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  • 09.30Chair's Opening Address 

    Welcome to Digital Construction Week, Introduction to the days sessions and speakers


     - James Dearsley, Innovation & Technology Evangelist

  • 09.40Mark Bew - Digital Built Britain 

    Digital technology combined with more integrated processes are rapidly changing the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure and built assets.

    Over the next decade this technology will combine with the internet of things (providing sensors and other real time performance information), advanced data analytics and the digital economy to enable better outcomes and enable citizens to make better use of the buildings and infrastructure we already have, this is Digital Built Britain (DBB).

    The built environment as part of a smart networked world creates many new opportunities and business models, the engagement with industry and wider built environment stakeholders will be essential in the creation of new technical solutions, new behaviours and new smarter ways of constructing and manufacturing.

    Hear from Mark Bew, Chairman of the UK BIM Taskgroup & Digital Built Britain as he sets out the road map for Level 3.

    - Mark Bew, Chairman, UK BIM Taskgroup & Digital Built Britain

  • 10.15Terry Stocks - Public Sector Engagement; Level 2 and Beyond 

    The DBB Level 2 Public Sector BIM Working Group continues to support the government departments and alignment with emerging Level 3 models by making BIM Level 2 ‘Business as Usual.’ Level 2 BIM remains the benchmark and industry should continue to adopt and optimise the use of these current standards and supporting tools. This session will explore what's next for the Level 2 programme and it’s evolution towards Digital Built Britain.

    - Terry Stocks, Delivery Director, UK BIM Taskgroup & Digital Built Britain

  • 10.50The Future Will See You Now: AI for Design and Build 

    This talk will cover how applying immense computation to large data-sets in the cloud sets off a revolution in tools for the designing and creating the built world. Specifically, we will cover how Artificial Intelligence can: drive better and faster designs, make construction processes more efficient and safer, as well as even drive the equipment used for creation. Several research and early product technologies will be discussed that illustrate these trends.

    - Mike Haley, Head of Machine Intelligence, Autodesk

  • 11.15
    Mid Morning Networking Break

  • 11.45Market Engagement Research & Innovation 

    Sean will explore and showcase the work he is doing with Digital Built Britain linked to Market Engagement and Research & Innovation.  Looking at the ways in which technology and innovation can help us meet the aims set out in the Government Construction Strategy and move us towards Level 3 and a Digital Built Britain.

    - Sean McGuire, Cambridge University/Research Scientist at Sharp Laboratories, UK BIM Taskgroup & Digital Built Britain

  • 12.10Encouraging Innovation, Technology, and R&D in the Built Environment 

    Innovation and technology should focus on delivering better outcomes, and amongst other things improved productivity, efficiency, profitability and even reduced costs.  Often however, it can be seen as time intensive and costly.  So how do you deliver innovation at scale, create the business case and deliver value?

    In this session you'll hear from leading experts in innovation strategy and delivery.

    - Maggie Brown, Innovation Manager, EDF Energy & i3P
    - Simon Hart, Senior innovation Leader / Smart Infrastructure Management Officer, Innovate UK
    - Volker Buscher, Global Digital Business Leader, Arup / Director, Arup Digital
    - Sophie McPhillips, Alliance Innovation Manager, Tideway
    - Iain Roche, Head of Innovation, HS2

  • 13.00BAM's Digital Construction Transformation 

    This session will explore the ways in which businesses are transforming the way they work in the digital age.  Hear from Menno de Jonge, BAM's Director of Digital Construction as he takes us through a journey towards digital transformation and the opportunities it presents.

    - Menno de Jonge, Director of Digital Construction, Royal BAM Group

  • 13.30
    Lunch and Networking Break

  • 14.30Thunderstorm: Flux & Google Leveraging Data to Disrupt the Global AEC Market.  

    Thunderstorm: Flux and Google Cloud partner with leading multinational General Contractors and Engineering firms to hack and develop bespoke, cloud powered apps, leveraging data to deliver quantitative value and disrupt the global AEC market.

    Anthony Buckley-Thorp, Managing Partner, Flux FAST Team and James Moore, Strategic Account Manager, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) will give a keynote presentation on the recent partnership between GCP London and Flux to deliver best in class solutions and quantitative innovation to the global AEC industry.

