THE BIM VILLAGE & THE BIM WORKSHOPS
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process and a way of working that, implemented correctly allows for more efficient methods of designing, delivering and maintaining physical built assets throughout their entire lifecycle.
In partnership with the UK BIM Alliance both the BIM Village and BIM Workshops aim to help create an industry where BIM is 'Business as Usual'. Sessions on both of these theatres should focus on educating attendees on the value and benefits of embracing BIM. We're looking for sessions that offer practical insights and shared learning that can help both those starting out on their journey but also sessions that can challenge and inspire those already engaged with BIM.
BIM WORKSHOPS CONT.
The main difference between the BIM Village and the BIM Workshops is the format of the presentations you submit. The BIM Village offers theatre style seating for our attendees and is therefore suited to panel discussions, fireside chats, and other more traditional presentation styles.
Alternatively, the BIM Workshops allow for more interactive sessions. Audience members will be sat around tables giving the opportunity for presenters to run more of a workshop / classroom type session. This format lends itself well to more interactive sessions where you may want the audience to discuss and debate ideas. Or where you may want to offer step by step training for example.
When thinking which BIM theatre to submit for, think about the format of your session. If it your session requires more particpation or engagement with the audience the BIM Workshops could be for you.
THE CONSTRUCTION INNOVATION HUB
This year’s Digital Construction Week will feature a brand new and exclusive theatre delivered in partnership with the recently launched Construction Innovation Hub. Visitors can look forward to two days of free seminars and workshops, which will explore how we can change the way buildings and infrastructure are designed, manufactured, integrated and connected within our built environment.
The Construction Innovation Hub brings together world-class expertise from the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Building Research Establishment (BRE) and the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to transform the UK construction industry.
In the digital world, a precise understanding of the physical is essential. It allows us to better understand, plan, predict, and deliver projects through greater access and analysis of data to help solve some of the many challenges we find in the built environment.
Advances in this area are spawning high-efficiency methods for construction and operations and, has expanded from positioning to a wider and deeper role in the construction and operation of buildings and facilities. Geospatial technologies are already opening up opportunities for autonomous vehicles, the future of transport networks and will be pivotal against the backdrop of Connected Buildings and Smart Cities.
Submissions for the Geospatial theatre should look not just at mapping and the collection of data but explore how this information is used in the context the wider built environment. How can Geospatial solutions and asset data help drive greater efficiency, improve planning, project delivery and what does it mean for both the digital and the physical built environment.
In addition to mapping we'd like to see case studies, research projects, and debate linked to smart cities, estates management, the future of transportation networks, machine controls, the connected site and more.
INDUSTRY 4.0 & THE INNOVATION STAGE
Advancements in the manufacturing marketplace are driving companies to re-think their innovation strategies to maintain their competitive edge and profitability. Industry 4.0 represents a new way of delivering a better, more efficient and ultimately profitable construction process, from modern methods of construction, offsite & prefabrication, advanced engineering, additive manufacturing, robotics, materials, and plant.
Submissions for the Industry 4.0 programme should showcase technology at the very cutting edge, the latest thinking and those at the forefront of innovation. Submissions for this theatre should focus on the future of our built environment. Exploring but not limited to; IoT, Cloud Computing, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, crypto currency, cyber security, Additive Manufacturing, Computational Design, Wearable Technology, and much more.
The Onsite Arena sponsored by Bluebeam is different to any of our other theatres. The Arena represents a physical construction site. The aim is to offer a platform for live and interactive demos showcasing onsite technologies and processes. Submissions for the Onsite Arena should have a physical and interactive element. Think of it as a mini walkaround or site visit. If you'd rather be running a live demo or site visit than on stage in front of a screen then this could be the theatre for you.
Submissions should focus on topics associated with onsite technologies and processes. Due to the nature of this theatre we are limited to the number of sessions we can run. We therefore ask that when submitting your entry you to select a second theatre that you session could run on.
The impact of innovation and technology in the built environment goes well beyond a specific product or process. It holds the key to transforming and changing the face of our industry. Representing a huge opportunity for the built environment and opening it up to a much broader and diverse pool of talent and skills. Making the industry more appealing to new entrants that can help support and boost our workforce.
It also presents a challenge for the way we attract, train and upskill industry talent to make sure we retain and develop our expertise and that the UK stays at the forefront of the built environment.
The Skills Hub will feature seminars, workshops and speed networking sessions connecting industry with educators and influencers. Submissions for the Skills Hub should focus on either the way you develop and train you current workforce, how you engage with universities, schools, and colleges, or how you work with and champion apprenticeships and grads within your business. We're looking for individuals and companies that can help inspire the rest of the sector and help transform industry image.
The Transformation Hub will explore business transformation. Looking at the business practicalities of digitisation rather than any specific technology or process. We want to help companies and individuals embrace new ways of working by providing leadership and guidance on the implications of technology and innovation on their business.
Submissions for this theatre should focus on strategy and practical guidance. Exploring but not limited to; digital strategy, business transformation/digitization, culture & collaboration, engaging with supply chain, partners and key stakeholders, innovation strategy, information management, winning work, project controls & EPR, emerging technologies (cloud, blockchain, big data, etc.) and much more.
Technology has revolutionised the way in which we visualise the built environment and the world around us. Innovative technologies such as 3D Modelling, Mapping, and Rendering, Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed reality allow us to see and interact with our projects offering greater insight and understanding of environments we are creating and maintaining.
As we move towards a more data rich built environment the power of these technologies grows. Allowing us to create more complex environments and scenarios. They also allow us to better plan, deliver, and maintain our built assets.
Submissions for the Visualisation theatre should showcase the power of these innovative new methods of visualisation and the opportunities they represent. Past sessions have explored optioning at design stage, health and safety training, site management, stakeholder communications and project collaboration and we're always excited to see new presentations on these topics.
Above anything the visualisation theatre offers a great opportunity for visually impactful and interactive sessions with live demos and new releases.
THE TECH STAGE
The Tech Stage is open to our exhibitors and sponsors only.