Winner
Los Angeles Community College District - BuildLACCD
Educating more than 3 million students during its 77-year history, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has the distinction of being one of the largest college districts in the world. AECOM is providing program management services for the final phase of the Los Angeles Community College District’s 14-year, $6 billion program to modernize and renovate the district’s nine colleges and create 67 new buildings; funded primarily through taxpayer-approved bonds with supplemental funding from the state of California. The measures specify that each building be managed using comprehensive BIM standards. All project data, including the BIM specifications, are stored and coordinated via ProjectWise. Using ProjectWise, participants from the 200 firms involved can access any of the 3 million files to complete their jobs effectively and securely. The use of ProjectWise saved LACCD an estimated USD 12 million in labor, and the acclaimed BIM standards have led to the construction of award-winning buildings using green technology.

Finalist
Research and Design institute for Urban Transportation
The Research and Design Institute for Urban Transportation conducted a USD 7.5 million project to study and improve transportation infrastructure within Moscow’s Third Ring Road area, which was in need of a traffic flow overhaul due to the city’s complex layout. Data pertaining to traffic loads, illegal parking, and tram route right-of-ways were collected from 2,893 roads within the study area. Combining the processes of drawing and rendering transportation elements using Bentley Map and MicroStation reduced labor costs by 15 percent and saved 25-30 percent in design time. The project effectively increased road safety and traffic capacity while optimizing the public transportation system for increased use.

Finalist
Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation - Dholera SIR
The development of Dholera city marks the beginning of a new stage of growth for India that will drive economic growth and generate jobs for hundreds of thousands of people in the region. The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation aims to enhance India’s manufacturing base by developing a 920 square kilometer city that will employ state-of-the-art green infrastructure. The first phase of 22.5 SQ KMS is under construction (USD 500 million) with planning ongoing for the next 153 SQ KMS (USD 5 billion).

AECOM as the Program Manager employs the use of advanced technologies to accelerate planning and decision making for the road, water and sewer networks. The team uses ProjectWise to solve the collaboration and engineering content management challenge of working with a team of in house engineers drawn from 7 offices in four continents. By using Bentley Map and Water GEMS the team saved over USD 90 million through water balancing with recycled water for industries and non-potable uses. The use of Storm CAD saved an additional USD 45 million by designing an open channel that would not only collect, but also harvest and allow reuse of storm water to enhance the quality of life within the city.