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Event programme

09:00 Registration and coffee

09:25 Chair’s Opening Remarks
Ann Bentley
, Chairman, Rider Levett Bucknall

09:35 Panel debate - Why surveyors must use new technologies to survive and thrive

  • Technology bridging the gap from construction to FM
  • Collaboration
  • Future of the profession
  • Skills and benefit
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Professionalism and standards

Chair – Andrew Waller, Partner, Remit Consulting
David Throssell, BIM & Digital Engineering Operations Manager, Skanska UK
Jeff Belk, Head of Estate Projects, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
David Stapleton, Chief Executive Officer, Tenderspace

10:15 How to enhance collaboration through technology

  • Case study - The future of international capital aviation costs
  • Digital Planning – Total Architecture
  • Technology – From 3D to 7D

Kevin O'Grady, Associate Director, Arup
Justice Sechele, Associate, Arup

11:00 Networking refreshment break

11:30 In conversation with a client

  • What technology and information does a client want?
  • Why using technology benefits the client and supplier

Nicholas Jones, Associate Director – Mayfair, Grosvenor Group

12:00 3D printing and robot construction to increase construction output

  • How the industry can utilise robots and machines successfully
  • Exemplar projects of robots have been put into practice in construction

Savannah de Savary, Founder and CEO, Built-ID

12:30 Immersive design and realities for planning and designing

  • AV, VR and AI
  • Mixed reality” “augmented reality”
  • Holographic headset on site

Andrew Pryke, Managing Director, BAM Design

13:00 Networking lunch

14:00 Cognitive and smart buildings: how can they identify their own defects?

  • How Smart Infrastructure can reduce a buildings total lifecycle costs
  • Cognitive and smart buildings

Claire Penny, Global Industry Leader - Cognitive IOT for Buildings, IBM Watson Internet of Things

14:40 Panel debate: data, data, data

  • What data should you be collecting and when do you need to use it?
  • Legalities of capturing data
  • Data capture tools
  • Understanding technology and expanding your skills set

Louise Broderick, Blockchain Driver, PwC
Michael Robinson, Business Transformation & Technology Partner, Malcolm Hollis
Adam Rose, Partner, Mishcon de Reya  

15:10  Networking break

15:30 Technology: Gathering and analysing data to improve productivity and make evidence based decisions

  • Mobile data capture
  • Drones
  • Data Analytics

Anthony Walker, Director, Trident Building Consultancy Ltd and RICS UK Building Surveying Professional Group Board chair

16:15 Closing keynote – Change Management

  • How to embed new technologies in your business, team and workplace
  • Cost/benefit analysis: return on investment in digital technologies

Ketan Patel, UK Operations Director, Change Management Institute

16:45 Chair’s closing comments