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Digital Construction Conference; Sponsored by Autodesk

Friday, 10th July 2020 0900hrs – 1530hrs

This free to attend online conference will focus on digital construction and construction technology.

There has been a real surge in the uptake of new technology and innovation within the construction industry of late – and this is helping to make the delivery, operations and renewal of the industry safer and more efficient, sustainable and collaborative.

Digital construction is a fast moving area – and with new solutions and a younger workforce bringing this cultural shift with them there is always new discussions, products and ways of working to be discussed which can streamline and disrupt the industry in a positive way.

The experts both development and implementing these into the industry will be speaking at this event. From technology within pre-construction to BIM, Digital Twice, Smart Cities and more – we’ll be looking at the key topics.

Speakers for this event include:

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09:00-09:30 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with a networking chatroom, exhibitor area, video chats and more.

09:30-09:45 Keynote

We’ll kickstart the conference with a keynote session.

Autodesk; Paolo Martinez, Product Marketing Manager

09:45-10:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

 

10:00-11:00 Session 1: Digital Construction – Expert Q&A

In this Question Time style session you’ll be able to ask your questions to a panel of experts – who’re all key influencers and stakeholders in the future of digital in the construction industry. 

Chair: Autodesk; Dimitris Vernon, Manager (Customer Success)

University of the West of England; Dr Manuel Davila Delgado, Associate Professor and Vision Network Lead

Construction Innovation Hub; David Philp, Interim Impact Director

CITB; Marcus Bennett, Innovation & Strategy Lead

Centre for Digital Built Britain; Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:30-12:30 Session 2: Digital Infrastructure and Connectivity- the future of inclusive economic growth in Britain?

Developers, thought leaders and digital infrastructure experts unveil how they’re using cutting edge technology as part of major infrastructure development programmes across the UK.

Chair: Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Transport for Greater Manchester; Anna Craciun, Innovation Strategy Officer

Transport for the South East; Rob Dickin, Transport Strategy Manager

District Technologies; Lee Vanessa Butz, Founder

The Scotland 5G Centre; Michael Burns, Business Development Manager

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:00-13:45 Session 3: UK BIM Framework – What Are The Benefits?

A major collaborative effort in the industry has seen the roll out of the UK BIM Framework – an overarching plan to implement BIM across all future projects. There is becoming a bigger push for this across all public and private sector schemes and in this session we discuss the benefits.

Chair: Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Kingspan; Brian Glancy, Head of BIM Strategy

Environment Agency; Karen Alford, FCRM Manager – Digital Asset Data and Information

L&Q; Johnny Furlong, BIM Strategy Lead

13:45-14:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

14:00-15:00 Session 4: Digital Innovation in Development

A host of the UK’s biggest developers showcase their future development schemes and talk about how digital technology will play a part in not only the design and build but for the occupiers and end users within the finished product.

Chair: Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Lendlease; Matt Warren, Head of Digital Engineering

Argent; Claudine Blamey, Head of Sustainability & Digital Strategy

Urban Splash; Jason Byrne, Head of Digital

IBM; Paul Surin, Global Lead BIM & Built Environment

15:00-15:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

Download Programme

We have an excellent line-up of speakers who’ll be joining us for this event to share their expert knowledge. They include:

Argent – Claudine Blamey, Head of Sustainability & Digital Strategy

Claudine will provide some thought leadership on Argent’s work to use digital and smart technology to ensure their developments are sustainable and future proofed.

 

University of the West of England – Dr Manuel Davila Delgado, Associate Professor and Vision Network Lead

Dr Manuel Davila is an expert in developing novel digital solutions for the construction and engineering sectors. His interests and expertise are a mix of Machine Learning, 4D technical simulations, AR/VR, BIM, structural engineering and optimisation. His research has helped many leading development and construction firms adopt novel and emerging technologies, and develop digital solutions that enable data-driven decision making.

 

Transport for Greater Manchester – Anna Craciun, Innovation Strategy Officer

Anna is the lead on innovation initiatives for TfGM including autonomous vehicles and regulatory reviews. She has been involved in their Covid-19 response through innovation trials with SMEs.

 

L&Q Group – Johnny Furlong, BIM Strategy Lead

L&Q are one of the UK’s largest housing associations and are planning to build 100,000 new homes over the next 10 years. Johnny leads on BIM strategy at L&Q and has a decade of previous experience delivering BIM on large scale projects ranging in value from £20 million to £1.5bn. He will discuss L&Qs BIM Change Programme which aims to standardise processes whilst allowing flexibility and ensure there are clear ways of working which allow the organisation and it’s suppliers to ‘get it right first time’.

Lendlease – Matt Warren, Head of Digital Engineering

More information to follow.

Construction Innovation Hub – David Philp, Interim Impact Director

David is the Interim Impact Director for Digital for the Construction Innovation Hub. With over 25 years in industry David is a Chartered Construction Manager by background and Global Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Information Management (Consultancy Director) for AECOM. He was previously employed by Mace as Head of BIM, and as Technical Services / BIM Programme Director with Balfour Beatty.

