CIF Digital Construction Summit 2022
9th June 2022 Croke Park, Dublin
ANSWERING THE KEY PRODUCTIVITY CHALLENGES
Registration, Networking Arrival Break and Exhibition Viewing
WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR
Accelerating the change
Construction in Ireland is changing. Innovation in digital technology and modern methods of construction will lead to greater productivity and sustainability in the years ahead. We now need to accelerate this change to build better longer life housing and infrastructure to endure. The need to build with more sustainable materials leading to a lower carbon footprint will be transformative towards net zero. Come with us on this journey on Project Ireland 2040 to accommodate another million people on our island. This will transform our built and social environment also creating meaningful new careers for our young people for decades to come.
Chairman, Innovation and Digital Adoption Sub Group, Construction Sector Group (CSG), Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
COLLABORATING TO ADVANCE INNOVATION
Collaborate to innovate
This panel will discuss the benefits of public and private organisations working together to develop digital construction solutions to answer key productivity challenges. It will explore how industry and government can support R&D in construction and innovation. There will be updates on developments in MMC and Construction 4.0, BIM mandate, value-based procurement and the Construction Technology Centre
- How can we accelerate the digitalisation of the planning process?
- What are the practical applications and benefits of modernising the procurement processes?
- What are the best practices in Europe and elsewhere?
Technical Advisor, Office of Government Procurement
Mary C. Flynn
FSCSI FRICS MAPM MSc aBIMM, 5D BIM QS, Dublin City Council
Head, Industry Led Research & Collaboration Programmes, Enterprise Ireland (invited)
Regional Director, Clancy Construction
THE TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY ON THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR
Build Digital Project, what’s it all about?
Project Lead, Build Digital Project
Driving deeper digital adoption – leading from the top
The drive towards digitalisation and innovation presents one of the biggest opportunities for the construction industry. The pandemic brought about a sea-change in the way companies conduct their day-to-day business and was the unexpected catalyst for digital adoption. As we begin to emerge stronger after some difficult years, we need to ensure that this momentum is maintained and that we continue to evolve on our journey to truly adopting digital work practices.
This panel will discuss how companies can leverage the power of technology and innovation to tackle the challenges and accelerate business transformation. By advocating for change and promoting best practices firms can future-proof their businesses to modernise and truly adopt digital working practices.
Technical Director, Autodesk Division, Diatec Group
Head of Digital Project Delivery, John Sisk & Son
CEO, Quality Positive
MD, Digital Build Consultants
How Nordic countries collaborate to digitalise the construction eco-system
Using an IT platform that employs all relevant international standards for data management helps the construction industry actors to exploit the potential of product data. Fit-for-purpose and accurate product data improves quality of service, time to market and reduces time, cost and environmental footprint.
What can the Irish construction sector learn from experiences in the Nordic countries?
Lars Christian Fredenlund
Group CEO & Co-Founder, Cobuilder
Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition Viewing
ENABLING THE WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE
If tech powers the future, who powers the tech?
As more certainty emerges within the industry and confidence grows in there being a strong pipeline of industry projects, there is a need to consider how to structure the business and include the talent needed to employ the latest changes in technology. The CIF careers’ campaign and engagement with second level institutions are important elements of rebuilding Ireland and the National Development Plan which will require new highly-trained labour to enter the workforce. Furthermore, technology can also help in creating huge opportunities in an ever-changing landscape to create a more diverse workforce. The panel will discuss upskilling and retaining a competent and contented workforce; renewing the focus on new entrants, returners and self-employed workers and why a strong digital economy powered by Europeans with digital skills is vital for innovation, growth, and jobs.
- What digital skills and qualifications are going to be most vital for on and off site workers in this decade of transformation?
- Is Ireland ready for a BIM mandate?
- How can smaller companies keep pace with digital change?
- How are colleges and technical schools honing and upskilling a technologically competent workforce?
Head of Technology & Strategic Business Change, Cairn Homes
Director, Further Education & Training Services, Laois Offaly Education & Training Board (ETB)
Network Manager, Construction Professionals Skillnet
DASBE Manager, Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment, Technological University of the Shannon: Midwest Midlands
GAME CHANGING PRODUCTS AND SMART TECHNOLOGY
Changing the face of the built environment
Cutting-edge technology is rapidly evolving and has a significant impact on how the industry operates and how future projects are executed. When the industry is working well there is a dialogue between designers, product manufacturers, technology inventors and construction delivery. Construction game changers are the solutions that will transform the way we build, increase productivity and profitability without compromising on quality. In this decade of disruption, the construction industry in Ireland is well placed to help lead this new era of digital, data-driven devices and solutions. This panel will look at the latest technologies that are influencing their work and changing the face of the built environment.
