17 - 19 July 2017

Organised in partnership with Tsinghua University, China

The theme of the UK-China Digital Construction Workshop was the integration of data, informatio, and knowledge in the lifecycle of a building or infrastructure facility. It focussed on the demonstration of the capabilities of various digital technologies to enable sophisticated and integrated design, improvement of construction productivity and safety in both countries. The aim was to establish collaborative partnership between the two countries, and meet the future challenges both in research and industrial practice.

17 July 2017
TimeActivity
09:30 Workshop opening
10:00 Keynote - Paul Waldeck, Waldeck Consulting
11:00 Refreshments
11:30 Keynote - Li Yuegui, China State Construction
12:30 Lunch
13:30

Parallel Session - Technologies

  • UK group chaired by Professor Joe Tah
  • China group chaired by Professor Zhiliang Ma
14:45 Refreshments
15:15 Group report and discussion
16:45 Campus tour

 

18 July 2017
TimeActivity
10:00 Keynote - BIM Development in China - Professor Zhiliang Ma, Tsinghua University
11:00 Refreshments
11:30 Keynote - Professor Nash Dawood, Teeside University
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Digital construction research at Huddersfield
14:30 Refreshments
15:00 Discussion - UK-China Collaboration (Professor Wu and Professor Ma)
16:00 Huddersfield town tour

 

Parallel Session - Technologies (UK and China)

Key questions - Advanced BIM

  • What are the current key BIM application areas in UK/China construction industry?
  • What is the level of adoption of BIM in the design and construction process (Design construction and operation) in UK/China construction industry? (UK Level 1,2,3)
  • What are the key benefits of using BIM you identified in the UK/China construction industry?
  • What are the key challenges of using BIM you faced in the UK/China construction industry?
  • What do you think the BIM future in the next 5-10 years?

Key questions - Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality (AR/VR/MR)

  • In which areas AR/VR/MR have already been applied in construction projects? (i.e. design, construction planning, operational planning, etc.)
  • In which area do you think AR/VR/MR will have the most significant impact on construction projects? Why?
  • What are the key barriers of adopting the technology in the construction industry? What are the potential solutions?
  • What are the key research areas to support the adoption of the technology?

Key questions - Data Sensing (UAV, 3D scanning, wireless sensors, thermal imaging)

  • In which areas has data sensing already been applied in construction projects? (i.e. design, constructional planning, operational planning, etc.)
  • In which areas do you think data sensing will have a significant impact on the construction industry? Why?
  • What are the key barriers of adopting the technology in the construction industry? What are the potential solutions?
  • What are the key research areas to support the adoption of the technology?