Automation in the Construction Industry (internal expert hearing)

27 Feb 2018

Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

The construction industry is facing an increase in demand for housing and infrastructure that will escalate over the coming years. To manage this growth the industry is developing new construction methods to improve productivity and the reliability of built objects. Technological developments in robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and construction management and collaboration software are opening perspectives for an industry that is often described as risk averse and traditional.

Modification of construction methods and technologies also implies changes for the insurance industry: influencing the quality of the risks insured as well as key aspects of the insurance professionals' business. To understand the nature and extent of these changes, this expert hearing facilitates a dialogue between concerned construction and insurance practitioners.

The expert hearing will include presenters from across the construction industry and academia including: large contractors, promising startups and multidisciplinary researchers. Various technological developments will be introduced followed by discussions on the future of the industry.

 

Agenda


Tuesday, 27 February 2018

08.15

Arrival, registration, coffee

08.45

Welcome and introduction
Greg Schiffer, Head Global Engineering, Swiss Re

Part I: Technology as a means of improving construction

09.00

A framework for technology adoption
Paul Curschellas, Bauen digital Schweiz, buildingsmart Switzerland

09.45

Leveraging innovation for better productivity and quality
Henry Unterreiner, Structural Engineer, Arup
Alvise Simondetti, Global Leader Virtual Design, Arup

10.30

Coffee break

11.00

The impact of changing construction methods on the risk landscape
Patrice Nigon, Head Engineering Product Center, Global Engineering, Swiss Re

11.45

Discussion Fora

12.30

Lunch


Part 2: Revolutionizing production methods, surveying and manufacturing

13.30

Drones: a new flightpath for construction
Benjamin Pinguet, SenseFly

14.00

Digital fabrication: enhancing production methods
Prof Robert J. Flatt, ETHZ NCCR DFab

14.30

BIM: converting concept into practice
Antoine Rérolle, Head of engineering, Losinger Marazzi

15.00

Coffee break

15.30

Disruption: innovation in perspective
Philipp Dohmen, Bauen digital Schweiz, buildingsmart Switzerland

16.00

Discussion Fora

17.00

Closing remarks

This event may be photographed, filmed and/ or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re’s and the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue’s internal and external websites and in printed materials.

 

Speakers

General Information

Conference

Automation in the Construction Industry (for Swiss Re internal experts, by invitation only)

Date

27 February 2018

Venue

Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Gheistrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon
Switzerland
Telephone +41 43 285 8100

Conference fee

There is no fee to attend the conference

Target audience

Swiss Re Internal Experts

Dress code

Business Casual

Hotel Accommodation

Please refer to the registration tab.

Travel to the Centre

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Meals and refreshments

A welcome dinner will be served on 26 February for speakers and Swiss Re internal experts. Lunch will be served on 27 February for all attendees.

Coffee and refreshments will be served throughout the day.

Cancellation

For cancellation, please contact Flavio_Caspar@swissre.com or +41 43 285 8846.

Disclaimer

This event may be photographed, videotaped, filmed and/or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re's and the Swiss Re Institute's internal and external websites and in printed materials.

Privacy statement

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Registration / Accommodation

Participation is by invitation only.

Hotel accommodation at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
A limited number of rooms are available at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.

In order to reserve a hotel room we kindly ask you to send us an email to: FrontOffice_Rueschlikon@swissre.com indicating your arrival and departure date.