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Beverly Firm First to Win Two Autodesk AEC Awards

Amr Raafat

Beverly, MA – Windover Construction announced they have won two Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards, a prestigious honor for innovation in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). 

Amr Raafat, vice president of VDC and Technology, was named 2019 Innovator of the Year, an international award recognizing an individual that is leading, changing, and transforming the design and/or construction process in a positive way.

Windover also won the Construction: Small Project (less than $100 million) category for their cutting-edge combination of modular construction techniques and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) applications on CANVAS, an upscale, mixed-use, transit-oriented apartment community covering 153,000sf in Beverly.

CANVAS / Courtesy of SV Design

This is the first time in the award’s history that a North American company has received honors for multiple categories in one calendar year.

Amr’s novel use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) – often meshed for the first time ever with drone mapping, virtual reality, mixed reality, laser scanning and more – set him apart from a diverse pool of 41 global finalists, making him the first U.S. citizen to receive this honor.  

Raafat and representatives from Windover will present their winning project at  Autodesk University (AU) in Las Vegas at the AEC Customer Showcase Celebration breakfast event on Nov. 19.