Graduate Day (passed)

13th August, 2015 - Bentley Academy, London


The COMIT graduate day event is a chance for the next generation to understand some of the issues facing construction and put forward ideas on how new technologies and innovations could be the solution.


Engineering is all about communication, coordination, collaboration and cooperation. This event is a chance to do all four whilst networking with other forward thinking graduates from our industry.



10.00 – 10.15: Arrival & registration

10.15 – 10.30: Welcome & Introductions

10.30 – 11.00: Impact of technology on society

11.00 – 12.00: Workshop 1 – Applying apps to construction

12.00 – 13.00: Lunch & Networking

13.00 – 14.00: Workshop 2 – Increasing technology adoption

14.00 – 15.00: Workshop 3 – New technologies for old problems

15.00 – 15.30: Close out and questions



Harrison O’Hara – Mobile BIM Technician / Research Engineer (Costain/ COMIT & Loughborough University) 

Harrison looks after the implementation and adoption of Mobile technology for Costain Group, since joining he has secured a position working towards an Engineering Doctorate at Loughborough University and also leads the BIM4Mobility group for COMIT.

Iain Miskimmin – Director for Technology (COMIT & Bentley)

Iain has many roles within the industry, from running the COMIT organisation, upskilling global BIM knowledge, delivering the Crossrail Information Management Academy and in his spare time is an Ambassador for the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car team!

David Wood – Chairman of the London Futurists

David has spent 25 years envisioning, architecting, implementing, supporting, and avidly using smart mobile devices. The London Futurists is a meetup dedicated to serious discussion of the likely impact of technology on human experience. He is also the Executive Director for Transpolitica, a Principle at Delta Wisdom and a Fellow of the Institute of Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

Stuart Young – Fiatech, Managing Director - Europe and Middle East. Consultancy Director at COMIT Projects Ltd

Stuart has 30 years’ experience in the AEC Industry working with several major organisations and Joint Ventures holding several Senior Management positions. He has worked on large infrastructure projects with values ranging from £50m to £500m. Stuart has a passion for innovation and change in industry and is a strong advocate of the “process-first” approach to technology adoption and implementation.

Special guest:

Dino Sawer – Site Forman (N.E. Construction Coy)

Dino’s role within his organisation is to ensure the project is delivered on time, on budget and with as less risk as possible. Recently he has deployed clip boards and coffee mug holders to his workforce and feels that this leap in technology is ground breaking.

Supported by the Young Rail Professionals

Location:  20 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V OBG