Tuesday, 18 December 2012

3rd Annual HOK BIM Awards

Since 2010, HOK has hosted an annual Building Information Modeling (BIM) Awards competition that celebrates projects exhibiting exemplary and innovative use of technology and integrated design. We continue that tradition into 2012 with our 3rd annual competition we like to call “The BIMies.”

Last year, one of our jurors – AEC industry analyst, Dr. Lachmi Khemlani – published a highly detailed article about the internal competition.

The HOK BIM Award trophy is a 3D print representing a concept design for one of our tower projects. The trophy and case were created by Ideate and donated to our innovative annual program.


There were only 4 trophies made, so teams must compete to obtain the prestigious award for each year. This makes the HOK BIMie quite the coveted artifact…



This year 20 entries were received from 19 different project teams (one entered in multiple categories) and from 7 different offices. The mix of project types was also quite diverse: 4 - Commercial, 2 - Aviation & Transportation, 6 - Healthcare, 1 - Interiors, 2 - Justice, 1 - Retail and 1 – Urban City Center.

From the 20 overall entries, the firm-wide buildingSMART team selected three finalists in three different categories. The finalist teams then presented their projects to a panel of industry experts who then deliberated and selected one winner per category.


Our guest jury for the 2012 BIMies included a fantastic mix of industry experts from construction, engineering, education, software, and research.


From left to right:
James Barrett, Turner Construction - National Director of Integrated Building Solutions
Dr. Semiha Ergan, Carnegie Mellon University - Assistant Research Professor
Erleen Hatfield, PE, AIA, LEED AP, Buro Happold - Partner
Matt Jezyk, Autodesk - Senior Product Manager, AEC Conceptual Design Products
Jeff Yoders, ZweigWhite - Technology Editor


The competition assessed projects on the use of integrated and interoperable building information modeling in the following categories:

Design Process Finalists
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, Office: Los Angeles
Incheon International Airport Competition, Office: San Francisco
Sengkang General Hospital Competition, Office: Houston

Delivery Process Finalists
GHSU Medical Commons, Office: Atlanta
Shell Woodcreek Phase 3, Office: Houston
NY Project (withdrawn)

Collaboration Process Finalists
Marina Mall, Office: London
Msheireb Downtown Doha Phase 4, Office: Washington DC
Wishard Replacement Hospital, Office: St. Louis


Best Design Process:

Best Delivery Process:

Best Collaboration Process:

Best Visualization Process (2011 winner):

Because no projects were submitted in the Visualization category this year, the BIMie trophy will remain in Chicago until another winning project is selected in the 2013 BIM Awards. Congratulations!

Thank you to all who participated in this year's awards. Every project submitted was worthy of recognition and once again, our guest jury had a difficult time selecting only one winner in each category!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Congratulations to all winners. You truly deserve it.