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industry TRANSFORMATION
WHAT IS…
‘INDUSTRY & BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION’?

Industry and Business 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. 


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2016 SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • DAY1 10.05

    Paul Morrell - Are We Nearly There Yet (Keynote)

    For the most part, the extraordinary gains in productivity made in other sectors through the application of information technology have passed construction by. This is largely the consequence of the structure of the industry: its relative insulation from the effects of international competition that have transformed other industries, and the fact that it is rare for a single party in construction to “own” the whole of the process.

    The BIM level 2 mandate announced in September 2010 was therefore part of a larger strategy in which the technology was (and is) the lesser part. Rather it was Government using both its influence and its buying power to encourage and enable collaboration between the key actors on the supply side, with access to future work as an incentive. Six years on is a good opportunity to look back at what it was hoped might happen as a consequence of the mandate, what has actually happened, and what the next steps might be to continue to capitalise on the gains being made through improved systems and behaviours.

    - Paul Morrell, former Chief Government Construction Advisor

  • DAY2 10.05

    Sadie Morgan - The Future of Architecture, Design & Innovation (Keynote)

    Sadie Morgan, Co-founding Director of dRMM and Design Chair at HS2 will offer insight on the role of innovation and technology and how it can shape the future. How innovation and technology can enhance creativity and what does this look like in practice.

    - prof. Sadie Morgan, Co-founding Director of dRMM, Design Chair at HS2, and National Infrastructure Commissioner

  • DAY1 12.00

    John Pelton MBE - Innovation A Crossrail Legacy (Keynote)

    In 2018 Europe’s largest construction project will reach its completion. Construction of the new railway will add an estimated £42bn to the UK economy having generated enough work for the equivalent of 55,000 full time jobs. There’ll be 40 Crossrail stations including 10 new station across the capital. Over 200,000 tunnel segments lining the 42km of tunnels. More than 3 million tonnes of excavated material. And one of the most extensive archaeological programmes ever undertaken in the UK. Innovation was at the very heart of the project. Hear from Strategic Projects Director, John Pelton MBE about the innovative processes and technologies applied across the project. And learn how to deploy your own strategies for innovation.

    - John Pelton MBE, Strategic Projects Director, Crossrail

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Floorplan

Digital Construction Week covers many key themes taking a closer look at some of the trends changing the way we work including Business Transformation, BIM, Geospatial, Visualisation, Smart Buildings, and Industry 4.0.Business 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 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.

Business Transformation

INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION

SMART BUILDINGS AT DCW
WHAT IS…
‘SMART BUILDINGS’?

Smart Buildings at DCW will focus on the design, construction, and operation of these built assets. We’ll help you explore the associated systems and technologies and what they’re capable of, offering you an insight into their specification, delivery, and management. The zone will feature over 25 hours of free CPD accredited seminar content across two theatres. A showcase of the very latest systems and technologies from around the world with a selection of the most innovative Smart Build- ing exhibitors. And an interactive and immersive DCW Smart Buildings feature.

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2016 SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • DAY2 16.40

    The Future of Smart Buildings; Buildings will only be Truly Smart when they are built with Smart Materials - David Correa, Research Associate, Institute for Computational Design University of Stuttgart
    Big data has changed the way we experience the world and how we relate to each other; now it is about to change the built form around us. From meta-material structures to designed granular components or responsive carbon fibred structures, truly smart buildings can now begin to evolve into intelligent systems capable of self-assembly, self-repair and self-regulation. The integration of robotics, advanced computation and information management are enabling innovative ways to look at existing fabrication processes under a new light. No longer bound by the production line, designers and engineers have moved to the development of adaptive construction processes capable of autonomous sensing, simulation and response; shifting from a single purpose function to multiple custom outputs. This new found dimension enables researchers and entrepreneurs to look beyond conventional industry practices. Some have re-discovered and re-purposed existing technologies and materials for previously unforeseen applications; others have created entirely new market opportunities to develop industry transforming technologies. With global technology for local markets, smart buildings will not only be digitally integrated into the global net but they will also be physical catalysts for local business as well as social and cultural ecosystems.

