Digital Convergence in The Built Environment - a Data Driven Perspective - POSTPONED

Joint event with RICS

Postponed to 15 November 2017

Time: 1.30pm - 5.30pm

BCS London, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Free and open to all

Booking link to follow

Paul Burrows and Glen Worrall


The convergence of ‘Big Data’ with Building Information Modelling (BIM) and more traditional geospatial data is enabling and informing more comprehensive predictive, behavioural and responsive analytics. Together these are influencing how buildings and infrastructure are able to respond to changing conditions, delivering the vision of transformed architecture through smarter information.

Delivering that vision brings the consequent challenges:

  • The tension of using data and technology economically in the built environment
  • How to overcome the limitations of existing approaches
  • Using smart ways to find and retrieve information

For those involved in designing and building a better world through virtual models, this is an opportunity to hear from and debate with practitioners and thought leaders in this sector.

The timings for the afternoon event are as follows:

  • 1.30pm - 2.00pm - Registration
  • 2.00pm - 2.05pm - Welcome and Introduction
  • 2.05pm - 2.30pm - Towards Computable Measurement Standards, Paul Burrows - Solutions Architect at RICS Information Products Group
    Measurement standards in Construction vs. Computing methods and practice
  • 2.30pm - 2.55pm - Martin Simpson - Liverpool University, building SMART UK&I
    Synopsis to follow
  • 2.55pm - 3.20pm - Going Digital, Glen Worrall - Bentley Systems
    The advancement of reality capture is enabling access to higher fidelity reality models than ever before. Bentley Systems will show how they are enabling digital engineering workflows on large scale reality models.  Their capture of downtown Philadelphia for the Papal visit has kick started multiple projects that are leveraging the Reality models.  Bentley will share an insight into how these are delivering value with asset owners and project teams.
  • 3.20pm - 3.40pm - Refreshment Break
  • 3.40pm - 4.05pm - Andy Heaton - Enmodus
    Synopsis to follow
  • 4.05pm - 4.30pm - Prakash Davda, Mehul Pindoria - Austin
    A move towards model-centric building design requires the careful arrangement of information. Too much information can overload people, systems and indeed a model. So what information should a building model host and how does it come together?
    Answers to these questions will be explored through a case study in which a BIM has been taken from design into construction.
  • 4.30pm - 5.00pm - Panel Discussion
  • 5.00pm - Networking

Speaker Bios:

Paul Burrows

Having gained very broad experience in Quantity Surveying, I changed career direction and specialised in software systems, standards development and analysis of construction data. I am now moving forward with a group of related projects aimed at providing world beating data systems to the construction industry.

Glen Worrall

The use of data within engineering has always been a focus for my working career. Extending data beyond design, into commissioning, construction and operations has been a common thread across various global projects. This has reinforced my belief in processes working alongside technology.

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