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Digitisation and the Manufacturing sector

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Wednesday 3rd March 2021 | 13:00 to 15:00

FREE WEBINAR

We are pleased to announce the full line up of our panel discussion for our thinkBIM Spring conference. We’ll be exploring a wide variety of themes that are important to manufacturers and those who specify, procure, install and maintain manufacturers’ products in the built environment. Come and join us to join the conversation and listen to the views of our great panel of presenters.

Su Butcher; Social Strategist in Construction at Just Practising offers strategic marketing and business development advice to Construction Product Manufacturers and Trade Associations. Su was Chair of the Product Data Working Group at the UK BIM Alliance who published A Fresh Way Forward For Product Data.

Paul Surin; Global Lead Built Environment at IBM has in depth experience in modern methods of constructions and manufacturing processes as well as chairing the Construction Product Europe Digitalization Task Group.

John Parsons; Director Digital at BEAMA Ltd has oversight of the Networks and Flexible Energy Systems Portfolios and responsibility for driving forward BEAMA’s engagement with the digitalisation agenda.

Richard Gardiner; Sector Lead – Rail at The University of Sheffield – AMRC who works de-risk the development and application of new manufacturing and maintenance processes and technologies, with a speciality in the rail industry.

Join our panel for a lively interactive discussion around the important themes of digitisation and the manufacturing sector.

HOW TO BOOK

Please book via our eventbrite page. Joining instructions will be sent out to you separately with a link to join the webinar.

Interoperability – Resources from our December Conference

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Many thanks to all those that tuned into our webinar on Interoperability on 2nd December 2020. For those that missed it, we have published all the videos from the event on the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing YouTube channel at the links below.

Please click on the links below to view the presentations.

Digital Update – December 2020 – Duncan Reed, Chair of thinkBIM

An overview of the BIM Interoperability Expert Group (BIEG) – Fiona Moore, Construction Innovation Hub (CIH), Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) UK Implementation Team.

The Value of Classification for Interoperability – Sarah Delany, NBS and Classification Workstream Lead at BIM Interoperability Expert Group (BIEG)

An Introduction to IFC and COBie – Emma Hooper, Digital Information Specialist, Bond Bryan Digital and BIEG

The Cultural Impacts of Interoperability – Jenni Barrett from co|LAB and Kirsty Childs from WYG.

As part of our pre-conference preparations, and as a base to start discussions, we asked members of the UK BIM Alliance Technology Group to give us a two minute vox pop on what “Interoperability” means to them.

You can view their reponses in the following playlist.

Thanks to Glider, Vectorworks, Morta, Trimble, Cobuilder, Graphisoft, Asite, Solibri UK, Buildots, Viewpoint, Revizto, Autodesk and thinkproject for taking part.

Visit and subscribe to our youtube channel to view more of our resources.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – Resources

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Many thanks to all those that tuned into our webinar on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on 30th September 2020. For those that missed it, we have published all the videos from the event on the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing YouTube channel at the links below.

BIM and Digital Update – Duncan Reed, Chair of thinkBIM and Trimble

Panel discussion with Natalia Wojtowicz (Grimshaw Global), Chris Pilling (Fujitsu), Aviv Leibovici (Buildots).

How Agri-tech is delivering performance and productivity through AI technology – Becky Dodds, Agri-TechE

For more videos like this, please subscribe to the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing You Tube channel.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – What does it mean for the built environment?

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thinkBIM Webinar

Wednesday 30th September 2020 | 13:00 to 15:00

Free

Following on from our last event looking at Digital Twins, thinkBIM is pleased to be exploring another well used but perhaps poorly understood set of terms currently appearing in articles on the digital transformation of the built environment industry. Artificial intelligence is an overarching term for describing when a machine mimics human thinking, like problem-solving, pattern recognition, and learning. Machine learning is defined as a subset of Artificial Intelligence using statistical techniques to give computer systems the ability to “learn” from data, without being explicitly programmed. Join us on the 30th for our interactive panel discussion and presentation looking at what these terms mean for our industry.

Our presenters include;

*JUST ADDED* Aviv Leibovici, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Buildots

Aviv comes from a background of data-heavy cyber security systems, and leads the company’s product development and the relationship with the UK construction industry.

Natalia Wojtowicz, Computational Design Specialist, Grimshaw

Natalia is a specialist working across the fields of computational design, applied machine learning, software development, environmental design and data-driven strategies.

