Award for Digital Innovation - GE Awards 2021
This category is open to any geotechnical company that can show excellence in the way it has used digital technology to improve systems, performance, processes or project delivery within its own business between January 2020 to July 2021. Entries in this category should focus on business-wide innovations and, where applicable, be used on multiple projects. Project-specific innovations should be entered in the Technical Excellence category.
Entries could focus on a particular digital innovation, such as an initiative to improve safety, employment practices, collaboration or delivery, or present how digital innovation is fostered and encouraged across the business and the benefits this is driving.
The innovation could be site or office based, and entrants should present clear evidence of how the innovation has delivered performance, cost, health and safety or reliability for the business and how this benefits both clients and society.
We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic might have had an adverse effect on some companies, initiatives and projects. We still strongly encourage companies and teams to enter this year’s GE Awards, as their pandemic response strategy will also be considered in the judging.
- Commitment to digital innovation
- Outcomes of digital innovation
- Application of research and development findings
- Evidence of improved company function or delivery on the project portfolio as result of digital innovation
- Plans to further build on this innovation to offer continual improvement
Each entry should be supported by a maximum of two images and one diagram. Images should be in landscape, more than 1MB in size, in jpeg/png format and should not be edited to include details of the category or the name/logo of the company entering (or any other annotations). Additional text (other than diagram annotation) included in supporting documents will not be used by the judging panel. The images might be used in marketing material and featured in Ground Engineering.