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Digital Asset Management – Data Saves Lives (and Money)

The Great Hall, Sutherland Building


Property and Construction Lecture Series - Dr Graham Kelly, Managing Director, BIM Academy

This lecture will take place on campus, in The Great Hall, Sutherland Building. Refreshments will be served from 5:45pm in the entrance of Sutherland Building. 


About this event

Digital technologies and processes are now becoming the norm for project delivery on new construction projects. However, understanding how this digital information is being managed in operation is critical to realising its true value. Applying the rhetoric of ‘data saves lives’, which is an integral part of recent governmental strategies focusing on healthcare estates, we can start to understand the role data and digital information plays in effective estate and asset management.


This talk will look at how we are applying digital processes to help our facilities become more resilient and flexible in their daily operations. To do so, Dr Graham Kelly will provide an overview of how to develop an estate optimisation strategy, which will inform how you procure and manage digital information to support your estate-based objectives.


It should draw on other organisational strategies too, such as environmental, education, design and construction, estates, and ICT strategies, to ensure a holistic view of what digital information is required. This strategy should always consider the whole estate, including how to digitise information on existing buildings – it does not just apply to new builds. Retrofit and refurbishments are equally important.


By understanding how to store, use and manage digital information within the context of estate optimisation, we can minimise the gap between as-built and as-maintained information, therefore minimising discrepancies between the physical and digital asset. This will mean your information will be current and reliable, drawing on a single source of truth rather than in individual data silos. It will help you to build, maintain and understand our buildings to enable a better learning environment for your buildings’ users. 


About the Speaker

Graham leads the BIM Academy team. BIM Academy was established in 2010 through a joint venture between Ryder Architecture and Northumbria University. Graham’s role is to steer the consultancy business and ensure it brings value to its founders and the wider industry. Graham’s role sees him responsible for leading strategy and implementation of digital transformation strategies specific to clients real needs. This goes beyond BIM, it is as much about the people as it is about the technology. He has over 15 years’ experience in construction and academia, also completing a PhD in early 2015.

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Richard leads the UK Property Management business as Managing Director at Avison Young UK. With over 30 years’ experience, and industry knowledge, Richard is an expert in Asset, Property and Facilities strategy for the built environment. Richard‘s specialisms include Asset Management, Building Consultancy, Landlord and Tenant strategic advice, FutureTech, Place making and Commercialization and contract set up.

Digital Asset Management – Data Saves Lives (and Money)

Tuesday 13th June 2023 | 6pm-7pm, The Great Hall, Sutherland Building


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The Great Hall, Sutherland Building


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