Veronica Mariti Sesoko
Assistant Engineer, Smart City Unit, Dublin City Council
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Lidan Designs
Lecturer, NUI Galway
Managing Director, MyFolio3
Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes
The Health Service Executive (HSE) manages its estate to create a high quality physical environment that will enhance wellness for patients and service users. It has an annual spend of €1.25 billion per annum and is responsible for 4,000 property blocks. It is currently rolling out the NEIS Project which involves implementation of a Common Data Environment (CDE) for their construction projects together with an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) for asset management. The HSE implemented a change culture to successfully build and manage Ireland’s biggest public sector asset. Our speaker will share the learnings from the digital transformation journey as relevant to the construction industry.
Business Change Manager, Health Service Executive (HSE)
HOW DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND SUSTAINABILITY CAN FLOURISH TOGETHER
How digital technologies can contribute to the built environment’s drive to net zero
Historically, the success of construction projects has been measured in purely economic terms. However, environmental and social objectives are increasingly becoming key elements in project briefs. With growing concerns about the rise of greenhouse gases (GHG), the built environment sector is being urged to review current approaches, design more sustainably and incorporate lean construction. The government wants to increase the efficiency rating of homes by installing low-carbon technology like solar panels and heat pumps to ensure new buildings are appropriately insulated to save energy costs. Improved ventilation is also part of the plan to ensure the safety of occupants in newly constructed homes and reduce the transmission of airborne viruses in new non-residential buildings. This panel will highlight how digital transformation and sustainability can flourish together as the industry limbers up to play a big part in the worldwide push to net zero carbon emissions.
- What is the sector’s ability to change and adapt drastically in the face of this existential threat?
- How can digital technologies support progress towards net zero?
- As the green agenda gathers speed what are the opportunities for firms to advance Ireland’s circular economy?
- Where are the challenges for construction firms? Are they ready to meet the demand?
- How can the industry achieve business sustainability through innovative solutions?
Founder, UpThink Innovation Agency
Design Manager, John Sisk & Son
Project Director Build Digital Project, TU Dublin
Head of MMC Delivery, C+W O’Brien
CLOSING REMARKS FROM MORNING THE CHAIR
Networking Lunch Break & Exhibition Viewing
2.00 –2.55 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS & DEMONSTRATIONS
Thematic roundtables are 55-minute-long interactive discussions in small groups. Moderated by seasoned industry experts and practitioners, they will address a compelling technology trend, issue, demonstration or an inspiring customer case. This is your chance to join insightful discussions to share experiences and get new and actionable ideas from peers and experts.
Delegates are invited to sign up to their chosen topic at the front desk on arrival or during the breaks.
Roundtable Talk 1
Focusing on business transformation
Covering a range of topics, this key discussion will provide practical guidance on deploying the best digital transforming strategies for your business including digitization, project controls, EPR and emerging tech.
- How has business transformation been implemented today?
- What assumptions or expectations did you have ahead of implementing change?
- What influenced the need to develop a transformation strategy?
- Has aligning your business and project delivery tools been a challenge?
- What unexpected challenges or opportunities came about implementing a business change?
- What does the future hold in terms of what you feel is left to be done ?
Technical Director, Autodesk Division, Diatec Group
Roundtable Talk 2
How 360° Reality Capture is Transforming Construction
OpenSpace is on a mission to bring new levels of transparency and tracking to construction. Our solutions combine simple off-the-shelf 360 degree cameras, computer vision, and AI to make it incredibly easy to capture a complete visual record of the jobsite, share it via the cloud with remote teams and process for insights. To date, our customers have used our platform to capture over 4 billion square feet of active construction projects, across thousands of sites, in dozens of countries. We will show you live examples of companies putting this revolutionary technology to use.
Regional Manager, OpenSpace
Roundtable Talk 3
How will your firm benefit from BIM adoption?
Across the UK and Ireland, 82% of BIM-enabled firms will be using BIM on more than half of their projects by 2024, according to a new report from Dodge Data and Analytics. Learn how companies bring together best-of-breed solutions to unite office and field teams from design to planning, construction to operations to help make construction more predictable, safe and sustainable.
Technical Specialist: Geomatics, Topcon Ireland
Roundtable Talk 4
Construction Cameras – Increase your Return on Investment.
Fixed Position Cameras – Why Record 24/7?
Camera Specification & Ownership – Pros & Cons of GC v Client
Internal v External Communications – How do you use your footage?
Health & Safety – Camera footage as prevention alongside investigation.
Using cameras for decision making insights.
Director, Evercam - Construction Cameras
Roundtable Talk 5
How to tackle digital transformation onsite
Recent research from McKinsey showed that 72% of construction contractors agreed digital transformation was a priority in their business, but only 1 in 3 were actively investing in technology. Given productivity could be increased by up 60% through digitalisation in the industry, why is the construction sector still a laggard when it comes to digital?
Join us for this roundtable session where we will share real world examples of how construction companies are overcoming the challenges of implementing digital transformation onsite, as well as practical guidance on how to start your journey.
Senior Solutions Manager, Causeway Technologies
CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE DIRECTOR
Director – Specialist Contracting, Construction Industry Federation of Ireland (CIF)