Five things we learned from Digital Construction Week 2019
Contractors like BAM, Kier and Skanska joined tech firms like Autodesk, SAP, Oracle, HP, Lenovo, Bluebeam and Bentley Systems at Digital Construction Week in London’s ExCeL last week.
As 180 industry-leading companies showcased their latest offerings and we heard from numerous high-profile speakers, here are five things we learned thanks to coverage by CM’s sister publication, BIM+:
- Senior leaders in construction are still putting the brakes on productivity increases by not using new technology, warned Modernise or Die author Mark Farmer. See the full story here.
- Machine learning and AI aren’t ready to replace architects. At least not yet. See the full story here.
- Some of construction’s biggest players are helping to develop open standards for a new “kit of parts” that will create the next generation of government-funded hospitals, schools and prisons. See the full story here.
- Leaders in digital construction have collaborated to create a new framework that sets out how BIM should be adopted in the UK, as organisations transition to the new international ISO standard. Click here for more information.
- Contractor Winvic has launched a ‘BIM cave’ combining a 125in screen for 3D model viewing with an interactive meeting room allowing real-time design changes on an 86in smart screen. Click here to find out more.