    - David Correa, Research Associate, Institute for Computational Design University of Stuttgart

  • DAY1 16.20

    The Future of Facilities Management - Reid Cunningham
    Initially the focus of BIM was on design and construction activities, but capturing accurate asset data in the building model in a format that is compatible with standard FM software products brings enormous gains for the efficient maintenance and operation of a building. When managing the entire process in-house, this transfer of data, geometry and knowledge becomes much simpler. The capability to use data from multiple platforms to co-ordinate and deliver FM services throughout a building’s lifecycle will be the defining trend in FM in the next few years,” says Reid Cunningham at BAM FM. “We are seeing an explosion in the sources of data and options for the analysis and integration of data streams to improve FM services. “The next step will be to use data and analysis to predict occupants’ requirements and behaviours. This could mean, for example, gathering data from meeting-room and hot-desk booking systems, external information such as traffic and weather reports to anticipate arrival times and environmental requirements.

    - Reid Cunningham, Strategic Development Director, BAM FM

  • DAY2 16.20

    Placing a lens on Grosvenor’s Estates; A Grosvenor & IBM Adventure
    Exploring the implementation of IBM Watson Analystics to help improve operation, maintenance across Grosvenor Estates asset portfolio

    - Eric Guillaume, Digital Programme Director
    - Kevin Brown, Master Inventor, IBM
    - David Platt, Associate Partner, IBM

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The term Smart Building can be described 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 profitable to manage.

Smart Buildings

SMART BUILDINGS AT DCW

BIM
WHAT IS…
‘BIM’?

DCW will focus on helping create an industry where BIM is Business as Usual. Providing practical learning for BIM practitioners and all those involved in the design, construction, and management of built assets.

We’ll be working again with the UK BIM Alliance to help drive Level 2 adoption, and the BIM Task Group as they explore BIM Level 3.

DCW will feature over 25 hours of free CPD accredited BIM seminar content across two theatres. The exhibition will showcase the latest BIM software, and interconnected solutions. You’ll also have the opportunity to book in to a series of BIM workshops and clinics with our team of experts at the DCW BIM Clinic feature.

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2016 SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • DAY1 10.45

    Anne Kemp - The future of BIM Level 2 and what Happens Next (Keynote)
    An industry alliance has been set up with the aim of driving awareness, education and adoption of BIM Level 2 across the wider industry over the next four years, providing the foundations for a shift to BIM Level 3 towards 2025. Building on the activity of the UK BIM Task Group over the past four years, it will focus on transitioning from mobilisation for BIM Level 2 to creating ‘business as usual’ for the entire industry – and not just for the centrally procured public sector projects. Anne Kemp, Chair of the UK BIM Alliance offers a roadmap to the continued development of BIM Level 2 and the Government Mandate as the task group hands back to industry.

    - Anne Kemp, Chair, UK BIM Alliance

  • DAY1 10.15 

    David Philp - An Introduction to Digital Built Britain & BIM Level 3 (Keynote)
    Following the implementation and handover of BIM Level 2 David will expand on plans for BIM Level 3 and its potential impact as we explore an ever changing built environment. BIM was identified as a significant contributor to the savings of £804m in construction costs in 2013/14 announced at the Government Construction Summit in July 2014. This success has focused the need to continue to deliver the vision described in the Bew-Richards (2008) ramp and the tasks required to realise Level 3. The Digital Built Britain Strategy describes how we intend taking the next steps in defining advanced standards, creating new commercial models and identifying technologies to transform our approach to social infrastructure development and construction.

    - David Philp, Head of BIM, UK BIM Task Group

  • DAY1 14.15

    The Many Faces of BIM; Understanding what it Means to you and the Questions You Need to be Asking
    One of the challenges many have struggled with is understanding precisely what BIM means to them as a business and as an individual. The case for BIM is apparent but the technology and the concept is just one small part of the battle. Understanding how it fits with your own processes and what it means to your peers and the various professions you work with can be a much more challenging task. Every business is different and one size does not fit all.

    This session will explore the questions you should be asking and offering practical guidance on how to successfully implement BIM Level 2 whether you're an architect, engineer, contractor, manufacturer, or client.

