Construction Management covers a wide area, extending well beyond BIM and involving everybody in a building project from the client and architects to engineers, contractors and suppliers. It is based around the efficient use of information gathered from all disciplines within the project, and the processes that enable it to be shared between each participant to enhance productivity, meet budgets and deadlines, solve construction and design issues and otherwise run a project profitably and efficiently.

The Construction Management Seminar provides an opportunity for clients, senior managers, project managers, practice managers and others involved in managing large scale construction projects to look at the issues involved in Construction Management, the problems that typically occur that cause projects to fall behind schedules and lose money and impetus, ways in which more efficient projects can be established and run, and a number of technologies and applications that may provide the answers.

The Seminar will take the form of a series of presentations, to be held at the Institute of Civil Engineers on the 28th June at the ICE Building, given by experts within different fields in the construction industry, followed by a lunch, giving delegates the opportunity to talk to colleagues and industry peers on one of the industry’s hottest and most relevant subjects. The afternoon session will cover technical advances in the presentation of information, looking at the latest 3D modelling and virtual reality tools, site monitoring and other technical wizardry used to assist construction management. The final session is a Q and A session, which, at our last seminar last November, which proved so popular with questions from the audience, we overran by over half an hour! This final session is really what the seminars are about, the chance to question experts on topics that matter to you, make industry contacts and learn about the latest developments in the sector. After the Q&A session there will be networking drinks, and a chance to talk to the panelists and other delegates in more detail, and of course make ever useful industry contacts. We hope you can join us on the 28th June!

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9:15 - 9:55 Registration
10:00 - 10:05 Introduction
David Chadwick, Editor Construction Computing
10:05 - 10:25 Planning for Success
David Chadwick, Construction Computing Magazine - All change and a new acronym An update on BIM and its impact on the construction phase of a project. As information is the key to the successful management of a construction project, where does that information come from, and how is it used? How do we combine information from the BIM model and construction monitoring systems to provide real-time construction status checking?
10:25 - 10:55 BIM - Collaboration, Coordination and Successful Completion
Speaker – Vicki Holmes - Multiplex

The best way to set up a BIM project for success, and how to manage varied capability across project teams. Standardisation of processes and an enabled workforce are the first steps towards the successful implementation of BIM in any organisation. And if a client does not require BIM, there are still ways to justify the process, seeing a huge return on investment in terms of time and risk management.
10:55 - 11:15 Mid-morning break
11:15 - 11:45 Controlling the Data Flow
Speaker – Nick Johns, Excitech and Adam Box, ClearEdge3D

Excitech have been working with ClearEdge3D (now part of the TopCon Group) to understand how we can help construction organisations to clarify the contractual obligation surrounding the positional and content verification of an installation by utilising Verity Construction Verification Software.
11:45 - 12:15 Integrating Project Management Within ERP
Speaker - Kenny Ingrams - IFS

Controlling construction projects in real-time requires better integration between project management and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) to avoid work being performed on outdated revisions, duplicate data entry, schedule slip, and unpleas- ant surprises that can threaten profitability. Addressing such issues, and others, contribute towards effective risk manage- ment in projects, the major concern of stakeholders and owners exposed to financial risk and potential legal repercussions they cannot predict or mitigate.
12:15 - 12:45 Project Monitoring Technologies
Speaker - Andrew Norrie and Pavol Knapo - 3D Repo

Construction Monitoring looks at the latest technology used to monitor the progress of a building project and how the infor- mation is used.
Using 3D Repo's highly visual presentations and its unique information management tools, design changes no longer present Project Managers with an irksome task, allowing referenced 3D models to be displayed from any time scale, to highlight all instances of design changes between each.
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch and chance to visit the ICE Project Exhibition
13:30 - 14:00 Advanced techniques used in Construction
Speaker - Andrew Watts - Newtecnic

Newtecnics advises construction companies on the latest technologies which are revising the way information is being used and managed - and how modern devices are being used to support the latest construction processes.
14:00 - 15:00 Q and A Session/Panel Debate
15:00 - 15:30 Drinks and Networking


  • Vicki Holmes

    Vicki Holmes is currently a Learning Partner at Multiplex Construction UK Ltd, developing and implementing strategies to digitally upskill all disciplines within the organisation. Having worked in BIM consultancy, BIM Management and Construction Project Management she has experienced BIM from a number of different viewpoints, and worked closely with stakeholders of every level of seniority and experience. Her principle aim is to encourage plain language conversations that facilitate the digital upskilling of the industry as a whole; not just the technically minded.

  • Andrew Norrie

    Andrew has 7+ years experience in the 3D CAD / BIM industry having worked for market leaders such as SolidWorks and Graphisoft. Andrew is now Commercial Director at 3D Repo, a young university spin-out company developing a cloud based collaboration platform built around the concept of a database and exchanging data not files, creating exciting opportunities for analysis across projects.

  • David Chadwick

    David Chadwick has been the editor of CAD User and Construction Computing magazines for over 14 years and has been involved in the computer industry since the early 70’s. David founded and edited Windfall, the first UK magazine dedicated to Apple computers, and followed the entire move from pen plotters to the latest technologies in colour printing as Senior Research Consultant for IDC and BIS.

  • Kenny Ingram

    Kenny is the Global Industry Director for the following industries: Construction, Contracting, Engineering, Infrastructure and Shipbuilding. In addition he is heavily involved in other Project and Asset Lifecycle industries including Oil and Gas, Energy, Utilities and Defence. Kenny's main responsibilities are to promote the IFS solution to the external marketplace and to educate the IFS workforce on the business issues and challenges these industries face. He is also a key member of the IFS Product Direction Board who are responsible for making decisions on the IFS product strategy. Kenny has been with IFS for 16 years and has worked in the business systems marketplace for over 20 years. He is now regarded as one of the top specialists in Project Based Business systems and has been heavily involved in driving the IFS strategy in this area for the last 16 years. Prior to this Kenny worked in Industry in various positions covering Management & Project Accounting, Supply Chain and Logistics.

  • Adam Box

    Adam has over 20 years’ experience delivering innovation. For the past 15 years he has worked within the construction environment helping them manage and deliver projects more effectively through the introduction of the latest processes and solutions. A passionate 3D advocate with particular interests in digital capture and 3D project delivery.

  • Nick Johns

    Responsible for Third Party Products and Technologies for Excitech Ltd who have over 30 years’ experience providing technology solutions and services to the construction sector and are the largest Autodesk Platinum Reseller in the UK. Nick is responsible for the delivery of new products, technologies and innovation to various markets and in turn help businesses to save time and money by successfully improving productivity using technology & insights deployed across industry. Nick has a long-standing passion for helping organisations solve real business problems through the delivery and deployment of great innovation.

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What will you learn?

How to identify the key elements of Construction Management?

How to set targets, evaluate resources, identify risks and ask the right questions.

How to identify the principal causes of failure within a project before it all goes wrong.

How to select team members, contractors and suppliers, and ensure they are all working off the same page.

How to Combine BIM data with construction monitoring techniques for real-time status monitoring

How to integrate project management with ERP and limit financial and legal risk.

What are the latest visual and virtual reality tools for real-time construction management


Hear presentations from industry experts discussing the pros and cons of each solution

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Who should Attend

If you work in an Architectural or Engineering firm and your job is:

  • Lead Architect
  • Lead Engineer
  • CEO
  • Partner
  • COO
  • IT Director
  • General Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Director
  • Engineering Director