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Autodesk Highlights the Future of Making Things for AEC with Excellence Awards Finalists

September 19, 2016

Record number of submissions across architecture, civil engineering and construction
By Jessica Brill, Autodesk

Drum roll please — announcing the Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards finalists!


For the past four years Autodesk has sponsored the Excellence in Infrastructure Competition to showcase stellar examples of Building Information Modeling [BIM] in action within the civil engineering industry.  Click here to see last year’s winning projects – The results were spectacular.

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This year’s competition now includes building and construction categories, and showcases projects embracing the future of making things for AEC [architecture, engineering and construction] and civil infrastructure through the use of innovative and connected BIM technologies.

Today’s announcement of the finalists sets the stage for the unveiling of the Competition’s winners on November 16 at Autodesk University 2016 in Las Vegas.  Each of these finalists will join us at the awards ceremony.   Come to think of it – you should join us at AU too!

New Competition Categories
Categories include 1st and 2nd place for building, construction, and infrastructure projects. There are also categories specifically for small or niche projects, such as design and fabrication, communication and collaboration, computational design, small and large building construction projects, and more. We will also present a Philanthropic Award that addresses the fields of public interest, social impact, community, humanitarian or sustainable design.


  • 162 submissions – new record for the Competition
  • 29 countries represented – China had highest number of overall submissions, followed by the USA and India
  • 20 Award Categories

Finalists Announced
“We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the first AEC Excellence Awards,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president, products, Autodesk. “The transformative nature of these projects from all over the world shows how the AEC industry is rapidly embracing connected BIM technologies. Our finalists truly represent the future of making things for AEC.”

It was a tough job for our panel of experts to evaluate all 162 submissions to narrow down to the “best-of- the-best” finalists.  Click through the slideshow below to see the finalists announced today.


For more information visit the AEC Excellence Awards site at Watch for the big announcement on November 16 of the winning projects!

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