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Digital Group

Collaborating to help the industry realise digital innovations within the built environment.

Using digital to transform the construction process

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Digital technology has the potential to transform construction – but only if the sector is equipped with the right skills and knowledge.

Modern technologies can raise productivity, increase efficiency, improve quality and safety, reduce our sustainability impacts and help attract people to the sector. Without widespread digital adoption, the construction industry risks being marginalised and losing a generation of new talent to other sectors.

Our understanding of digitalisation in construction is more than just Building Information Modelling (BIM), or new visualisation tools, or big data analysis. Rather, it is a combination of all digital technologies that, applied appropriately, will assist all construction sector players, large and small.

2023/2024 Digital Group Update

To learn more about the group’s targets and objectives for 2023/2024, download the Business Plan below.

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2023/2024 Digital Group Update

Group Outputs:

Catch up on these Digital webinars that have already taken place and hear from keynote speakers who shed light on hot topics related to Digital.

Business Case for Digital
Cyber Security
Design for Manufacture and Assembly

Top 10 digital technologies

Hear from the experts on how new innovations are transforming the industry. Choose from our byte-size videos below.

Dr Philip Hamilton discusses the potential for minimising resource use through additive manufacture of buildings.

Clive Jordan talks about how digitalisation adds true value to buildings.

Josh Graham explains how blockchain can facilitate more efficient collaboration through smart contracts.

Alec Gilham from Digirail discusses how interconnected data is being applied in the rail sector.

Ben Robinson explains how computers can resolve extremely complex design patterns.

Dr Sakthy Selvakumaran discusses using sensors to track and monitor components in buildings and infrastructure projects.

Richard Higginbotham talks about how robotic process automation can free up time for creative tasks.

Dr Ruth Dowsett explains her work helping SMEs adopt and implement robotics in the construction industry.

Chris Matthew describes how real time, on-site data capture from plant can save time, cost and carbon.

John Gregory discusses how wearable technologies improve safety and time management for workers on site.

Meet the Team:

Dave and Alfie are here to help Partners to get involved with the Digital Group.

David Emery
Group Manager
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Alfie Austyn
Group Support
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Meeting Dates:

The dates for all Digital Group meetings have now been set for 2023/24. Please see below for further details and the notes from previous meetings.

 Date/ TimeLocation
  • 14th November 2023, 10am-12pm
  • 22nd February 2024, 10am-12pm
Microsoft Teams


Meeting Notes:

Download notes from any of the Digital Group meetings below.

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