Construction bit by bit: getting the industry to adopt digital – 21/3/19

Date of presentations

21 March 2019

Speakers

Martin Bruton (Construction Industry Training Board – CITB) – chair and workshop lead
Kevin Vashi (West Midlands Combined Authority)
Mike Moseley (Knowledge Transfer Network)
Cliff Dennett (Innovation Birmingham) – panellist
Kathryn Lennon-Johnson (Built Environment Skills in Schools) – panellist
Susan Fletcher (BAM Nuttall) – panellist
Pam Waddell (Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands) – workshop lead

Purpose of the presentations

Sustainability West Midlands in partnership with the Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands and CITB convened an event aimed at encouraging the construction industry to adopt digital technologies in order to improve productivity, sustainability and efficiency. We heard from the latest in local and national support and funding opportunities for the sector and a panel of expert practitioners who provided their insight into the benefits of digital technologies for the industry. We also ran two parallel workshops; one focusing on bringing in digital skills into the sector and another looking at innovation.

Links and Contact Information

Contact enquiries@swm.org.uk or call 0121 237 5890, or check out our partnership with the Innovation Alliance WM.

Downloads

Workshop notes

Funding opportunities for training on digital in the construction sector (CITB)
The benefits of digital in the construction sector (WMCA)
Funding opportunities for R&D, innovation and digital in the construction sector (KTN)