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Digital Construction Week 2016
WHAT IS DCW?
INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION
BIM
GEOSPATIAL
SMART BUILDINGS
VISUALISATION
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INDUSTRY 4.0

WHAT IS DCW?

Digital Construction Week is the only event series in the UK dedicated to digital construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, and operation. 

We believe that the tools and processes now available to you, have the power to change the future of the built environment and the world we live in like never before. Our aim is to help you explore their potential and help you understand how best to adopt and implement them. Helping reduce costs and carbon emissions, improve profitability and efficiency, and create a smarter more diverse industry. 

The event series features a two day exhibition with interactive, hands on demonstrations. Free to attend seminars, workshops and classes. Networking events, and a full two day thought leadership conference programme.

6 Trends FOR 2017

DCW 2017 will cover 6 key trends linked to the key trends associated with innovation, technology and the digital transformation of the Built Environment. Each year the event will grow with the addition and evolution of new sections and features. 

We'll explore these trends across our 6 different theatres focusing on innovation and practical delivery with over 90 hours of free to attend seminar content along with a dedicated exhibition featuring the latest innovation & technology.

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INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION

Business & Industry Transformation sits right at the heart of DCW. Our aim is to help businesses become more effective through the application of innovative processes and technologies. Whether this is through paperless workflows, connecting your workforce, training & skills, or the way you manage your projects.

Our main stage conference focuses on industry transformation. We’ll explore a range of topics; Investment in R&D and Innovation, industry strategy, Industry Image, Training Funding & Delivery, Productivity and Predictability, Industry Fragmentation, Change Management, Client Alignment, and the innovative solutions and technologies that can assist this transformation.

Our exhibition welcomes the most innovative companies and solutions providers who can help our visitors with their business challenges. In addition to our BIM, Geospatial, Visualisation, Smart Building, and Industry 4.0 exhibitors, DCW showcases a range of ICT solutions, Cloud Computing, Mobile Devices, ERP, CAFM, File Sharing, legal, consultancy, and Cyber Security.

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BIM

Building Information Modelling is a process that helps support and inform decision-making in the design, construction and management of a building or built asset. 

The Building Information Modelling (BIM) process, technologies and collaborative behaviours hold the key to unlock new more efficient ways of working at all stages of the project life-cycle. 

Ultimately BIM Level 2 defines what, when and how information should be created, shared and managed. The Government’s BIM mandate has accelerated change in the industry leading to the adoption of new technologies and processes along with more collaborative working.

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GEOSPATIAL

The Geospatial Industry is witnessing change like never before. In the digital world, a precise understanding of the physical is essential. It allows us to better understand, plan, predict, and deliver. Greater access and analysis of data provides insight that wasn’t possible years ago, and can help solve some of the many challenges we find in the built environment. 

Advances in this area are spawning high-efficiency methods for construction and operations. In the coming years, this will expand from simple positioning to take a wider and deeper role in the construction and operation of buildings and facilities. They will further unlock the opportunities for autonomous vehicles, the future of transport networks and will be pivotal against the backdrop of smart cities and the Internet of Things.

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SMART BUILDINGS

The term Smart Building can be de ned as the application of interconnected technologies that help make buildings more intelligent and responsive, ultimately improving their performance.

Truly smart buildings deliver better environmental, social and economic conditions for their users and the people around them. They reduce energy consumption, improve occupant productivity and wellbeing. They create built assets that are more efficient to operate and maintain and ultimately more pro table to manage.

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VISUALISATION

The emergence of Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality has revolutionised communication in the built environment. Not just in terms of design but also the way we construct and manage our built assets. 

Over the past 18 months since DCW first launched we have seen a huge increase in the application of VR/AR. With a vast number of submissions coming in for people to present on both our Innovation and Digital in Action theatres. We’re now truly beginning to recognise the power of these innovative new methods of visualisation and the opportunities they represent.

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INDUSTRY 4.0

Advancements in the manufacturing marketplace are driving companies to re-think their innovation strategies to maintain their competitive edge and profitability. 

Industry 4.0 represents a new way of delivering a better, more efficient and ultimately profitable construction process. From modern methods of construction, offsite & prefabrication, advanced engineering, additive manufacturing, robotics, materials, and plant. Industry 4.0 explores the impact potential of new technologies such as cloud computing and the internet of things, the potential for which is huge no more so than in the built environment.

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WHAT'S ONAT DCW 2017

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WESTMINSTER
RECEPTION

WESTMINSTER RECEPTION

The Westminster Reception is our launch event and a must attend for some of the most influential figures in the built environment. This invite only networking event provides an update on the Government Construction Strategy & the role of innovation & technology. 

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
CONFERENCE

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

This year the conference will focus much more on wider industry transformation. It will offer solutions to the challenges set out in the Farmer Review, helping make the goals of Construction 2025 possible, and exploring the potential for a Digital Built Britain.

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START UP
VILLAGE

START UP VILLAGE

The Start Up Village will feature a selection of the very latest technologies and concepts with the potential to solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges. In partnership with KTN & Innovate UK we’ll be scouring universities, R&D departments, and tech start-ups to find those ideas with the biggest potential.

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BIM VILLAGE

BIM VILLAGE

The BIM Village in partnership with the UK BIM Alliance will return, entirely free to attend, with practical learning, case studies, and best practice focused on helping you make BIM Business as Usual.

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HS2 PAVILION

HS2 PAVILION

The HS2 Pavilion will be back once again, only this time featuring its own dedicated series of seminars and workshops hosted by HS2 supported by their newly appointed tier one contractors. The sessions will focus on innovation in the supply chain, innovation & technology on HS2, and digital skills ahead of the 2018 start date.

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THE VR
WORKSHOP

THE VR WORKSHOP

The VR Workshops will provide a mix of live presentations and hands on interactive demos. Focussing on the business case and practical application of VR in the built environment the workshops will showcase exactly why this exciting technology should be an essential tool for your business.

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DCW ROBOT LAB

DCW ROBOT LAB

The Industry 4 .0 Zone will feature the latest demos and installations exploring the future role of robotics and automation in the built environment. With live demos showcasing the latest R&D projects disrupting industry norm.

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DCW DRONE
DRAG RACING

DCW DRONE DRAG RACING

This year’s DCW will feature an exciting prospect to get behind a drone and race against your fellow visitors, further details will be added soon so keep in touch as a list of prizes and entry details for our DCW 2017 drag racing competition will be listed soon.