Simon Evans, Delivery Team Lead, National Digital Twin Programme and Associate Director at Arup, joins us for episode 30 of the ‘Changing Construction’ podcast, the podcast designed to help people in Construction address the big challenges they face and discuss the key themes across the industry, breaking down stigmas, bringing awareness to issues and challenges, and hear from those at the forefront of change. The topic of this podcast is the introduction and rise of the Digital Twin.
Episode 30: Simon Evans - The rise of the Digital Twin
Simon Evans, Delivery Team Lead, National Digital Twin Programme and Associate Director at Arup, joins us to chat about the rise of the Digital Twin. We cover what's exciting the industry about the prospect of Digital Twins, what it really means, examples of it poorly defined and examples of it well implemented, and breaking down the common objections.
For more information, read the Institution of Engineering & Technology whitepaper: http://www.theiet.org/digital-twins
Simon is an Associate Director at Arup, leading digital across the Energy markets. He is also the delivery team lead for the National Digital Twin programme, part of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB).
He’s a recognised industry influencer and advisor in digital engineering and technology, the author of the digital twin maturity spectrum and has received awards for his contributions to the engineering profession. Simon is a technology developer and a chartered engineer (CEng), with a background in the heavy industries. He has a passion for the transformational applications of digital engineering and regularly speaks on the subject around the world.
Prior to this, Simon was Director of Digital Engineering for Atkins and SNC-Lavalin, where he is part of the leadership team responsible for the global transformation of the +$5bn consultancy and construction group, and formed and led their Digital Twin Services business.
Recap our previous episodes from the 'Changing Construction' podcast here:
- Episode 1 with Vicki Reynolds about Women in BIM and digital strategies here.
- Episode 2 with Sarah Fox about Construction contracts and avoiding disputes here.
- Episode 3 with Rob Charlton on the business case for Digital Twins here.
- Episode 4 with Paul Wilkinson on the digitisation of Construction here.
- Episode 5 with Dan Rossiter on the 'Digital Fluency' challenges here.
- Episode 6 with Ben Channon on mental wellbeing in the industry here.
- Episode 7 with Jacob Wardrop on getting rid of your document management system when nobody uses it here.
- Episode 8 with Paul Shillcock on ISO 19650 and information management processes here.
- Episode 9 with Dame Judith Hackitt on safer buildings and the golden thread of information here.
- Episode 10 with Jo Dodds on employee engagement and personal productivity here.
- Episode 11 with Kjersti Lerkerod on handling disputes amid the coronavirus situation here.
- Episode 12 with Paul Johnstone on successfully bidding for contracts here.
- Episode 13 with Najma Dunnett on managing contracts and disputes in a pandemic here.
- Episode 14 with Jeames Hanley on the importance of a digital strategy in a pandemic here.
- Episode 15 with Matt Bennion on growing through lockdown here.
- Episode 16 with Ann Bentley on surviving and thriving out of a crisis here.
- Episode 17 with Casey Rutland on 15 minutes of fame for Digital Transformation here.
- Episode 18 with Adrian Hill on how procurement can have a positive effect on the road to recovery here.
- Episode 19 with Gavin Crump on accelerating BIM in Australasia here.
- Episode 20 with Saul Humphrey on managing a crisis from the board room here.
- Episode 21 with Elinor Moshe on how to stand out in a crisis here.
Episode 22 with Dr Coenie Nel on personal development and the role of a Project Manager here.
Episode 23 with Fred Mills on changing the perception of construction here.
- Episode 24 with Shelley Lawrence on women in construction here.
- Episode 25 with Martin Geach and Shahida Rajabdeen on Information Management Delivery here.
- Episode 26 with Amanda McKay on the diversity challenge here.
- Episode 27 with Michael McGuire on starting your career in the built environment.
- Episode 28 with Suibhne Cullen on digital fluency in AEC here.
- Episode 29 with Sharon Slinger on implementing diversity and inclusion.
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