DCS 2022 programme

The programme for the 2022 summit

BIMs future now: The information management evolution
First broadcast on 1 November 2.30pm GMT
In association with Mail Manager

BIM doesn’t stand still: it’s evolving into information management and every part of the built environment needs to walk the new talk. Our speakers will help you understand what this evolution means and how to implement it. A case study from Scotland will reveal how information management processes are being used and what benefits are being realised.


  • Casey Rutland, vice chair, UK BIM Alliance
  • Paul Dodd, senior associate director, Scottish Futures Trust
  • Jacob Wardrop, commercial director, Mail Manager

Digital construction’s role in making Net Zero a reality
First broadcast on 2 November 11.00am GMT
In association with PlanRadar

Digital construction has a key role to play in the built environment sector reaching Net Zero.

Our speakers will approach this topic from several angles, notably carbon measurement, reducing emissions from construction plant on site, and sites becoming paperless.


  • David Mason, head of environment technical, Skanska UK
  • Steven Sutch, director of L Lynch, will reveal how the plant hire giant is reducing emissions on site using technology and investing in behavioural change.
  • Rob Norton, UK team lead – fire, health & safety at PlanRadar will detail how the construction management specialist is helping sites become paperless.

Boosting productivity with tech: the law of marginal gains
First broadcast on 2 November 2.30pm GMT
In association with COINS

Making many small efficiencies, with the help of construction-specific software, can help construction companies make a huge difference to their whole business.

This webinar will address:

  • The challenges construction companies face in trying to become more operationally efficient.
  • The evolution of ERP software and how modern ERP tools can dramatically improve business productivity.
  • How identifying small efficiencies through technology can lead to big gains across the business.
  • A major contractor will detail how they created a seamless P2P process – using ERP to transform their eCommerce.


  • Katy Dowding, executive vice president at Skanska UK and a member of the Construction Productivity Taskforce
  • Darren Aldridge, group supply chain manager, Keltbray
  • Yan Llamas, group product marketing and design director, COINS

The golden thread: best practice towards compliance
First broadcast on 3 November 2.30pm GMT

The Building Safety Act has enshrined the digital golden thread of building information in law. But what is it and how can those in the built environment comply with it?
Our speakers, drawn from organisations that were involved in defining the golden thread, will explain what it is and how their organisations and their supply chains are responding to its requirements.

Our speakers will discuss the implications for those involved in both new projects and existing buildings.


  • Aman Sharma, MD of Totus Digital and deputy chair of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee that drafted the golden thread
  • Jack Ostrofsky, head of sustainability & design, Southern Housing Group
  • Kelly Lee, building safety leader, Orbit Group
  • Eddie Tuttle, director of policy, external affairs and research

From construction to operations: NHS Scotland’s information management journey
First broadcast on 10 November 11.00am GMT
In association with BENTLEY SYSTEMS

NHS Scotland is one of the largest asset owners in the UK, with thousands of assets and properties (from rural GP surgeries to acute hospitals) with data managed across 14 territorial Health Boards and eight national Health Boards.

NHS Scotland recognised that improving the quality and management of project information coming from its supply chain, as well as its own asset information management capabilities, would enable them to make smarter decisions across both projects and its existing built environment assets. 

The NHS Scotland Assure Information Management System (common data environment) will not only provide a collaborative repository for storage of information and data in relation to the built environment (with linkages to other national systems), but it will also ensure a single source of truth, overlaying appropriate data sets and unlocking value, allowing Boards to make informed decisions.

Our speakers from NHS Scotland and Bentley Systems will detail the information management journey to date.


  • Louise Gardiner, head of digital estate and asset management, NHS National Services Scotland
  • Rachel McKay, project manager at NHS National Services Scotland
  • Peter Lynch, senior advancement manager, Bentley Systems
  • Mark Biscoe, senior consultant, Bentley Systems
Speakers’ biographies

Robert Norton, UK team lead – fire, health & safety, PlanRadar

Robert is responsible for new business and existing client relationships at PlanRadar, leading the UK´s focus into health & safety, and in particular fire safety.

Robert has more than ten years of experience in the construction industry, having worked as an engineer before joining PlanRadar three years ago.

Darren Aldridge, group supply chain manager, Keltbray

Darren is responsible for developing strategic relationships with key suppliers of materials, plant and services aligned to Keltbray’s business objectives. He has managed the introduction of new Group processes and systems to create efficiencies, including overseeing the entire Procure 2 Pay process, ensuring compliance throughout.

Katy Dowding, executive vice president at Skanska UK and a member of the Construction Productivity Taskforce

Katy is a member of Skanska’s executive management team, leading building operations in the UK. This includes everything from construction to mechanical and electrical engineering and specialist building finishes, plus network solutions and facilities management.

She’s a thought leader in the digital and productivity transformation needed to drive forward construction. As an operational leader, with a 30-year industry heritage, her pedigree is informing insights on the best way to develop construction know-how into practice.

Peter Lynch, senior advancement manager, Bentley Systems

Peter is a commercial lead within the Global Enterprise Systems team at Bentley, working with existing and new users of Bentleys BCDE globally. With ten-plus years of experience within AECO industry, Peter is a subject matter expert and works with executive teams within some of industries most renowned and digitally aspirational organisations.

Yan Llamas, group product marketing and design director, COINS

Yan has a keen interest in how technology delivers value to the construction industry. He has a background in business intelligence (BI) and User Experience (UX) Design with a post graduate degree from Harvard completed in 2011.

Mark Biscoe, senior consultant, Bentley Systems

In his role, Mark delivers CDE solutions and Project Management on large Enterprise solutions for major contractors and asset owners. He works with existing delivery partners to effectively project manage delivery and interactions between partners and end clients. Mark led the design and implementation of the BCDE Portfolio configuration for the NHS Scotland Digital Estate. 

Kelly Lee, building safety leader, Orbit Group

Kelly has worked in the Safety Sector for over 9 years for Orbit. Her current role is Building Safety Leader, working with a great team of people ensuring that Orbit is ready and able to implement the changes coming from the Building Safety Act. 

Previously she worked within various other departments within the social housing sector. She started her career with a Local Authority Housing department and since then has worked in tenancy management, repairs and maintenance, voids and lettings and estate regeneration.

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