BAM Construct UK has launched its sponsorship of the UK’s Digital Construction Week (October 26-27) by sharing a virtual tour of the massive King’s Cross regeneration through virtual reality. The conference is being held at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

Using oculus rift and hololens viewers, and specially created holograms, visitors to the BAM stand (M26) will gain an insight into work at the 64-acre site. BAM has also devised a way to view the experience remotely via your smartphone (details below).

Four BAM speakers will be giving presentations throughout the two days.

Andrew Pryke, Managing Director, BAM Design will be giving the keynote speech, which will explore the impact advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, gaming and software, will have on the construction industry and built environment.

Mark Taylor the Digital Construction Manager is discussing implementing digital construction, and creating lean workflow.
Royal BAM Group’s Director of Sustainability Nitesh Magdani is talking about innovation and technology for the sustainability panel, and Reid Cunningham from BAM FM is discussing the future of manufacturing. (See notes for details of presentation times.)
“The latest technology is helping our clients get the best experience of what the construction industry can offer them, including how they can use virtual reality to unlock new opportunities. Visitors to our stand will get to experience this for themselves. Digital methods are of ever growing significance to how we do business and we are determined to remain at the forefront of intelligent design and construction techniques.”

David Cotton

Business Development Director

You can register to attend DCW here

Virtual reality experience via your smart phone:

Normally for a full virtual reality experience you will need a powerful PC and a viewer such as the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive. However, you can have a sneak peek of our virtual reality experience even before you get to the conference - all you need is your smartphone.

Click on one of the examples below, or scan a QR code. Make sure your smartphone open’s the link in your default smartphone browser (safari or chrome) and not in the within-QR-app browser. Once the link is loaded, place your smartphone in a cardboard and step in to our project.

Browser links to go here:

Stadhuiskwartier Deventer

Zaans Medical Center

Amsterdam Center

Groninger Forum

Garage Katwolderplein

Construction site

Auxiliary constructions

To enhance the smartphone experience, a cardboard can be used. A limited number of these will be available on our stand during the conference.  

Speakers and times of presentations:

Oct 26 at 16:20 - Reid Cunningham - The future of manufacturing

Oct 26 at 10:30 - Mark Taylor - Implementing digital construction: creating lean workflows and a connected workforce    

Oct 27 at 11:00 - Andrew Pryke - The conference keynote speech - AI, smart campus and the fourth industrial revolution

Oct 27 at 12:15 - Nitesh Magdani - Innovation and technology for sustainability panel