Technology and SMART Construction

This event will look at the technology & skills organisations are having to think about for the future.
Date: 27th September 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Construction Scotland innovation Centre, Unit 3B, 3 Watt Place, Hamilton International Technology Park, G72 0AG

Advances in Smart Construction and the requirements of the DfMA and Offsite sectors are placing a greater emphasis on the use of technology.  BIM, 3D modelling and printing as well as the Internet of things mean that organisations are having to think about the skills they will need in the future as well as fundamentally assessing how they do business.

Hear from clients, contractors and suppliers who will share their experience in embedding technology within their organisations.  They will show case best practice and share the current levels of performance in the sector. 

During the event, you will get an opportunity to: 

  • Take a factory tour of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
  • Attend a 3D scanning demonstration
  • Engage in AR / VR technologies and robotic demonstration

Delegates will also: 

  • Understand the implications for the design team of a DfMA approach
  • Learn perspectives from the design team, clients and contractors on some of Scotland's leading offsite projects
  • Engage in discussions with clients, contractors and architects
  • Network with other industry professionals over a free lunch


08.30                     Registration / Coffee


09:00                     Welcome and the Context for the Day

                                Ian Heptonstall, Director, Supply Chain Sustainability School


09.15                      Introduction to the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

                                Stephen Good, Chief Executive, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

09.45                     BIM Technologies

                                Colin Hastie, Director & Architect, Bruach Design and Consultancy


10.15                     Introduction to the Offsite School

                                Ian Heptonstall, Director, Supply Chain Sustainability School


10.35                     Refreshment break

10.50                     BIM and Sustainability

                              Allan Sandilands, Zero Waste Scotland


11.20                     Understanding the benefits of DfMA - facilitated by Tim Hall, TotalFlow

                                Developing a DfMA strategy - tools to understand:


  • Your client drivers
  • How project variables dictate your DfMA strategy


12.20                   Networking Lunch 

12:50                   Q&A Panel

13.10                    Interactive exercises

                                Group splits into three and spend 20 minutes in each session

                               (allowing 5 minutes changeover time):


  • 3D scanning demonstration
  • Construction Scotland Innovation Centre factory tour
  • AR / VR technologies and robotic demonstration


14.50                     Closing comments


15:00                     Close and networking


If you have any special requirements for attending this event (e.g. access, dietary), please contact Rosie at or telephone the office on 020 7697 1977 so that we can accommodate you.

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