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Episode 10: The value of using technology in design and construction with Alex Turner

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Alex Turner
Alex Turner

Group BIM Manager at 

Oktra

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Alex Turner

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Alex Turner

Group BIM Manager at 

Oktra

With over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, Alex has worked on various projects from mixed-use developments and commercial schemes, to large-scale public sector projects valued at over £100m. He has specialised in commercial fit-outs for over a decade, managing the technical design delivery of Cat A and Cat B projects.

Peter Haddock
Peter Haddock
Host 
Construction Talk

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Peter Haddock

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Peter Haddock
Host 
Construction Talk

Peter Haddock is a journalist, influencer content creator and communications professional with over 16 years' experience in the construction sector.

He runs Content With Media and is a correspondent for Construction Manager, Earthmovers Magazine, Plant and Civil Engineer and other titles in the industry.

Time-stamped highlights:

[00:20] Peter gets the podcast started

[00.53] Alex discusses his role at Oktra

[03.27] Peter asks Alex to breakdown what Oktra does

[04.47] Using technology to design and construct

[05.20] Supplying customers with the right digital information

[05.40] Using technology in design and construction

[06.58] Proving that new technologies are valuable

[07.45] Taking it slow and picking a technology that will work for your business

[09.18] Learning from mistakes your richest data stream

[09.41] The importance of having buy-in from the top

[10.45] Enabling teams with the right tools

[11:40] Future-proofing IT infrastructure

[18.30] How Oktra are using technology to create digital twins

[24.50] Bringing resources together to reduce the time of installation

[27:00] Making design decisions in advance using technology

[29:35] How does the construction sector support greater digital adoption while upskilling employees and attracting new talent

[32.20] Alex shares his closing thoughts

Links mentioned in today's episode:

Oktra

www.oktra.co.uk

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