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ConTech Series: Drones in Construction

Friday, 5th March 2021 1345hrs – 1530hrs

Unmanned aerial vehicles, sometimes referred to as UAVs, or more commonly, as drones, are replacing traditional land-surveillance methods and are rapidly changing the way the construction industry works with a recent report from Goldman Sachs stating that construction will be the biggest user of commercial drones in the coming years. In this webinar we will explore drones usage in the whole lifecycle of construction projects – from bidding, investigation and design, to on-site construction, handover and maintenance – with experts and thought leaders showcasing projects using drones and looking ahead to how they will transform the construction sector over the coming years.

This webinar is part of a new series on the future of the construction industry which are taking place over the coming months, and will explore the next big trends, innovations and challenges the industry needs to prepare for.

We will gather major industry influencers and free thinkers to discuss the challenges and opportunities that will be present across the built environment in the years to come.

Speakers for this event include:

Peter Folwell,
Dr. Monica Rivas Casado,
Senior Lecturer and Environment Programme Director
Robert Garbett,
Founder and Chief Executive

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  • Plowman Craven – Peter has over 30 years’ experience in the Real Estate sector, having worked not only in the UK but across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Building a name in property measurement and developing strong strategic relationships with clients has helped establish Plowman Craven as a leading player in the fields of area referencing, drone applications and BIM. Peter will give thought leadership on the future of drones in the sector and how they will help transform the way future construction projects are delivered.
  • Drone Major Group – Drone Major Group are one the UK’s foremost organisations with expertise in using drones in the construction industry having collaborated with clients such as the MOD, Peel Ports, Liverpool City Region and Scottish Power. Robert will give a thought leadership perspective on the enormous impact drones are set to have in construction which will be one of the key sectors that will benefit most substantially from the ‘drone revolution.’
  • Cranfield University – Monica is currently leading Research Council (RCUK) and industry funded projects on the use of emerging technologies and statistical science for robust environmental monitoring. This includes the use of drones for monitoring near coastal nuclear power plants (EPSRC/EDF Energy), drones for flood and catastrophe extent mapping and damage assessment (NERC/EPSRC), autonomous on-water vehicles for robust hydromorphological characterisation (EPSRC) and floodplain forest restoration monitoring (EPSRC). She has previously held roles working for the government where she provided advice and guidance on emerging technologies to different Ministerial Departments, including Cabinet Office. Monica will join the panel to give her expert view on the future of drones and other emerging technologies in the construction and energy sectors.

Associate your brand with this Webinar and position your brand at the forefront of the discussion around the future development happening in ConTech. We have various partnership packages available, including opportunities to speak on the webinar, allowing you to present your message to your target audience and receive maximum brand awareness and impact. Packages available include:

Package Delegate Ticket Cost Chair/ Speaking Opportunity VIP Access Cost (+VAT)
Webinar Partner £0 Yes Yes £2,000 View Details
Advertising Partner £25 Yes £500 View Details

Webinar Partner


The webinar partner package will give an even bigger boost to attendance numbers and visibility. Be at the forefront of the webinar – with a speaking slot on the panel and prime branding throughout the webinar and post/pre event communications. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be seen as a leading figure within the industry. Benefits include:

  • Free to attend which will boost attendance numbers to 200-500
  • Sponsor an existing event or work with us to develop a bespoke title/agenda/panel of speakers
  • Request Built Environment Networking to invite up to 3 speakers of your choice to join the panel
  • Targeted marketing campaign aimed at attracting your target audience to the event – whether it be company types, regional companies or job titles/level of attendee.
  • Inclusion within all pre-webinar speaker discussions
  • Sit on the expert webinar panel as a thought leader
  • Deliver a 5-minute thought-leadership presentation on the webinar to industry delegates
  • Join a private debrief meeting in our VIP room to continue to discussion with speakers
  • Prime branding on the website and throughout the full webinar
  • Additional branding on all event documents, emails, booking forms etc
  • Full downloadable copy of the webinar after the event
  • Social media posts – pre, during and post-conference activity

Advertising Partner


Prime branding on all emails used to promote the webinar with delegates before, during and after the conference. Benefits include:

  • Branding throughout the full event – on the website, during the conference, on the presentations and on our emails sent to our 130,000 strong database
  • Exhibition stand at the virtual event to showcase your brand and gain interest from delegates
  • 5 x free tickets for colleagues to watch and get involved in the online event
  • VIP Room Access to connect with our speakers in a one-to-one environment
  • Full downloadable copy of the webinar after the event
  • Social media posts – pre, during and post-conference activity

Our online webinars will merge our face-to-face events with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, an exceptional panel discussion and debate, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall. The event agenda and programme will run as follows:

13:45-14:00 – Networking & Exhibition

14:00-15:00 – Main Stage: Speakers, Presentations, Discussion and Debate

15:00-15:30 – Networking & Exhibition

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online webinars…

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


Just like a real event 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 are not currently available for this event.


Friday, 5th March 2021

1345hrs – 1530hrs


Online – Hopin

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