Digital Construction Team geared up for Autodesk University Conference

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Our Digital Construction Team is relishing the opportunity to share its passion for all things Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Construction at next week’s Autodesk University 2018 Conference – ‘The Future of Making Things’.

Representing one of the largest gatherings of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) professionals in the UK, the prestigious event is taking place at the Tobacco Dock area in London’s enterprise zone between Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th June.

AU2018’s focus is on connecting a global community of professional designers and engineers, the sharing of technical knowledge, solving unique business challenges, and facilitating a deeper understanding of cross-industry opportunities.

The action-packed Conference features classes, workshops, sessions, and interactive galleries.

Our experts are not only attending the conference, but also delivering three thought leadership classes over the two days, as Head of Digital Construction, Melanie Dawson, explains:

“As a Team, we are really excited about going to the Autodesk University and sharing some of our expertise and best practice in three different thought leadership sessions,” said Melanie.

“At GRAHAM, we are ‘digital by default’, so AU2018 presents the perfect opportunity for us to demonstrate and discuss how digital construction and BIM continue to shape the future direction of the company. It also gives us the opportunity to learn and discover some of the innovative strategies that other sectors and industries are adopting.

“Over the course of the two days, we will be exploring different topics that will reflect the enormous potential, and quality benefits, that digital tools deliver on every project.”

Industry Talk

On the first day (19th June), GRAHAM is hosting an Industry Talk entitled ‘Autodesk Revit Live from the Contractor’s Perspective’.

This will highlight a range of GRAHAM’s excellent projects and outline how its on-site teams use the innovative new Virtual Reality (VR) technology to support delivery and smarter decision making.

Head of Construction, Melanie Dawson, and Digital Construction Coordinator, Shervin Yousefzadeh, will deliver this talk between 3:25pm – 4:20pm.

“The Industry Talk will be an exciting opportunity to demonstrate how teams within our company can use Autodesk Revit Live and discuss the benefits the software can bring,” continued Melanie.

“We will also be comparing this software with the others that we commonly use to support VR and Augmented Reality (AR), ensuring that we get across the message that we use the best tools to get the best results on all of our work.”

By using VR, simulation is created, which helps all stakeholders to visualise many different aspects of a project including what it will look like upon completion.

As an example, the positive feedback from a recent Digital Construction Team visit to the New Barnet Site in London where construction of a state-of-the-art recreation centre is taking place.

More visits to this site are planned in the next few weeks, so be sure to watch this space for updates.

Pre Connect and Construct Construction Workshop

The second day of the Autodesk University will be a busy one for the GRAHAM Digital Construction Team as they participate in a Pre Connect and Construct Construction Workshop round table discussion.

Addressing challenges in project delivery with a broad spectrum of AEC professionals, the GRAHAM Team, led by Head of Digital Construction, Melanie Dawson, will lead a discussion and debate on the value that a ‘Whole lifecycle BIM and Digital Construction approach’ brings to a project.

This workshop will take place on 20th June between 11:00am – 12:30pm.

Connect and Construct

Following the morning’s workshop, Head of Digital Construction, Melanie Dawson, will present a 20-minute talk on how GRAHAM is using BIM and Digital Construction to drive ‘More, Better, Less’ and how this is gripping the construction industry.

These three small words are having a massive impact - changing workflows and the construction industry as we know it.

By using more digital tools, better quality results can be produced in reduced timeframes and with less margin of error.

This talk will take place on 20th June between 1:30pm – 5:30pm.