JCT chair to present at Construction Blockchain Consortium’s International Symposium

JCT chair, Richard Saxon CBE, will give a presentation at the Construction Blockchain Consortium’s (CBC) inaugural International Symposium in Paris on 7th June.

Richard’s presentation, titled “Industry Challenges: How Can Data Assist?”, looks at the difficulties faced by UK construction that may be overcome by new digital possibilities and where more disruptive change might be required.

In addition, Richard will be taking part in an evening panel discussion on Blockchain and Contracts.

The CBC’s first International Symposium is titled “Digital Trust in the Built Environment” and brings together leaders in the fields of BIM, Distributed Ledgers, Semantic Web, and Internet of Things to address how blockchain can work to transform the production and operation of smart environments.

The Symposium will present CBC’s progress on its white papers across a number of related workstreams and invite discussion with experts from across the industry and academia. Richard Saxon’s presentation forms part of the Blockchain, Building Finance & Procurement programme.

The CBC was established to develop knowledge transfer, arrange commercial and academic presentations, assess and test commercial services and technology, conduct research, and drive policy, regulation and understanding of the consequences of Blockchain and other emerging technologies in the Built Environment.

CBC is led by the UCL Department of Computer Science and the The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment.

The Symposium is held in collaboration with the Scientific and Technical Centre for Building (CSTB) in Paris.

More information can be found at constructionblockchain.org.

JCT users can also hear Richard Saxon talk on a related topic, the concept of the Digital Twin, on Episode 2 of the JCT podcast.