COURSE: Insights and Innovation Webinar Series – The Role of Digital in a Sustainable Built Environment

Join us for this webinar series to explore the impact of the changing role of digital technology on the built environment.
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March 7, 2019 ( - )
March 27, 2019





To book for the whole webinar series, click ‘Book Now’ or follow the title links to book for individual webinars.


“Greater data sharing could release an additional £7bn per year of benefits across the UK infrastructure sectors, equivalent to 25% of total spend.” – Office of National Statistics. Developing new statistics of infrastructure: August 2018

Over 3 webinars during March we’ll look at how digital twins of built assets could enable integrated systems and public benefit, how responsive buildings can be more sustainable, how real-time data helps to manage our cities, and the potential of transparent impact-metrics to enable a sustainable built environment supply chain.

You will gain a better understanding of some new concepts and how adopting digital technology can enable waste reduction and inform planning. Hear about emerging platforms that can improve cross-industry data sharing leading to innovation and affordability in housing. You will discover more of the government’s Industrial Strategy Transforming Construction Programme, and the ambitions of the Centre for a Digital Built Britain. (Please also see our webinar with Innovate UK on the Transforming Construction Challenge, 13th Feb)

#1 Digital Twins and Sustainability – 7th March, 10.00am

Explore the relatively new concept of digital twins – a mirror version of a built or natural asset, examine how it is being applied commercially and how the UK government plans to create a national digital twin platform to use shared data for public good.


  • Mark Enzer, Chief Technical Officer at Mott MacDonald, Chair – The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) Digital Framework Task Group, lead author of Gemini Principles
  • Karen Alford, Digital Asset Data and Information, Environment Agency

Most interesting for: Estate managers, large building owners, policy stakeholders, developers

#2 The Sustainability Benefits of Smart Buildings – 12th March, 14.00pm

Focusing on how building information modelling (BIM) and sensor data analytics can inform sustainable practices, creating resource efficiency and healthier indoor environments.


  • Daniel Shields, Managing Director, Shields Energy
  • Ed Wealend, Innovation & Digital Engineering Associate at Cundall, Chair of CIBSE Air Quality Working Group

Most interesting for: Building/estate/facilities managers, occupiers, BIM practitioners, designers 

#3 Blockchain Applications for a Sustainable Built Environment – 27th March, 10.00am

Explaining the Blockchain concept and looking at how applications to current supply chains can revolutionalise the way we design, manufacture and project-manage new builds.


  • Josh Graham, CEO, Ehab
  • Matthias Geipel, Consultant & Blockchain expert, Arup Germany

Most interesting for: Suppliers, designers, construction, MMC and practitioners in digitalisation


CPD: 1 hour per webinar

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