    GCP and Flux share a common heritage having both originated from the core Google product team in Mountain View. Together they are pioneering an innovative approach using the Flux platform powered by Google Cloud to develop bespoke digital applications and technology in partnership with architecture, engineering and construction firms worldwide. Buckley-Thorp and Moore will share how custom partner solutions are rapidly executed, meet the precise needs of AEC companies and realize significant gains by leveraging data in the cloud.

    - Anthony Buckley-Thorp, Managing Partner, Flux FAST Team 
    - James Moore, Strategic Account Manager, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • 15.00Sector Based Transformation; Improving Productivity, Embracing and Commercialising Technology 

    The built environment is going through a period of transformation.  The potential gains and new opportunities this presents are vast.  However as we move towards a smarter more connected AECO industry there are many issues and challenges to be overcome.  The good news is that ours is not the only industry going through this period of change and there is much that can be learnt from others.

    Join Simon Hart, Innovate UK's senior Innovation Leader and a panel of experts from the automotive, manufacturing, media, and aerospace industries and find out how innovation and technology has revolutionised their industries and what parallels can be drawn with our own.

    - Simon Hart, Senior Innovation Leader / Smart Infrastructure Management Officer, Innovate UK

  • 15.45Is a Single Source of Truth a Prerequisite of Level 3 BIM?
     

    In the future our industry must be able to share data with other organisations and authorities – policing, education, health, transport etc in order to make the Smart Cities concept possible. Unless this data is accurate, incorruptible and controlled this simply won't be possible. This presentation will expand on this theme and demonstrate how Security and Control can be enhanced through properly configured Cloud Based solutions, Advanced CMS, and Single Source of Truth.

    - David Jellings, Managing Director UK, BIM Object

  • 16.15Data Driven DfMA Solutions for the Modern Built Environment 

    This session will explore the potential for Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) solutions to revolutionise the way design and build and meet the targets set out in the Government's Construction Strategy.
     
    DfMA is an approach that focuses on ease of manufacture and efficiency of assembly. It's a well established process used in the automotive and consumer-product industries where the efficient production of large numbers of high-quality products is essential. In the case of the automotive industry for example many of the components used to build a car are standardised across an entire range.

    The perceived lack of 'repeatability' in the built environment does create challenges but the potential for standardised components in design and construction is huge.

    - Jamie Johnson, Head of Global Systems, Bryden Wood

  • 16.45Simon Rawlinson – Delivering Industry Change; What Should Construction be Famous For? 

    During the time that Google and many other web pioneers have transformed so many industries, including aviation, music and retail, construction seems to have been on a parallel track. While there is little doubt that the Egan Report has had a beneficial impact on construction, actual progress has been glacial. The reality is that our industry is still discussing the potential for off-site manufacture and building information modelling (BIM), rather than embedding these processes as business as usual.

    Does it have to be this way?  Simon Rawlinson Head of Strategic Research & Insight / Head of Strategy & Communication, Arcadis / Construction Leadership Council will explore the future of innovation and technology and exactly what it is the built environment should be famous for.  

    - Simon Rawlinson, Head of Strategic Research & Insight / Head of Strategy & Communication, Arcadis / Construction Leadership Council

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  • 10.00Making BIM Level 2 Business as Usual 

    The aim of the UK BIM Alliance is to help industry make BIM Business as Usual. Following a year since the launch at DCW16 Anne will share what has been achieved and plans going forward.


    - Anne Kemp, Chair, UK BIM Alliance

  • 10.30DBB - Public Sector Working Group BIM L1 

    The DBB Level 2 Public Sector BIM Working Group continues to support the government departments and alignment with emerging Level 3 models by making BIM Level 2 ‘Business as Usual.’ Level 2 BIM remains the benchmark and industry should continue to adopt and optimise the use of these current standards and supporting tools. This session will outline the successes of the Level 2 programme and explore it’s evolution towards Digital Built Britain.

    - Terry Stocks, Delivery Director, UK BIM Taskgroup & Digital Built Britain
    - Fiona Moore, Level 2 BIM Coordinator, UK BIM Taskgroup & Digital Built Britain

  • 11.00101 Rules of BIM - a Primer 

    Rule; one of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct or procedure within a particular area of activity.

    101 Rules of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a guide to communicate the principles and issues of BIM based on research of the wide range of information available. The aim is to communicate a new idea, theme or concept with each rule. The aim is to support greater understanding of BIM simply and how this can improve productivity, develop industry awareness and skills, and lead to the creation of high performance, high quality assets for clients and users.

