Emma Hayes, is Managing Director of Digital Built Consultants, a leading Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Information Management consultancy firm who support and guide clients from the Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Owner-Operated (AECO) industry throughout their digital transition and BIM adoption journey. She has over 20 years’ experience in the AEC industry in Ireland and internationally. She is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Technology from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT now TU Dublin), and a Master’s Degree in BIM Management from Middlesex University.
Emma is actively involved in driving progress in BIM adoption in the AEC industry. She is a non-executive director on the board of the Construction IT Alliance, the chair of the SME advisory group to the Irish Government Construction Sector Group for Innovation & Digital Adoption and is an industry member of the ‘Leadership and Cultural Change’ pillar of the Build Digital Project. She has presented research papers at international conferences such as the CitA BIM Gathering and is on the Judging Panel for the BIM Excellence category at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards. She mentors and supports the development of women’s careers in BIM through her role as the Irish Regional Leader for the Women in BIM (WiB) network. She is also a part-time lecturer on the MSc Applied BIM Management, TU Dublin and the MSc BIM Management, Middlesex University, London.