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The winners of the TechFest Awards were crowned last night at The Brewery, London during a glamorous awards ceremony celebrating the very best technology-led innovations that are shaping the industry. These followed a day of inspirational keynotes, live judging, the start-up hub, plus plenty of opportunities for networking. During the evening, the Awards were preceded with entertainment from award winning comedian and one of the UK’s finest freestyle rappers, Chris Turner. 

Presenter for the evening was New Civil Engineer editor Mark Hansford who said, “Tonight we are going to recognise and reward the most innovative people and teams in civil engineering….” 

“Now many of you have been with us today and will have seen and heard some inspiring things….and better than that, some of you will have been part of the knowledge-sharing extravaganza that is TechFest, pitching to our judges in front of your peers.” He continued, “Whether you won, whether you lost, you should be rightly proud of your achievements – you are the most innovative in the industry, and you are offering a glimpse of a very different future.”


Amongst the biggest winners of the evening was the City of Helsinki supported by Bentley Systems for their project, Helsinki 3D+ - a vision for creating the most digital city in the world. For the complete list of winners see here. 

Thank you to everyone who attended the Festival and those who attended a truly amazing awards evening. Congratulations once again to all of the winners and finalists and a huge thank you to our judges, sponsors and partners. 

We look forward to seeing you next year.


Countdown to the Festival

Celebrate those projects, teams and companies doing most to harness the technologies that will drive the industry forward and reward your own staff during the TechFest gala dinner and awards ceremony
Network with like-minded innovation-hungry industry leaders and influencers from clients and their supply chains (see more)
Gain real insight into the technologies and innovations that are making an impact on projects and industry today at the live-judged awards hubs on the day (see more)


Key dates





15-17 July

26 September




"A seamless and inspiring event which is what the industry needs to showcase its capability to embrace innovation and technology"
Will Reddaway, group head of innovation, J Murphy & Sons

"It's great to see NCE promoting and supporting young, entrepreneurial talent that has the ability to re-engineer established construction practices"
Alan Hayes, director, really good ideas

"The event brought together some amazing minds in civil engineering and construction - highlighting and championing innovations in an ever-changing space we work in"
James Fricker, managing director, SenSat

"TechFest can highlight to you and your company the technology and applications of it you didn't even realise you actually needed!"
Keith Howell, statutory undertakers design coordinator, A14 IDT



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