 Chris Pilling, Principal Consultant, Fujitsu Digital Business Services

Chris has 25 years IT & Tech industry experience and joined Fujitsu in 2016 as EMEIA Principal Consultant. In 2017 he co-founded Fujitsu’s Blockchain Innovation Centre in Brussels which works with customers to define strategy for this emerging paradigm. Chris is at the forefront of helping customers understand and adopt Fujitsu’s Quantum Inspired computing services and capability.

In addition we are pleased to have Becky Dodds from Agri-TechE to give an overview of how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are being used in the agriculture industry too.

New online format!

We are pleased to announce that the format of this online event will include a series of polls for our attendees to support a panel debate on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Another great way you can get involved with thinkBIM!

Booking

The link below will take you to our Eventbrite booking site. Once you have signed up a joining email will be sent to you with the link to join the webinar.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/artificial-intelligence-and-machine-learning-thinkbim-webinar-tickets-121215309253?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

With thanks to our sponsors

Buildots solve one of the biggest challenges in construction management using an AI-based approach. Find out more at https://buildots.com/

Digital Twins – What are they, why do we need them and if you want one, how do you get started?

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Many thanks to all those that tuned into our webinar on Digital Twins on 20th May 2020. For those that missed it, we have published all the videos from the event on the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing YouTube channel at the links below.

These videos should help answer some of the above questions but do keep checking our blog for our follow up thought pieces on the issues raised.

BIM and Digital Update – Duncan Reed, Chair of thinkBIM and Trimble

The National Digital Twin Programme – Mark Enzer, Centre for Digital Built Britain

Don’t get triggered by Digital Twins – John Adams, Glider BIM

The importance of knowing why? – Vicki Reynolds, i3PT Certification

The value of being fashionably late – George Mokhtar, Turner and Townsend

Online Q & A with our speakers – Chaired by Duncan Reed, Chair of thinkBIM

Challenging Digital Twins – Pre-recorded interview with Maria Villanueva, Jacobs Engineering

Twitter Stream

If you want to read the tweets from the afternoon these have been collated at following link. https://wakelet.com/wake/dC-3Ze-nJ6YUbiRFvl72W

For more videos like this, please subscribe to the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing You Tube channel.

With thanks to our event sponsors GliderBIM
and our network sponsors Trimble

thinkBIM is going online! Join our webinar on “Digital Twins” on 20th May 2020

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Webinar

Wednesday 20th May 2020 | 13:00 to 16:00

Digital Twins

The term Digital Twin, whilst it has only become a popular term in the last couple of years has already earned itself the divisive status that BIM had previously held. So what do we really mean by the term Digital Twin?

Why do we need them?

Who is going to benefit?

And if you want one, how do you get started?

These, and other important questions around the next step in the digitalisation of the whole of the built environment will be addressed by our fantastic line up of speakers for our Summer Online Conference on 20th May 2020.

Mark Enzer, Digital Director, Centre for Digital Built Britain

John Adams, Digital Construction Strategist, Glider Technology

Vicki Reynolds, Head of Digital, i3PT Certification

George Mokhtar, Strategic Director, Digital Advisory, Turner & Townsend

Marina Villanueva, Technical Director Digital Engineering, Built Environment, Jacobs

Brought to you by our event sponsors Glider Technology.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS FREE WEBINAR

Mobile Digital

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Wednesday 4th March 2020

Squire Patton Boggs, 6 Wellington Place, Leeds | 13:00 to 17:00, registration and lunch from 12:00

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Viewpoint, we are pleased to be able to offer this as a FREE event!

As computing power increases exponentially and the size of hardware devices reduce there has never been a better time for the construction industry to embrace mobile technology. Having that single source of truth at your finger-tips. But it’s not just about video conferencing or access to all your documents via mobile devices, mobile digital covers a huge market of products and opportunities. Come and join us at thinkBIM as we lift the lid on this rapidly growing sector of the market.

Ben Jowett, BIM Manager, Wates Group

Digital Field Tools
Mobile Digital Technologies are increasingly recognised for their role in improving task management efficiency whilst enhancing collaboration and integration between project teams on construction sites. However, with a wide range of available solutions it can be difficult to determine the best tool for an organisation’s requirements. Ben will provide an overview of some of the tools and processes being practically applied by Wates on construction sites.

Stuart Young, Consultant at COMIT Projects Ltd

Productivity gains through Innovation

While many businesses are still just getting started adopting mobile technology on their projects COMIT – the Construction, Operation & Maintenance through Innovative Technology group have been blazing a trail in this area for over 17 years. In his role at COMIT Projects Ltd Stuart will provide a fascinating insight into what is being used and developed for the built asset market – so don’t just think tablets or smartphones – Stuart will be discussing sensors, wearable technologies, drones and more!

