Guest: Dr. Anil Sawhney, Ph.D. PMP FHEA FRICS
Welcome to our enlightening discussion on "Digitalisation, Decarbonisation & Construction". We are privileged to have Dr. Anil Sawhney, an esteemed figure in the construction and infrastructure world, with a rich history of academic and industrial accomplishments. From the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to renowned universities and global consultancy roles, Dr. Sawhney's expertise promises a comprehensive insight into the subject. Today, we'll uncover the pivotal areas of digitalization and decarbonization in the construction sector, condensing the vast topic into seven main talking points and seven key takeaways. Let's delve in.
Dr Sawhney's Biography:
Dr. Anil Sawhney, Ph.D. PMP FHEA FRICS, is a distinguished leader in construction and infrastructure, boasting extensive experience across the USA, India, Canada, the UK, and Australia. As the Global Head of Knowledge and Practice for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), he also holds fellowships with RICS and the Higher Education Academy UK. Dr. Sawhney is an adjunct faculty at institutions including Liverpool John Moores University and Boston University. He co-authored notable works such as the "Handbook of Construction Safety, Health, and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era" (2023) and has editorial roles in prominent construction journals. With consultancy roles including positions with the World Bank, he was appointed chair of the ICMS Standard Setting Committee in 2022 and has contributed to significant initiatives in India's housing sector.
Main Themes Discussed:
 Understanding Data Standards: The role of schemas and data standards in green construction.
 From BIM to Information Management: The significance of this shift in the construction world.
 Digital Tools and Green Goals: How technology aids in construction's sustainability efforts.
 Carbon Management in Construction: An overview of EPDs and carbon tracking techniques.
 Challenges in Digital Transition: Recognizing the barriers in adopting digital tools.
 RCS and Construction: Dr. Sawhney's insights on RCS's influence in construction and infrastructure.
 The Digitalisation Ripple Effect: How the digital shift affects project outcomes and broader sustainability efforts.
Takeaways from the podcast:
 Grasp the essence of data standards in green construction.
 Value the importance of broader information management.
 Appreciate technology's role in sustainable construction.
 Master techniques for effective carbon management.
 Identify the hurdles and opportunities in digital transformation.
 Understand RCS's role in guiding best construction practices.
 Realise the broader impact of digitalisation in construction sustainability.
Links to references:
 ISO 22057:2022 Sustainability In Buildings And Civil Engineering Works - Data Templates For The Use Of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) For Construction Products In Building Information Modelling (BIM)
 ISO 23386:2020 Building Information Modelling And Other Digital Processes Used In Construction - Methodology To Describe, Author And Maintain Properties In Interconnected Data Dictionaries
 ISO 23387:2020 Building Information Modelling (BIM) - Data Templates For Construction Objects Used In The Life Cycle Of Built Assets - Concepts And Principles
 Global Construction Monitors (rics.org): https://www.rics.org/news-insights/market-surveys/global-construction-monitor
 Qualification standards (rics.org): https://www.rics.org/profession-standards/standards-of-qualification/qualification-standards
 UK World Built Environment Forum Conference (rics.org): https://www.rics.org/training-events/wbef-events/rics-world-built-environment-forum-uk
 RICS World Built Environment Forum – Europe: https://www.rics.org/training-events/wbef-events/world-built-environment-forum-europe
 The power of data and technology for quantity surveyors and cost managers (rics.org): https://www.rics.org/news-insights/wbef/power-of-data-and-technology-for-quantity-surveyors-and-cost-managers
 Digitalisation in construction report 2023 (rics.org): https://www.rics.org/news-insights/digitalisation-in-construction-report
 RICS Sustainability Report 2022: Are we making progress?: https://www.rics.org/news-insights/wbef/rics-sustainability-report-2022-are-we-making-progress
 International Cost Management Standard | International standards and data for a global construction industry (icms-coalition.org): https://icms-coalition.org/
 Digital twins from design to handover of constructed assets (rics.org): https://www.rics.org/news-insights/research-and-insights/digital-twins-from-design-to-handover-of-constructed-assets
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