San Rafael, Calif. — For the last 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. This year’s competition includes building and construction categories, and showcases projects embracing the future of making things for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and civil infrastructure through the use of innovative and connected BIM technologies.

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Announcement of the finalists sets the stage for unveiling the competition’s winners on November 16 at Autodesk University 2016 in Las Vegas.

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. Autodesk 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 United States and India
  • 20 Award Categories


“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.”

A panel of experts evaluated all 162 submissions to narrow down to the “best-of- the-best” finalists.

For more information, visit the AEC Excellence Awards site at