I have been known to moan about the high cost of some construction conferences (usually the so-called construction summits or leadership events). However, later this month (May 2018) in London, there are two great (and free!) opportunities to learn more about themes explored recently on this blog, including BIM, lean construction and mobile.
Digitising construction management
On Wednesday 23 May, at Siemens’ Crystal Building in London’s Docklands area, the software development startup VisiLean (read my March 2018 post Visualising lean BIM: VisiLean) is hosting a half-day conference focused on digitising construction management. Salford University alumnus now Visilean CEO Bhargav Dave will open the afternoon’s proceedings, which are intended to share the experiences of industry practitioners and experts leading major digitisation projects in the construction industry. Other speakers include:
- Tiina Talvitie, digital director at Lehto Group, Finland – “Developing a digitalisation strategy for a construction organisation”
- Derek Drysdale, chairman of the UK’s Lean Construction Institute – “Developing a successful lean implementation strategy across a major organisation”
- Professor Rafael Sacks, of Technion University, Israel – “Construction management at the nexus of Lean and BIM”
Digital Construction: Lighting the way
Over the two following days, 24-25 May, the Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT (COMIT) annual conference, entitled Digital Construction: Lighting the way, is being held at the Hallam Conference Centre in central London.
As usual, COMIT has assembled a good range of speakers from all walks of the construction and technology sectors; it aims to create an event that is relevant and instructive but also enjoyable and even inspirational. Subjects range from space construction at NASA to the work of a cyborg ethnographer, and, thanks to an anonymous benefactor, it is now free to attend! With places in short supply, registration is vital: more details here.