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Professor Jason Underwood People Count – the culture of digital construction

The School of Built Environment’s Professor Jason Underwood wasJason Underwoods an invited keynote alongside Chris Boardman, MBE and former British and Olympic cyclist, at an event organised by the global technology organisation Trimble Solutions/Tekla on 1st December.

The event was focused  on the people aspect of collaboration and digital construction entitled “People Count – the culture of digital construction“. Jason gave a keynote on the psychology of collaboration in the construction industry in relation to changing the perceived norms, which followed on from Chris’ presentation that considered the psychology of winning. Further information on the event can be found  at www.tekla.com/uk/about/events/people-count-culture-digital-construction.

 


“In the Making” – a Digital Revolution?

A major conference exploring disability and digital fabrication recently took place in the Digital Performance Lab at the University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus. Over 50 delegates representing service users, technical experts, policy makers and leading charities came together to discuss the potential of digital fabrication to support economic, physical and mental well-being. amc

The free one-day conference was organised by the University of Salford, the University of Dundee and Disability Rights UK. It was supported by Ultimaker GB Ltd, a leading manufacturer of 3D printers, with demos and design clinics running all day. The conference was also supported by Shaw Trust, which provided an access fund to help support the needs of delegates. It was the final event of the AHRC-funded ‘In the Making’ project, and the conference heard findings from the project, which has been taking 3D scanners and 3D printers out to the neighbourhoods of Salford and involving the city’s disabled people in the use of this new digital technology. http://www.inthemaking.org.uk/conference/

Principal investigator Dr Ursula Hurley said: “As technologies like 3D printers become more widely available, we are developing the ability to make almost anything we can think of. This is where the imagination becomes important. How do we find new ways of doing new things? What are the possibilities of this technology? How might it change lives for the better? It’s really about ideas, innovation, experimentation, looking at things from different points of view. The ‘In the Making’ project is a wonderful opportunity to see just how creative we can be in developing our understanding of the technology. We’re really looking forward to developing the findings presented at our conference.” Read more…..