    This talk will not cover all 101 rules and it will consider the initial rules that should be followed to enable an effective approach to BIM. This talk would be good for BIM beginners, clients, contractors and those exploring BIM Level 2 and how to get there

    - Allister Lewis, BIM Manager, Hampshire County Council Property Services

  • 11.30Overcoming BIMtimidation: Streamline Day to Day Work with Digital Collaboration 

    With the acceleration of BIM revolutionising the construction industry, how can we use collaboration tools and digital technologies to take advantage of the transition and work more efficiently? This session will explore ways in which you can remove communication barriers, resolve issues faster with shared data on complex projects, improve decision making by enabling multiple users to collaborate in real time wherever and whenever, reduce risks and immediately understand changes during construction with high-quality digital markups that are securely tracked and meet BIM requirements by collaborating digitally in a common data environment whilst streamlining workflows.

    - James Chambers, East Coast General Manager, Bluebeam Inc.

  • 12.00Winning Work: The HS2 Approach to BIM Strategy & Training 

    Hear from the team behind the largest infrastructure project in the UK and how they intend to implement a successful BIM process across the entirety of the project. Innovation will be at the heart of the project and BIM as a process will drive this. Find out what will be expected of you and the training available to help get you up to speed with HS2

    - Jon Kerbey, BIM Director, HS2

  • 12.40Project Capella - The Contractors Perspective 

    Project Capella is one of Kier Construction’s exemplar projects.  Making use of the efficiencies that are driven from adopting the BIM process and utilising new technologies.

    This session will provide a follow up to last year's presentation which explored the early stages of BIM adoption on the project and offer insight through the projects development.  Offering you a roadmap and best practice for BIM adoption and implementation.

    - Andy Boutle, Senior BIM Manager, Kier
    - James Franklin, BIM Lead - Major Projects, Kier Group

  • 13.20Client and Main Contractor; The integrated project team delivery: one team, one dream. 

    The integrated model is a unique way of delivering a major urban regeneration project where the client, project manager and main contractor are the one company. This allows the different functions to be involved in early stages and allows us to develop and deliver a BIM strategy from concept design to end product with a consistent approach.

    - Iria Carriera, BIM Manager, Lendlease

  • 14.00Change, Who Needs it? 

    Implementing BIM will disrupt your workflow but is that a bad? 4% of BIM users wish they hadnt adopted in the first place, so what does BIM offer?

    - Steve Crompton, CTO, GroupBC

  • 14.40A Fistful of IFC 

    This validated model belongs to a man with no name. This property set belongs to a man with no name. This project belongs to a man with no name. He's going to trigger a whole new style in information exchange.

    This is the man with no name. Collaboration fits him like a glove.

    In his own way he is perhaps, the most collaborative man who ever lived!

    A Fistful of IFC is the first presentation of its kind. It won't be the last!

    - Nigel Davies, BIM Expert & Director, Evolve Consultancy
    - Daniel Heselwood, BIM Consultant & Director, Evolve Consultancy
    - Rob Jackson, Associate Director, Bond Bryan Digital

  • 15.20BIM Level 2 Case Study presented by the UK BIM Alliance 

    BIM Level 2 Case Study presented by the UK BIM Alliance

    - UK BIM Alliance Panel

  • 16.00BIM Region London @DCW 

    BIM Region London @DCW

    - UK BIM Alliance Panel

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  • 10.15Future of Planning 

    Future Cities Catapult has launched the Future of Planning. This programme is exploring how user focused design, data and digital innovation can improve the UK planning system.

    Future of Planning aims to build a picture of a faster, more transparent and equitable planning system that delivers the kinds of homes, communities and cities we want. Future Cities Catapult has already research global best practice in data-driven and digitally-enabled planning, researched the key needs of planners, developers, architects and citizens; funded a number of innovative smes, start-ups and planning authorities to create the first wave of #plantech products and services; and worked with DCLG on what standards needs to underpin a digital planning system.

    This session will give you an insight into emerging innovations in digital planning and how they can improve the speed, efficiency and certainty of planning for developers, citizens and planners.


    - Stefan Webb, Head of Projects, Future Cities Catapult

  • 10.45Poultry Market London - Why walk when you can Fly? 

    Constructed in 1953, the Poultry Market is a Grade II-listed building in the heart of London that forms part of Smithfield Market. Designed by Arup, its iconic roof is claimed to be the largest concrete shell structure ever built and is remarkable for its span in relation to the shallow dome.

