Build Digital
Catherine Opdebeeck, GDA, Director of Programme and Procurement and Dr Clare Erikkson, Build Digital Project Director.

The Build Digital Project (Build Digital) and the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) have announced a new and exciting strategic collaboration. As part of this collaboration, GDA will lead project operations for Build Digital as part of an emerging special projects function within the agency.

The GDA joins project lead TU Dublin and its partners – Atlantic Technological University, Munster Technological University, South East Technological University and University College Dublin – for the remainder of the project timeline.

Build Digital strengthening links

Build Digital is a priority action as part of the government’s Project Ireland 2040 strategy to enable increased innovation in the Irish construction sector.

The collaboration will further strengthen links between industry, government and academia, supporting Build Digital in delivering its overarching goal of an integrated, accessible series of digital approaches and training to transform the construction industry.


Establishing consistent digital processes

Commenting on the announcement, Ger Casey, CEO, GDA, said: “Since the GDA was first formed, the construction sector has experienced rapid digital changes. While positive, this progress has also presented challenges, especially in keeping pace and ensuring industry-wide standardisation. This is where Build Digital comes in – their goal of establishing consistent digital processes aligns with the GDA’s ambition of working towards a coordinated and more productive construction sector. We’re delighted to embark on this mutually beneficial partnership, where we can draw on our expertise to support Build Digital and TU Dublin in leading this industry-wide transformation.”

Build Digital Director Dr Clare Eriksson added: “Build Digital is delighted that GDA has joined the initiative. The involvement of GDA as operational lead and the new roles that are being created as a result will greatly strengthen the overall impact of Build Digital and the ongoing journey of the digitisation of the Irish construction and built environment industry.”


GDA Build Digital new job roles

Three new GDA roles have been announced as part of the collaboration. These roles will facilitate cooperation between the two bodies. The roles are Project Director (APO Higher), Communications Manager (HEO) and Administrator (HEO). Further details on each role and how to apply are available here https:/

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