Guest Lecture Series: Neil Elliott & Andrew Levers

Technology in the Built Environment

Date: Thursday 5th December 2019

Venue: Budden Lecture Theatre

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

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Can technology help drive design, engage with the community and contribute to the success of the university campus or even at the city scale?

This talk will discuss the key factors and benefits involved in embedding technology in the built environment and will look at a live project on site with University of Liverpool.

The project is called the Digital Innovation Facility (DIF) and will contain trans-disciplinary research laboratories investigating the application of digital technologies across domestic care robotics, chemical laboratory automation, manufacturing, autonomous systems, distributed haptics, multi-sensory transmission and immersive visualisation. The DIF will also provide office space and facilities for business to develop project work in conjunction with the academic groups.

Neil Elliott

Neil is an architect specialising in the education sector on schools, further education and higher education projects. Recently he has been involved in a high profile project for University of Liverpool called the Digital Innovation Facility – a new state of the art building set in the heart of the historic fabric of the main campus.

Neil works with a team dedicated to creating and shaping facilities and campuses for the next generation of learners to thrive and he places great emphasis on engaging with students and educators to create holistic, award winning learning environments.

Andrew Levers: Technical Director of University of Liverpool’s Virtual Engineering Centre


Dr. Andrew Levers is the Technical Director of the Virtual Engineering Centre (University of Liverpool). The VEC is a UK centre leading in the integration and exploitation of Virtual Engineering technologies such as advanced modelling and simulation and immersive visualisation for industrial and commercial applications.

The VEC helps to support organisations to deliver their digital strategies with a key aim to enhance capability and transform business performance and competitiveness through the evaluation, application and adoption of digital tools and techniques.