CONFERENCE PROGRAM


Registration + Coffee + Exhibition  8:30 AM

9.30am - Joe Croser // Managing Director, Oundle Group + Martyn Day // NXT BLD & AEC Magazine
Welcome

Introduction to NXT BLD and AEC Magazine.

9.45am - Tim Geurtjens // MX3D
To print a steel bridge in Amsterdam

Tim will give his thoughts on the future of Digital Fabrication, including the use of robotics to print metal objects of theoretically unlimited size, focusing on an ambitious canal bridge project.

10.10am - Martin Mcdonnell // Chairman and founder, Soluis Group
The Augmented Worker

Martin will present the Augmented Worker, a consortium of Autodesk, Microsoft, Laing O’Rourke, AECOM & Doosan Babcock which is exploring the tools needed for effective use of AR on the construction site.

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10.35am - Faraz Ravi // Fellow, Bentley Systems
Virtualised environments in infrastructure

Faraz will present the latest developments in reality modelling and the opportunities in the advancing intersection of autonomous unmanned vehicles, sensing technology and algorithms.

Coffee + exhibition 11.00 AM

11.30am - Johan Hanegraaf // ArchiSpace
The future of design will be immersive

Johan will explore the differences between physical models, renders, animations and virtual simulations and how technologies like VR might affect our design work and tools in the near future.
11.55pm - Dr Chris Millard // Technical Director, Manufacturing, Laing O’Rourke
Digital Innovation in Laing O’Rourke

Chris will outline how leading edge digitally based design and manufacturing technologies are being developed within Laing O’Rourke in design, manufacture and construction.

12.20pm - Tarran Kundi // Associate Principal | Global Leader - Visual Communications, Woods Bagot
Visual narratives

Tarran will present visual narratives of Woods Bagot’s unbuilt work which provides clarity and fidelity throughout the design process, while pushing the boundaries of real-time viz and VR.

Lunch + exhibition 12.45 PM

1.45pm - Philippe Paré // Principal, Gensler + Akshay Sethi // Associate, Gensler
Seeing is believing: using game-changing tools to discover the soul of design

Philippe and Akshay will explain how by harnessing the latest visualisation, simulation and VR technology, architects are able to communicate the certainty of their conceptual ideas through immersive means.

2.10pm - Arthur Mamou-Mani // Architect and director, Mamou-Mani
Constructing (and deconstructing) buildings with cable robots

Arthur will explain why the future of construction will be in robotic technologies and introduce the Polibot, a robot that can construct and deconstruct buildings.

2.35pm - Mike Leach // Senior product technologist, Lenovo
Enhancing performance through the workflow

Mike will explain how the latest development in workstation technology will enhance productivity in advanced AEC workflows.

Coffee + exhibition 3.00 PM

3.30pm - Tom Greaves // Chief Marketing Officer, dotproduct
Reality modelling with phones and tablets

Laser scanning a construction site typically means a $50k+ investment. However, a new generation of phones and tablets equipped with 3D sensors and computer vision software is changing the rules.

3.55pm - Rob Charlton // CEO, Space Group
The positive impact of accelerating technologies

Rob will look at how emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies could revolutionise project planning, management and delivery.

4.20pm - Dan Harper // Managing Director, Cityscape Digital
VR beyond the hype

Dan will explore how Virtual Reality will change the value of the places we create forever and explain how VR and realtime technologies can generate value within a design business.

4.45pm - Paul Nicholls // Utilities BIM & Digital Engineering Manager, Skanska Utilities
Skanska’s virtual journey

Paul will explain how Skanska is utilising VR and AR to influence behaviours on site and to assist its next generation of engineers in visualising their designs and for interaction and learning. Paul will also share how Skanska is testing the latest Mixed Reality tech and where it can be applied.

5.10pm ...and one more thing

Social Mixer (drinks) 5.30 to 6.30 PM

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