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UK Construction Week to feature ‘best and brightest’ digital innovators

by Sion Geschwindt
UK Construction Week

UK Construction Week at ExCeL London – the country’s largest built environment event – is less than two weeks away (May 3-5, 2022).

The show brings together all stakeholders within the built environment across every facet of design, build, and product innovation. 

One of the event’s specialist stages, the Digital Construction Hub, curated by content partners Build in Digital, will showcase leaders, innovators, and thinkers pioneering a tech-led approach to construction, engineering, and architecture.

The Hub will hold practical workshops covering a range of topics, including BIM, digital twins, information interoperability, the golden thread of information, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Alongside thought-leading presentations and real-world case studies, the Hub will host two panel sessions. The first, ‘Streamlining the practical application of digital twins in the AEC industry’, explores how we can put digital twin theory into practice.

Taking to the stage will be chair Peter El Hajj, infrastructure advisor at KPMG; Claire Penny, global digital evangelist at Invicara; Darren Barker, BIM technical lead at Mott MacDonald; and Bola Abisogun, founder of Urbanis and DiverseCity Surveyors.

UK Construction Week will feature top-level speakers from across the industry (Credit: UKCW)

The second panel, capping off the three-day event, will be ‘The Future of Digital: Building back better post-COVID‘.

Chaired by Head of Legal & Business at ECA, Rob Driscoll, the panel will host Dave Shepherd, Project BIM Lead, Estate Information Management at UK Parliament; David Miller, Founder at David Miller Architects; Robin Dickenson, Senior Digital Consultant at Mott MacDonald; Ahmad Kamara, Structural Design Engineer at Network Rail; and making his second appearance, Bola Abisogun.

Joe Broun, managing director at Build in Digital, a UK Business Events company, commented: “As a collaborative community and publication for digital construction professionals, we are passionate about leveraging technology to bring about positive change.

“With less than two weeks to go till UK Construction Week London 2022, we are more excited than ever to deliver an engaging and industry-leading programme at the Digital Construction Hub.”

Siôn Geschwindt, editor at Build in Digital, added: “It has been a pleasure to curate the programme for the Digital Construction Hub stage in collaboration with UK Construction Week.

“The Hub will feature the best and brightest from across the UK’s digital construction industry. In a post-COVID sector beset by a multitude of challenges, digital tools are more central than ever before in efforts to build a more resilient, sustainable, and productive construction sector.

“We are confident that this three-day programme won’t just be informative, but will help attendees take the next practical steps on their digital journey.”

UK Construction Week will consist of over 40,000 sq.metres of exhibition space, more than 300 exhibitors (600 including co-located shows), 10,000 products, 300 expert speakers, seven theatre stages, and multiple specialist hubs.

Main image: Digital Construction Hub (Credit: UKCW)

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