A recording of a webinar from the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Digital Construction Skills
Maybe you’ve already started using digital tools in your construction business. Or perhaps you’re simply looking to find out more about them. In either case, watch this webinar recording to start the process of getting the maximum benefit from the tools you choose.
As guest speaker Gary Kelly from Leica says during the event, “We are not trying to teach you anything new; we are trying to help you do what you already know better.”
- Pick up top tips from Simon Butler, from George Leslie, about the lessons they’ve learned on their digital journey over the past 12 months.
- Find out about the support available to you on your own digital journey, including free-to-use digital assessment tools from the Supply Chain Sustainability School.
- Discover how to assess whether your IT systems and IT department are ready to adopt digital tools.
- Hear from Doug Hamilton of Concentris about why you need to take behavioural change into consideration when embedding digital change in an organisation.
How much time do you have?
You can watch the recording of the full event in 60 minutes. Short on time? Jump to the guest speakers you’re most interested in hearing, using the timings below.
In this video
This webinar included a fantastic panel of well-informed guests including partners from DCS’s CITB-funded Digital Transformation through Leaders project. In this video, they share valuable insights from varying perspectives and explain the help and support available to you as you start your digital journey. As a bonus, they help demystify some of the digital transformation process for you!
Timings and speakers
0:00 Introduction from John Maclennan, Innovation Manger, Construction Innovation Centre Scotland.
03:15 The support and funding available for construction SME businesses through the CITB-funded Digital Transformation through Leaders project.
08:15 Gary Kelly, Area Manager for Leica Geosystems Scotland, talking about how to assess if your IT system and IT department are ready to adopt new digital tools.
21:21 Behavioural change expert, Doug Hamilton, Director of Concentris, explains why behavioural change should be a major consideration when embedding digital change in an organisation.
31:50 Antoinette Irving, Project Manager of the Supply Chain Sustainability School’s CITB Digital Leadership Project, introduces their series of freely available digital capability tools for the construction industry, created in association with the Thames Tideway Project and Costain. These tools include a training needs assessment and a digital maturity matrix.
36:50 Simon Butler, Pre-Construction Manager at George Leslie, talks about the lessons learned on their digital journey over the past 12 months and the advice he would give others starting their own journeys.
44:00 Two 2-minute innovative digital tool showcases from:
- Grant Gibson, of Bright Signals, an innovate UK funded project which creates the virtual village hall experience which helps members of the public engage with projects
- Tom Woolnough from Iceni Earth, who have developed a Biodiversity Monitoring Tool which can help enhance and improve biodiversity.
49:00 Ask the panel Q&A with John Maclennan.
This video is the result of a collaboration between the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Digital Construction Skills. The event was part of CSIC’s ‘Make it smart’ hub. Our grateful thanks go to John Maclennan and the CSIC for allowing us to share this video.
We are also grateful to DCS Industry Partner George Leslie for showing real leadership by sharing so openly and generously the lessons they’ve learned so far on their digital journey so that others may benefit from their experience.
Learn more with free eLearning modules for construction SMEs
Check out the free Getting started with digital construction eLearning module. This module:
- Gives an overview of the range of digital tools that can help construction companies solve problems and improve their businesses.
- Covers the benefits digital tools can bring and the broad factors to consider when selecting digital tools.
- Assesses the barriers to, and risks involved with, adopting digital tools, as well as the successes!
Further along in the process? Check out Taking digital construction to the next level, which:
- Covers the implementation of digital solutions at an organisational and strategic level.
- Introduces you in more detail to tools and concepts such Building Information Modelling (BIM), interoperability and the Common Data Environment (CDE)
- Discusses the role of standards in digital technology.
Registration is free, so sign up here: