Speaker: Larry Bellamy, University of Canterbury

Much has been written about the need to unlock the power of data and digital methods to improve the performance of infrastructure and productivity of the building industry. Recognising the potential benefits of these methods, the New Zealand Government and building industry are co-investing in an eight-year (2018-2026) research programme, under the banner of the Building Innovation Partnership (BIP), to accelerate digitalisation of the infrastructure sector.  This industry-led programme has to date focussed on two applications of data and digital methods. The first is pipe information to improve investment and management decisions related to three waters networks. The second is building information to improve the management of vertical infrastructure. Both applications are covered in this seminar, which draws on case-studies and surveys to identify new pathways for the sector to realise the value of data and digital methods.

Larry is the inaugural Ada Rutherford Professor of Architectural Engineering in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury. He is also the Research Director of the industry-led Building Innovation Partnership (BIP) research programme.  Before joining the University he worked as building engineer in a number of roles in the private and public sectors, including Manager of Engineering Design and Science in the building regulator branch of MBIE.

Geospatial Research Seminar Series (GRISS)

30 April 2021
1-2 pm

Light refreshments from 12:30 pm onwards

Ernest Rutherford 263 or online via Zoom

Free registration

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Geospatial Research Institute
University of Canterbury