    - Andy Boutle, Senior BIM Manager, Kier
    - Prudence de Wynter, Associate, HOK
    - Vince Ugarow, Director, Hilson Moran
    - Richard McWilliams, Director, Turner & Townsend

  • DAY1 16.15

    Integrated project Insurance - Removing the barriers for true collaborative working
    The last piece of the puzzle holding back the digital (BIM) revolution is procurement. One of the new methods proposed by the Government is Integrated Project Insurance (IPI).

    Described as an industry disruptor this will turn everything we know about delivery on its head, involving cultural and behavioural changes from everyone on the project.

    It challenges ‘business as usual’ practices and re-evaluates roles to remove process and procedural waste, under a no blame culture.

    The project team is in effect one business; with all key members selected at the start, with one project bank account and one insurance – this is true collaborative working.

    We will look at what the IPI procurement method is, how it is different to traditional methods and why information management processes are vital to its success.

    The session will also reference the first IPI project which is currently on site – Dudley College Advance2. A Further Education College facility which will teach the construction professionals of tomorrow using modern methods of construction; including digital technologies and BIM.

    The building will not only educate students but its delivery will also help to shape and educate the current industry.

    Could this be the catalyst for change which the construction industry so desperately needs?

    - Emma Hooper, BIM Technologist, Metz Architects

  • DAY2 10.15 

    Computational BIM – Hilson Moran
    Digital technologies have revolutionised the modern construction industry. Most new processes, however, have been developed to replace existing and dated practices rather than to innovate. Hilson Moran has been leading the field in efficient BIM design through computational technologies, most recently with basic visual scripting in Revit. Usually associated with architecture and parametric form, Hilson Moran is using this software stream to create, manipulate and analyse system technologies. This workshop will indicate how some common problems have been overcome using scripting. We will focus on the power that computational design can offer the construction industry and some of the innovations that Hilson Moran is currently exploring. It is our belief that a multitude of common processes can be translated into a script that can be refined and rolled out across a range of projects, irrespective of the scale or challenges that they present.

    Automating recurrent processes with scripting will allow our industry to use computers as they were originally intended: to give man the freedom to eschew menial tasks and to use our advanced creative minds more productively. Our scripts allow our engineers to focus on design without having to waste time and resource manually inputting identical details or repeating design components. So what of the future? At Hilson Moran we pride ourselves on our innovative thinking and exploration of future technologies.

    - Vince Ugarow, Director, Hilson Moran

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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.

Smart Buildings

BIM

GEO SPATIAL
WHAT IS…
‘GEO SPATIAL’?

Geospatial at DCW will explore the latest trends in geospatial technology and GIS, with live demos and interactive exhibits. Our two seminar theatres will offer practical guidance and best practice.

We’ll also explore the emerging opportunities for these solutions as we move from pre to post construction. In addition, the DCW Geo Zone will focus on helping create links, drive conversation and showcase the value and convergence of these technologies and processes for the wider industry. 

We’ll explore the wider role of Geospatial as it feeds into the digital built environment, the opportunities for future cities, estate management, and even autonomous transport systems.

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2016 SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • DAY2 11.30

    In Conversation with HS2 (Panel Q&A)
    An interactive session with representatives from across the largest infrastructure project in the UK. We will explore the role innovative and technology will play, what lessons have been learned from other major projects in the UK and abroad. The next 30 years of procurement and the role you can play in shaping and creating this project.

    - Iain Roche, Head of Innovation, HS2
    - Sonia Zahiroddiny, BIM Strategy Manager, HS2

  • DAY1 17.00

    The Future of The Connected Site
    No matter what your profession, area of expertise or experience you’ll have witnessed the impact of technology and innovation in our industry.

    In this session Merijn van Mourik, Senior Manager at Accenture Management Consulting took a closer look at some of the latest technologies changing the face of our industry specifically linked to the application of IoT and Geospatial technologies in site management and operation.

