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CIF DIGICON Summit 2020 Set For the Virtual Stage

CIF Digicon 2020

– Digital Construction: Competitive Advantage in a Covid-19 world

In the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the CIF DIGICON Summit 2020 is going virtual. This will be the first-of-its-kind virtual summit for digital construction in Ireland and will attract hundreds of both domestic and global attendees, world-class content, virtual keynotes, panels, roundtables and virtual networking opportunities.

This event is the ideal vehicle for the construction industry to collaborate, learn, network virtually and debate the pressing issues facing the sector at large during this challenging time. The underlying theme concerns how the latest technologies and digitisation of the industry can fast-track recovery.

The CIF’s Digital Construction Summit 2020 will bring together a virtual gathering of 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.

A percentage of all ticket sales from Digicon 2020 will go directly to the Simon Community’s Frontline Campaign.

To book your place visit www.digitalconstruction.ie

CIF Digital Construction Summit – 7th July 2020


9:45: Welcome from the morning Chair

– Shane Dempsey, Director of Communications, CIF

9:50: OPENING ADDRESS – The true impact of digital construction amid a global pandemic

– Cillian Kelly, BIM leader Ireland/Europe, John Sisk & Son

10:00: GOVERNMENT ADDRESS: Unleashing the true potential of digitisation to boost productivity

– Robert Watt, Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

10:15: INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS– A platform of opportunities: Disrupting the construction industry

– Hubert Rhomberg, Futurist and CEO, The Rhomberg Group and CEO, Cree

Driving Digital Transformation Through Disruptive Innovation

10:35: Using Automation and Data Analytics to track and measure success in Digital Project Delivery. How automation can avoid disruptions in the future

– David Purdon, Autodesk Applications & Digital Project Delivery Manager, Diatec

10:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: The construction industry meets technology disruption

Covid-19 and its impac

  • Which technologies will change how the industry works?
  • Will technology introduce new stakeholders?
  • What needs to happen to take BIM to the next level?
  • Public sector contracts

– Emma Hayes, Managing Director, Digital Built Consultants

– Dr Barry McAuley, Lecturer in Digital Construction and Engineering, TU Dublin

– Michael Murphy, Business Construction Operations Manager, BAM

– Paul Wilson, Digital Lead Director, Aecom

11:20 PANEL DISCUSSION: A celebration of success – This panel of project managers will discuss their journey from concept to implementation on some of the most successful digital builds in Ireland, the UK and further afield.

– Eoin Leonard, CEO, i3PT & CertCentral  Chair

– Matt Gough, Director of Innovation, Mace

– Paul Brennan, Head of Digital Construction, BAM Ireland

11:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: No pain, no gain… Why cultural transformation is key to achieving real change

  • Working Remotely: Getting back to full productivity
  • Productivity in construction – the workforce of the future and what are the social trends?
  • What does the future hold for our construction workforce?
  • The paralleling of PAS 1192 with ISO 9001

– Joseph Mady, CEO, Digital Construction Technologies Group (DCT Group)

– William Hynes, Founder and Managing Director, Future Analytics Consulting Ltd

– Belinda Dillon, BIM Information Manager, Jones Engineering

– Dr Alan Hore, CiTA

12:15 CASE STUDY: The Grangegorman Development Agency

– Robert Moore BIM Information Manager, Grangegorman Development Agency, talks about the GDA’s work and gives advice from his experience as one of the first BIM Managers in the public sector

12:30 INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS: Eight ways the construction industry can re-build itself

– Danielle Dy Buncio, CEO, VIATechnik, USA

1:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Data centre construction: Moving to a pre-manufactured digital prescriptive approach

– Daniel Costello, Vice President for Data Centre Engineering, Google.

1:30 Q & A

1:45 Roundtable Discussions:

  • Leveraging BIM in a COVID-19 world planning and programme management
  • Modular Construction
  • IoT and Blockchain
  • Digitising health and safety systems

2:15: Conference Closing Remarks

– Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation

To book your place visit www.digitalconstruction.ie