Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the infrastructure engineering software company, has announced several Middle Eastern projects have emerged as the finalists in its 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The winners will be announced on December 2.
Those in the race include two Qatar-based projects - Al Thumama Stadium (in the Buildings and Campuses category) and Rosewood Doha (Structural Engineering).
Both the projects are of Qatari architectural group Arab Engineering Bureau and the only ones to make it to the final list from the Gulf region.
The aesthetically designed Al Thumama Stadium will be the site of the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022, and will be used later as a mixed-leisure facility for continued economic development.
Using the technology, they could determine that a post-tension steel slab system would reduce construction costs and time. Determining the optimal steel structural support solution saved 20% to 30% in resource hours and associated costs.
Arab Engineering Bureau needed to quickly optimize pedestrian flow in the design for both functions. Their pedestrian simulation model helped architects and planners ensure rapid movement and create an environmentally and socially sustainable space.
The Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure finalists will present their project presentations in the following solution areas:
Mobility, November 1 – Bridges; Rail and Transit; Road and Rail Asset Performance; Roads and Highways; and Structural Engineering
Project Delivery, November 8 – Digital Construction; Geotechnical Engineering; Manufacturing; and Project Delivery Information Management
Cities, November 15 – Buildings and Campuses; Digital Cities; Land and Site Development; and Reality Modeling
Energy, November 22 – Mining and Offshore Engineering; Power Generation; Utilities and Communications; and Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance
Water, November 22 – Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants; Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks
The annual awards programme honours the extraordinary work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world.
Sixteen independent jury panels selected the 57 finalists from nearly 300 nominations submitted by more than 230 organizations from 45 countries encompassing 19 categories, it added.-TradeArabia News Service