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ICE HKA & MTRC joint webinar on “Digitalisation for Rail Infrastructure”, online

  • Webinar
  • Watch Online
  • 24 November 2021
  • 10:30 - 12:00
ICE HKA & MTRC joint webinar on “Digitalisation for Rail Infrastructure”, online

About this event

Please note that this webinar will be held from 18:30 – 20:00 HK time

In its June 2020 report, McKinsey & Company highlighted the low productivity rate in construction of less than 1% per year compared to 2.8% for modern economies every year for over two decades. They stated that technical challenges specific to the construction sector made this was among the least digitised (ranked 20th in a league table of 22).

In this presentation Malcolm will discuss what digitalisation means across the project lifecycle in delivering rail projects. He will cut through the digital hype to show what is being achieved with visualisations and digital technology today on rail projects – both in terms of what can be done but also the key components to how things can be done. He will highlight the need to be data centric and not so application focused, and the challenges of making change happen to deliver the real efficiency and productivity benefits of digitalisation.

- Registration will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis and priority will be given to ICE Members.
- Only successful applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail.
- Attendance certificates will be provided for this event only if attendees attend the whole event.
- The above is subject to change without prior notice

The Institution of Civil Engineers (Hong Kong Association) shall not under any circumstances be liable or otherwise for death or any injury or for any damage to or loss or destruction of property or otherwise, in any such case arising from any accident or mishap, and whether during or after this event, in preparation for it, traveling to or from it or otherwise.


Roger Bayliss

Capital Works Director for MTR Corporation

An experienced construction industry professional, Roger Bayliss rejoined MTRCL in March 2019 as a Member of the Executive Directorate; in February 2021 he established the Capital Works Business Unit, which he leads as Capital Works Director. Previously he worked for Skanska AB, a Swedish international contractor-developer where his most recent role was Senior Vice President Operational Efficiency for the Group. This covered excellent project delivery, digital, research & innovation and knowledge management. During this period he led the development of the company’s digital strategy.

Prior to that he was a member of the Skanska UK executive team and before that he was Construction Director for British Airports Authority. His first stint in Asia was also with the MTRCL Projects Division, prior to which he started his career with Costain, a UK civils contractor.

He takes a keen interest in business improvement and is a strong advocate of modern methods of construction and digitalization.”

Malcolm Taylor

Expert Adviser, Digital for Crossrail International

Malcolm Taylor is a specialist in digitalisation and the creation, implementation and application of Project Information Management (PIM) on major projects. He has over 40 years of experience in programme and project management, design and construction of major transport infrastructure schemes, gained throughout the Caribbean, UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Malcolm is a leading exponent of the UK’s drive for PIM and Building Information Management (BIM) maturity in client organisations, using digital technologies for better decision-making and management of projects throughout the entire project life cycle. He was a contributor to the UK BIM Task Group and the UK BIM Alliance initiative and has appeared in the media as a transportation specialist, notably on Sky News, BBC News 24 and BBC Radio 4.

Recently, as Head of Technical Information at Crossrail for 10 years, Malcolm was responsible for the development of digital and technical information strategies as well as BIM, computer-aided design, document management, Crossrail’s geographic information system (GIS), cyber security issues, and asset information management. He contributed to and helped manage Crossrail’s award winning Innovate 18 programme, now broadened into a UK-wide infrastructure industry innovation platform called i3P. Prior to this, he was Rail Director at at AECOM UK.

As a Specialist Advisor to Crossrail International, he now provides specialist consultancy advice globally to client organisations developing and delivering complex rail schemes.

Malcolm holds a BEng in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Bradford and an MBA in Engineering Management from the University of London. He has been a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. In 2013 and 2015 he won British Construction Industry Awards for BIM.

Event venue

Watch Online
Hong Kong

For more information please contact:

Crystal Fung

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