Educational Programme

The Educational Programme at Vision 2017 is free to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Our content development team works hard to create the best possible programme that features cutting edge projects, expert speakers and plenty of time for debate and discussion.

The programme runs across five theatres and each session typically lasts 20 minutes plus Q&A. The modular format means that visitors can tailor-make their visit to suit their personal requirements. 

Our full programme for Vision 2017 will be announced shortly, but here are the main topics our 2017 programme will cover.  

Building Information Modelling (BIM)   

The construction industry has undergone its own digital revolution. This stream will look at where we are with BIM today, how it creates value through combined efforts and where BIM goes next, whilst at the same time reviewing the downside of BIM in terms of the security risk this could hold for our future buildings.  

Building Health & Wellness 

There is a general understanding that better building design and the connection to public spaces across cities and towns provides health and wellbeing benefits. Our Building Health and Wellness stream will look at case studies where government, health and industry research shows changes in behaviour and increased activity across the population.

Future Materials & Systems      

A host of innovative materials and systems is available to architects, engineers, designers and their clients. The Future Materials and Systems stream will focus on the range of materials available, how healthy products are at the forefront of the latest innovative projects and will provide a range of case studies where these materials and systems have been used. It will also give an opportunity to understand the latest research and development in materials from academic and research institutions and how these can be incorporated into future projects.

Innovation in Architecture & Design: Keynotes & International Conversations      

This stream will feature a series of case studies delivered by clients, architects, engineers and consultancies highlighting the latest innovative architecture and design projects across domestic and commercial buildings through to retail, education and health as well as the link to the public realm. This stream will focus on issues including space saving buildings, offsite construction, as well as health and wellbeing and how sustainability runs through the heart of buildings and spaces.

Offsite & Modular Construction

In this stream speakers will look at the historical and current application of offsite construction and production techniques and provide an overview of the various innovative types of offsite construction using specific case studies. Sessions will assess the benefits of using the various offsite methods and how using off-site construction can enable predictability for on-time and on-budget delivery, with the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.

Smart Buildings

A smart building uses digital technologies or information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance quality and performance, to reduce costs and to resource consumption. The sessions will look at the role that technology plays in perfecting our buildings and the benefits of this for those operating within them.

Technology Innovations

The use of technology continues to evolve across the various disciplines connected to the built environment and infrastructure. The Technology Innovations stream will explore the development of BIM and its impact on the built environment as well as how robotic fabrication and 3D printing is shaping how architects, engineers and their clients are working with the latest technologies to develop new systems and solutions for the built environment.

Product & CPD Theatre

Vision 2017 will also feature a series of presentations on some of the innovative products and construction techniques that are showcased by some of this year's exhibitors. 

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