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This will be a chance for members to see the technologies in place at the centre and to explore the potential of the technologies.

There is a limit of 30 people on the visit so do book asap.

There are 20 tickets for CESW and Midlands Smart Construction Theme Group Members and 10 tickets available for Regional CESW and CEM members.

The visit will consist of a tour, some time for discussion and a sandwich lunch.

If you want to discuss further, please speak to Mary Bennell, Chair of CESW Smart Construction Theme Group mary.bennell@swpa.org.uk

*Light refreshments included

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the state-of- the-art National Brownfield Institute (NBI). The recently completed £17.5m NBI is a flagship initiative backed by central and local government to transform the construction and housing sectors. The new facilities include an Igloo, and a 4D immersive suite which will be used in education and research to review and assess land for remediation and regeneration.

The NBI offers bespoke fully funded support to local, regional and national businesses for brownfield remediation, regeneration and development.

The National Brownfield Institute (NBI) is a world-class research centre that provides the facility to develop modern methods of building through innovation and partnership with the construction industry, focusing on the practical application of future brownfield regeneration and remediation through the work of research teams, leading policy development and commercial services.

The NBI houses some of the latest facilities to support business engaged in brownfield regeneration, including laboratories to undertake testing of soil samples, water and site conditions.

The £17.5million project benefited from £14.9million of funding from the government’s Getting Building Fund, part of the Levelling Up programme, for the West Midlands. City of Wolverhampton Council worked closely with the Black Country LEP and West Midlands

Combined Authority (WMCA) to secure the funding with the remainder provided by the Government’s Towns Fund.

The partnership funding has allowed for investment in state-of-the-art technology including Spot, the agile, mobile robot dog, designed by Boston Dynamics as well as the latest wearable and hand- held laser scanning devices used for high quality reality capture of buildings and sites.

Igloo Vision, an immersive visualisation suite, bringing a new dimension to data visualisation and analysis, provides businesses with access to equipment which stimulates collaboration, simulation and visualisation. Businesses supported by the NBI will be able to showcase their products, designs and ideas on one of the largest shared immersive spaces in Europe.

The Igloo provides a unique group space for visualising a range of data on a 360° wrap around screen, including site mapping data, geological information, concept designs, interactive VR walkthroughs and 3D laser scan data in one immersive workspace. The ‘Nomad’ functionality of the Igloo also provides live 360° video streams from any site in the world to be beamed back to the igloo, allowing people in the facility to walk through a brownfield site from the comfort of the NBI.

The NBI offers bespoke, fully funded support to local, regional and national businesses for brownfield remediation, regeneration and development. Services include:

  •   Business support on the development and regeneration of brownfield sites
  •   Site investigations
  •   Samples and testing (soil and water)
  •   Visualisation of projects and designs
  •   Events/Conferencing
  •   Product launches
  •   Seminars and workshops
  •   Research and innovation – the latest thinking in brownfield remediation
  •   Autonomous site survey
  •   LiDAR scan/survey of building/site
  •   Scan to BIM
  •   Create a digital twin
  •   Video conferencing
  •   Photography and video – including 360° video

 

Theme Group Meetings are for members only.

If you are a member and would like to attend this meeting please email info@cemidlands.org for joining details

If you would like to become a CE Midlands members please visit our joining page

Theme Group Meetings are for members only.

If you are a member and would like to attend this meeting please email info@cemidlands.org for joining details

If you would like to become a CE Midlands members please visit our joining page

Theme Group Meetings are for members only.

This meeting will be hosted by the CESW Smart Con Group but CE Midlands Theme Group members are invited too.

If you are a member and would like to attend this meeting please email info@cemidlands.org for joining details

If you would like to become a CE Midlands members please visit our joining page

This month’s CE South West Theme Group Meeting is OPEN TO ALL

Innovate UK UKRI – Transforming Construction Challenge showcase: How learning from the Challenge can be used for your organisation.

Hear from participants of the Challenge, ranging from start-ups to housing associations, within the sector and outside. Find out more about the problems they were solving, and the vision their teams have for industry. Get involved in the shift away from cheapness, towards digital manufacturing, data and digital driven processes and whole-life value.

Please download the agenda below and click on the button on the right to REGISTER Now for the meeting

There can be no doubt that the engine of CE Midlands is our Theme Groups.

Over the 3 years we have been in existence they have been responsible for delivering extensive collateral for the betterment of the UK construction industry as can be seen HERE 

One of the most valuable aspects of membership of CE Midlands is the ability to partake in these working Theme Groups whereby there is a combination of receiving valuable information from expert presentations on the subject matter of the Theme Group as well as working with the group members to produce the collateral identified as necessary to deliver the industry’s improvement agenda.

As a member of CE Midlands we encourage you to join one of our next round of Theme Group Meetings which will be held as below:

We have launched our MMC Suppliers map for the South West region. Producing the MMC suppliers map has given CESW the opportunity to help our client group understand which suppliers are in their region, which material…

Theme Group Meetings are for members only.

If you are a member and would like to attend this meeting please email info@cemidlands.org for joining details

If you would like to become a CE Midlands members please visit our joining page

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