    With the building in a state of disrepair, a renovation programme was required to replace a number of services and refurbish various MEP and structural elements, including the 225ft roof. The building owners – the City of London Corporation – instructed Arup to scope out the programme, with Plowman Craven contracted to laser scan and model the building and its surroundings, as well as providing condition and MEP surveys.

    As a project, the biggest challenge was understanding the physical state of the building. Without accurate data, Arup would potentially have been at risk when advising City of London Corporation. From a survey perspective, the immediate challenges where those relating to access, safety of operatives and time. How could PCL access, record and model the building accurately within a very short time-frame?. It quickly became obvious that traditional survey methods alone would not address the problems so innovation had to be the way forward.

    - Peter Folwell, Director, Plowman Craven

  • 11.15
    Mid Morning Networking Break

  • 11.45GIS in the Delivery of HS2 

    This session will explore the use of GIS across HS2 at both the planning and design phase and how that data will be used as the project moves in to construction in 2018.  One of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK, HS2 will span over 119 miles of track and will require ongoing monitoring and maintenance.  GIS and digital technologies will be used to ensure the smooth running of the project through build and into operation.  Find out how.

    - HS2 Speaker

  • 12.15Integration of Point Cloud into Large Complex Airport Project 

    Refurbishment projects are most challenging when most of the as-built 2D information are missing or outdated and you are trying to verify and capture all the existing conditions and details to design and coordinate the new work. Production of coordinated design with minimum field conflicts within a short timeframe is close to impossible and time consuming on airport baggage hall refurbishment project if all the works were done via traditional hand sketches and surveys. Therefore, point cloud scanning is carried out and it becomes a vital part of the project delivery process.

    The class will provide an insight of how point cloud data is used and implemented in the delivery of complex baggage replacement project in Heathrow Terminal 1, 2 and 4. This session is aimed for anyone who wants to find out what point cloud is and its benefits and also construction professionals who are eager to learn more about how point cloud survey can be incorporated into the design and construction processes. The class will provide the best practices and workflows of managing and manipulating large laser scan data featuring the use of tools such as Navisworks, Revit, Recap, Point Tools etc. There will also be opportunities to learn about the values of using point cloud including the lessons learnt and the limitations we faced on the project.

    Attendees will also learn how to define a fit for purpose and accurate scope for laser scan surveys to enable useful information to be digitised in the Building Information Modelling (BIM) environment.

    - Wee Jong, Project Technology (BIM) Specialist, WSP

  • 12.45
    Lunch and Networking Break

  • 14.00Constructioneering and the Continuous Representation of Reality 

    Last year Bentley Systems and Topcon formed a partnership to provide construction workflows through cloud integration not previously possible.  The partnership is designed to increase efficiency and productivity with enhanced integration through a suite of cloud services and is one of the first of it's kind.

    To date, surveying, engineering, and construction industries have separately advanced to 3D technologies. But until now, 3D models have been recreated—rather than reused—at each phase.  The integration of these technologies means that we can create a continuous representation of reality throughout the build process.  This session will explore the practical implementation of these technologies against the backdrop of recent case study.

    - John Foster, European Business Development Manager, Topcon

  • 14.30The Digital Future of Town Planning 

    As we move towards Digitally Built Britain, using BIM as part of our design process is becoming standard, and the use of ‘smart’ technology is a rapidly encroaching tide, can we harness these advancements to aid our town planning decision-making process?

    The Talk seeks to provoke debate on the need to evolve a fast and fair Town Planning Process which interfaces with BIM. The presentation will focus on how we can adapt the way we make decisions to use data, and how data gained from each decision can cumulatively inform future proposals.

    - Rosemarie Andrews, Architect, Hot Algorithmic Architecture

  • 15.00Tideway 2025 - Fully Automated site Monitoring 

    Tideway 2025 - Fully Automated site Monitoring. By 2025 all Tideway site monitoring will be undertaken autonomously through the application of sesnors, data monitoring, robotics and drone technology. Using technology to provide predictive analysis making maintenance proactive rather than reactive and removing workers from high risk areas. Find out how geospatial technologies are helping make this vision possible.

    - Paul Morris, Head of Innovation, Tideway

  • 15.30Hacking the smart city - how secure is BIM? 

    In 2015, the UK Government released PAS 1192-5 for security-minded projects and there's a suite of PAS documents relating to Smart Cities and security.

