BIM Awards 2020

Wednesday 26th February 2020
Boiler Shop, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Sponsored by
Nemetschek Group

BIM Awards 2020

The BIM Awards honour and recognise the world’s best BIM work and those who created it, by celebrating their exceptional and innovative use of BIM in the built environment.

After a record number of outstanding entries, discover the 2020 winners…

The BIM Awards recognise and celebrate the innovators of digital construction, seeking out and rewarding those who are redefining the construction industry.

From the rising stars to the BIM specialists, and the projects large and small. Read on to discover the winners from 2020 and stay tuned for 2021 key dates.

The Winners

BIM Project of the Year (over £50million) Sponsored by Nemetschek Group

Projects were judged on their innovative use of digital construction methods, digital design processes, sustainability performance and overall outcomes.

WINNER Multiplex

John Sisk & Son Ltd

BIM Project of the Year (less than £50million) Sponsored by Solibri

Projects were judged on their innovative use of digital construction methods, digital design processes, sustainability performance and overall outcomes.

WINNER Fraser Brown Mackenna Architects

GSS Architecture
University of the West of England

Best New BIM Product/Software sponsored by Graphisoft

Products or software needed to demonstrate a clear ‘boost’ in BIM project delivery and have evidence of helping to work smarter. Along with success of the product, judges also looked for creativity and originality.


One to Watch Morta 

Buro Happold Engineering (Buildings and Habitats object Model)

Best BIM Training Programme sponsored by BSI

Entries for this category would either be from a training programme provider or an in-house initiative. Open to anyone creating programmes and packages. Judges were looking for reasons for training needs and the objectives set for the implementation of the programme, the process followed and the post-training results.

WINNER New College Lanarkshire

Highly Commended Buro Happold Engineering

Alan Johnston Partnership LLP

BIM Rising Star sponsored by Twinview

This award honours individuals who have influenced the built environment or shown significant promise for future contributions to live projects (for candidates with less than 5 years experience).

WINNER Tom Channell, Ramboll UK

Highly Commended Patrycja Wisniewski – New College Lanarkshire

Dylan Atkinson – Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure

BIM Designer of the Year sponsored by Autodesk

Judges were looking for effective use of BIM on project designs and in-house delivery. Finalists highlighted their firms’ approach to BIM and provided demonstrable evidence through projects and construction work, including innovative solutions to difficult problems and what was being done differently.

WINNER Curtins

One Creative Environments Ltd
Peter Dann Ltd

BIM Specialist of the Year sponsored by dRofus

Judges were looking for outstanding examples of how BIM Specialists provide knowledge, understanding and guidance to coordinate project models and data.


TEA Engineering Services

BIM Constructor of the Year sponsored by Asite

Judges were looking for evidence of BIM adoption and implementation on projects. Finalists highlighted successful management of supply chain and coordinated data, showing evidence of 3D capabilities, levels of collaboration and information/data management.

WINNER Galliford Try

Willmott Dixon Interiors

Client of the Year sponsored by Vectorworks

To recognise a client that has taken a risk and embraced BIM and digital construction processes to achieve real results. Judges were looking for incorporation of outstanding strategic planning and project management, combined with innovative thinking with economic impact.

WINNER John Lewis & Partners

University of the West of England

The BIM for Good Award sponsored by Bluebeam

An award to recognise practices that are being adopted to use BIM in an innovative and effective way to help the environment and others. Finalists presented cases on how they use BIM for good – either in helping to reduce carbon emissions, creating safer environments, or making efficiencies in public sector buildings and infrastructure.

WINNER David Miller Architects

Highly Commended Constructive Thinking Studio Ltd

One Creative Environments Ltd

The Rob Jackson Certificate for Open BIM

Specific recognition of the use and implementation of OpenBIM file formats. 

WINNER Emma Hooper, Bond Bryan Digital 

Special Recognition Award sponsored by bimstore

Awarding an individual for their outstanding achievements, exceptional contribution and remarkable service to BIM and digital construction. 

WINNER David Miller, David Miller Architects

The Judges

Meet the expert judges for the BIM Awards 2020: David Miller, Stefan Mordue, Sarah Rock, Rob Jackson, Emma Hooper and Mark Taylor.

David Miller
Stefan Mordue
Sarah Rock

Rob Jackson
Emma Hooper
Mark Taylor

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