2018 to 2021 Roadmap

20% Reductions in costs ● 20% Reductions In programme ● 20% Increases in Exports to 2021

A one-day conference

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Date: 11th October 2018

Across the globe best practice use of digital tools combined with collaborative processes are already transforming the way we design, construct, commission and interact with the built environment.

All aspects of the 2021 vision exist today and most of them already exist in Ireland. This conference will discuss how we bring them together so that by 2021 all projects are delivered digitally incorporating best practice in this area.

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5 Structured CPD Points




Registration with tea, coffee and pastries


Conference Chair & Opening Remarks– Alan Hore, Co Founder, Construction IT Alliance (CITA)

  • Details of the Roadmap
  • Centre of Excellence


BIM & Public Sector

  • GCCC Position Paper
  • Public BIM
  • Developing Standards
  • BIM Toolkit
  • Implementation Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Lynam MSc. B. Eng. MIEI – Technical Advisor Construction Contracts, Office of Government Procurement


Standards – The Importance of Standards in Digital Transformation

  • Why are Standards Important? What do they cover? What is happening in International & European Level on Standards?
  • Who needs to work with Standards?
  • How do organisations implement the Standards?

Speaker: Ralph Montague BArch MRIAI, Managing Partner of ArcDox BIM Consultants and Chair of NSAI Technical Mirror Committee for BIM


BIM and Dispute Resolution

  • Data volumes – when is enough, enough?
  • Record formats – digitising beyond paper and how can this be relied on?
  • Expert witness – the changing role
  • Presenting findings – legal persuasion and judgement

Speaker: Dr David-John Gibbs, BIM Advisory and Dispute Resolution at HKA


Coffee break and chance to network


Digital ways of working for the Irish building and design sector

  • New and better ways of working when it comes to Design, build and operate

Speakers: Paul Brennan (VDC Department Manager BAM Ireland) Michael Murphy (VDC Operations Manager BAM Ireland)


Education & Training

  • Education expectations of the Roadmap
  • Irish BIM Academic Forum update
  • Alignment between current educational and training offerings with the Roadmap
  • Gap analysis – initial market survey to be added to by interactive audience polling via https://www.polleverywhere.com/  

Speaker: Avril Behan, DIT


Q+A Session


Lunch and chance to network


Implementing Digital Transition – It’s much more than BIM

  • BIM gets us on the roadmap but where should the journey take us?
  • What are the way points?

Speaker: Anand Mecheri, CEO, Invicara



  • A review of the current procurement environment (as set out in the Capital Works Management Framework (CWMF) and the Public Works Contract (PWC)
  • How this might evolve under the Roadmap to Digital Transition for Ireland’s Construction Industry 2018-2021 as published by the Government.

Speaker: Simon Fraser, Hussey Fraser Solicitors


Risks you need to be mindful of

Strategic Objectives and Goals

Speaker: Mary Flynn, Dublin City Council


Q&A session and conference close


Conference Close

Simon Fraser

Simon Fraser

Hussey Fraser Solicitors

As a qualified engineer Simon has gained extensive professional, commercial and management experience in the Civil Engineering and Information Technology Sectors.

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Simon joined Hussey Fraser in 2003 and is now applying this experience, as a solicitor to the practise of Law and in particular the practise of Law in the Construction Industry in Ireland.

Simon acts on behalf of medium and large construction companies, on both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has also been involved in large scale litigation in the High Court and Supreme Court as well as acting in arbitrations, conciliations and mediations.

Simon has published papers regarding the Public Works Contracts and other topics relevant to the construction industry and has lectured in construction law on postgraduate courses in the University of Dublin, Trinity College as well as delivering presentations at seminars and to client firms on an individual basis. Simon has a particular interest in the legal aspects arising from the adoption of new technologies in the construction industry in Ireland. One such area is the take up of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its impact on construction contractual relationships.

David John Gibbs

David John Gibbs

BIM Advisory and Dispute Resolution at HKA

Dr Gibbs leads HKA’s global Building Information Modelling (BIM) services.

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He gained his Doctorate through industry-based research into BIM and dispute resolution and provides strategic digital advice to the built environment globally.
David-John has led national level BIM / digital reviews for the Mexican Government and a UK Government Agency, as well as working on building, infrastructure, industrial, oil and gas, and power and utility disputes ranging from several thousand to multi-billion dollars.

He draws on his deep knowledge of the lessons learnt to demonstrate how digital working can address common points of failure and regularly presents, peer reviews and publishes work on the associated opportunities and risks. This includes a contribution to the 5th edition of Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts and the 2nd edition of the CIOB guide to the good practice in the management of time in major projects.

Ralph Montague

Ralph Montague

BArch MRIAI, Managing Partner of ArcDox BIM Consultants and Chair of NSAI Technical Mirror Committee for BIM

Ralph Montague is managing partner of ArcDox, a specialist BIM (Building Information Modelling) consultancy practice based in Dublin, Ireland, providing professionally managed advice, production, support and training services to the construction and property industry.

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A registered architect with over 25 years’ experience in managing large projects, Ralph endorses BIM as a more cost effective and highly efficient way of producing and managing design and construction documentation. and improving the building process.

Ralph is a member of the National BIM Council of Ireland and coordinator of the Construction IT Alliance (CITA) BIM Group. In these roles, he has been instrumental in leading the development and adoption of BIM in Ireland since 2009. As past chairman of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) practice sub-committee for BIM, Ralph has represented Ireland on the Architects Council of Europe (ACE) BIM Working. He is also the current chair of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) Technical Mirror Committee on BIM, monitoring the work on European Committee for Standardization (CEN TC442) and International Organization for Standardization (ISOTC59) technical committees on BIM standards. Ralph is also a part-time lecturer at Trinity College Dublin School of Engineering Post-Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

Dr. Alan Hore

Dr. Alan Hore

Co Founder, Construction IT Alliance (CITA)

Dr. Alan Hore is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and currently the Head of Quantity Surveying in the School of Surveying and Construction Management in DIT.

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He was one of the founders of the Construction IT Alliance and completed a Phd in Construction Informatics in Trinity College Dublin in 2007. He has an extensive portfolio of published work in the discipline area of Construction Informatics. He was the Principal Investigator on the BIM Innovation Capability programme (BICP) in 2016-17 which is funded by Enterprise Ireland and currently sits on the National BIM Council of Ireland.

This event will be of real interest to anyone involved in the building & design sector including, architects, engineers, contractors, designers, facility managers, local authorities, government departments, semi-state agencies, legal consultants and universities.

There will be 5 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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