The second place prize was awarded to the Clark County Public Works Department for work on the Salmon Creek Interchange Project, a joint effort between the county and the Washington State Department of Transportation. The goal of the Salmon Creek Interchange Project is to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety by constructing a new interchange over Interstate 5 and Interstate 205, two major freeways in southwest Washington State. Using BIM processes and software contained in the Autodesk Design and Creation suites, the Clark County Public Works Department was able to quickly react and completely redesign county roads on both sides of the interchange when a problem with groundwater caused the project's original design to be abandoned.The New York City office of Stantec Consulting received the third place prize for their work on the Columbia University Manhattanville project, a 17-acre, mixed-use academic center in the former Manhattanville manufacturing zone of West Harlem in New York City. The goal of the project is to spur civic, cultural and commercial activity with more than 6.8 million square feet of space for education, research, recreation, and underground parking. The project will also provide improved, pedestrian-friendly streets and new publicly accessible open spaces to reconnect West Harlem to the Hudson River waterfront. An aggressive application of BIM methodologies, enabled by the Autodesk Design and Creation Suites, were employed to coordinate a highly complex and multidiscipline effort involving the coordination and continuous collaboration between models generated by structural, MEP and civil engineering designers. About Autodesk Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries -- including the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com. Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2012 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.