    - Merijn van Mourik, Senior Manager, Accenture Management Consulting

  • DAY1 11.00

    Innovation in the Severn Tunnel
    The Severn Tunnel is a historic and complex rail tunnel, which stretches for over 7km under the Severn estuary built 130 years ago. Electrifying for new electric trains in an old and porous tunnel would always be complex and high risk. However, utilising the latest digital technologies in design and construction has allowed this to happen more effectively and efficiently than ever before.  Severn Tunnel is a strategic rail link between England and Wales, carrying 10,000 passengers per day while coping with 14 million gallon of water a day permeating through its walls. Safely electrifying it through this complex environment has only been achieved through the use of innovation and the digital revolution that BIM has allowed.

    - Noel Dolphin, Director, Furrer+Frey

  • DAY2 16.30

    Connecting Through GEO BIM
    In a fast changing world, access and use of relevant data is becoming essential to make educated business decisions. In the land, property and construction markets this is extremely complicated due to the number of providers and formats for data. In this session Gary McDonald, Land & Property Strategic Relationship Manager at Ordnance Survey explored some of the key issues, technology trends and innovations that are happening in the data space to try and simplify this process for the end users, including data in BIM and Smart Cities.

    - Gary McDonald, Land & Property Strategic Relationship Manager, Ordnance Survey

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GEO SPATIAL

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.

Smart Buildings

BIM

VISUALISATION
WHAT IS…
‘VISUALISATION’?

Visualisation at DCW will explore the application of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality technologies and the next stage for their development as they move from a design tool into the realms of building construction, operation and even training and education. 

With interactive and immersive exhibits allowing you to experience first-hand how these revolutionary technologies could be applied to your own work - expect to get hands on with the latest technology including the HTC HoloLens, Oculus, Arup’s Soundlab and much more

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2016 SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • DAY1 14.00 

    Virtual Reality: A Case Study in Consultation, Engagement and Collaboration
    An opportunity to see how Stride Treglown are developing virtual reality applications to engage clients, inform the design process and inspire end users. Using the Faculty of Building and Law project for the University of the West of England as a case study, the session will explore how Stride Treglown worked closely with visualisers Soluis to develop virtual environments from their existing BIM model. The project architect and the client’s project lead will contribute to the session and describe what impact this innovative approach had on the design development and collaboration process with stakeholders.

    - Elizabeth Kavanagh, Head of Research & Innovation
    - Andrew Kingdon, Project Architect, Stride Treglown
    - Scott Grant, CEO, Soluis
    - Marianne Reed, University of the West of England, Head of Faculty Strategic Developments

  • DAY2 14.00 

    Co-designing with the Vive
    Carbon Dynamic develop and deliver innovative, modular, off-site construction from their large manufacturing facility in Invergordon, working mostly in Timber. Having developed a housing solution focused on enabling in-home care for assisted living, and intended to minimise the requirement for the elderly to enter dedicated care homes, they worked with Soluis to deliver a ‘co-design’ methodology for the solution. This presentation will outline how Carbon Dynamic and Soluis used the HTC Vive and VR to enable potential residents to guide the design of the ‘Fit-Home’ solution to best reflect their requirements. It will also explore the wider potential that VR and ‘Co-Design’ approaches presents in stakeholder involvement in design and development, and also for practitioners of various disciplines across construction.

    - Matt Stevenson, Managing Director, Carbon Dynamic
    - Martin McDonnell, Chairman, Soluis

  • DAY1 12.05

    Virtual Reality for Zero Harm, the Health & Safety Use Case
    In collaboration with Balfour Beatty, 3D Repo developed a fully immersive Virtual Reality simulation for Zero Harm Health & Safety briefings as part of the Smart Motorway Project. In order to prevent on-site accidents, they provided a simulation where the people and plant interface virtually. This session went beyond technology to provide an in depth best practice and use case for virtual reality beyond stakeholder engagement showcasing the true potential for VR in the built environment.

    - Dr Jozef Dobos, CEO, 3D Repo
    - Joshua Hanson, Digital Project Delivery Co-ordinator, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK

  • DAY2 11.00

    AR & VR as Part of the Design Process, Helping to Drive Improvement in Rural Areas
    Prospect North – a collaboration between Lateral North, Dualchas Architects and Soluis – was the Scottish national exhibit at the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice. The exhibit presented both a beautiful sculptural response to its Venetian surroundings, and a story about how struggling or remote communities can use architecture and design to reimagine, redevelop and renew their built environments. This story was told using AR and VR: on the one hand as tools for a transportational experience in Venice, and on the other as the icons of the new digital design and construction technologies that are transforming our industry. In this talk, Graham Hogg from Lateral North supported by Soluis presented how and why Prospect North responded to the Biennale’s theme in the way it did, and how new digital design and construction technologies could be applied in a community-led design context.

