A brand new event has been announced exploring how the digital revolution is changing the face of the architecture, engineering, and construction industry from design all the way through to operation, and major sponsors are on-board.
Organised by Exposure Media, Digital Construction Week 2015 takes place across October 20th to October 22nd and comprises three separate events: the Westminster VIP Reception on October 20th; the two-day Digital Construction Show from October 21st to October 22nd, and the Digital Construction Awards on October 22nd. The ‘festival of everything digital in the AECO industry’ will also include a host of fringe events throughout the week hosted by sponsors, exhibitors, and event partners.
According to the DCW official website, the Westminster Reception will be an evening event featuring industry stakeholders and selected clients who will enjoy “an evening of discussion, debate and networking” based around the UK Government’s plans to mandate BIM for public sector projects by 2016.
The AECO and technology sectors will be represented at the Digital Construction Show, a conference featuring live talks, breaking news announcements, interactive forums and more.
We can exclusively reveal that one of the notable features will be organised in association with the BIM Task Group and is described as a ‘feature space’ for Building Information Modelling. We spoke with Exposure Media’s Oliver Hughes on this, and he stated:
“We’re focusing on digital construction as a much wider theme but we’ll have a lot of BIM related content at the show. We’re particularly keen to look at the SME side of things as it’s a huge part of the conversation. We’ve also got some great stuff underway with our industry partners the BIM Task Group, BIM2050, and the hubs about hosting different seminar streams and a BIM Hub Village which will be a major feature at the show.”
Finally, the Digital Construction Awards will demonstrate the UK as a global leader in BIM and digital construction by celebrating the success of the best in digital design, construction management and engineering.
Sponsors for DCW thus far announced are Autodesk, BAM Construction, Bentley, GRAPHISOFT, Soluis, Space Group and Topcon, with Industry Partners including BIM Task Group, Class of Your Own, Decoded and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
BIMcrunch will bring you more exciting news and developments on Digital Construction Week soon.
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