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16 NOV 2020

RICS to lead key discussions on the future of the built environment

Amie Silverwood

Amie Silverwood

Content Manager - Communications and Media

Toronto, Canada

RICS

A new era for construction & infrastructure: Integrating Tech, Data and ESG

Slate of Built Environment Influencers from Autodesk, AECOM, Arup, Jacobs and Skanska, Among Many Others, to Discuss How the Industry is Building Smarter and Leveraging Technology

RICS is pleased to announce its upcoming, three-day remote thought leadership event on the future of the built environment: A New Era for Construction & Infrastructure—Integrating tech, data, and ESG from January 26-28, 2021. The event, which runs from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM each day, will discuss the great expectations the construction and infrastructure sector has right now to build smarter and leverage technology in the post-pandemic recovery, addressing high-stakes social, environmental and economic challenges.

Particularly with data management, professionals are benchmarking lifecycle costs, carbon and social value while driving operational efficiencies—and the three-day slate of panels will cover technology integration for industry transformation, data-enriched projects and assets, and environment and sustainability. Key topics will include BIM, AI, and automation on job sites, cost management, and carbon benchmarking for operational efficiencies, leveraging data for virtual design and construction, and how ESG strategies are being implemented.

The event will focus on a different theme each day: 

  • January 26: Approach to Digitalization in the Construction Sector
  • January 27: How to to use data to enhance project and asset performance?
  • January 28: Applying ESG principles on construction and infrastructure projects

The present lineup, with more to come, includes the following industry leaders and influencers:

  • Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Amy Marks, Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism, Autodesk
  • Denise Berger, Chief Operating Officer, Northeast Region, AECOM
  • Deborah Geideman, Vice President, Global Head of International Relations, Jacobs
  • Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters
  • Kevin O’Grady, Associate Director, Arup
  • Stacy Smedley, Executive Director Building Transparency, Skanska
  • Santiago Castagnino, Managing Director & Partner, BCG
  • Christian Tricoire, Chairman, VINCI Construction LLC

Join us to hear these industry leaders discuss global trends that have accelerated during the pandemic and panel discussions that map adoption successes with the future landscape. Speakers will share how their organizations have successfully incorporated a data strategy, technology integration and sustainable and environmental practices into their business processes.

For more information or to register, please visit the event's page here.

Amie Silverwood

Amie Silverwood

Content Manager - Communications and Media

Toronto, Canada

RICS

Amie Silverwood is the Content Manager – Communications and Media for RICS in the Americas.

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