Day 1 - May 25th
Key Note - Transforming Infrastructure Performance - Terry Stocks, Delivery Director for Level 2 BIM, Dept.for Business Innovation & Skills
Digital Delivery - A value driven approach - Stephen Kennedy, Head of Digital and Innovation, Stantec
Digital Transformation in Energy & Infrastructure - Andrew Holt, Digital Data Manager, Founder of REBIM™, Assystem
Funding Innovation & Growth Post-Brexit - Tracey McRobert, Director, First Impressions Business Consultancy Ltd
Connected Construction - Michael Quad, Chief Solution Expert, SAP
The Rise of Mobile Apps & Artificial Intelligence - Dr Max Mallia-Parfitt, Director of Applied Technologies, Fulcro Group
Transforming Infrastructure Performance
Terry is a Chartered Structural and Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. Terry has worked in both the public and private sector manging large organisations and delivering projects across a wide social infrastructure asset class – schools, universities, prisons, courts, administrative estates etc.
Terry was the Deputy Director Estates for the Ministry of Justice with responsibility for the delivery of all estates related projects across the whole asset lifecycle – strategic planning, capital delivery, operations and end of life. Terry led the UK Governments first BIM projects and is the current UK Digital Built Britain Delivery Director for BIM Level.
Terry is now a Director with SNC Lavalin - Faithful+Gould and is their Uk Head of Public Sector and Director for BIM. Terry is the current chair of the Government BIM Working Group which is attended by Govt Depts, large UK infrastructure providers and Local Government Representatives. Terry has chaired the UK Cabinet Office New Forms Of Construction Procurement Group, developing and implementing collaborative procurement models across UK Government departments.
Following the recent tragic events at Grenfell Tower, Terry has been working as the Director for Building Solutions at the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government. Terry was also formally a non-executive director at ‘Build Off Site’.
Lifting productivity growth by even one quarter of one per cent a year, on a sustained basis over 10 years would add £56 billion to GDP. Infrastructure investment can help increase our national productivity, which is why we have made it a cornerstone of our national economic plan and one of the five foundations of our Industrial Strategy. We are making substantial increases in infrastructure investment, including a 50% increase in transport investment between 2015 and 2020. We have extended the £23 billion National Productivity Investment Fund to £31 billion and appointed the National Infrastructure Commission to provide independent advice on the country’s long-term strategic infrastructure needs.
This presentation covers the Transforming Infrastructure performance report which outlines the government’s plan to improve the delivery and performance of infrastructure and boost construction sector productivity.
Digital Delivery - A value driven approach
Steve is Stantec Treatment’s Head of Digital and Innovation. His passionate focus is embracing the digital revolution and changing the Water Industries approach to delivering outcomes in a Customer focussed world.
Through Digital Delivery Stantec are taking active collaboration of all stakeholders to new levels. This active participation through visualisation and information sharing is unlocking the power of collaborative innovation; innovation to achieve the outcomes of great customer service, resilience and affordability, Faster, Better, Safer, Leaner.
Digital Transformation, BIM Level 2 compliance, Health & Safety improvements, Quality Improvements and increasing Productivity are hot topics in the Construction Sector. This presentation introduces Stantec Treatment’s Digital Toolbox and describes how we have changed the way we deliver projects in the Water Industry over the past 5 years by applying the tools on our conversion projects.
We will highlight the Benefits Realised and Risk Mitigated in the context of £, Time, SHEQ and Customer on these project through the application of our Digital Delivery Approach. Practical examples will be presented of how collaboration and early engagement with our supply chain have unlocked value for all parties and how this has been enabled through the common data environment.
The presentation will conclude with the next steps in our journey through Digital Handover to Digital Operation and identify the potential benefits this will realise.
Digital Transformation in Nuclear
Andy Holt BIO: Andy Holt is the driving force behind Assystem’s Information Management and the development digital systems. He is a domain expert in the field of BIM and digital asset lifecycle management and lives and breathes through the cloud-based microservice technologies that he creates.
Among these technologies is REBIM which powers Assystem’s Asset Information Hub. Andy has developed new approaches to simplify digital configuration management and employs these practices in the projects at Assystem.
As the construction industry modernises beyond Level 2 BIM, we have seen the rise of the information technology revolution that has touched almost every area business that we recognise today. We expect new technologies to continue to develop into more autonomous systems that will change the way that we will interact with the built environment.
