17th February 2021 | Construction and Built Environment
Construction is one of the largest sectors in the UK economy – with a turnover of £386 billion in 2017, contributing £142 billion in value added to the UK economy and employing 3.2 million people (9% of the total UK workforce).
The industry stands on the verge of a digital transformation, opening a great opportunity to boost productivity and deliver a more sustainable built environment. Technology and innovative use of data has a role to play in almost all aspects of construction and the built environment.
By embracing the real time challenges that lie ahead, there is an opportunity to create a construction ecosystem that delivers a built environment fit for all.
As the Government embarks on a strategy to accelerate infrastructure across the UK and promote a green, clean economic recovery as we start to look beyond coronavirus, join us at the Future of Construction event 27th - 28th April, and learn how together we can improve the industry and its social, environmental and economic impact.
Across the two days, delegates will learn how to:
The Future of Construction event brings together senior leaders from across the Construction industry, Government, academia, and the wider public sector to hear the latest policy updates across the sector and address the challenges facing the sector in these unprecedented times.
The agenda features a strong line-up of industry leaders, including:
We work with a selection of partners and collaborators to bring you leading policy insight and thought leadership on topical debates and issues in our key sectors.
You can now access the following resources for the construction sector on our website:
Going Digital with Big Data
This Bentley white paper investigates how to harness the value of big data to improve design, construction and operation.
Access the Going Digital with Big Data white paper here.
Single Source of Truth
This Bentley white paper outlines how a single source of truth can transform the infrastructure design industry.
Access the Single Source of Truth white paper here.
Why You Should Avoid Data Silos for Truer Project Oversight
This Bentley white paper outlines why we should stop fixing piecemeal problems and look at the entire ecosystem to unlock the value of data.
Access the Why You Should Avoid Data Silos for Truer Project Oversight white paper here.
Critical Analysis for Big Data Studies in Construction: Significant Gaps in Knowledge
The paper emphasises “the implication of big data into overall sustainability” as a gap that needs to be addressed. These implications are categorised as social, economic and environmental aspects.
Access the Critical Analysis for Big Data Studies in Construction: Significant Gaps in Knowledge research paper here.
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