by Richard McPartland
Digital Construction Week returns to the Capital for a two-day event on 18 and 19 October.
As is now traditional the event opens with a Westminster reception for invited guests and an opening presentation looking at Government Construction Strategy progress and the role of innovation and technology.
As the event gets into full swing,you can expect an unrivalled range of expertise to be on show with speakers including Mark Bew, from the UK BIM Task Group and Digital Built Britain, Alex Lubbock, Head of Digital Construction at the Infrastructure Projects Authority, and NBS's Stephen Hamil will also be taking to the stage in the BIM Village.
Elsewhere, there's a chance to hear from the team behind one of the biggest projects ever undertaken in the UK with the return of the HS2 HUB as well as seminar and conference presentations aimed at those looking to better understand how the project will be delivered. The Thames Tideway team will be talking about how innovation and technology is helping to shape the project that will deliver a major new sewer and Tesla's Model X and battery storage technologies will also be on display.
From speaking to designers it's clear that virtual reality is already reaping real rewards on projects - allowing clients to take virtual tours of spaces and places before they are even built. If you want to understand more about the potential then the VR Workshop will feature live presentations and demos along with case studies focussed on creating value and getting return on investment.
You can register for a free seminar and exhibition pass or get a 20% discount on a two-day conference pass.
There's also a chance to check out the rise of the robots from the team at UCL Bartlett School of Architecture and ABB Robotics while more competitive attendees may wish to take part in drone drag racing.
BIM problems? Check out the BIM clinics staffed by industry experts and for those who want to mingle with problem-solving innovators the startup village is the place to be. There's also a chance to find out more about the EU-funded ACCEPT project looking to tackle the performance gap, up quality and ensure knowledge transfer on construction sites.
You can register for a free seminar and exhibition pass right now to ensure you don't miss out on one of construction's events of the year.
Register to attend Digital Construction Week 2017
- Seminar and exhibition pass - Free
A two-day seminar, exhibition and floor show pass (seating not guaranteed).
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- Two-day conference pass- £200+VAT (Use code 'NBS20' to receive a 20% discount)
All the benefits of the free seminar and exhibition pass but with guaranteed seating within the Digital Construction Week Conference Theatre across the two days. Access to a VIP lounge with dedicated WiFi and meeting spaces and delegate catering (light lunch and refreshments on both days) is also included.
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