Digital Built Britain’s Level 3 Building Information Modelling Strategy provides us with a pathway to develop a new breed of interconnected centralised data services to connect us to machine intelligence that we must embrace if we are to continue to grow our digital economy. We will look at Assystem’s ambitious programme to invest in the next generation of scalable cloud technologies to identify, categorise and re-use source data into a network of domain driven services each providing specific functions to different user groups.
The purpose of this framework is to enrich and extend the reach of data to a much wider team than was previously possible. The future we face will involve providing a much deeper insight into what is really happening to physical assets using technologies like Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and artificial intelligence from the foundation of these accessible data services.
If we are to achieve the goal of continuing to grow our digital economy, data must be accessible and democratic in nature so that it can be consumed in reusable blocks by everyone and every capable machine.
Funding Innovation & Growth Post-Brexit
Tracey’s background is business development, communication and organisational expertise gained in the education, banking, care and business sectors. Tracey's more recent focus has been to support SME's to grow in the South of England by establishing partnership between private enterprise and government.
Tracey continues to contribute towards the growth of ambitious, like-minded entrepreneurs and high growth businesses that will drive growth for mutual benefit and for the wider economy.
Tracey offers an insight to businesses accessing funding at European, Regional and Local level and how this applies to both retrospective and future grant applications. In addition to this, Tracey shares a range of suggestions to enable a business owner to work on their business rather than in it and a consideration to the impact of Brexit within the Construction sector.
Michael has over 30 years’ experience in construction , facility management and real estate industry, 12 years with IBM and 20 with SAP. During his career, he has covered different roles such as a solution adviser, sales executive and industry expert.
During the past 4 years, Michael has been Chief Industry Solution Expert for the SAP EMEA Engineering Construction and Operations organization, he served as well as member of a SAP Smart City initiative. In this period Michael has supported the leading European construction and real estate companies to deliver value with SAP solutions based on inventory assessments to be target objectives and via tailored solution positioning. Michael holds a Civil Engineering master degree from Technische Hochschule Darmstadt.
Note: This is not the presentation that was delivered at the conference but is a version that have been made available for sharing publicly.
Hear how innovative solutions from SAP enable connected construction. See how we are incorporating emerging technologies like IOT, augmented reality, and advanced analytics to enable real time project controls to help construction companies drive better project outcomes.
The Rise of Mobile Apps & Artificial Intelligence
Dr Max Mallia-Parfitt is Director of Applied Technologies at Fulcro Group. With experience in Computer Science, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities as well as Robotics, Max moved to the construction sector 5 years ago to develop turnkey visualisation solutions.
Working directly with major infrastructure projects and academic institutions, Max’s skills enable Fulcro to develop fully integrated BIM workflow solutions that link ‘Siloed Data’, enabling project integration with visualisations. Max helped develop and launch the first ‘BIM CAVE’ designed for use in the Construction Sector, the FULmax CUBE (http://www.fulmax.co.uk) and works with clients and building owners to understand their digital models through life-size immersive visualisation, and helps teams collaborate across the globe.
Max’s work won the prestigious CIOB Innovation & Research Award in 2014. Recent collaboration with Microsoft Research has pushed forward the use of Holographic technology in the AEC sector.
Max joined Fulcro to develop next generation technology and software specifically for BIM workflows and understanding of complex datasets found within construction projects, from small housing projects to multi-billion-pound infrastructure projects.
As an active ‘Thought Leader’ on social media, Max is always happy to talk tech, discuss challenges and ‘geek out’ when the chance arises, so look out for him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Have you ever wondered how your phone found you a quicker way home? Perhaps you have enjoyed the ease of selling your unwanted ‘tat’ using an app, and communicated with long-lost relatives through your TV, or just tracked your sleep patterns with a watch.
In this world where technology is touching and trying to improve our personal lives, why can’t we use this technology to solve some of the common issues found in the construction sector?
This talk/rant/optimistic view of the future will show how apps and AI are being used on construction projects now, ranging from simple ways to log issues on site through to semi-automating design. The talk will also provide a gentle introduction to scary terms such as; Blockchain, Deep Learning, IoT, Smart Dust, Autonomous Vehicles, Brain-Computer Interface, and Augmented Workforces.
Expect a lively Q&A at the end of this talk!