BIM, offsite and transforming built environment productivity
The construction industry is noted for its poor productivity and inefficiency. It lags behind other industries with projects and costs often overrunning. A key problem is the industry is highly fragmented with project teams often working in isolation on projects then moving on. This fragmentation leads to inefficiency and holds back innovation.
Labour shortages and the risks from Brexit means achieving the government’s 2025 productivity goals will be impossible without establishing new ways of working. BIM and digital construction processes coupled with offsite manufacturing are a key part of the solution.
More that two-thirds of those using BIM believe it will reduce whole life costs of buildings with 60% saying it will enable faster project delivery. BIM also has the potential to better integrate data on building performance with management and offers not only more efficient building delivery, but also improved occupant health and wellbeing. It can help realise the potential of smart cities by digitally linking different buildings systems together.
Offsite manufacture is seen as a key part of faster project delivery deliver, improved quality and building performance. It also has the potential to lower costs. By adopting a modern manufacturing process which includes designing for manufacture and assembly with BIM, lean thinking the industry will transform how the built environment is designed and constructed.
This conference will explore:
Digitisation of construction and the streamlining of processes to connect the supply chain
Which construction methods are more fast, cost effective, safer and sustainable?
Making construction smart – the processes and technologies to enable this
Organisational change to leverage the benefits of BIM
Where does the real values of BIM lie?
The role of design for manufacture and assembly in creating a more productive and efficient construction industry
How can industry adopt lean thinking and maximize offsite fabrication and onsite assembly, minimizing construction onsite?
The importance of a common approach to data across the supply chain
New technologies, innovations and what this means for the future of construction
Best practice case studies and panel sessions to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by digital construction processes
The risks – the likely threats and cyber security
Digitising Construction Programme
8:45 am - 9:15 am
Registration and Refreshments
9:15 am - 9:20 am
- Thomas Lane Editor, Group Technical Editor - Building Design, Building
9:20 am - 9:50 am
9:50 am - 10:10 am
BIM Level 2 implementation and adoption roadmap
10:10 am - 10:45 am
Panel: Plugging the gaps to deliver the full potential of BIM
10:45 am - 11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
The importance of consistent data for joining up the supply chain
- Peter L. Caplehorn RIBA Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director - CPA
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Case study: using data effectively for decision-making and asset management
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
To be announced
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
DfMA: creating a more productive construction sector
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Panel: Digitisation of construction and DfMA: what are the implications for the supply chain?
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
4:10 pm - 5:30 pm