Returning to thinkBIM – Pecha Kucha presentations

Our Spring conference will see the return of this fun and frantic format – 20 slides in just over 6 minutes that auto advance whether you are ready or not! If there is a BIM subject you are burning to share this is your opportunity; sign up to present when you register!!

+ Our popular roundtable discussion groups

+ BIM / Digital Update from thinkBIM Chair, Duncan Reed

+ Networking with a Buffet Lunch

Digital Manufacturing: thinkBIM half day Conference with Berkeley Modular, McAvoy Group and Cobuilder

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Wednesday 4th December 2019

Squire Patton Boggs, 6 Wellington Place, Leeds

13:00 to 17:00, registration and lunch from 12:00

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Cobuilder, we are pleased to be able to offer this as a FREE event!

ABOUT

It’s over two years now since the Government announced their presumption in favour of offsite manufacturing but has the industry really moved towards a manufacturing approach, let alone a digital manufacturing approach? Here at thinkBIM we believe that digital offsite manufacturing has come of age and are pleased to bring you some great speakers who are making digital the way they work.

The Berkeley Modular Digital Journey: The benefits of a Single source of Data provided by the manufacturer

Learn how Berkeley Modular transitioned to managing structured, interoperable product data through the implementation of a digital data strategy supported by our event sponsors for this conference, Cobuilder and Berkeley’s. James Smith, Technical Director at Majenta Solutions will be presenting on this successful collaboration of offsite and technology.

Lorraine McMorrow, McAvoy Group: How to Digitise Offsite Construction – Create, Interrogate and Construct

The McAvoy Group – recently awarded BIM Contractor of the Year – has pioneered the use of digital technology in the design, manufacture and installation of its offsite building projects for a number of years. They see tremendous synergy between offsite construction with its speed and quality benefits – and the latest digital techniques, which can radically improve the way we design and produce new buildings.

+ BIM / Digital Update from thinkBIM Chair, Duncan Reed

+ Our popular roundtable discussion groups

Networking over a Buffet Lunch

PROGRAMME

thinkBIM Programme – 4th December 2019

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Save the Date – 2019/2020 thinkBIM Conferences

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We are pleased to be able to share with you the dates for the next five thinkBIM Conferences. We have some great topics lined-up including #manufacturing, #DigitalTwin, AI/Mobile + much more!  Running for over six years now, thinkBIM conferences blend presentations from key speakers in the digital construction field with panel debates, round table discussions, networking and often a little something different for the final session. Many of our presenters have gone on to be leaders in the BIM/Digital field at their respective organisations as well as sitting on national and international forums and advisory groups. 

Key dates for 2019/2020 are as follows;

Wednesday 4th December 2019
Wednesday 4th March 2020
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Wednesday 30th September 2020
Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Details of the individual conferences to follow.

If you would like to receive information about any or all of these events, make sure you are signed up to the Centre for Knowledge Exchange newsletter here. Once you have registered you have the option to choose the networks and specific industry areas you are interested in hearing about.

We look forward to seeing you at a future BIM event!

 

Digital Skills Conference : thinkBIM Autumn 2019

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**SOLD OUT – Apologies but this conference is now full. If you have any questions, please email ckeevents@leedsbeckett.ac.uk**

Joining us we have Erol Erturan, Managing Director of Adept Engineers who has built his entire business on the basis of delivering schemes digitally. Erol is a passionate advocate for technology and Adept were the 2019 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humberside Digital Construction Award winner.

David Owens, Senior Consultant for Digital Transformation at Costain Group PLC will be sharing his experience and learning, both within Costain and their supply chain, and also from his secondment period with Highways England where he helped this organisation develop their own digital strategy.

We are also pleased to announce the full line up of round tables and topics:-

  • Melanie Robinson, Edinburgh Napier University; Can we bridge the gap between BIM rhetoric and BIM reality with digital skills?
  • Dai Evans, Fuse Studios; Teaching Digital Skills
  • Liam Clarke, Freeform 4D; Delivering Digital 4D – what are the skills needed to get the benefits?
  • Mark Stodgell, PCSG – Digital transformation, digitisation and the alleged generational divide

YORhub at thinkBIM

We are pleased to announce that this conference will be the first where we will get feedback from Leeds Beckett students. For the first time students conducted research using live YORhub projects and supply chain members. Come and support our students and hear their findings!

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Squire Patton Boggs, 6 Wellington Place, Leeds

13:00 to 17:00, registration and lunch from 12:00

 

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