    - Graham Hogg, Director, Lateral North

  • DAY1 16.30

    Project Soane; The Bank of England, History Recreated
    In July 2015, HP launched Project Soane, a first-of-its-kind effort to use BIM technology in the virtual reconstruction of one of London's lost treasures, Sir John Soane's Bank of England. Since then hundreds of architects from around the world have collaborated in a global effort to create detailed Revit models of the Bank of England. During this talk, HP's Worldwide Segment Manager; Sean Young presented some of the use cases and technologies involved in this ground breaking project.

    - Sean Young, Worldwide Segment Manager, HP Z Workstations Product Development & AEC

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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.

Smart Buildings

VISUALISATION

INDUSTRY 4.0
WHAT IS…
‘INDUSTRY 4.0’?

Industry 4 . 0 at DCW will feature some of the most exciting technological advances in construction and engineering. With live demos and installations in robotics, additive manufacturing, UAV construction, Wearable technology and much more. 

Our Industry 4 . 0 Seminar Theatre will welcome some of the most innovative professionals and thought leaders from across the globe. This is your chance to explore the future of our industry and witness the technologies you have only read about. 

We’ll be announcing more details soon.  Register now to be kept up to date and be the first to hear about our exciting new line up of collaborators.

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2016 SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • DAY2 12.15 

    The Crossrail Innovation Experiment
    As the largest construction project in Europe, Crossrail is uniquely positioned to lead innovation in the construction industry.

    The Crossrail innovation programme, Innovate18, provides an opportunity to capture and explore pioneering ideas from all of those involved in the project. The techniques, products and methods used on Crossrail are providing a benchmark for other construction projects.

    As the award-winning innovation programme continues to evolve, Crossrail aims to leave a legacy that inspires and motivates innovation in future infrastructure projects.

    This session will showcase 2 examples of over 60 funded innovations that the Crossrail Innovate18 innovation programme has been responsible for bringing to life.

    - Maggie Brown, Innovation Programme Migration Manager, Crossrail
    - William Reddaway, Innovation Programme Manager, Crossrail

  • DAY1 16.40

    Steve Thompson - The Future of Manufacturing 4.0 (Keynote)
    We are all aware of the changes that face the built environment sector over the coming years, with the drive towards digitisation, smart assets and smart cities and BIM Levels 2 and 3.

    When you add Industry 4.0 and the circular economy into the mix, there are more themes and buzzwords than we can shake a virtual stick at. These themes all contribute to the same direction of travel, towards a smarter, more responsive and efficient built environment, and the construction product sector plays a pivotal role in pulling these together and delivering the associated benefits.

    This session will cover the Construction Product Association’s recent forward-looking report ‘Future of Construction Product Manufacturing: Digitisation, Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy’, which describes the opportunities and challenges that exist, and how the product sector is beginning to take advantage of automation and servitisation to deliver smarter, more customised assets as part of a circular construction economy.

    - Steve Thompson, Senior BIM Consultant, PCSG

  • DAY2 11.00

    Andrew Pryke - Artificial Intelligence, The Smart Campus, & the 4th Industrial Revolution (Keynote)
    At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos (Jan 20 – 23), participants discussed the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, where we will see the barriers between man and machine dissolve. Just like the Industrial Revolution transformed people’s lives, the fourth revolution has the potential to impact the way we live and work. As technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics take over tasks that had previously been done by humans – what will this mean for the construction industry.

    It's not just about what technology can achieve on its own. Erik Brynjolfsson at MIT believes the real challenge is “…combining machines and humans in new ways to allow us to do tasks we previously couldn't have done.” With this in mind, the construction industry needs to identify opportunities to fuse machine and human skills to deliver optimal outcomes.

