Earlier this year, I attended and spoke at the first European summit of Fiatech, the US-based but now increasingly international body focused on development and adoption of innovative practices and technologies to deliver business value throughout the life cycle of capital assets. The organisation is also closely aligned with the UK-based COMIT group, and next month the two will be holding a joint two-day annual conference at The Crystal, London on 30-31 October 2014.
This is a welcome expansion of what has for the past two years been one of the best – and most cost-effective – construction IT conferences I have attended (OK, disclosure: I am a member of the COMIT management team). The 2014 event will pick up the BIM, collaboration and mobile themes of previous years within an all-encompassing title: “Efficiency Through Digital Projects”, and I am told will feature presentations from Shell, Bechtel, Skanska, Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Crossrail, Morgan Sindall, Murphy, Costain, CCC, Ch2mHill, Laing O’Rourke, Mott Macdonald, HS2, Vinci and KPMG. It will also be an opportunity to learn more about the work of the joint COMIT/Fiatech Mobile IT Community of Interest group and subgroup.
Early bird booking for the conference will close shortly (attend a two day conference for just £150 plus VAT) – you can register here.