PCSG team at forefront of debate at Digital Construction Week

The PCSG team will be key contributors to the debate at this year’s Digital Construction Week – the major sector event which explores the application of technology and innovation to the built environment.

Dr Mark Bew, our chairman, will be a keynote speaker at the exhibition, which attracts industry leaders and opinion makers from Google to the Government. It provides a platform for exchanging ideas and gaining a deeper understanding of how best to implement digital tools and processes to boost productivity and efficiency, reduce costs and unlock smarter ways of working.

Last year, more than 5,000 people from across the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sectors and beyond attended the two-day conference which is now regarded as one of the most significant events in the built environment calendar.

This year, Adrian Burgess, our Technical Director, will present Creating, geolocating and connecting smart assets, exploring how project delivery can be accelerated, risk significantly reduced – and the performance of assets transformed – through the effective leveraging of geospatial data by built asset professionals.  

Mark Stodgell, our digital estates and information management specialist, will present on Getting a BIM Badge – How, why and what? His talk will be informed by his work developing and implementing strategies for managing built asset information at major organisations including Sainsbury’s Argos.

Once renowned for its slow uptake of technology relative to other sectors, digitalisation in the construction and infrastructure sectors is accelerating and modern processes are changing the way we plan, build and use our buildings and infrastructure.

Uptake and investment in these new processes was encouraged by the Government mandate for Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 – the process of generating and managing digital representations of physical assets across the life of a project using model-based technologies, embedded with and linked to data and information – to be a requirement of all central Government construction procurement from 2016.

The Centre for Digital Built Britain at Cambridge is now building on that programme, with a mission to “support the Government’s ambitions for a seamless transition from the achievements of Level 2 BIM into an environment where technology as a system is second nature… (and to) enable a thriving UK digital economy for the built environment.”

In addition to talks and presentations across seven different ‘theatres’ – the 2018 DCCW event, which runs from 17 to 18 October at the London ExCel centre will also include demonstrations of innovative technologies and solutions.

To learn more about the event, visit: https://www.digitalconstructionweek.com/Homepage

To learn more about our range of digital services and how we could work with you to deliver better outcomes on specific project or with your day-to-day challenges, please contact our Business Development Director, Olly.Thomas@pcsg.co.uk