 

David has been involved in delivering innovative BIM and digital asset management strategies across the globe from UK, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Australia and the Baltics. He was seconded in the UK Cabinet Office in 2011 as Head of BIM Implementation and has been a key contributor to the UK public sector BIM mandate (GCS 2011-2016) and continues to support through his role with the Centre for Digital Built Britain programme. He was also seconded into the Scottish Future Trust (SFT) as Chair of the Scottish BIM Delivery Group.

 

He is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Building and Vice Chair of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre.

Environment Agency – Karen Alford, FCRM Manager – Digital Asset Data and Information

Karen specialises in asset data and information and will give an insight into the Environment Agency’s digital journey. The Environment Agency has been putting a lot of effort into digitising previously analogue information and data, and applying a common digital transformation strategy. She will share some thought leadership on her work to implement BIM across the organisation’s more than 500 projects, and use the technology to develop client capability.

Transport for the South East – Rob Dickin, Transport Strategy Manager

Transport for the South East serves a region of more than 7.5 million people, and are focused on growing a sustainable economy whilst tackling issues such as congestion, air quality, employment and energy usage. Rob will discuss how they plan to use smart and digital technology, and plan to place future mobility at the core of their approach to realising these strategic priorities.

CITB – Marcus Bennett, Innovation & Strategy Lead

Marcus leads for the CITB on technology in the built environment including offsite, immersive & virtual reality and digitalisation. He will discuss how digital construction in the construction industry compares with other sectors and how its wider adoption has the potential for positive transformation, and how the current situation has emphasised both the need to be digitally adept and how technology can allow us to respond.

 

Urban Splash – Jason Byrne, Head of Digital

As well as being one of the UK’s most active and respected regeneration and development companies, Urban Splash have a reputation for innovation and the use of technology. They have been leading the way in virtual house viewing, rolling out virtual desktop videos and a 360-degree CGI experience – technology that has been given a renewed relevance during the current crisis. They are also developing pixel streaming technology that will allow customers to design the layout of their home before construction by the company’s modular division.

Centre for Digital Built Britain – Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director

Alexandra Bolton has been CDBB’s Executive Director since the Centre came to Cambridge in August 2017. She works across CDBB’s programmes, including the National Digital Twin Programme and the Construction Innovation Hub, to advance the digital transformation of the built environment in order to improve people’s quality of life. She will provide some thought leadership on how digital technology can be used to enable the industry to get back to work more quickly, and how it can give the industry the resilience to thrive in a post Covid19 world.

 

IBM – Paul Surin, Global Lead BIM & Built Environment

Paul has a successful track record of innovating and transforming business models challenged by new technologies in housebuilding, building services and development. He has extensive knowledge of virtual design, lean construction, blockchain, AI, MMC, manufacturing processes and industry 4.0. He will provide his perspective on construction and development’s digital challenge.

District Technologies – Lee Vanessa Butz, Founder

Fast becoming one of the UK’s most eminent voices on the integration of technology into the built environment and a pioneer within the smart city movement, Lee Vanessa is ideally placed to share a vision of what the UK development scene will look like in the next 30 years.

 

Kingspan – Brian Glancy, Head of BIM Strategy

Having been at Kingspan for 14 years, Brian leads on BIM strategy and the broader digital built environment. He will share details on the work the company is undertaking around BIM to work more efficiently and have an improved customer experience, and will the key obstacles which need to be overcome in order for the sector to move forward.

The Scotland 5G Centre – Michael Burns, Business Development Manager

The Scotland 5G Centre was set up in October 2019 to accelerate the adoption of 5G and realise its economic and societal potential for Scotland. Last year, a study by Deloitte estimated that significant changes to wireless technologies in Scotland, including revolutionary 5G networks, could increase GDP by more than £17 billion – equivalent to 8.3% of the country’s total economic output – and create an additional 160,000 new jobs by 2035. Michael will be at the helm of their major development programme and will talk our audience through his plans.

Autodesk – Paolo Martinez, Product Marketing Manager

Paolo leads the Product Marketing strategy in EMEA within the Autodesk construction portfolio. Most recently, he has been working on the integration and amplification of the messaging for Autodesk Construction Cloud™, which combines advanced technology, a unique builders network and predictive insights to connect people and data across the entire building lifecycle, from design through operations.

 

 

Autodesk – Dimitris Vernon, Manager, Customer Success

Dimitris leads one of the Autodesk Construction Solutions Customer Success teams for EMEA. His team develops and maintains trusted relationships with customers to help them realise the business benefits from Autodesk solutions.  They support project teams by identifying their unique challenges and objectives and defining capabilities and workflows that drive the achievement of desired business outcomes. Dimitris is currently based in Barcelona and his team is spread across Barcelona, Zürich and Dub

 

Associate your brand with the Digital Construction Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the future of the construction industry.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 Sold Out
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
VIP Room Sponsor Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the digital construction sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

VIP Room Sponsor

£1,500+VAT

This package gives you an opportunity to sponsor the VIP Room – an exclusive invite only area of the event where speakers, invited VIP guests and sponsors can gather. This room enables all to actively video chat – and as the VIP Room Sponsor you’ll be able to host all of those who enter and manage the conversation throughout the day. It includes:

  • Become the official Host of the VIP Room
  • Branding within the VIP Room
  • Option to invite selected guests to the VIP Room alongside speakers and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

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You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Tickets

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Friday, 10th July 2020

Time:
0900hrs – 1530hrs

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