Programme

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Festival Agenda

MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE

09:15 – 09:25
Welcome
Mark Hansford, editor, New Civil Engineer

09:25 – 10:05
Keynote talk, followed by Q&A
Fostering innovation, embracing technology – A view from outside

10:05 – 10:45
Discussion
Collaboration, culture and change – How are major industry bodies driving the innovation agenda?

15:45 – 16:10
Industry address, followed by Q&A
Reinventing the industry and boosting productivity

16:10 – 17:10
PechaKucha style
The StartUp session

TECH FEST AWARDS: LIVE JUDGING HUBS

11:15 – 12:45 and 13:45 – 15:15
Live-judged awards:

  • Best Use of Technology: Carbon Reduction
  • Best Use of Technology: Driving Efficiency through Design
  • Best Use of Technology: Enabling Smart Infrastructure
  • Best Use of Technology: Health, Safety & Wellbeing
  • Best Use of Technology: Productivity in Delivery

FRINGE CAFÉS (pre-registration only)

11:30 – 12:15
Fringe Cafés

Choose from the following café topics:What are the blockers to…

  • Rolling out drones and robotics across construction sites
  • The adoption of AI in construction
  • Building offsite factories?
14:00 – 14:45
Fringe Cafés

Choose from the following café topics: What are the blockers to…

  • Embracing big data?
  • Enabling smart infrastructure?
  • A better whole life approach?

GRADUATE CHALLENGE

08:00 – 08:10
Graduate challenge welcome

08:10 – 12:45
Graduate challenge part 1

13:45 – 15:45
Graduate challenge part 2

16:00 – 17:00
Pitches and judging

17:00 – 17:10
Winners announced  

17:15 – 18:30
TechFest networking drinks

19:00 – 22:30
TechFest Awards

22.30 – 01:30
TechFest After Party

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