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RICS Digital Built Environment Conference 2018

Join leading experts to learn how technology can enhance your practice, save you and your business time and money and provide a better service to your clients. 

Harnessing the power of technology across a building's lifecycle

Twitter: #RICSTech

Thu 21 Jun 2018
09:00 AM - 04:45 PM
Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico, London, SW1V 1EQ
5.5 hours formal CPD
£260 + VAT


“The time is ripe, even overdue, to take a cold, hard look at what a highly disruptive technology could do to the industry.” RICS Artificial intelligence: What it means for the built environment.

Technology has the power to dramatically reshape the way we work and the built environment around us. It is therefore vital that the surveying profession embrace these new innovations which have the potential to provide solutions and achieve efficiencies in your day to day practice.

The inaugural RICS Digital Built Environment Conference will assemble the leading experts in the PropTech arena to highlight and showcase how technology can enhance your practice, save you and your business time and money and provide a better service to your clients. Attend this event and benefit from an exhibition area where you can have hands on interaction with the technologies to see how they work and the benefits they have to offer.

Attend this event and benefit from an exhibition area where you can have hands on interaction with the technologies to see how they work in practice.


Highlights include

  • Why surveyors must use new technologies to survive and thrive - A thought-provoking panel debate examining how the surveying profession will be influenced by technology over the coming years and what their role may look like in the future.
  • How to enhance collaboration through technology - From design through construction to asset management, all stakeholders across the supply chain can and should harness the power of BIM.  This session brings together key stakeholders as they walk through their involvement with BIM on one collaborative project, highlighting how implementation of this one technology can be of benefit across the whole project team.
  • Increasing construction output using 3D printing and robot construction - Exemplar projects of how 3D printing and robots have been put into practice and they can solve the looming skills shortage.
  • Transforming 2D designs into interactive, immersive digital modelsImagine being able to step into a building before it has even been built.  Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality devices can make this dream a reality. Understand the different technologies available how they work and when you can use these devices.
  • Data, data, data: improving the maintenance and operation of a buildings lifecycleData has an incredible power to enhance the performance of a building and improve the working conditions of those living and or working in the buildings. With these endless possibilities understand what tools you can use to collect date and how you can then make use of this data.
  • How to reduce the total lifecycle costs of a building – Discover the potential of smart infrastructure and buildings of the future can identify their own defects to increase the lifecycle and longevity


Industry leading speakers include:

  • Ann Bentley, Chairman, Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Claire Penny, Global Industry Leader - Cognitive IOT for Buildings, IBM Watson Internet of Things
  • Dale Sinclair, Director – Architecture, Technical Practice, AECOM
  • David Throssell, BIM & Digital Engineering Operations Manager at Skanska UK
  • Andrew Pryke, Managing Director, BAM Design
  • Savannah de Savary, Founder and CEO,Built-ID
  • Michael Robinson, Business Transformation & Technology Partner, Malcolm Hollis
  • Ketan Patel, UK Operations Director, Change Management Institute
  • Anthony Walker, Director, Trident Building Consultancy Ltd and RICS UK Building Surveying Professional Group Board Chair

Download the programme

Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers. One of these is a two-course hot lunch while you connect with colleagues old and new.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.

You will also have access to RICS conference app to enhance your conference experience. With it you can:

  • Interact with the speakers via polling and live Q&A sessions to ensure your burning questions are answered.
  • Get access to all the speaker presentations and save these to your desktop for future reference. This means you’ll miss nothing important on the day.
  • View up-to-the-minute session details, including full speaker bios and add your own notes while the session is being delivered.
  • Use the advanced networking feature to interact and engage with fellow attendees. The app provides a great way to catch up and follow up if you miss them during the networking sessions.


Group discounts

  • Book three or more places and get 10% off
  • Book five or more places and get 15% off
  • Book seven or more places and get 20% off

Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS.

  • RICS professional £260 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professional £351 + VAT
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