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Centre for Digital Built Britain

 

Hear from experts in application of digital technologies from the University of Cambridge (UoC) that are helping SMEs in the construction sector overcome digital transformation challenges. Using practical examples that are backed in research you will gain knowledge and inspiration for how your business could implement digital technologies in your operations. 

Digital solutions on a shoestring budget

Hear examples of how low-cost technologies have been used to create solution to everyday construction challenges developed by experts at the UoC.   

Understand your priorities

The workshop will help you to reflect on your own business priorities, identify potential digital solutions to help address these priorities and outline a priority digital solution for your individual business.

Get your questions answered

Get your questions answered by experts who are implementing low-cost digital solutions in construction SMEs.

Who should attend? 

The workshops are aimed at senior managers, operations leaders and those who are keen to explore the possibilities for low cost digital solutions in their business, including Managing Directors, Manufacturing Directors and/or Operations Managers from SMEs involved in construction and manufacturers supplying the construction sector.  

How to use digital technologies to improve productivity in construction - 2 FEBRUARY 2021, 10:30-12:15

Unlocking the potential of digital techologies for SMEs in construction is vital to stay competitive. Although some SMEs within the construction industry have been slow to implement a digital transformation project, there is no shortage of understanding the benefits it could bring.

This event brings together experts in construction and digital technologies from the University of Cambridge (UoC) and the University of Wolverhampton (UoW) to help SMEs in the construction sector. Using practical examples that are backed in research you will gain knowledge and inspiration for how your business could implement digital technologies in your operations. 

Fully funded support is available from both universities to help construction SMEs improve their efficiency and processes - so register your place to hear more

AGENDA - 2 February 2021  

10:30 - How low-cost technologies can be used to solve challenges in construction

By Liz Salter, Industrial Associate, IfM

11:30 - Introduction to the CFRC 

By Paul Davies, Knowledge Transfer Manager, CFRC

11:40 - Construction informatics - how applying IoT in construction can improve productivity

By Ahmed Oyedele, Lecturer in Construction Informatics, CFRC

11:55 - Case study: digital monitoring in practice at UoW

By Dr David Heesom, Reader in Building Information Modelling

12:10 - Q&A - get your questions answered by experts from UoC and UoW

 

Details of the Full Workshop Series:

2 Feb 2021 - How to use digital technologies to improve productivity in construction - Hosted by Construction Futures Research Centre

4 Feb 2021 - Digital Construction on a Shoestring - Hosted by I-Construct

11 Feb 2021 - Digital Construction on a Shoestring Lunch n Learn - Hosted by Supply Chain Sustainability School

 

The workshops form part of the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s (CDBB) work at the University of Cambridge within the Construction Innovation Hub (CIH) which brings together world-class expertise from the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), BRE and CDBB to transform the UK construction sector. The Construction Innovation Hub is funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Fund. 

Date: 
Tuesday, 2 February, 2021 - 10:30 to Wednesday, 3 February, 2021 - 12:15
Contact name: 
Liz Salter
Contact email: 
Event location: 
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