2023 DCW Event: Industry Insights and Conversations | RedSky

2023 DCW Event: Industry Insights and Conversations

The RedSky team was out in force at the 2023 Digital Construction Week event – another great opportunity to discuss innovation and the use of technology in the built environment with construction professionals.

With over 5,800 visitors, more than 150 exhibitors and 300 speakers, this year’s DCW event provided invaluable insights into many areas that are shaping digital construction.

dave headshotDave McAteer, our Head of New Business, said: “We’ve been working with construction companies for more than 45 years, helping them to eliminate manual activity, drive up process efficiency and cut costs. 

“Industry events like DCW enable us to talk with construction professionals about the challenges they face in the built environment, as well as the tech, tools and solutions available to support their digital transformation journey.

“It was particularly interesting to meet up with faces old and new, to chat about our new Supply Chain Management solution – everyone we spoke to about it was very enthusiastic about the potential impact it could have in their business.”

This year’s event included insightful sessions on a broad selection of construction industry challenges and the latest digital solutions to address them. Visitors were spoiled for choice, with more than 120 hours of scheduled content including expert knowledge and advice on issues ranging from BIM, data management and digital twins to the golden thread and risk assessment.

The statistics provided at the ‘Go Smart to Achieve Net Zero’ session provided the audience with plenty of food for thought. RedSky Product Manager Brendan Magill said: “It’s astonishing to think that 44% of the UK’s carbon footprint can be attributed to the built environment and that 32% of landfill waste is from construction.

“The road to net zero will certainly be challenging for the industry. Construction companies will need to get smart by applying digital solutions that help them not only to optimise project management but also to provide accurate carbon accounting. This approach includes using real-time data to identify emerging trends and inform a swift, effective response.

“Automation has a big role to play in this. DCW’s ‘Go Smart’ session highlighted that it’s already possible to automate 20% of project management, 70% of data collection and 90% of asset performance management activities. 

“I’ve seen the benefits of automation at RedSky – customers are achieving significant time and cost savings by using our construction software solution to automate their payroll and procure-to-pay processes. And our new Supply Chain Management product will give them the necessary controls to help them on their journey to Net Zero.”

We’re already making plans for DCW 2024, which will hopefully include a session delivered by a RedSky construction software expert. It’s also likely that two of our partner organisations will be joining us at our stand: Rendra AS, a leading provider of cloud 3D BIM collaboration software for the construction industry; and Safran, a specialist in risk analytics solutions and project management software.