Digital engineering, Abergele

11 October, 2017 | 18:00 - 20:00

Join us for all things digital engineering
Join us for all things digital engineering

About this event

Join ICE President Professor Tim Broyd at an interesting and informative event featuring three presentations on the theme of Digital Engineering.

Management of Digital Information on a Major Bioresources Infrastructure Project, Five Fords Advanced Anaerobic Digestion

We are now producing and managing more information in construction than ever before. With the correct workflows, processes and tools in place the way we deliver projects can be enhanced, paving the way for truly intelligent delivery and assets. This talk reviews the Five Fords Advanced Anaerobic Digestion Project, a £38million Bioresources Investment by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water in North Wales, and explains how the development and utilisation of different tools has ensured that data is managed from inception through to commissioning and delivery in the most efficient way. The talk will also explore how particular advancements in modelling, immersive environments and Virtual Reality have helped the whole project team make efficiencies through design reviews, maintenance assessments and construction "dress rehearsals".

Digital control of earthworks

Providing a digital workflow for earthworks and construction that can be managed remotely, to improve process on site. Looking at Topcon machine control hardware and software

The dawn of the drone and the digital age

How drones can be utilised in an engineering context and what to be aware of whether operating yourself or outsourcing. Applications from development of a new site through to maintenance of existing assets - how data is captured and more importantly, how to make use of it. Leading us to the future of drone technology and Ocuair innovations.

This event is a joint event with IStructE.



Daniel Buxton (Design Lead)

Daniel Buxton

Daniel is a Chartered civil engineer and Design Lead currently working in Mott MacDonald Bentley with a strong background in leading large, multi-disciplinary delivery teams. With a keen interest in Advanced Anaerobic Digestion and renewable energy projects Daniel has spent the last three years leading the team delivering the North Wales Sludge Strategy, on behalf of the Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water Capital Delivery Alliance.

The North Wales Sludge Strategy is a programme of works consisting of 10 projects across North Wales, looking to enhance the Bioresources Assets in the region by centralising treatment, increasing renewable energy production and producing a valuable soil conditioner. Daniel has led the scheme from strategy review and feasibility assessment through to detailed design and construction.

Sion Rowlands (Machine Control Business Development Manager)

Sion Rowlands

Sion is local to North Wales and Studied at Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St Asaph. He graduated from University of Newcastle, after studying a degree in Geomatics, he then went on to complete a masters through Salford University. He has now worked in the Geospatial industry for the past 8 years. Starting his career with Trimble initially as Technical Support developing to Training roles and UAS Pilot. He moved over to sales towards the end of 2013 and has been working for Topcon since the start of 2017, developing Machine Control in the North of the UK. Outside of work it's a bit of rugby and the odd skiing holiday when possible.

Mike Edwards (Sales Director)

Mike Edwards

Since studying Physical Geography at Aberystwyth University, Mike has spent the last 6 years providing specialist technology based surveying services to the engineers and surveyors.

In 2015, Mike took infrared imaging to the sky, founding Ocuair the UK's leading responsible commercial UAV operator and the first to provide aerial radiometric infrared imaging for buildings and structures. More recently, Mike's focus has been on integration of innovative drone technology in engineering and interoperable data platforms.