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Webinar to offer inspiration and top tips on digital upskilling

3 February 2020

Sisk will speak at the webinar about its use of digital innovation that secured the firm an excellence award for its work at Wembley Park

Register now for a digital skills webinar featuring innovation from Sisk.

The CIOB and Autodesk is hosting a webinar this month on digital skills. “Digital Construction: How to Upskill your Team” is the third webinar in the Digital Construction series from the CIOB and Autodesk.

This webinar aims to support companies in upskilling their workforce to help them on their digital journey. It will feature panel discussions and use real-life case studies. A key contributor will be Sisk discussing the digital innovation it employed on its award-winning project in Wembley.

The one-hour webinar Upskill your Teams for Digital Construction takes place on Wednesday 12 February at 12pm GMT (London). Register at:

Sisk won the medium-size construction project category at the Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards at the end of 2019 for its residential projects E03 Canada Court and E05 Quebec at Wembley Park.

The AEC Excellence Awards honour the best projects and people that are embracing technology to reimagine the processes of design and construction.

With E03 and E05, a pair of build-to-rent developments, SISK developed ‘Digital Smart Containers’ as an innovative mapping solution that links project data to smart containers in Autodesk BIM 360 using QR codes. This creates a single source of information where the 3D model is at the core of all site activities, and improves collaboration by removing traditional silos.

Through the use of drone inspections, SISK was able to eliminate the need for scaffolding, reducing deliveries and time on site. By creating a 4D simulation, monitoring health and safety issues was more efficient, with no major injuries recorded throughout the project.

Sisk managed to avoid £90,000 worth of concrete reworks through enhanced clash detection processes, and made a time saving of 35% on their QA process by introducing an innovative site management solution.

Delivering such innovations enabled SISK to erect the concrete structure for both buildings eight weeks prior to the deadline and complete the first block 25 days early.

The success of the project was driven through the firm’s Digital Project Delivery (DPD) approach: a training matrix enabling staff to become more efficient and use the time gained to focus more on innovation.

As well as the SISK project, the webinar will discuss the skills needed to achieve a balanced training plan to understand digital tools, data and technical knowledge, along with developing softer skills, a flexible mindset and problem-solving. It will also explore what training is available available and learn best practice from companies such as SISK who have led in upskilling their workforce.

View all winners of the AEC Excellence Awards at

For more information on the AEC awards and entries for 2020 visit

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