – Arup Australasia Project Systems Team – Brisbane, Queensland

Engineering and design firm Arup has established the Australasian Project Systems Team to administer and customise its vast and complex document system.

The team uses Bentley’s ProjectWise to provide an integrated Connected Data Environment to support the entire project team, ensuring that best practices are adopted and maintained to reduce potential errors and ensure data reuse for every project.

Reality Modeling

Skand Pty. Ltd. – Building Envelope Inspection Powered by Machine Learning and Reality Modeling for RMIT University Brunswick Campus – Victoria

As part of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s (RMIT) building inspection project for its ISO-certified asset lifecycle program, Skand captured aerial and ground images of the Brunswick campus buildings.

With Bentley’s ContextCapture, Skand used the images to create an inspection report and a 3D reality mesh of the campus for ongoing asset inspection powered by machine learning and reality modeling.

Brian Middleton, vice president, regional executive for Bentley Systems, says: “We are pleased to acknowledge and celebrate these projects in Australia that have been named as finalists in Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards program.

“These projects are among the 57 selected this year, which represent the most outstanding going digital advancements in infrastructure by Bentley software users around the world.”

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony and gala on October 18 during Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference, which will be held October 15 through 18 in London at the Hilton London Metropole.

The conference explores innovations in software technology enabling infrastructure project delivery and asset performance, and features keynotes, interactive learning sessions, live technology presentations, panel discussions, and the finalists’ project presentations.

View the list of 57 awards finalists.