About this event
Powerful XR applications beyond visualisation
Advanced digital technologies have revolutionised industries across the globe. The pace of technological advancement is unprecedented as the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and smart devices are ubiquitous within industry and our daily lives. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have been used in the entertainment industry for many decades.
Although innovation has accelerated a wide variety of sectors, the construction industry is considered to be one of the most resistant to change. Its innate job execution strategies and repetition of tasks kept this sector traditional for longer,; but things are changing as Extended reality (XR) is becoming popular for many construction operations.
XR, as a superset including AR and VR is rapidly making its way into the construction industry and has become a valuable tool for engineers, architects, project managers, and service providers.
Across the life cycle of the built environment, from designing, building and finally operating it, XR:
- Enhances collaboration among project stakeholders even before the construction work actually begins
- Allows detection of errors ahead of time
- Avoids costly mistakes by generating real-time visualisations of projects
- Improves safety standards as it increases the awareness of job-site conditions without physically subjecting managers or workers to safety hazards.
Restrictions on construction imposed during the pandemic, as well as considerations for sustainability and net zero build projects, immersive applications in construction have become even more popular as they can increase safety, accuracy, efficiency and drive down costs.
Due to the traditional aspects of the sector, there are numerous barriers to adoption to overcome, with affordability, interoperability, awareness, scaling, training and absence of eco-system to drive the adoption.
Join Digital Catapult and leaders from across the construction industry, to learn how immersive applications are disrupting one of the most resistant industries.
- Discover how immersive applications are disrupting the construction industry and drive efficiencies
- Get to know businesses that are already leading the way in adoption
- Learn about practical, real-world examples
- Discuss how immersive applications can get us closer to net zero
- Dive into the key challenges and barriers to adoption
14:00 – Welcome and introduction
Emily Savage, Head of Immersive and Creative Partnership – Digital Catapult
14:05 – UK Green Building Council introduction
Lucy Rees, Sustainability Advisor, Innovation and Solutions – UKGBC
14:10 – Design
Sukhmit Singh Chaggar, Digital Solutions Lead, Infrastructure – Atkins
14:25 – Build
Mark Enzer, Chief Technology Officer – Mott MacDonald
14:40 – Operations
14:55 – Panel discussion followed by Q&A
15:25 – Closing remarks
15:30 – End
Head of Immersive and Creative Partnership
Sustainability Advisor – Innovation and Solutions at UK Green Building Council
Lucy Rees leads the Innovation and Solutions Programme at UKGBC. She focuses on showcasing solutions to sustainability challenges across the built environment, fostering collaboration between start-ups and corporates. With a background in sustainability consultancy, Lucy also has an interest in industry best practice and the circular economy.
Mark Enzer OBE FREng
Chief Technical Officer of Mott MacDonald and Head of the National Digital Twin programme (NDTp) at the Centre for Digital Built Britain
Mark is a keen champion of innovation in the context of collaborative delivery models and he is particularly interested in the transformation of the infrastructure industry, including: systems-thinking, digital transformation, connected digital twins, data infrastructure, low-carbon sustainable solutions and the circular economy in the built environment. As the Head of the NDTp, Mark is contributing to the leadership of this ambitious programme to enable an ecosystem of connected digital twins across the built environment.
Sukhmit Singh Chaggar
Lead at Atkins – Digital Solution Lead
Sukhmit Singh is Digital Solutions Lead with Atkins’ Building Design Research & Innovation team. Sukhmit has a background in mechanical engineering and has a focus on bringing relevant technology to enable design teams to push boundaries in different ways. Current areas of exploration includes the use of XR in design, cloud based technologies for analysis and data centricity.
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