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LBU in finals for ‘Year in Infrastructure 2018’ Awards

Thursday, 9 August 2018, Kuching: Lebuhraya Borneo Utara (LBU), Project Delivery Partner (PDP) for Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak, has made it to the finals of the ‘Year in Infrastructure 2018’ awards by Bentley Systems. LBU is a one of three finalists in the Roads and Highways category.

The other two finalists are Alabama Department of Transportation for its Birmingham AL I-59/I-20 Corridor Project, and Henan Provincial Communications Planning and Design Institute for its BIM-based further design and digital construction of the Yaoshan-Luanchuan Section of the Zhengzhou-Xixia Expressway in Luoyang, Henan, China.

Bentley Systems is a global leader in infrastructure software solutions. Around the world, engineers, architects, constructors and owner-operators use Bentley’s software solutions to accelerate project delivery and improve asset performance.

With thousands of users of Bentley systems in projects of various sizes, each year Bentley profiles the ‘best of the best’ companies and projects at its annual awards as a showcase of digital advancements for infrastructure design, construction and operations. Since inception in 2004, the annual awards programme has recogised more than 3,000 of the world’s most outstanding infrastructure projects.

This year, 420 nominations were submitted by more than 340 user organisations. An independent jury panel comprising 12 distinguished industry experts chose only 57 entries as finalists.

As finalist, LBU will be presenting how technology is being used to improve project delivery and optimise efficiency in development of the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak. The audience at the awards programme to be held in London in October include infrastructure peers, jurors, industry thought leaders, and more than 130 members of the media.

LBU was a keynote presenter at the ‘Year in Infrastructure 2017’ event last year in Singapore, also attended by an international audience.

In its submission for the ‘Year In Infrastructure 2018’ awards, LBU as Project Delivery Partner for Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak, highlighted its Project Information Management System (PIMS).

The comprehensive PIMS which integrates 74 business processes is being used to improve project delivery, optimise efficiency by reducing time, cost and risk, and create a common data environment (CDE) for the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and better asset life-cycle management.

Construction of the 1,060km highway across the state of Sarawak is on-going today. Phase 1 (786km) of the project began in 2015 and is slated for completion in 2021. Technology, such as Bentley’s ProjectWise, provides an end-to-end solution and seamless connectivity from project delivery to asset performance in a connected data environment.

This is enabling LBU to manage 3D design information, track changes in design, detect clashes, reduce rework, manage construction, and link information with asset tags to produce an efficient asset management solution for the Government as owner of the Highway.

For more on the ‘Year In Infrastructure 2018’ awards and the full list of finalists, check out: