Construction bit by bit: getting the industry to adopt digital

21st March 2019 at Universities Centre, Faraday Wharf, Birmingham, B7 4BB

For the construction industry to modernise through the adoption of digital will require both innovation, new skills and greater collaboration. This event will focus on practicalities and funding and collaboration opportunities associated with developing skills and innovation to enable the construction industry to adopt digital practices to make their work more efficient and productive. CITB, the West Midlands Combined Authority and Innovate UK will all talk about funding opportunities, and construction industry representatives will talk about their experiences of opportunities from and barriers to digital adoption. A workshop session will enable participants to explore and share ideas for joint action/ projects.


09.30 Refreshments and networking

10:00 Welcome and introduction

10:10 Funding opportunities for training on digital in the construction sector

10.40 Financial support for training opportunities in the West Midlands

11:10 Refreshments and networking

11.30 Funding opportunities for R&D, innovation and digital in the construction sector
Overview of the Construction Sector Deal

12:00 Panel discussion: Experiences of applying digital in the construction sector

12.40 Parallel workshops: Opportunity to develop ideas for collaborative projects to enable the construction sector to improve using digital technologies

Includes lunch

Workshop 1
Project ideas relating to R&D digital innovation in construction

Workshop 2
Project ideas relating to improving digital skills in construction

13.50 Next steps – development of project ideas

14:00 Close

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Until: 21st March    Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm

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