Winners announced for the 7th annual CanBIM Innovation Spotlight Awards

The annual awards recognized industry leaders in design, engineering, research and fabrication.

CanBIM announced the winners for the 2021 Innovation Spotlight Awards on October 27, 2021, as part of its second virtual awards presentation.

The organization multi-casted the awards presentation on all its social channels as a live global broadcast. The 2021 Award was designed and fabricated by HOK Canada and York University.

Best in Innovation Award Winner — Gordie Howe International Bridge

Top honours for the night went to AECOM for their submission of Gordie Howe International Bridge. – winning three awards in total; the Design & Engineering Award, Global Envoy Award and Best In Innovation Award. The Gordie Howe International Bridge project consists of 4 major infrastructure components: A 6 lane 2.5km bridge, 2 ports of entry across 297 acres with 42,756m2 of buildings, and the 1-75 interchange with 3km of road. Once complete, the bridge will be the longest cable stay bridge in the Americas.

CanBIM recognized industry leaders in the following ten award categories: Academic Award, Research Award, Entrepreneurship & Startups Award, Digital Products, Digital Supply Chain & Fabrication, Construction Management, Digitalization Strategy, Global Envoy Award, Project Delivery, Asset Management & Lifecycle Award and Design & Engineering.

Top honours were presented to the Best In Innovation Award Winner, which is selected from the winners of each award category. CanBIM also recognized its Volunteer of the year with the Industry Trailblazer Award.

The winners for the 7th Annual Innovation Spotlight Awards are as follows:

Industry Trailblazer Award Winner

John Ringness, Managing Director, NEXT FMS

Academic Award Winner 

Sina Karimi – École de technologie supérieure (ETS) – Autonomous Robotic Data Collection Integrated with BIM & GIS

Research Award Winner

Pomerleau – Smart Data Collection Using Spot and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Entrepreneurship & Startups Award Winner 

Airtasks – Team Productivity Platform for the Building Industry

Digital Products Award Winner 

Jaibot – Hilti

Digital Supply Chain & Fabrication Award Winner

Modern Niagara – Calgary Cancer Centre

Construction Management Award Winner 

Magil Construction – Montréal Heart Institute – Construction, Redevelopment & Expansion

Digitalization Strategy Award Winner

Ellisdon Construction – Automating BIM Compliance & QA/QC Reporting

Global Envoy Award Winner

AECOM – Gordie Howe International Bridge

Project Delivery, Asset Management & Lifecycle Award

A Journey to Information Management – Ville de Québec

Design & Engineering Award Winner 

AECOM – Gordie Howe International Bridge

Best In Innovation

AECOM – Gordie Howe International Bridge