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Welcome to the Birmingham Project Analytics Meetup. From the many positive and supportive responses both from industry and academia this will mark the first ever event for Birmingham Project Analytics Meetup. Thus the first event will comprise of two talks and an opportunity to network and share ideas, knowledge and passion on the subject of applied machine learning in construction project analytics. The first talk entitled: "Artificial Intelligence in Construction" presented by Hassan Emam This presentation will identify main principles of artificial intelligence and how it works in a nontechnical form to allow people with various levels of experience, industry capabilities to understand these concepts.The second section of the presentation will focus on management information systems and how to improve data gathering in construction projects. This will discuss fragmented data and complexity of integration. Proposed solutions will be presented utilising new technologies as BIM. The final section will be devoted to applications of AI in construction projects covering areas as H&S, Security, Quality, Planning, Performance Measurement, Procurement, Commercial Management. The presentation will set the road map for future events as it will illustrate potential use cases that will inform future meetups agenda. Hassan Emam is a managing consultant at LogiKal in planning and project controls and gained diversified experience in construction project management from a variety of projects, namley: airports, residential buildings, hotels, bridges, infrastructure, tunneling and railways. This diversity in experience lead to an in depth understanding of the nature and dynamics of construction industry. Hassan is leading Logilab, a research lab for advancement of project controls using state-of-the-art techniques and development of new techniques using AI, ML, and BIM. Hassan holds a BSc in civil engineering and MBA in construction management. Currently he is finishing up his PhD at the University of Bolton. His thesis title is "Optimised Project Controls using BIM and Data Science". The second talk entitled "Seven digital dimensions: Renovation 4.0 toolkit" presented by Erika Pärn As the digital age is maturing at an exponential pace and with it, the need for businesses to increase their capacity for automated data-driven decision making, this talk will present a glimpse into ongoing research initiatives. The purpose of this presentation is to present seven emerging dimensions of digitalisation in the AECO sector, namely: cloud computing; blockchain; robotics; big data analytics; 3D printing; machine learning; and hybrid tools. A practical example of such hybrid systems will be presented in the newly funded H2020 research initiative, called BIMERR. This 4-year research project seeks to create a renovation 4.0 toolkit comprising of an amalgamation of emerging technologies, such as BIM, AR, mixed reality, cloud computing and ML. In an effort to disrupt the traditional modus operandi of the EU renovation market. Erika is a BIM and research project coordinator at Exergy Ltd. Presently involved in multiple EU and Innovate UK funded research projects seeking to digitize the built environment for a smarter and more sustainable, resource efficient sector. To date, Erika has published her research in several peer-reviewed academic journals and has been a keynote speaker at several preeminent industrial and conference events. Erika’s own research interests focus predominantly upon the multi-disciplinary area of ‘digital built environment and smart city developments’ but she remains actively involved in other broader ‘construction and civil engineering management’ topics whilst working with her international colleagues.