Digital Construction Summit: can Ireland lead construction 4.0?

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) have launched a Digital Construction Summit, which will take place in Croke Park on March 7, 2018.

Digital technology is transforming the way construction and infrastructure projects are designed, delivered and operated. Ideas that were conceptual only a few years ago are fast becoming standard practice across the world. Indeed, Digital transformation within the construction industry is no longer an option but a necessity. However, many in the sector, as a result of internal resistance to change, budget constraints, skills shortages and a very fragmented environment, still find themselves very much stuck in the slow lane. This needs to change.

The 2018 Digital Construction Summit we will discuss the barriers that must be overcome to ensure the construction industry can effectively catch up with technical innovation and digitalization. It will assess what’s next in the digital roadmap towards BIM and what impact will innovations like laser scanning, drones, real-time data exchange, 4D executions, immediate field-to-office stakeholder communication, additive manufacturing, robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, VDC technology and IoT have on the way in which building projects are planned, funded, designed and delivered.

In short, the summit offers the perfect opportunity to update on these latest technologies and how they can be encouraged and used to make Ireland a world leader in Construction 4.0.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Alan Hore, Founder, CitA
  • Ciaran O’Connor, State Principal Architect, Office of Public Works (OPW)
  • Elizabeth Kavanagh, Head of Innovation and Research, Stride Treglown, UK
  • Caroline Spillane, Chair, BIM Council Ireland
  • Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform
  • John Hunt, Senior Market Advisor, Enterprise Ireland
  • Eoin Vaughan, CEO, Mercury Engineering
  • Clare Penny, Worldwide Solutions Leader, IBM
  • Joseph Mady, BIM Manager, Designer Group

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