The full programme is currently under development and will be available to view in the coming weeks. If you are interested in speaking opportunities, please contact content director Thomas Lane, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the key themes discussed in 2017:
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
Keynote Address: Digitisation, value chain, Dfma, the smart environment and a Digital Built Britain – what is the economic case?
- Andrew Wolstenholme Co Chair Construction Leadership Council - and CEO, Cross Rail
9:50 am - 10:10 am
BIM Level 2 implementation and adoption roadmap – in conversation with:
- Simon Rawlinson Partner, Head of Strategic Research and Insight - Arcadis
10:10 am - 10:45 am
Panel: Plugging the gaps to deliver the full potential of BIM
- Fiona Moore Director, Cirrus and Level 2 Programme Co-ordinator - Digital Built Britain
10:45 am - 11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
The importance of consistent data for joining up the supply chain
- Alex Lubbock Head of Digital Construction, Infrastructure and Projects Authority - Cabinet Office
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Case study: using data effectively for decision-making and asset management
- Malcolm Taylor Head of technical information - Crossrail
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Data, Smart cities standards, the IOT and a Digital Built Britain
- Simon Hart Digital Built Britain Task Group - Innovate UK
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- John Lorimer Chair - BIM Academy
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
DfMA: creating a more productive construction sector
- Jaimie Johnson Director - Head of Global Systems, Bryden Wood
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm
Case study: Dfma and driving innovation and value through the supply chain
Case study 1
- Anne BARD Design Lead - GSK
2:40 pm - 2:50 pm
2:50 pm - 3:40 pm
Panel: Digitisation of construction and DfMA: what are the implications for the supply chain?
- Richard Crosby Director, Blacc Consulting, and - Consultant to The Education Funding Agency
- Stuart Whiting Technical Director - Prater
- Rob Ewen Delivery Director, Heathrow Expansion Programme - Mace
- Alex Small BIM and Digital Platforms Manager - TATA Steel
- Ian Heptonstall Director - Offsite Management School
- John Lorimer Chair - BIM Academy
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
4:10 pm - 4:20 pm
Creating a ‘digital twin ‘ of a physical asset for better building operation and maintenance
- Professor Tim Broyd Director - UCL Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment
4:20 pm - 4:40 pm
Digital disruption and construction: digitising the supply chain
- Alastair Parvin Co-founder - WikiHouse Foundation
4:40 pm - 4:50 pm
Artificial intelligence and construction
- Daniel Hulme Chief Executive - Satalia
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm
- Andrew Sieradzki Head of Security - Buro Happold
4:55 pm - 5:30 pm