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5th British Information Modelling Event

By [email protected] - 22nd August 2018 - 09:20

Speakers from Atkins, Cogital and TfL joined event sponsor 3D Repo and other technology innovators at The Shard in London in late June to explore some of the latest advances in digital construction.

The evening gathering also featured a lively panel discussion, hosted by Oliver Hughes, Director of Digital Construction Week, as well as a first-time presentation from 3D Repo on new developments in change and clash detection.

Alain Waha from Cogital discussed the importance of moving to digital collaboration with the evolution of a new AEC ecosystem and where silo’d data can be freed for wider, easier access. Will Squires of Atkins outlined steps needed to transform the industry using digital technology and called for modern construction techniques to be embraced, while Ceki Erginbas from TRL gave an interesting talk on the use of BIM in planning autonomous vehicle routes.

3D Repo’s Andrew Norrie and Pavol Knapo gave a live demonstration of how its multi award-winning technology can be used to track changes and highlight clashes in projects, while its lead research developer, Dr. Charence Wong, explained the company’s role in a major European project to tackle cyber security threats in the industry. Finally, Dimitrie Stefanescu of Speckle Works outlined his vision of a global community, working in collaboration to create a digitally integrated build environment.

“It’s our fourth year running these events and it’s encouraging to see that the industry is really beginning to understand the value of digital technology” commented Jozef Dobos, CEO of 3D Repo. “The panel spoke with one voice when it called for change in the outdated processes and systems that continue to hold back the construction sector. They sent a clear warning that companies that do not embrace change will not survive.”

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