Friday lunchtime lecture: What’s the future of construction?

Friday 16 September 2016, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

Why can’t construction be as smart as other industries, like aerospace, renewable energies or IT?

Cranes Image by Dun.can (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Will construction ever evolve, making the most of the opportunity offered by data science and IoT? Or will the sector be disrupted by a giant smart city data monopolist that manages to crack construction site robotics? Will construction workforces be able to re-skill and re-train, or will a generic, self-optimising, embodied AI replace all engineers, surveyors, site managers and eventually architects and designers?

In this lecture, Antonio Pisano will shed some light on the future of construction in a data-driven future.

Antonio Pisano is a designer, public speaker and writer. Co-founder of Marcel Mauer Architecture and Smart City strategist at CAIRE Consortium, he has curated events and campaigned with major UK Construction Industry Institutions such as BIS, Constructing Excellence, G4C, RIBA, RICS, CIC, BRE and the ODI, to raise awareness on sustainability, innovation and open data.

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Live feed

The live feed of the talk will start here at 1pm on Friday 16 September, for those who can’t attend.