    Paul will deconstruct the lessons so far to look at how smart cities, infosec and cybersecurity collide, and how teams can secure their data when working on BIM projects and operating built assets.

    Paul will help attendees to understand detailed advice about cybersecurity and digital environments, making reference to common workflows in specification, modelling, cloud tools and document management systems.

    - Paul Swaddle, Head of Business Solutions, NBS

  • 16.00The Spatial Common Data Environments 

    This session will explore best practice across a range of large infrastructure projects and the role of common data enviornments in the creation and analysis of geospatial data.

    - Geoff Waite, Principal GIS Consultant, Atkins

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  • 10.15BAM Visualise Everything 

    Main contractor BAM is planning to roll out virtual reality headsets to every project nationwide, having demonstrated the benefits in trials.

    Immersive environments give clients, potential tenants, estates teams and marketing teams a feel for what spaces will be like once built, which helps them make smarter decisions.

    Moving into design and construction, BAM plans to utilize VR to help the design teams identify gaps and to educate site staff on potential issues related to health & safety as well as improve their understanding of buildings.

    This session will explore the use and business case for VR by one of the biggest firms in the built environment.

     - Mark Taylor, Digital Construction Manager, BAM Construct

  • 10.45REINVENT LIFE ON MARS 

    Welcome to the next giant leap for humankind. We invite you to join us for HP Mars Home Planet: a universe-changing design, architecture, engineering and virtual reality project for the imaginative problem solvers and technology enthusiasts of tomorrow.

    - Sean Young, Product Development AEC, HP

  • 11.15ACCEPT - Digitalization as driving force of the construction process improvement for all stakeholders, from architect to worker 

    ACCEPT is an ambitious project that intends to embrace the amazing possibilities offered by digitalization by bringing it to construction sites through a set of numeric tools dedicated to construction management, collaboration and quality insurance.

    - Arnaud Dawans, Head of Energy and Sustainable Building Department, Entreprises Jacques Delens (Besix Group)
    - Jason Page, Sustainability Specialist, Ingleton Wood

  • 11.45The Microsoft HoloLens: Practical experience with clients and use on site 

    The Microsoft HoloLens brings a new way for users to interact and understand with 3D models overlaid onto the real world, whilst still having view of the environment around them. Hands free operation with a see-through visor enables use of the HoloLens on site without the dangers associated with other mobile devices, that can distract a user from their surroundings, such as a tablet or phone.

    This session will demonstrate some of the benefits that the HoloLens has brought to live Fulcro Group projects, including; more effective real-time communication between site and design office, access to live model data on site, geo-location of 3D models on site (overlaying the real world), using Spatial Mapping to align geometry on site, and remote expert access to site for consultancy. This talk will also demonstrate how adoption of Applied Technologies into projects can bring real business benefits.

    As one of the first companies in the UK to develop and deploy the HoloLens technology on site, Fulcro Applied Technologies are working hard to create simple platforms and apps that can be used by all for visualisation of complex engineering detail models both in the office and out on site. Recent collaboration with Microsoft Research has pushed forward the use of Holographic technology in the AEC sector.

    We will have live HoloLens demonstrations as part of this talk so come and find out how this technology might help you on your next project, and try the HoloLens for yourself.

    - Max Mallia-Parfitt, Applied Technologies Expert, Fulcro Applied Technologies – Part of the Fulcro Group

  • 12.15VR in M&E and acoustics design process 

    We will share our experience developing interactive Virtual Reality (VR) environments for clients and design teams. The aim of using VR is to provide a presentation method that encapsulates both visual and acoustic aspects of the options that a project team faces while designing a building.

    A case study will be presented that will take the audience through the design work of a swimming pool refurbishment located on one of London’s listed buildings, where Max Fordham LLP is providing both M&E and acoustic design. By using VR we will be able to show the combined acoustic and lighting implications of the various options, while at the same time providing the client with an overview of the daylight and artificial lighting scheme proposed for the building.

    An overview of the hardware/software technologies being used or that could be used with a similar effect will also be presented. In particular, the use of headphones and loudspeakers (MaxFordham’s 3D Ambisonics loudspeakers setup) as an audio reproduction format will be discussed.

    We will also report on the design team’s feedback regarding the usefulness of the VR apps and their impact on the design process.

    As part of the session, we will make a short presentation of interactive examples of our work in VR: VR models of a plant room and of a classroom, as well as the swimming pool model, on which the case study is based. We will outline the content of those models, the functionality of the apps and discuss ways in which the apps could be modified or improved.

    The presentation will be most suitable for architects, project managers and developers who are looking at utilising VR presentations within their projects. We believe that they can be useful for anyone interested in VR as a tool in the design process within construction industry.

    - Natalia Wojtowicz, Engineer, Partner, Max Fordham LLP
    - Pedro Novo, Partner, Max Fordham LLP

  • 12.45
    Lunch and Networking Break

  • 14.00A New Reality for Construction 

    As CEO of the Soluis Group, Scott has built upon the Group’s track record of producing top quality visual media and exploring better outcomes in project engagements by utilising the latest digital platforms to aid understanding for clients. Scott will showcase the Group’s latest projects and look at the future of content and interactivity for construction.

    - Scott Grant, CEO, Soluis Group

  • 14.30Gather, Analyze, Visualize and Share Spatial Information in a Mixed-Reality Environment 

    The growth of BIM and mixed reality has placed increased demands on wearable technology when working with large or complex 3D models.

    Mixed reality enables professionals and their clients to interact with 3D models. But the computing power needed to visualize large and highly detailed 3D models can outpace the capabilities of mobile and wearable devices, which lack the processing power of professional high-end desktop machines.

    Umbra 3D are working in partnership with Trimble's Mixed-Reality Pilot Program to apply gaming software and technology capabilities to complex construtcion and infrastructure projects. Find out how the latest gaming technology and mixed reality could be coming to a site near you.

    - Umbra 3D

  • 15.00Building design & data verification using immersive technologies  

    With a popularity rise in gaming systems the average gamer is no longer considered specialised. ‘Ease of interaction’ has developed in such a way that today anyone can pick up and play the latest mobile game. New technologies has made it possible to translate complex detailed AEC models into digital environments wherein multi users and stakeholders with variant skill sets can easily collaborate, interact, and contribute to design, construction and operational processes. This ‘ease of interaction’ has the potential to unlock new value benefits through real time collaboration and decision making. This session will demonstrate the use of BIM and virtual technologies to create simple real-time environments with game-like functionality. It will further demonstrate the ability BIM and gaming technologies to customise models environments offering multi users bespoke functionality such as data rich geometry verification, zone teleportation, instant messaging and decision making.

    - Ryan Tennyson, Associate | Lead Information Manager, WSP Group

  • 15.30BIM - Visualizing all aspects of Project Controls (tbc) 

    Harmonizing numerous design authoring tool files to create true “as-built” model and then connecting it to near real-time project controls is revolutionizing the construction industry. Going well beyond 4D and 5D, to provide a visual aspect to everything on the project from mobile status, to procurement, to equipment maintenance, to take-offs & estimating and beyond is helping Kiewit execute projects more effectively while eliminating errors and costly re-work.

    Connecting project controls in near real-time, eliminates surprises caused by typical monthly reporting cycles, allows for accurate daily forecasting, and maximizes our margins. Embracing technology helps us attract the best and brightest project teams and helps us train and enable them more efficiently.

    Come learn about our journey to the “industrialization of construction”.

    - Jake Macholtz, Vice President of Technology, Kiewit
    - Michael Shomberg, Global VP Engineering Construction & Operations, SAP

  • 16.00The Augmented Worker 

    A consortium of businesses are pioneering tools that will drive efficiency, safety and create an enhanced, collaborative working environment for the construction and manufacturing industries, using augmented reality. Martin McDonnell will be taking the audience through the future of the AR assisted AEC industries and demonstrate how the Augmented Worker will change the world of work


    - Martin McDonnell, Chairman, Soluis
    - Alan Grant, Digital Reality Consultant, Sublime Shared Immersion

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  • 09.15Technology is the Future of Architecture, but it Won’t Replace You 

    “BIM is 10% technology, 90% sociology”. Let’s talk about people. It’s a very exciting time to be an Architect, but many question the future of the profession. This class argues that the role technology will play in the industry from digital design tools, through manufacturing and into adaptive architecture, the internet of things and the smart cities initiative will lead to the convergence of many industries and gives the Architect an enormous opportunity in a new era of Construction.

    The power is in our communities to provide the key to unlock the full potential of technology, and by empowering people to build relationship networks, working with technology rather than for it, the industry can make a necessary paradigm shift towards full digitization. This class will outline the barriers that currently exist in achieving a fully collaborative, participatory culture for design and suggests ways to revolutionise the process in order to deliver a truly sustainable future.

