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Centre for Digital Built Britain


CDBB is pleased to be a partner for Digital Construction Summit 2020, which is an annual event for digital decision-makers in the built environment sector.

​Following the Covid-19 outbreak, we postponed our 2020 event, planned for 3 June, in line with Government advice on public meetings. We are now running the Digital Construction Summit 2020 as a virtual event, on 29/30 September 2020.

The summit will bring together government, clients, contractors, architects, consultants and suppliers, who will assess construction’s digital progress over the last 12 months, and examine the policies, trends and innovations that will shape the industry over the coming years.

The summit will include presentations from industry-leading digital professionals, panel discussions, Q&As and audience interaction.


10.30, 29 September 2020

The power of data and its potential for construction

  • A standards-based approach to information management (focusing on ISO 19650)
  • Interoperability and common data environments: integrating disparate information sources
  • Using real-time time data to optimise project performance
  • Security, blockchain and data structure
  • Smart sensors and the Internet of Things
  • Product data and its role in digital construction
  • The digital twin: using data to optimise digital asset management strategies
  • AI’s role in improving asset management data


14.30, 29 September 2020

The Building Safety Act: digital’s role in the looming legislation

Hackitt, the Government’s response, and the digital implications of the Building Safety Act

  • Implementing the ‘golden thread’: using 3D models and databases to manage asset information
  • How the three-stage gateway approval process works
  • Impact of the new legislation on existing digital protocols, such as Soft Landings
  • Surveying and modelling of existing buildings: use of laser scans and other digital tech
  • Improving construction quality through tracking work digitally
  • The key data that constructors should provide to clients and FM operators
  • Liabilities construction companies potentially face through non-compliance or poor practice
  • Using contracts to incentivise different players in the supply chain to share data



10.30, 30 September 2020

Offsite, MMC and platform DfMA: how digital is an enabler

  • Findings from the government’s consultation on a platform approach to design for manufacture and assembly (P-DfMA)
  • Increasing efficiency and accuracy using digital design and engineering
  • Improving quality on offsite projects with factory QA processes
  • Productivity gains from increasing standardisation of components with P-DfMA
  • Use of VR and AR to aid client understanding
  • Introducing automation and robotics in factory processes
  • Installing smart sensors in modules and components
  • Digital modelling, data management and how handover to client’s FM team is managed



14.30, 30 September 2020

Connecting the site: digital collaboration across the project team

  • Keeping all project stakeholders connected, from site to boardroom, on a single platform
  • Using digital tools to break down silos across the built environment professions
  • Accessing project management tools on smartphones and tablets to keep up to date with the latest project information
  • The power of visualisation tools: enhancing the design, engaging with stakeholders; helping site workers check progress
  • Use of real-time time data analytics to boost project productivity
  • Common data environments and interoperability  
  • Addressing the digital skills shortfall: upskilling site staff with BIM and digital tools


Each session will run for a minimum of an hour with approximately three speakers followed by Q&A and discussion.

Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 - 10:30 to Wednesday, 30 September, 2020 - 16:00
Contact name: 
Digital Construction Summit 2020
Event location: 
Online event