CIF Digital Construction
Summit 2018

Can Ireland lead Construction 4.0?

March 7

Croke Park

The CIF Digital Construction Summit

Can Ireland lead Construction 4.0?

Croke Park

March 7

Can Ireland lead Construction 4.0?

Just as other sectors are embracing emerging technologies to aggressively deliver “Industry 4.0″, the construction sector is exploring the potential of “Construction 4.0,” a realm in which laser scanning, drones, real-time data exchange, 4D executions and immediate field-to-office stakeholder communication will be the norm.

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 best 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.

At 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. We will assess what’s next in the digital roadmap towards BIM and what impact innovations like additive manufacturing, robotics, automation, drones, artificial intelligence, VDC technology and IoT will have on the way in which building projects are planned, funded, designed and delivered.

The Summit will bring together technologists, developers, planners, architects, engineers, contractors, material and solution providers, and other key stakeholders pivotal in the construction supply chain to explore best strategies and solutions to embrace digital transformation for a more productive and profitable future…

In short, the summit offers the perfect opportunity for the entire construction industry ecosystem to come together to update on the latest technologies and discuss how they can be encouraged and used to make Ireland a leader in Construction 4.0.

Topics to be discussed at the summit include:

• The rise of Construction 4.0

• The future of the build environment

• Roadmap to BIM

• The lean journey

• Recreating our past and reinventing our future

• A new era for construction stills: how the digital agenda is driving new opportunities for skills and training

• Laser Scanning Techniques for Job Site Surveying

• How to make the most out of advanced analytics

• Insights into next generation field technology

• Construction industry IT support and real-time collaboration

• Big Data: Effective ways to control data overflow

• Material and equipment tracking with the latest technology

• AI for design and build



This event is designed for anyone in Ireland’s construction’s space. Attendees will include:

  • Engineers
  • Subcontractors
  • Construction management
  • IT professionals
  • Distributors
  • Infrastructure project leaders
  • Architects
  • Plant managers
  • BIM Managers
  • Buyers
  • Digital construction professionals.



Attendees at our previous construction summits include:

Lagan Construction, ABM Construction, Grafton Merchandising, PJ Personnel, Flynn Management & Contractors, Arkil, J. Manning & Son, CC Architectural, MMD Construction, McGarrell Reilly, P.J. Carey Construction, Collen Construction, Walls to Workstations, John Fletcher Limited, LK Shields Solicitors, Bride View Developments, Crane Hire Ltd, Mace Technology, SSG, Lynskey Engineering, Jones Engineering Group, O’Flynn Group, Actavo Building Manufacturing, Flood Precast, Suir Engineering, KPMG Corporate Finance, WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors, Winders Property, Oradeo Recruitment, Brooks Timber & Building Supplies, M&P Construction, John Paul Construction, RMD Quikform Ireland, Unispace, RPS Group, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking, Shannon Group, Fingal County Council, Beauchamps, Adsil, Austrian Embassy Commercial Section, Robert Doyle ECO Build, Glan Aqua, Millenium Park, Winthorp, ITS, ABB, Stewart Construction, Hardwicke Services, Ardmac, Astra Construction Services, Carroll O’Keeffe & Co., John Sisk & Son Holdings, Ecocem Ireland, Autodesk, Currie & Brown, Interfax Communications, Eaton, STS, Hogan Estates, Anthony Neville Homes, Clancy, Activate Capital, Kilcawley Construction, Prosperity Capital Partners, Shay Murtagh Precast, Duggan Brothers, Clúid Housing, Cleary McCabe & Associates, Interxion, Jacobs, Pat Doran Construction, AIB, SGA, Azon Group, Walls Construction, Engineers Ireland, Construction IT Alliance, John Craddock Ltd, eml Architects, McCarthy Keville O’Sullivan, PwC, Cobec Engineering, BDO, Mercury Engineering, SIAC Construction, Coen Steel Group, Shannon Commercial Properties, Cronin & Sutton Consulting, Lagan Cement, Mott MacDonald, Limerick 2030, Surety Bonds, JJ Rhanigan & Co, Roadbridge, DIT, Construction Guarantee, ICDS Recruitment Consultants, Arthur Cox, Gannon Homes, Clancourt Group, IT Sligo, Mythen Construction, Designer Group, AA Euro Recruitment, Shareridge, Winterbrook Ltd, Cork County Council, Dublin City Council, Kelland Homes, Barina New Homes, Kirby Engineering & Construction, Westin Homes, Sammon Group and many more…



Read below to see what some of the attendees from our previous events have to say:

Larry McEvoy

Department of Education and Skills

Good conference, proactive, thought provoking, good facilities, excellent food and good audio and visual facilities

John O’Shaughnessy

HR Director, Clancy

Great discussion on the Irish Construction industry, the one take away for me for successful projects

Louise Foody

Global Marketing Director, Kingspan

The conference was very well attended and it’s great to see the collective thinking and commitment to driving our industry forward

Mark Farmer

Author of The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model

Everything was very well organised and it was a really enjoyable to both participate in and to listen and learn from others

Our Tickets and Pricing

CIF member and non-member bundles available


Super Early Bird Ticket


Limited time only offer

(Late booker price €295)


Plus VAT

Per ticket


Super Early Bird Ticket


Limited time only offer

(Late booker price €350)


Plus VAT

Per ticket


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For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales/ Conferences and Events

Mob: +353 86 8575144



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Contact Us

If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan
Conference Facilitator
Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913

The Venue

Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park

The Digital Construction Summit takes place in the Hogan Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3 – located off Jones’ Road. Please DO NOT enter the Cusack side for this event.  The red box below has directions to this event including all bus, DART, train and Dublin Bike information.

Parking: Free car parking is available in the Davin Car Park this is located on North Circular Road and accessed via St Margaret’s Avenue. There is pedestrian access from the car park onto Jones’ Road / Russell St for the main entrance to the Hogan Stand (on Jones‘ Road, opposite the Croke Park Hotel).

GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977

Tel: + 353 1 819 2300


Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park