    Andrew will explore the potential role of these new technologies against the back drop of an innovative Smart Campus test ground.

    - Andrew Pryke, Managing Director, BAM Design

  • DAY2 13.45 

    Discrete Design Lab - new technologies in architectural design, fabrication and assembly
    Discrete Design Lab is a new research laboratory at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London developing design methods for the utilisation of new technologies in architectural design, fabrication and assembly with a focus on the discrete.

    We understand architecture as being composed of parts – from the scale of the micron and particle to the brick, beam and building. This embodies a fundamental shift in architecture and design thinking that is unique to our research and projects. In our work we have demonstrated that an architecture of discreteness can close gaps between the way in which we design and the way in which we fabricate and assemble objects, buildings and even infrastructure.

    Discreteness enables us, as architects and designers, to think evocatively and creatively about the way in which we engage with other disciplines, industries and professions, including robotics, construction, manufacturing, software/BIM, policy-making, and the material sciences. Research areas of current projects: modularity, prefabrication, robotics, additive assembly, computational methods, 3D printing, open-source, user interaction and participation.

    - Mollie Claypool, Lecturer Architecture, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture

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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.

Smart Buildings

INDUSTRY 4.0
MAIN CONFERENCE

MAIN CONFERENCE

Right at the heart of DCW is our 2 day 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. 

We’ll welcome a roster of speakers from around the globe to our 250 seater auditorium, with presentations covering the latest in digital construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, and operation. We’ll explore a range of topics including 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. 

The conference is targeted at senior level decision makers and influencers from across the industry and will be located in a brand new 220 seater partially enclosed auditorium.

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BIM VILLAGE

BIM VILLAGE

The BIM Village in partnership with the UK BIM Alliance will return once again this year.  Offering a full two day seminar programme with practical learning, case studies, and best practice focused on helping you make BIM; Business as Usual. 

Get to grips with what Level 2 really means in the context of your business and the way you work. This is practical BIM learning at its best. Beyond the hype with presentations from practitioners and industry professionals just like you.

The seminar programme will provide you with everything you need to know about the implementation and application of BIM and it's potential to improve the way you work.  Helping make you more efficient, effective, and profitable.  Whether you're just starting out on your BIM journey or are looking to improve on your existing expertise this is the place for you.  Following each session you'll have the opportunity to discuss your challenges with our speakers in our dedicated BIM Clinics.

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HS2 Engine for Growth

BIM AT DCW SPONSORED BY:

HS2 Engine for Growth
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GEO SPATIAL THEATRE

GEO SPATIAL THEATRE

Geospatial at DCW will explore the latest trends in geospatial technology and GIS, with live demos and interactive exhibits. Our full two day seminar programme will offer practical guidance and best practice. We’ll also explore the emerging opportunities for these solutions as we move from pre to post construction. 

In addition we'll focus on helping create links, drive conversation and showcase the value and convergence of these technologies and processes for the wider industry. We’ll explore the wider role of Geospatial as it feeds into the digital built environment, the opportunities for future cities, estate management, and even autonomous transport systems. 

The Geospatial theatre programme will go beyond hardware, exploring the future of geospatial, from the future of transportation networks, to estates management, the connected site and beyond

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VISUALISATION THEATRE

VISUALISATION THEATRE

Visualisation at DCW will explore the application of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality technologies and the next stage for their development as they move from a design tool into the realms of building construction, operation and even training and education. 

With interactive and immersive exhibits allowing you to experience first-hand how these revolutionary technologies could be applied to your own work - expect to get hands on with the latest technology including the HTC HoloLens, Oculus, Arup’s Soundlab and much more.

The Visualisation theatre programme will go beyond hardware. Exploring the practical application of VR/AR/MR from design all the way through to operation and maintenance

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

HS2 Engine for Growth
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SMART BUILDINGS

SMART BUILDINGS THEATRE

Smart Buildings at DCW will focus on the design, construction, and operation of these built assets. We’ll help you explore the associated systems and technologies and what they’re capable of, offering you an insight into their specification, delivery, and management. 

