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Transforming Logistics by Harnessing Digital Twin Technology

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This event took place on Friday 13th May 2022. If you would like to watch the recording, you can do so here.




The government wants to deliver an infrastructure revolution. That means a radical improvement in the quality and delivery of the UK’s transport infrastructure to help level up the country and create the path to net zero emissions by 2050.


Join our ‘Transforming Logistics by Harnessing Digital Twin Technology’ seminar, part of the TIES Living Lab Advanced Learning Series, taking place online on Friday 13th May 2022. The session will begin at 10:30am and end at 12:00pm and is hosted by Antony Oliver, former Editor of NCE magazine (The Institute of Civil Engineers journal) and Infrastructure Intelligence magazine (Association of Consulting Engineering journal) and the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR).


Lamine Mahdjoubi, Professor at the University of the West of England (UWE), will provide an overview and present how the construction industry can benefit from the new Advanced Logistics platform. Nick West, Head of Programme Management Office at Transport for London (TfL), will ask questions about real-world application and the legacy of the project.


This event is an opportunity for those involved in the construction of transport infrastructure to find out more and provide their feedback on this fascinating cloud-based solution.


The Panel


Lamine Mahdjoubi


Lamine Mahdjoubi is co/Director of the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research, and Professor of Digital Built Environment in the Faculty of Environment and Technology at the University of West England, Bristol. He leads two projects for TIES Living Lab; Artificial Intelligence for Data Mining and the Demonstrator Modern Methods of Construction Offsite Advanced Logistics. He has led and managed research projects for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the British Academy, the EU, a number of charities, local authorities and members of the industry as well as the QNRF Qatar Foundation. He is the founder of the Virtual Reality Enterprise Centre, which was the first centre of its kind in promoting knowledge exchange in the visualisation and analysis of the built environment.


His key research interests involve the development of innovative methodologies and tools for examining the interaction of people and their built environment.  Some of his work related to planning and designing child healthy outdoor environments has received international attention.


Lamine also serves on several national and international scientific committees, which include the Research Excellence Framework, Research Council UK, and he is a member of the Advisory Board International Making Cities Livable, USA.


Nick West


Nick West is Head of the Programme Management Office for Transport for London (TfL). He has worked as a project leader representing all tiers of the supply chain on infrastructure projects and programmes for over 20 years. With experience across the entire project and programme lifecycle covering most asset classes. His proven record of successful delivery includes Waterloo and Angel Station modernisation projects, the award-winning Baker Street to Bond Street Tunnel relining project as well as leading projects and programmes in significant infrastructure schemes such as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Jubilee and Northern Signalling Upgrades and the 4 Lines Modernisation Programme. Four years ago Nick took on the leadership of designing and implementing a new Pan TfL Programme Management Office and has successfully transformed and led this business unit since. Nick is also the Chair of the Cost and Performance Benchmarking Steering Group that is responsible for delivering Collaborative Benchmarking and the Communities of Practice within TIES


Antony Oliver


Antony Oliver works with a range of clients across the infrastructure sector to boost communication and marketing strategies and to stimulate discussion and action in the industry through the creation and delivery of thought leadership articles and events. He has spent the last three decades working as a journalist and editor, initially with New Civil Engineer magazine, and most recently as creator of the website Infrastructure Intelligence. He is a chartered civil engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and started his career with Owen Williams and Partners and Balfour Beatty. For the last four years he is has served as a Trustee of the Built Environment Trust which exists to inspire, connect and empower people to improve the quality of our built environment.