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Autodesk, along with co-sponsors Construction Dive, HP, and Smart Cities Dive, announced the AEC Excellence Awards 2018 finalists. Now in its sixth year, the AEC Excellence Awards showcases global projects that have embraced Connected BIM and emerging technologies like generative design and industrialized construction.

The categories of Infrastructure Design, Building Design, and Construction recognize small, medium, and large size projects. Debuting this year, the new “Innovator of the Year” award recognizes a person who is transforming the design and construction industry through the use of technology, collaboration, evangelism, and innovation.

Information about all of the finalists is available at www.aecexcellence.com/winners.

An independent, global panel of judges evaluated 256 submissions (196 project entries and 60 Innovator of the Year entries) to select the “best-of- the-best” finalists. Entries came from 32 countries, with China having the highest number of overall submissions, followed by the U.S. and France.

“This year’s finalists are exemplary in infrastructure design, building design, and construction projects, no matter the size,” said Nicolas Mangon, Vice President AEC Business Strategy and Marketing at Autodesk. “We are thrilled with the breadth and depth of these finalists and seeing how emerging technology for collaboration, prefabrication, and design automation is transforming the way AEC works. These finalists represent how the AEC industry is not only embracing the future of making but are making it happen now.”

The unveiling of the competition’s winners will take place at Autodesk University 2018 (http://au.autodesk.com) in Las Vegas on November 13 during the AEC Customer Showcase Celebration breakfast. During this event, winners will be celebrated for their achievements on innovative projects. Awards will be presented alongside special guest presentations from industry experts and thought leaders. Anyone attending Autodesk University is welcome to attend this event, but advance registration is required. Be sure to watch for the winners announcement live from AU Las Vegas.

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