The zone will feature over 25 hours of free CPD accredited seminar content across two theatres. A showcase of the very latest systems and technologies from around the world with a selection of the most innovative Smart Building exhibitors. And an interactive and immersive DCW Smart Buildings feature.

 The Smart Buildings theatre programme will demonstrate and explore the ways in which these solutions can help operate and maintain more efficient and sustainable built assets.

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INDUSTRY 4.0

INDUSTRY 4.0 THEATRE

Industry 4 . 0 at DCW will feature some of the most exciting technological advances in construction and engineering. With live demos and installations in robotics, additive manufacturing, UAV construction, Wearable technology and much more. 

We’ll be offering interactive demos and experiences with the like of BAM’s 3D BUILDER and Arup’s aibuild, and teaming up with Stuttgart University the team behind last years Elytra Pavilion exhibit at the V&A Museum.

Our Industry 4 . 0 Seminar Theatre will welcome some of the most innovative professionals and thought leaders from across the globe. This is your chance to explore the future of our industry and witness the technologies you have only read about. 

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WESTMINSTER RECEPTION

WESTMINSTER RECEPTION

The Westminster Reception is the launch event to Digital Construction Week. Each year we welcome over 250 of the most influential leaders and professionals from across the industry. The event is invite only and features a series of short talks from key figures shaping the digital transformation of our industry. Past speakers include Head of Construction at the Cabinet Office; David Hancock, Chair of the UK BIM Alliance; Anne Kemp, and Head of BIM Task Group; David Philp.

This year we'll be partnering with Innovate UK and Digital Built Britain to explore the future of BIM Level 3.  Find out how the Digital Built Britain strategy will follow on from the significant progress of BIM Level 2 and the next steps in defining advanced standards, creating new commercial models and identifying technologies to transform our approach to social infrastructure development and construction.

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HS2 PAVILION

HS2 PAVILION

Your chance to hear from the team behind one of the biggest projects ever undertaken in the UK 

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.

Showcasing the full extent of the project, offering key insights and guidance for those looking to be involved and better understand how the project will be delivered. You’ll have the chance to explore the HS2 BIM learning platform with experts on hand to help you develop and explore your skills base. 

Find out how technology and innovation will shape HS2 along with the skills and training needed to deliver this 30 year project.

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BIM CLINIC

BIM CLINIC

In addition the BIM Village this year DCW will be partnering up with the UK BIM Alliance, BIM Regions, and BIM4's to run a series of clinics and workshops in our dedicated BIM Classroom.

Whilst the BIM Village will focus on the business imperatives and strategy associated with the adoption and implementation of BIM the classroom sessions will focus on the technical detail of delivering BIM Level 2.  With dedicated sessions on the practicalities of BIM execution.

Sessions will be carried out by a range of BIM experts from across the regions.  Classes will be limited to 15 people per session and you'll have the chance to sign up ahead of the show or just on the day.  You'll have the chance to ask more detailed questions and get in to the specifics of BIM delivery.

We'll be running a campaign to find out what sessions you'd like to see giving you the chance to shape the programme.

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HS2 PAVILION

DRONE DRAG RACING

Sign up and take flight, your chance to enter our drone racing competition and get hands on with the latest technology and learn about it's application within the built environment while you have a go for yourself.

The competition is free to enter, winners on our top flight leader board will win a drone of their own to take home.  Entrants will be given a test run to get used to the controls before their timed trial.

 

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HS2 PAVILION

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. 

Exhibitors within the village will offer live demos and tutorials so you can get your hands on the latest technology and equipment before anyone else. Discuss your challenges with our on hand experts and see how they can help improve your current workflows, projects, and processes.

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FUTURE OF DEBATES

FUTURE OF DEBATES

The Future of … Panel debates gives exclusive access to hear the world’s leading industry voices debate and discuss the KEY trends and industry insights affecting the changing landscape of the built environment and looking at how technology can truly disrupt the industry.

Our panels of industry experts will explore in open dialogue the opportunities for our industry and the built environment as a whole.  These sessions will explore the what if scenarios, looking beyond the barriers, focusing on the desired outcomes and opportunities they represent.

These sessions will explore the future of our industry, professions, innovation, technology, and seek to reboot the built environment.

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