    - Elliott Corssley, Associate, BDP

  • 09.45Getting Involved in Construction Robotics 

    There has been much excitement but also trepidation about the use of robotics in construction and engineering practices. They don't just replace an individual task but in many cases revolutionize an entire process. The automotive industry is perhaps one of the best examples of how they have revolutionized an entire industry. But at what cost?

    This session will explore how the construction industry can engage with robotics at an industrial level and put into practice the excellent, but academic, work that has been done in universities around the world to date.

    - Thibault Schwartz, Founder and President, HAL Robotics

  • 10.15AI and the Journey Towards Smart Buildings 

    As we create smarter more connected built assets the potential for artificial intelligence to make informed decisions grows. Rich data can enable us to make smart decisions about the operation and maintenance of our buildings making them more efficient and sustainable helping reduce our carbon emissions and create healthier environments for occupiers.

    This session will explore the future of smart buildings and the way in which we will manage our built assets in the future through the use of rich data and smart technologies.


    - Reid Cunningham, Strategic Development Director, BAM FM

  • 10.45REWIRED ENGINEERING: The impact of customisation and interoperability on design 

    At AKT II, we have extensive experience in collaborative computational design. We have developed in the past 15 years an internal interface that interconnects different software packages and bridges the inter-operability both internally but also externally in the collaboration with architects and client. This suite of tools allows us to react to client changes more efficiently and have a complete control of our database tracking optimisation of structural performance and cost. This session will explore a series of examples where this new approach was experimented, tested and improved, highlighting the benefits and differences with the traditional approach. It will also look into the future, to foresee the consequences that a new way of designing building will bring to the construction industry and its players.


    - Eduardo Tibuzzi, Associate, AKT II

  • 11.15
    Mid Morning Exhibition & Networking Break

  • 11.45Digitising the construction industry, the perfect storm. 

    When the financial industry digitised in the 1990's, it allowed a huge shift in how data was collected, shared and acted upon, as technology improved it has allowed new ways of thinking about transactions and currency.

    In construction we are yet to make that shift to a fully digital workflow, but all the signs point to even greater possible rewards with the convergence of new technologies and client driven demand.

    However can it truly change an industry well known for being high risk and low margin. What are the challenges we face and how can we overcome them? Who is doing this today and what can we learn from them? And what are the big areas we should focus on to get the most reward?


    - Lee Mullin, Technical Specialist - AEC, Autodesk

  • 12.15iDfMA an intelligent future for Construction? 

    The Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) agenda is moving construction activity increasing from the site to the factory. This is driving the construction industry towards meeting its targets on reducing waste, carbon and cost. However components is are still manufactured and assembled using traditional materials and techniques reliant on heavy machinery and labour.

    My session will explore the benefits of DfMA approach and focus how current advancements in communication networks and sensors could enable the development of DfMA components which are intelligent – iDfMA.

    I will explore how iDfMA components could use sensors and connectivity to provide real time feedback on how they are performing throughout their life span with the Big Data collected informing improvement and innovation through all parts of the components lifecycle.

    - Andy Macfarlane, Director, Curtins

  • 12.45
    Lunch and Networking Break

  • 14.00Is Apification the next step in the Digital Transformation of AEC 

    As we digitise the Built Environment, we are increasing our "digital maturity" and learn to work better in the digital domain, become more agile and more ambitious.

    Our first step was to digitise our existing processes, using BIM as our medium. Every stakeholder in AEC is making a journey towards collaborative BIM, UK Maturity Level 2. What comes next?

    How do we make this digitisation process easier? How do we make our journey faster? How do we increase ROI from our investment in digitisation? Does Apification offer answer?

    Going beyond what we achieved withheld digitisation, should we be more ambitious? Should we consider how we use our assets? Again, does Apification offer answer?

    Can it create a new paradigm shift, as it did for society in the last 10 years for sector such as media (Facebook, twitter), retail (Amazon, Ocado, zoolando, WeChat), collaboartaion (Skype, Dropbox, box, WhatSApp, Slack). Flux.io, AutoDesk Forge seem to think so.

    Burohappold shares its journey:: We have build our own apps, getting some builds by 3rd party. we have created apps in Flux and in Forge.

    We show example of appification bringing faster adoption, higher ROi and New services.

