Digital Built Britain

From updates on the Government’s Digital Built Britain strategy to free BIM clinics and drone racing, next week’s Digital Construction Week (DCW) at London’s ExCeL is not to be missed

This year’s DCW offers the chance to meet the Government’s Digital Built Britain core team; join workshops and clinics covering everything from BIM to VR/AR; while checking out the latest launches set to disrupt the industry.

Here are our ten top reasons to visit:

Get exclusive updates on the Government’s Digital Built Britain strategy and the chance to meet the DBB core team (Mark Bew, David Philp, Fiona Moore, Alex Luck, Terry Stocks) at the show with Innovate UK.

Hear from the likes of Mark Bew and Andrew Wolstenholme in the main conference, who’ll be discussing the future of the built environment, the proposed £250m sector deal, and the strategic shift needed for the transformation of the industry.

Participate in more than 100+ hours of free to attend seminar content across 6 different areas – Visualisation, Geospatial, Industry 4.0, Tech, BIM Village and Digital Built Environment. Visitors can sign up to free ‘BIM Clinics’ with experts from across the BIM4’s and BIM Regions in partnership with the UK BIM Alliance.

Meet the ‘teams behind the tech’ in the DCW exhibition – through a variety of interactive workshops and live demos, visitors will be able to experience the latest launches from major names such as HP & O2, while making valuable connections with the most innovative start-ups and key industry associations.

See what’s on offer at Construction Scotland’s Innovation Centre, which will be demonstrating the tech and expertise available to the industry via their new ‘innovation factory’ in Glasgow – check out their AR/VR kit, Sawyer Collaborative Robot and 3D scanner, as well as a WikiHouse structure.

Check out the latest developments in robotics and automation from The Design Computation Lab – the new research laboratory at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London will present its latest developments.

Step into the VR/AR Lab to focus on the business case and practical application of AR & VR in the built environment, using HTC Vives and several mobile VR systems. Other visualisation features include a fully immersive dome from Igloo Vision, a live demo of HP’s pioneering VR project: HP Mars Home Planet’ and the chance to take a trip along Amsterdam’s canals and witness Mx3D’s 3D printed bridge project taking shape in Lenovo’s VR experience.

Meet the teams behind key infrastructure projects including Thames Tideway and HS2 who will be on hand to offer their experience and advice on their dedicated ‘hubs’ as well as speaking across a number of seminar streams and hosting panel debates in the main conference.

Take the DCW Drone Challenge and navigate your own UAV along the DCW drone race track. Competitors will be pitted against the clock with the three fastest times each day being awarded a 3D printed trophy and first place winning a drone.

Join the industry ‘after hours’ at the DCW official drinks reception and have your say in the ‘unconference’. Curated by dotBuiltEnvironment and Constructing Excellence’s G4C team, this fringe event will give visitors the chance to have their say about what really can disrupt the industry for the better, while exploring the exhibition ‘after hours’ and of course – enjoying a good few drinks!

For a full list of features and to view the free seminar programmes and main conference programme, visit

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