IT was a momentous day for Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) as the organisation emerged as the winner of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Advancements in Rail and Transit Category that was presented during the Be Inspired Awards 2017 held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on 12 October 2017.
The application of the BIM technology is currently being incorporated for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP Line).
The awards dinner was part of the Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure Conference 2017 that was held in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from 10 October 2017 – 12 October 2017.
Bentley Systems (Bentley) is a software development company that supports the professional needs of those responsible for creating and managing the world’s infrastructure, including roadways, bridges, airports, skyscrapers, industrial and power plants as well as utility networks.
A presentation of the application of the BIM technology was given by MRT Corp Planning and Design Deputy General Manager Mr Yeap Beow Heng and AECOM Malaysia BIM for Transportation Executive Director Ir Ronan Collins during the conference to jurors during the finalist presentations.
Two other organisations were shortlisted in the category which were China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co Ltd and Jacobs/Zephyr, U.S.A.
For the annual awards as a whole Bentley had 409 projects nominated for the various categories that included submissions from 52 countries. The aim of the awards was to honour extraordinary work of Bentley users in advancing infrastructure design, construction and operations throughout the world.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, MRT Corp Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Sri Shahril Mokhtar said that he was proud of what the team had achieved. The collaboration between MRT Corp, MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd and AECOM was strong and that we could not have achieved what we had if not for the collaborative efforts of all parties.