    - Alain Waha, Lead for Digital transformation, Buro Happold Engineering

  • 14.30The Portfolio Professional 

    This paper demonstrates how, and why, the traditional view of the linear ‘specialist’ professional does not reflect the reality of the modern employment market. dotBuiltEnvironment will present an interactive mapping tool enabling a visual representation of the skills of the emerging 'portfolio professional'.

    Links between professions and mapping the transient professional, frequently traversing the traditional institutional silos, will be discussed.

    The results of the visualisation tool posit a fundamental shift in the operational framework of the construction industry. We conclude by recommending a concerted evolution of built environment institute operations, and the development and delivery of multi-disciplinary and cross-sector learning in built environment education at all (lifelong) levels.

    - Alex MacLaren, Education Lead, dotBuiltEnvironment

  • 15.00Utterberry the Crossrail Experience- sensors, monitoring and the million pound cost saving 

    UtterBerry wireless sensors will revolutionize civil engineering instrumentation and monitoring, rendering the task easier to perform, with better measurement precision, and yielding dependable results in realtime. They offer almost zero-power electronics, a powerful microprocessor, artificial intelligence andwireless communications. A sensor weighs 15 grammes and is about the size of a box of TicTacs.

    Before UtterBerry, civil engineering monitoring devices were large, high-power consumption devices with minimal processing power, which limited their application of wireless sensor technology. Equipment to ensure structures were stable, safe and that construction was not causing disturbance to pre-existing structures nearby required substantial effort during set up, calibration, operation and day-to-day maintenance. Data was collected and transmitted but could not easily be processed or interpreted by engineers.

    UtterBerry devices collect, process and interpret measurements in real time, transmitting the information wirelessly to any internet-enabled device. They also use artificial intelligence to analyse trends that predict pending and future events.

    Join us to find out how the UtterBerry solution saved millions of pounds, and provided unparalled monitoring technology, particularly in a sealed environment with no human access on one of the countries biggest ever infrastructure projects; through the Costain Skanska JV Crossrail tunnelling at Mile End Park and Eleanor Street.

    - Heba Bevan, CEO & Founder, Utterberry

  • 15.30From driving diggers to driving robots 

    The advance of robotic and autonomous systems into the traditional construction environment presents significant opportunities. The returns will be there for those that dare. The technology exists. The use case is made. Providing access to developers and investing the energy to reconfigure business models will stimulate alternative streams of revenue …things that are not yet known. It will open the door to attract the next generation of construction professionals, because few children imagine that they will be bricklayers or tarmacers …but many aspire to be pilots (drones) and robot drivers. Those who can make this leap will have their pick of talent and develop market dominating propositions based on unforeseen economic activities.

    - Michael Cook, Transformation Director, Kier Utilities & Thames Water Infrastructure Alliance

  • 16.00Re-imagining the possibilities of architectural design 

    Wonderlab is a design-research lab in B-PRO at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture. It is invested in harnessing the knowledge and resources from science and accelerated convergence of technologies, directly into the fabric of architecture. This opens multitude of possibilities for innovation, novel performance and aesthetics. One of Wonderlab’s main missions is to evolve imagination on what architecture and design could be. Within this quest we are re-imagining the possibilities of architectural design research, engaging with territories that are not traditionally considered to be in the domain of architecture.

    - Gilles Retsin, Lecturer in Architecture, The Bartlett School of Architecture, Faculty of the Built Environment (UCL)
    - Vincente Soler Senent, Teaching Fellow, The Bartlett School of Architecture, Faculty of the Built Environment (UCL)

  • 16.30Circular Building Platform - eBay for the Construction Industry; Making 100% Reuse a Reality 

    € Billions of value is lost each year across the built environment when building components with high reuse potential are processed as waste, undervalued, or recycled at the end of their first use.  Industry professionals see two main reasons for this: 1. There is no information on what is in our buildings 2. There is no connection between the supply and demand of reusable materials.

    What if this could be different? What if there is a digital copy of the built environment, with professional information on all our buildings and their components? What if we could share this information with anyone that could use them? With just one click? CBP is the professional platform that enables reuse in the built environment. We allow for the capturing of building information and we connect the supply and the demand of reusable materials. Put it simply, CBP is the professional Ebay for the construction industry.

    This session will explore the work BAM and IBM have been doing to create this revolutionary new platform and how it can help drive forward the circular economy.

    - Nitesh Magdani, Group Director of Sustainability, Royal BAM Group
    - Jad Oseyran Member of IBM Industry Academy Lead - Global Centre of Competence for Circular Economy IBM Global Business Services

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