Past Glimpse of the Future Events

Past Event – August 13th 


Bentley Systems LEGION  Eduardo Lazzarotto

Ongoing social distancing requirements present challenges for planning, design and operations of diverse buildings, such as rail stations, airports, shopping malls, etc. Using simulation and BIM design powered digital twins, owner operators and consultants are helping public spaces reopen faster while still safe and commercially viable. Bentley is making market leading software OpenBuildings Station Designer and LEGION Simulator available for free until September 30th to help new users do the same. The presentation will cover case studies from London, Beijing and Madrid to illustrate how simulation enables more resilient buildings, from preparedness, through responsiveness and recovery after disruptions such as Covid-19. The London Waterloo Station and Bond Street Station will be discussed in detail.


InEight Schedule  – Dan Patterson

This session will introduce the latest thinking in next-generation scheduling – enhancing the already proven science of CPM. Overcoming traditional forecasting challenges, a new AI-based approach to modeling schedule and driving towards a more achievable risk-adjusted forecast is discussed. A case study of how Kiewit Construction use the system will be covered.


Nodes and Links – Greg Lawton

 Mott MacDonald are using Nodes and Links Aegis on HS2. The Aegis platform from Nodes and Links helps project experts make better decisions using data-driven predictions and visualisations. The world’s first hybrid-collective intelligence, Aegis understands what drives project success, learns from history and across projects, and works with people to deliver project outcomes successfully.  Aegis allows Complex Projects to achieve performance levels previously considered impossible. Learn from Greg where and how the platform has been applied successfully. 

Link to case study on Mott MacDonald site


SablonoLukas Olbrich

Sablono offers the first Construction Execution Platform to manage and collaborate on tens of thousands of activities during project delivery. The solution is implemented in major projects internationally such as 150 Bishopsgate in London, Dubai Uptown Tower and Tour Mohammed VI in Morocco. Get a glimpse at what project delivery looks like when construction projects are executed on a digital production management system.


PMWeb – Stefan Hollak

ZEISS case study focusing on the corporate real estate management processes. Learn how ZEISS harmonised the brand experience, provided greater transparency and improved data management relating to requirements, effort, costs, space and services.  This resulted in faster decision making based on defined gates within their matrix organization. Link to press release


eviFile – Luke Allen

SPL Powerlines partnered with eviFile to deliver digital progressive assurance across all of the built assets on the programme. This case study looks at the challenges of rolling out the technology and the lessons learned. We’ll also take a look at the opportunities the completion of the project has generated in utilising connected applications to put assurance at the very start of any major infrastructure programme.

Past Event – July 9th


SPI – The Remodelling of Kings Cross Railway StationSimon Wray

London’s King’s Cross railway station is one of the busiest stations in the United Kingdom, serving close to 40 million passengers each year. But it has been 25 years since any major intervention has taken place on the railway, and it is now in need of some major renewal and remodelling work.

Specialist Project Integration (SPI) are undertaking this massive £250 million project. Find out from Simon how success is being assured through the use of their digital twin platform.


Bentley Systems – Project iTwins – Glen Worrall

While there is plenty of talk about how the National Digital Twin is targeted at physical assets, Bentley have been working with projects on how to use Risk iTwins and Cost iTwins to provide immediate feedback to project teams on iTwins. Glen Worrall will work through two scenarios where users are seeing immediate feedback from their iTwins.


Infrastructure and Projects Authority  – Dr David Hancock 

Following the COVID crisis there is a golden opportunity to change the face of construction for the better; deliver sustained value for money, be more stable, more productive and more competitive. The government’s side of the bargain is to bring to market between £29 billion and £37 billion of contracts across economic and social infrastructure over the next year.


Buildots – Patrick Scannell

Buildots AI leverages the capacity of a simple hardhat mounted camera and state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms to track all activities on-site, and provide you with the information necessary to make the best decisions. As well as this, the footage is overlaid with the BIM model ensuring a constantly updated digital twin of your project.


Chapman TaylorAndy Hudson

Chapman Taylor Architects is a global practice of award-winning architects and masterplanners. In the post-COVID era, their clients will benefit from even higher standards of quality and consistency of design information due to the consolidation of their existing information management systems and data silos within the Microsoft365 platform.

A key aspect of the company’s switch to the new format was a collaboration with AEC technology expert Nittygritty to develop Atvero. Microsoft365-based Atvero is a record management system which provides a single pane of glass for contractual deliverables, capable of being authored and published from anywhere. Technical Director Andy Hudson will recount Chapman Taylor’s digital transformation from inception to deployment while providing a glimpse of the future direction for

Past Event – June 4th 


Extranet EvolutionPaul Wilkinson

Paul provided an overview of the latest developments in the market and helped decipher the alphabet soup of ancronyms relating to project management and BIM  Link to Extranet Evolution


Archdesk  – Filip Moscicki

Filip talked about customer success with Archdesk looking at three different cases with three different challenges. 


 Resolving International – Chris Woodbridge

Chris presented a case study about supporting a large owner operator with over 4000 logistical buildings worldwide. 


Safran SoftwareRichard Wood

Richard told us about Safran’s vision of how the increasing pace of technological innovation will change the role of anyone managing risks in complex projects. Link to thought leadership video

Past Event – June 5th 


Gammon ConstructionDavid-John Gibbs

DJ discussed his experiences and opinions on how digital ways of working reduce the likelihood and severity of disputes.  Link to Glimpse presentation


UniPhiMark Heath

Mark showed distributed data capture as a method for controlling complex projects, large programs and portfolio management. 


Afterpremise APDocs – Brian King 

Brian showed how the APDocs platform enables organisations to reduce costs and improve efficiency with intelligent automation, flexible workflows and robust document storage in a modern, mobile software solution built on the AWS platform.


Turbo Chart – Linear Project SoftwareSantosh Bhat

Santosh showed how his client John Holland used Turbo-Chart to visualise their linear project schedules, transforming existing data into Time Location charts in minutes.