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RICS Digital Built Environment Conference 2019

Join leading experts to learn how technology can enhance your practice, save you and your business time and money and provide a better service to your clients.

Achieving efficiencies in cost, time and resource and meeting changing client demands

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Wed 5 Jun 2019
09:00 AM - 04:45 PM
etc.venues St. Paul’s, 200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HD
6 hours formal CPD

Book before 27 March for the Early Bird discount.

£240 + VAT


Technology has the power to dramatically reshape the way we work and the built environment around us. It is therefore vital that the surveying profession embrace these new innovations which have the potential to provide solutions and achieve efficiencies in your day to day practice.

RICS Digital Built Environment Conference will assemble the leading experts in the PropTech arena to highlight and showcase how technology can enhance your practice, save you and your business time and money and provide a better service to your clients. 

Attend this event and benefit from an exhibition area where you can have hands on interaction with the technologies to see how they work in practice.

Join the conference to:

  • Ensure you remain at the forefront of your profession by hearing about the latest technologies and innovations look set to disrupt the built environment sector now and in the coming years.
  • Benefit from a better understanding of the true ROI and measurable benefits of these new technologies for both your business and that of your clients.
  • Understand the need for a shift in culture and attitudes towards technology to successfully embed new digital solutions and devices within your business, team and workplace.



RICS Future of the Profession and Project Neo
BCIS has been running for over 55 years and is the leading independent provider of cost and price information to the construction industry.  This session will demonstrate the value that BCIS can bring as well as exploring the drivers behind a recent project to redevelop the platform and the benefits this is bringing to current users and the wider industry.

360-degree view of a project

Join our expert speaker, Jeff Belk, Head of Estate Projects, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust as he explores the digital evolution and life of a building component or asset from initial briefing through to removal or demolition.

Using 5D BIM to enhance project collaboration

What are the fundamentals of 5D BIM?  This session will seek to provide clarity to this question, as well as looking at the progress of implementation and how 5D BIM can really help enhance project collaboration, bringing benefits to project leaders and key stakeholders within the project team.

Automation: Job transformation or job replacement?

New technologies have paved the way for greater use of robotics within the construction industry and the benefits appear to be wide reaching.  This session will explore how robots are already being used to automate construction practices and reduce material consumption on site, as well as looking at the use of 3D printing tools.

Wearable technologies – turning data into actionable insights
Data is one of the most important resources in the built environment and emerging trends in wearable technologies are allowing the built environment sector to capture more of it than ever before.  This session will explore how these new innovations can enable data collection on site and keep workers safe.

Eksovest: the future of working on site?
Recent trials in the use of high-tech robotic vests that could revolutionise construction appear to suggest significant benefits to both contractors and their clients.  This session will provide insight through a case study from one company who has been trialling this latest piece of technology.

How blockchain can transform CRE transactions
Attend this session to gain a better understanding of blockchain transactions and the benefits they can bring to smart contracts, improved workflows and asset management.

Digital Twins – optimising performance of your real estate asset
This session will provide expert insight into how digital twins are being utilised in practice to enhance the relationship between owner and tenant within the commercial real estate sector.

Fireside chat with a client
As well as requiring organisational buy-in and demonstrable return on investment, it is also crucial that implementation of new technologies provides value added benefits to the clients themselves.  This session will address how to sell the value proposition to your clients by giving them the platform to address our audience and communicate just what they are looking for in terms of client demand.

Panel debate – How to get stakeholders engaged with technology
Instilling any sort of culture change in an organisation can be challenging and perhaps never more so when it comes to implementation of new technologies.  How can we, as an industry, ensure that we embrace the benefits that new technologies can bring and enable implementation at the scale and pace required for them to be realised? 

Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers. One of these is a two-course hot lunch while you connect with colleagues old and new.

This conference also includes a post-event networking drinks reception.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.


Book before 27 March 2019 to benefit from the Early Bird discount.

Group discounts

  • Book three or more places and get 10% off
  • Book five or more places and get 15% off
  • Book seven or more places and get 20% off

Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS.


  • RICS Professional Early Bird Rate £240 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professional Early Bird Rate £324 + VAT
  • RICS Professional Standard Rate £265 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professional Standard Rate £357.75 + VAT
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