Artificial intelligence in the built environment, Webinar

20 July, 2017 | 08:30 - 09:15

Artificial intelligence in the built environment, Webinar

About this event

The UK’s built environment sector is being challenged to make huge improvements in its performance, in terms of the speed of project delivery, out-turn cost and its carbon footprint. Artificial intelligence (AI) - the ability of machines to learn and think for themselves – could make a huge contribution to delivering these improvements.

Computer systems that can analyse​ large volumes of data to highlight patterns in the performance and use of existing infrastructure assets will enable better decisions to be made on the type of infrastructure that is required in the future and how it can best be delivered.

AI will likely reduce the number of incremental steps that are required to take infrastructure designs through to operation. This will translate to time and money saved in manufacturing construction products and in building and maintaining our infrastructure networks.

This webinar will address the following questions:

  • How can AI improve the performance of the built environment sector in the UK?
  • What are the latest innovations in the development of AI systems?
  • What risks do AI systems pose to the built environment sector in the UK?
  • What observations is the National Infrastructure Commission making on the potential of AI?​


08:30 Welcome from the Chair
08:35 Artificial intelligence in te built environment
Speaker: Andy Green – Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission
09:00 Questions and Answers
09:10 Summation from the Chair
09:15 Close of webinar

This lecture is annually held in honour of former Secretary of the Institution, James Forrest (1859-1895), on a subject concerning the interdependence of science and engineering.

The event contributes to the ICE Digital Transformation campaign.


Andy Green – Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

Andy Green

Andy Green holds a number of Chairman, Non-Executive Director and advisory roles, linked by his passion for how technology transforms business and our daily lives.

Andy has spent most of his career in the Telecoms, IT and Technology world with many years of boardroom experience in the UK, US, Europe and Asia. He has a fascination with, and a unique perspective on, the impact of the Digital Age on business strategy across all sectors of the economy. He is a trusted advisor to companies and governments.

He chairs IG Group plc, a global leader in online trading and the Digital Catapult, an initiative to help grow the UK Digital Economy. He is a Senior Independent Director at Avanti plc, a global broadband satellite operator. He is advisory Chairman at npGroup, which offers technical resourcing solutions across the world.