PBC Today, official media partner of the Building Innovation Awards, continue our preview of this year’s inaugural event with a look at the Best Digital Transformation category

This award recognises digital approaches that have brought tangible benefits in terms of business processes, manufacturing design or construction to advance a project.

The nominees for Best Digital Transformation are:

Ardent Hire Solutions

Comprising a live online portal, instant safety and risk alerts, and intelligent data analytics, Site Manager is the first digital plant hire tool to help construction companies reduce human and equipment risk, cut operating costs and increase productivity. Already delivering spectacular results, the software is a digital innovation – transforming working practices and prompting greater efficiencies. No other system delivers such proven benefits; it’s making a huge difference to construction sites and, importantly, saving lives.

BIM Academy

BIM Academy was co-founded by Northumbria University and Ryder Architecture in 2010, helping transform clients’ businesses through the intelligent application of smart processes and digital technologies. Research-based expertise is combined with practical industry experience to deliver real value throughout the whole lifecycle. BIM Academy maintains close links with all major software vendors while offering impartial advice and support to organisations on their path to digital adoption and deployment, adding value and reducing risk.

Bluebeam Inc

Bluebeam provides project teams with collaborative digital solutions that support their existing workflows from start to finish. Customers save time and money during all phases of the building project lifecycle with Revu. The company works closely with industry professionals to ensure Revu is addressing relevant industry needs and seamlessly integrates into existing workflows to improve processes without being disruptive.


Working closely with clients and supply chain, GRAHAM enhances awareness of BIM and digital tools, transforming traditional processes and optimising project delivery. Implementing innovative approaches, the privately-owned company streamlines traditional workflows, resulting in notable time savings and cost avoidance. Through its information-driven results, GRAHAM continues to push boundaries, raising industry standards while working towards a digital future.

John Sisk & Son

Digital Project Delivery is a Sisk Innovative Construction Process introduced into the business to demystify the stigma around BIM and increase productivity. Digital Project Delivery (DPD) maximises benefits through enhanced collaboration, minimising risk and improving productivity, efficiency and quality in our delivery throughout the whole lifecycle of a project.


When data and collaboration are key, you cant rely on front and back-end tools to communicate when they naturally compete with each other. NMCN took its first digital transformation steps over 16 years ago, and now has fully collaborative tools based around one set of data that allows it to act, predict and plan for the future in a way not seen anywhere else in construction.

The McAvoy Group

McAvoy has embedded innovation across its business to help achieve its ambitious plans for growth. The digital transformation has been applied at every level of its operations – from VR to improve design decision making to collaboration with the supply chain, communication with remote project teams and enhanced customer engagement in design. McAvoy was the first offsite specialist to be accredited to BIM L2 and continues to pioneer digital technology in the construction industry.

Viewpoint Construction Software

Field View is the site-based Viewpoint solution. It aims to save time and money by increasing efficiency of site processes – ones that previously relied upon traditional pen and paper and now undergoing a digital transformation.

The winner of the Best Digital Transformation award will be announced on 23 October at The Midland, Manchester.


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