7:45

Registration, Networking & Exhibition Viewing 

8:45

Introductory remarks from the morning Chair

Ian Kehoe

Ian Kehoe

Editor, The Sunday Business Post

8:50

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

 

Patrick O’Donovan

Patrick O’Donovan

Minister of State (Dept of Finance)

9:05

Welcome address

Tom Parlon

Tom Parlon

Director General, CIF

THE ROAD TO CONSTRUCTION 4.0

9:15

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Developing a digital future and building the road to Construction 4.0

The construction industry ranks 21st out of 22 industries in terms of innovation. So, what is preventing construction companies adapting digital methods that improve productivity? This insightful keynote presentation will explore the power of digitisation to give players in the construction industry ways to boost their productivity, reduce risk and get better margins. It will also examine how fast the sector can organise itself to leverage new and disruptive technologies considering its specific fragmented nature.

Danielle Dy Buncio

Danielle Dy Buncio

Founder and President, VIATechnik, Chicago, USA

09:40

Encouraging innovation, technology and R&D in the built environment

Innovation and technology should focus on delivering better outcomes and amongst other things improved productivity, efficiency, profitability and even reduced costs. Often however, it can be seen as time intensive and costly. So, how do you deliver innovation at scale, create the business case and deliver value?

Tom Kelly

Tom Kelly

Head of Division - Industrial, Lifesciences & Consumer, Enterprise Ireland

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

10:00

PANEL DISCUSSION

Driving digital transformation through disruptive innovation

From Building Information Modelling (BIM) to 3D printing, robotics, drones, cloud computing, AR, Internet of Things (IoT) or Big Data, breakthrough technologies are at the core of the most radical change the industry has been experiencing in decades, affecting the way all stakeholders operate and perform, thus increasing productivity.

  • How can construction companies harness the power of cloud based collaborative working?
  • In which ways is IoT transforming the way buildings are shaped, managed and experienced?
  • Is Big Data really the new currency for the industry?
Caroline Spillane

Caroline Spillane

Chair, BIM Council Ireland

Sean Downey

Sean Downey

CIF, Director of Specialist Contracting

Dr Alan Hore

Dr Alan Hore

Founder CiTA

10:45

Morning Break

11:15

Changing the DNA of the construction industry

Putting the theory into practice…

Ciaran O'Connor

Ciaran O'Connor

State Principal Architect, Office of Public Works (OPW)

11:35

Digital Solutions at the Intersection of Infrastructure and Technology

John Foster

John Foster

European Business Development Manager for BIM at Topcon Europe.

11:55

THE PROJECT OWNER SESSION

Building for the future – how can risk be managed in a changing industry?

Building developers are facing an infinite number of technology innovations for whose execution and performance they carry the ultimate responsibility and financial risk. This session will offer the point of view of leading project owners about the future of the industry with a focus on creating value through innovation and sustainability.

Eoin Vaughan

Eoin Vaughan

CEO, Mercury Engineering

12:15

The Birth of the Digital Twin

In light of the onset and proliferation of IOT devices, the amount of data that is now being generated on a daily basis by our buildings and surrounding environs has grown exponentially. This is our opportunity to turn the tide innovation and productivity, and enable the industry to provide buildings work for, and provide value to, the end users, which in turn should increase the coveted productivity which all businesses desire. This is the birth of the Digital Twin for buildings. In this session, the concept of a Digital Twin will be discussed, along with how we can use information and data to close the loop between design, construction and operation of a building. Plus, how data from IOT and the right analytics, can provide valuable actionable insight right throughout a buildings lifecycle.

Dr Claire Penny

Dr Claire Penny

World Wide Solutions Leader, IBM

12:35

Q&A with speakers

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Welcome back from the afternoon Chair

Ian Kehoe

Ian Kehoe

Editor, The Sunday Business Post

14:05

INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS

Behaviours for collaboration – the people and the process: strategies to engage your workforce

For most leaders in the construction sector, the entire industry supply chain must embrace a radical cultural shift in order to fully achieve much-needed digital and technological transformation. Technology is progressing quickly with advanced systems such as level 3 BIM and other applications whose potential cannot be fully met without real collaboration along the value chain. This transformation represents a steep challenge. What is the cultural change we need to make? Which behaviours do we need to build a collaborative culture?

Elizabeth Kavanagh

Elizabeth Kavanagh

Head of Innovation and Research, Stride Treglown, UK

BIM IMPLEMENTATION AND AI

14:30

Attracting female and millennial talent into the construction industry

To solve the housing crisis and accomplish the goals set out in ‘Project Ireland 2040’, the country needs many more construction workers. The skills gap is a major obstacle and the number of young workers entering the industry is not enough to make up for the experienced workers retiring. Attracting more millennial workers, especially women, is crucial to closing this gap. The fact that four out of five (82.4%) Irish graduates in Engineering, manufacturing and construction were male in 2016 shows that far more needs to be done to make women consider construction as a future career.

How to do it

  • Employers need to do more.
  • Changing the culture in construction
  • Digital technology should be used will to attract a new generation of workers.
  • A focus on the environment and sustainability is key to attracting millennials.
Maria Mahon

Maria Mahon

Chairperson, Initiafy

14:55

How to build an effective BIM strategy

  • Adopting new technologies
  • How to turn BIM into profit?
  • Major challenges for large scale projects
Cillian Kelly

Cillian Kelly

BIM Leader Ireland, Sisk Ireland

15:15

Paralleling PAS 1192-2 with ISO 9001

This presentation will present the finds from implementing BSI PAS 1192-2 Information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects standard throughout a company and the difficulties that arose. This session will include the implementation and attainment of BSI accreditation while also presenting the challenges of parallelling the PAS 1192-2 standard to the new ISO 9001 Quality Management system (QMS) to the new 2015 standard.

Joseph Mady

Joseph Mady

Managing Director, Digital Construction Technologies Group

15:35

Q&A with Speakers 

15:45

Closing remarks

Dominic Doheny

Dominic Doheny

President, Construction Industry Federation