Cianbro Module Project Earns Top Prize in International Competition - Cianbro > News & Videos

Cianbro Module Project Earns Top Prize in International Competition

Cianbro's work package engineers at the Eastern Manufacturing Facility (EMF) in Brewer, Maine, have earned the top prize in a worldwide competition highlighting the use of 3D software technology. Lead Work Package Engineer Cheryl Brackett represented Cianbro at the 2009 Be Inspired Awards in Charlotte, North Carolina. The competition is sponsored by Bentley Systems, the developer of the ConstructSim 3D visualization software which Cianbro uses to plan and monitor the construction of massive refinery modules at EMF. 

"The theme for the conference was Innovations in Infrastructure," says Brackett. "We won not as Work Package Engineers, but as a project that changed our community by our project. The ability to use our technology to pass our information to trainees, production, and crews while creating 500 plus new jobs, clinched the award."

Cianbro took first prize in the "Innovation in Oil and Gas" category. Other distinguished finalists included the $5 billion Tangguh LNG facility in Papua, New Guinea, owned by British Petroleum, and a project from the Ukraine's CNGS Engineering, which provides design services for the LAM-B Wellhead Platform located in the Caspian Sea.

"This award event was much bigger then I had even imagined," Brackett says. "The caliber of the projects was of the highest quality. People came from six continents to participate."

Cianbro's presentation highlighted the company's innovative use of ConstructSim to plan the building sequence of the complex modules which the company builds for the Motiva refinery expansion project, ongoing in Port Arthur, Texas. Brackett and her colleagues also use the software to clarify shapes and positions of the many components that make up the refinery "building blocks," and to monitor the progress of construction on each module. Brackett's discussion also described the software's ability to cross-reference vast inventories of module parts.

First prize includes a monetary award. Brackett says that money will be donated toward heating assistance for citizens in the Brewer area.  










Cianbro Chatter

Cianbro Chatter - 2021

Cianbro Chatter - 2019

Cianbro Chatter - Spring/Summer 2018

Cianbro Chatter - Fall/Winter 2017

Cianbro Chatter - Spring/Summer 2017

Chatter Fall/Winter 2016

Chatter Spring-Summer 2016

Chatter Fall-Winter 2015

Chatter Fall-Winter 2014

Chatter Spring-Summer 2015

Cianbro Chatter Spring-Summer 2014

Chatter Fall - Winter 2013

Chatter Spring-Summer 2013

Cianbro Chatter - Summer Fall 2012

Cianbro Chatter-Spring 2012

Cianbro Chatter Fall-winter 2012

Cianbro Chatter - Spring/Summer 2011

Cianbro Videos

Meet Our Interns - Morgan

Delivering Cianbro Modules Aboard the Emma Foss

Taking the Hump out of the Humpback Bridge

Black Bear Tissue Machines - Two Steps Forward for St. Croix Tissue

Meet Our Interns - John

Sarah Long Bridge: The Span Springs into Public View

Oxford Casino Expansion Project: Going Vertical With a New Hotel

PAR Electric Transmission Towers: Putting the MLC650 to the Test

Cianbro Opens Maine's Largest Solar Array

Meet Our Interns - Genna

Meet Our Interns - Riley