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Progress check: Where are we up to with UK construction digitalisation?

10 April 2019 | By GCR Staff | 0 Comments

A top summit of influential contractors, clients, engineers, designers and government officials will gather to take the pulse of construction-industry digitalisation this Spring.

The event on 15 May, organised by Construction Manager and BIM+, will assess construction’s digital progress to date – and identify the next steps the industry needs to take.

The Digital Construction Summit in London sees companies reveal their progress towards achieving the government’s BIM Level 2 mandate and ultimate goal of a digital built Britain. 

Speakers will include:

  • Alex Lubbock, head of digital construction, Infrastructure & Projects Authority
  • Roy Evans, digital and soft landings lead, Government Property Agency
  • David Philp, global BIM/IM consultancy director, Aecom
  • Neil Thompson, director of digital construction, Atkins
  • Dr Jennifer Macdonald, senior BIM consultant, PCSG
  • Alistair Kell, head of information technology and process, BDP
  • Jaimie Johnston, head of global systems, Bryden Wood
  • Mark Norton, head of BIM, ISG
  • James Daniel, head of digital engineering (infrastructure services), Skanska
  • Garry Fannon, head of digital, Willmott Dixon Construction
  • Alex Small, BIM and digital platforms manager, Tata Steel
  • Richard Saxon, associate director, Deploi BIM Strategies
  • George Stevenson, founder and managing director, ActivePlan
  • Anne-Marie Friel, partner and digital specialist, Pinsent Masons

Around 150 professionals from across the construction industry with responsibility for driving BIM and digital innovation in their organisations are expected to attend the event at the Pinsent Masons Auditorium in the City of London.

Partners for the event are the Chartered Institute of Building and Pinsent Masons.

Topics covered at the Digital Construction Summit will include:

  • Perspectives on BIM uptake and benefits from clients, contractors, consultants, architects
  • How widely is BIM Level 2 being delivered on projects?
  • Understanding the key standards: PAS 1192 and ISO 19650
  • Digital records post Hackitt: The ‘golden thread’
  • The ‘Digital Twin’: whole-life BIM plus Smart
  • Transforming infrastructure: The role of BIM and smart sensors
  • Product data: BIM, DfMA and standard platforms
  • New business models and strategies for construction’s digital age

To buy tickets for the Digital Construction Summit, please click here.

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