Buro Happold’s triple win at SDE Digital Awards

Consultancy scoops three prizes as entries hailed as most varied ever

Pictured: Best Process and its Application: Winner: WSP – GRETA – Grasshopper Embodied Carbon and Thermal Analysis Tool


Buro Happold was the big winner at the Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) Digital Awards, which took place at Build2Perform Live last month.

It was not only named best consultancy, but also picked up the Best Project and Collaboration and Digital Champion awards for its Digital Twins for Cities scheme.

Red Engineering was highly commended in the Best Consultancy category, while the Best Contractor award went to BAM Nuttall. The Best Digital Engineer was James Thomson MCIBSE, deputy head of digital engineering at Ramboll UK.

Kinship was named Best Manufacturer and WSP’s Grasshopper Embodied Carbon and Thermal Analysis tool won the Best Process and its Application award.

The inaugural Outstanding Contribution Award for services to the digitalisation of the built environment went to May Winfield, global director of commercial, legal and digital risks at Buro Happold. SDE chair Andrew Krebs, said: ‘May’s contribution to the legal framework around BIM and digital information exchange on projects has, and will continue to have, a foundational impact on all of us.’

Entries to the awards were the most varied ever seen. Krebs said: ‘I would like to thank every entrant for their time and effort in submitting to the awards. The judges also deserve immense credit, and my thanks go to them for enabling the awards to take place.’

Krebs presented the outgoing CIBSE Head of Digital Engineering, Carl Collins, with a life membership of the society for his ‘unsurpassable contribution to the creation and running of the Society from its inception’