EPC-UK would like to thank all the event delegates who connected with us online, at Hillhead Digital, the UK’s largest quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition took to the digital stage for the first time on 30th & 31st March.

It was a great opportunity for the sector to engage and continue developing during a challenging period. Seeing so many people realign their exhibition formats to take on a digital capability at relatively short notice was truly impressive and created a platform for us to harness a new level of learning and experience.

At EPC-UK we’ve benefited from ensuring that new and relevant technologies and techniques are in place to move with the dynamic changing environment especially in digitalisation of the learning environment and communication channels. 

The multi-stream conference and exhibition event saw many members of our team ‘take to the stand’ to orchestrate a programme of sessions covering Digitalization, Decarbonization, Infrastructure and People.

Visitors to our digital booth were able to learn more about EPC Metrics and the role it plays in the evolution of the ‘Digital Quarry’ as well as benefit from one-to-one meetings to answer any questions. We also made a number of pre-recorded videos providing information regarding our services, which can be viewed again here…

However, the highlight of the multi-stream event from the EPC-UK perspective was the exceptional presentation delivered by Dr. Liam Bermingham on the ‘Digitization, Evolution at the Interface Stream’; covering key technologies and techniques put in place to improve quarrying operational efficiencies by focussing on drilling and blasting.

Detailing the new possibilities to digitally measure, store and analyse data throughout the entire drill and blast process, from surveying and design, to measuring the resulting blast performance, Liam’s presentation explored how a digital quarry, alongside mobile and fixed plant telematic systems, can significantly impact productivity, effectiveness and, most importantly, safety.

“It was great to be involved in this ‘industry first’ and experience how the delivery of information is evolving to meet with current times via Hillhead’s ground breaking virtual event,” Dr. Bermingham said.

“Seeing the technology in practice – both in the field and conference forum – signposts the direction we’re moving in and encourages us to share our knowledge using digitally advanced learning and delivery techniques.”

Ryan Ward added comment by saying “Our place at the Hillhead Digital Exhibition presented us with an ideal platform to demonstrate to the industry just how EPC-UK is driving blast technologies forward, our values, and the innovative charges we’re working upon.

“We want to thank our hardworking team, together with all the attendees who joined Dr. Bermingham’s presentation and visited our booth. As this was the first iteration of the Hillhead show in its online capacity, we were excited to be part of the experience and with new knowledge under our belts, look forward to seeing just how Hillhead blends the digital experience into the future format of its shows.”

To revisit the highlights of Hillhead visit www.hillhead.com/digital