13th International Conference on
Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
30-31 October 2013, London



HOCHTIEF ViCon is a leading service provider and consultant for virtual construction and Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM is a method to optimize the planning, construction and operation of buildings with the help of 3D computer models and corresponding databases.

“Build digitally first” – in line with this idea, HOCHTIEF ViCon advises and supports its clients with 3D computer models which serve to mitigate risks in the early project stages, enhance communication and minimize cost.

In many building and infrastructure projects, ViCon has supported clients and projects with its state-of-the art software and hardware solutions, training sessions and field-tested processes, and has supplied project-specific standards. As BIM consultants, we are involved in various projects in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and North America.

For more information, you may contact us via LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.


With approximately 27,000 employees in over 70 countries on five continents, KBR is one of the world's premiere engineering, procurement and construction companies. With a proud and distinguished history of more than a century, we have evolved into a prominent part of the energy, petrochemicals, government services and civil infrastructure sectors. Since becoming an independent company in 2006, KBR has expanded on its position in the growing end-markets we serve. We offer a wide range of services through these business units: Oil & Gas; Downstream; Technology; International Government, Defense and Support Services; North American Government and Logistics; Power & Industrial; Infrastructure & Minerals; Canada Operations; U.S. Construction; Building Group; and Industrial Services. Our foundation for the future is based on our continued success within these growing industries.

Even as we continue to grow globally, KBR has developed and executed many ground-breaking solutions for complex projects worldwide. We are a leading defense services provider, supporting U.S. and international government agencies. We are a leader in the oil and gas industry, having designed and constructed more than one-third of the world's liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity over the past 30 years and having built the first offshore platform beyond the sight of land. We've also produced the world's largest floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels.

With the emerging global demand for energy, KBR's use of the latest technology and ability to deliver value has made us one of the fastest-growing members of the downstream hydrocarbon market. We have set our sights on contributing to a sustainable future that aligns with our goal of environmental stewardship.

Driven by excellence in execution, KBR is committed to ensuring the safety of our employees, while giving back to the communities in which we live and work. We deliver any project, any time in any environment for the benefit of our customers, shareholders, employees and the communities we serve.

Technology Futures Institute, Teesside University

Teesside University named "University of the Year" by the Times Higher Education Awards in 2009/10 is a dynamic and innovative institution. It has five research institutes and specialises in areas of: Digital Innovation, Science and Engineering, Design, Health and Social Care, History and the Arts. Research at Teesside University has a strong reputation built on the ability to apply findings and make improvements in practice, generating influence on a local, regional, national and international level.

The Technology Futures Institute within Teesside University carries out work from research to innovation in the process, energy and environment, life sciences and security sectors. The activities of the Institute are developed around four inter-linked themes: engineering and technology management, advanced processing, sustainability and crime and security. Our activities are applications oriented - developing new products, processes and systems in conjunction with industry and other industrially focused research institutes and universities within the region and nationally and internationally. Collaborators and partners include some of the world’s leading companies and research organisations. We work with partners in various ways including collaborative research projects, consultancy and Institute hosted best practice and research events.

Synchro Software Ltd

Headquartered in Birmingham, England, Synchro Software Ltd began software development in 2001 on its supply chain management, construction simulation and task management solution, and has been recognized for its achievements in producing award-winning, transformational technology. Synchro offers users a genuinely different approach to project management by synchronising design, scheduling, supply chain management, risk management and earned value measurement.

Since October 2007 we have produced an average of four major software releases per year in support of our users' feedback and pursuit of an ever expanding customer base. In 2010 we begin shipping our fourth generation product focused on expanded systems interoperability, advanced data management, reporting, and the seamless support for the large super-sized 3D/4D/5D construction models. Synchro product line and offering is strengthened by key technology development agreements with Oracle Primavera, Google SketchUp, Bentley Systems, Autodesk, Objectivity, Asta, Design Data, and TechSoft3D.

Niven Architects

For over 25 years Niven Architects has established a reputation for providing a high quality professional service based on our belief that good architecture is derived from the continuing quest for quality and excellence in design and project management.

Our philosophy is based on the concept of ‘creating spaces’. The result of our involvement is a space which enriches the aims of your project; be that an innovative place to learn, an efficient place to work, or a beautiful place to relax or play.

Niven Architects prides itself at being at the cutting edge of technology and first integrated aspects of BIM (Building Information Modelling) over 6 years ago through the use of Sketch-up models and have gradually integrated BIM software further into everyday projects. Niven Architects are currently working closely with Teesside University to become leaders in the use of BIM software and are working closely with our consultant partners to fully integrate and adopt the BIM approach to architecture and construction for all projects. This is an ongoing process which will evolve and develop as the technology develops, you can follow our progress via twitter @NivenArchitects or @NivenArchitectsBIM and through our website www.nivenarchitects.co.uk.


Datum360 provides software and services to ensure that your engineering information is as it should be: accurate, complete, and delivered to the right place at the right time.

Provided as Software as a Service (SaaS) for easy implementation, PIM360 and CLS360 software have been designed to provide solutions to many of the more challenging information management issues faced during handover to operations and in continuing operational tasks. Based on our deep insight into the needs of engineering information management for the complexities of the process industry, this innovative software provides new capabilities to automate and improve the management of your engineering data.

Our consultants are specialists in Information Management, who offer an independent, unbiased, approach to managing information, based on a combination of proven methodology and the right choice of technology. Our rigorous ‘End in Mind’ methodology, together with an extensive knowledge of all the leading technology platforms, delivers a measured approach to engineering information management even in the most complex environments.

The Journal of Engineering, IET Open Access Research

For over 140 years the IET has been inspiring, informing and influencing the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society. With the complexity and diversity of the engineering world the role of the IET is more relevant now than it ever has been. As a membership organisation the IET is Europe’s largest professional body of engineers with over 150,000 members in 127 countries and is source of essential engineering intelligence.

The most recent addition to the IET’s extensive portfolio is The Journal of Engineering. This is a gold open access research megajournal providing a forum for the publication of original primary research findings across a broad spectrum of engineering topics from an international author base. 'JoE' focuses on scientifically sound research, and provides authors a home for a wide range of engineering fields and interdisciplinary articles, and allows authors to disseminate their research promptly to a wide audience. The scope of the journal currently focuses on Biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computing and software, electrical and electronic engineering, energy engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering and micro- and nanotechnology and this will be expanded in the future to reflect the needs of the community.

For more information regarding The Journal of Engineering visit www.thejournalofengineering.org.

The call for sponsors is open. If you would like to sponsor the conference, please contact us at convr2013@tees.ac.uk for the terms and conditions.