African Consulting Surveyors and
Graphic Engineering Solutions (GESS)
are finalists of the 2013 Bentley “Be Inspired Awards”.
About the Bentley ‘Be Inspired’ awards
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure announced the winners of the 2013Be Inspired Awards. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. They were presented at a ceremony during The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, held 29-31 October in London, United Kingdom. This global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations featured presentations and interactive sessions exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns. It was also attended by more than 100 members of the media from leading publications around the globe.
Special guest keynoters included Sir John Armitt, chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority for London 2012 and chairman of National Express; Andrew Wolstenholme, CEO of Crossrail Ltd.; Peter Hansford, chief construction advisor to the U.K. government; and Pedro Miranda, corporate VP, Siemens AG, and head of the Global Center of Competence Cities.
Six independent panels of jurors, comprising accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the Be Inspired Awards winners from 65 project finalists. These finalists had been previously chosen from submissions by more than 300 organizations in 43 countries.
Candidates for Bentley’s Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards were selected by the jurors from the top finalist projects as well as other exemplary nominations. This selection was based on the projects’ uniquely innovative and visionary achievements that transcend the narrower focus of the standing Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees were then reviewed by a panel of Bentley executives, who evaluated them based on the criteria established for each award.
African Consulting Surveyors and Graphic Engineering Solutions (GESS) were finalists in the category, Innovation in Transportation Asset Management, and were also nominated in two other categories for outstanding achievements:
Finalist: Innovation in Transportation Asset Management (PRASA Depot Modernization)
Nominee: Innovation in Point-cloud Processing and Management (Hazelmere Dam Laser Survey and Reverse Engineering)
Nominee: Innovation in Mining and Metals (Mining Level 116 Underground Equipment Installation Clash Detection)
Combined Submissions: 3 Projects
Hazelmere Dam Laser Survey and Reverse Engineering for Raising of the Dam Wall
Category: Innovation in Water
Mining Level 116 Underground Equipment
Installation Clash Detection
Category: Innovation in Mining
The purpose of this investigation was to eliminate clashes in deployment of new equipment (transformers) for an underground substation at a level of 3 500m below ground level. The current location was being excavated by blasting existing rock to make way for the new transformers.
African Consulting Surveyors was appointed by Anglo Gold Ashanti to carry out an underground laser survey of level 116 at their Mopaneng gold mine. A total number of 28 scan setups which captured a total of 221 300 670 points along a 640m length of tunnel.
PRASA Depot Modernisation: Lifting & Running Rail Sheds Laser Survey Reverse Engineering Project
Category: Transport Asset Management – Finalist
Certificates of Achievement