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DiPP - “Construction 4.0 – A Once in a Generation Opportunity"

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We would like to invite you to our next Digital in Practice Programme on:

‘Construction 4.0 - A Once in a Generation Opportunity'

17 October 2017, 08:30 – 10:00, Brussels

Accounting for 9% of EU GDP and employing 18 million people, the construction sector is a driver for economic growth and home (pun intended) to 3 million enterprises, mostly SMEs. Digitisation offers various ways to boost a stagnating productivity: the potential in this respect is actually huge since less than 6% of construction companies make full use of digital planning tools today. Nevertheless, the construction industry is slow in moving towards its own digital revolution and continues to be one of the least digitalised sectors.

Yet the digitisation of planning, construction and logistics in addition to the digital transformation of production and distribution can prevent or remedy most systemic issues confronting this sector. In theory, Building Information Modelling (BIM) embodies a tool to deliver cost savings, productivity and operation efficiencies throughout the value chain. But a successful, fast introduction of BIM hinges on leadership and on the procurement leverage expected from the public sector, the construction industry’s single biggest client.

This particular workshop aims to identify keys to unleash the potential of digitisation in the European construction industry by way of concrete examples of how digitisation can reach the building site and generate quick and tangible benefits.

The following experts have kindly accepted to launch this conversation:

Speakers:

- Fulvia Raffaelli, Head of Unit of Clean Technologies and Products, DG GROW
- Kjetil Tonning
, FIEC First Vice President and President of the Technical Commission
- Adam Matthews, Chair EU BIM Task Group
- Jerome Bandry, CECE Steering Group

- Pirkka Frosti, President & Founder Digital Living International Oy
- Christophe Sykes, Director General, Construction Products Europe AISBL
- Paul Cartuyvels, European Affairs Director, Bouygues Europe


Moderator:

- Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE


Registration: The number of seats is limited. Please register online before 15 October

Background

The Digital in Practice Programme aims to make a case for the digital industry and to evidence the transformative impact of digital products and services. By fostering short, crisp and open debates between leading experts and interested guests, our workshops afford the industry, policy makers and other key stakeholders a powerful educational platform where to share information and discuss informally how a truly ICT-enabled Europe will look like.

For more information on the Digital in Practice Programme, do not hesitate to get in touch with us or visit our website: http://www.digitaleurope.org/

We hope that you will be able to join!

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For more information please contact:

Kivanç Akil, Events and Office Executive
kivanc.akil@digitaleurope.org

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