2017 Geotechnical Data Management Awards – Entries Open

The Geotechnical Data Management Awards has formed part of the Keynetix User Conference for the last three years and is the ideal opportunity to promote your organisation to your supply chain and future clients.

To help, we have tackled the main problems we see with other award ceremonies.  The process is quick and simple, the ceremony takes place at our free Keynetix User Conference Dinner on the 27th November and our staff are on hand to help you determine what would make a good entry.

“Entering the Geotechnical Data Management awards was simple, as we already had data and images that we produced for the client.  Keynetix gave us some assistance during a short phone call but the form and entry only took a couple of hours to complete. If you have an interesting project, or a project where you have saved time or money through better data management, then I would recommend getting involved with this great awards night.  Van Elle have gained significant coverage from our award in 2016”.  Jono Wright, Van Elle

IMG_8315Each finalist will be featured in a special Geotechnical Data Management Awards Guide that will be given to every delegate at the User Conference and Awards Dinner, and distributed to major publications in the UK and around the world.

“Thank you for a brilliant day and dinner.  This is my 5th User Conference. Nice to get to know Keynetix staff on a more social basis”.  Asmi Desai, Peter Brett Associates

Winners will also get the opportunity to feature their project in a Keynetix Client Story and will feature in our electronic News Review, distributed to over 7000 Geotechnical Engineers, and will be featured on several Geotechnical websites around the world.  Each Client Story is promoted and distributed by Keynetix and our partners around the world and previous finalists have been selected by Autodesk to be featured in one of their case studies and have been written up in several publications around the world.

The entries are open to organisations from any part of the site investigation supply chain anywhere in the world.  Each entry should tell a story about a geotechnical data management, presentation or reporting problem you encountered and detail, how you solved it and the benefits your organisation and client received as a result of the solution.  Each entry will be judged equally on the benefit it produced for your organisation and client.

We know you are busy and so we have kept the entry process as simple as possible. To enter just download the entry form and email it to us, together with 4 images that we can use to illustrate your entry in the Guide and on our websites and presentations.  We can even interview you about your project and write the first draft for you.


Title of Award Judging Criteria
Data Collection and Reporting A laboratory or site investigation contractor who have implemented a process on a project and improved the efficiency or reporting quality offered to the client.
Data Analysis An organisation who has implemented a new process on a project to improve the efficiency or reporting quality offered to the client.
Geotechnical Visualisation The organisation who have best used Geotechnical Visualisation to either convey the risks and results highlighted by a Site Investigation, or to illustrate the need for an initial or further investigation.
Geotechnical BIM – Workflows and Collaboration This award will be presented to the company that has implemented the best Geotechnical BIM principles on a project.  The focus of this award is particularly on the workflows and collaboration within the project team


Previous winners were:

2016 Data Collection and Reporting – Soil Engineering for their “From borehole to BIM – optimising the data journey” entry

2016 Data Analysis – Van Elle for their “Making the most (of what you already have/of it) – HBSI” entry

2016 Geotechnical Visualisation – Southern Testing for their “Assessing risks of Ground Instability” entry

2016 Geotechnical BIM – Workflows and Collaboration – Wardell Armstrong for their “Integrated 3D collaborative modelling for quarry restoration and residential development” entry

2015 Data Collection and Reporting –Geotechnical Engineering Limited for their “Streamlining Laboratory Data – Receiving, Processing and Reports Systems” entry

2015 Data Analysis and Visualisation – Atkins Limited for their “Identifying Unforeseen Ground Conditions Using HoleBASE SI” entry

2015 Geotechnical BIM – Workflows and Collaboration – Mott MacDonald for their “AGS to Infraworks and SlopeW – The Full Hog?” entry

2014 Data Capture and Reporting – GIP for their “Planning Ground Investigaitons” entry

2014 Data Analysis and Visualisation – Atkins for their “BIM goes Underground” entry

Download your entry form here



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