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, Head of Digital Construction, BAM Ireland; Michael Murphy, Digital Construction 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, Head of BIMM, Digital Construction Analytics & Engineering Analytics, School of Multidisciplinary Technologies, Dublin Institute of Technology


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.

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Digital Construction Operations Manager, BAM Ireland

Michael is BAM Ireland’s Digital Construction Operations Manager.

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Michael has responsibility for the enablement of Digital Construction including; Training of Specialist Staff, BIM, Data Management, Mobile Digital, Business Intelligence, Lean Construction as well as the development of BAM’s Supply Chain in the area of advancing technologies.

Paul Brennan

Paul Brennan

Head of Digital Construction, BAM Ireland

In 2008 Paul joined BAM Ireland as a senior project engineer and quickly rose through the ranks to Project Manager.

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Since 2012 Paul has been Head of Digital Construction for BAM Ireland. This team includes BIM Managers, BIM Coordinators, Information Managers and BIM Technical Specialists. Paul’s team now has responsibility for data management on projects across Ireland and the Middle East. In recent years Paul has managed BAM’s R&D development team to achieving a full BIM to FM solution on BAM’s PPP (Public Private Partnership) projects.

Stephen Lynam

Stephen Lynam

MSc. B. Eng. MIEI – Technical Advisor Construction Contracts, Office of Government Procurement

Stephen Lynam has worked in the construction industry for 32 years.

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He commenced his career on site as a general operative in the private sector, progressing into design as a Civil Engineering Technician in the Office of Public Works, Architectural Technician in the Department of Education and Skills and currently as a Senior Engineer in the Office of Government with a role as Construction Contracts Technical Advisor. Stephen chairs the Public BIM Group which consists of Public/Semi-State /Civil Servants in the Construction Sector that have a keen interest in utilising the opportunities that BIM has to offer public procurement. As a seasoned construction Professional within the Civil Service he is passionate about advancing BIM in Ireland and in particular, for the Public Works Contracts. Outside the office Stephen enjoys coaching youths Rugby at his local club in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Anand Mecheri

Anand Mecheri

CEO, Invicara

Anand, an engineer and a tech entrepreneur ventured on his own in 1988, straight out of college.

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He founded and scaled a Security, Safety & Building Automation company (iMetrex) with over 600 employees globally. iMetrex was acquired by SIEMENS and Anand transitioned into a leadership role at the Siemens Building Technologies global Head Quarters in Switzerland in 2010.

Since 2013, he founded and leads as its CEO, his next venture “Invicara”, a platform for digital buildings. Invicara provides solutions for Information Management, digitalizing the design, construction and operations of buildings and infrastructure.

Dr. Avril Behan

Dr. Avril Behan

Head of BIMM, Digital Construction Analytics & Engineering Analytics, School of Multidisciplinary Technologies, Dublin Institute of Technology

Dr. Avril Behan is Assistant Head of the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street.

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She is responsible for the management of programmes and collaborative modules in the area of BIM & Lean, Digital Construction & Engineering, and Advanced Analytics for Engineering & the Built Environment. She also teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across DIT’s College of Engineering & the Built Environment and supervises at MSc, MPhil and PhD levels.

Avril is a Chartered Geomatics Surveyor and holds a PhD in the application of geomatics to architectural historical studies. Her research interests include all aspects of building information modelling & management, particularly integration of geomatics technologies & spatial information, applications of analytics & Machine Learning in Engineering & Built Environment contexts, collaborative education, and full asset lifecycle management. The integration of lean construction with BIM is also an area of special interest and links with Avril’s role as a Director of Lean Construction Ireland. Avril is DIT’s Lead Investigator on the EU-funded BIMCert project which is producing training materials to enable construction personnel at all levels to utilise BIM to achieve EU Buildings Directive energy targets.

She chairs the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland BIM inter-professional working group, is vice-Chair of SCSI’s Geomatics Profession Group and is a Member of both the UK and Irish BIM academic fora. She is also a member of the buildingSMART (bSI) UKI steering committee for the development of the UKI bSI Professional Certification Programme in Open BIM and the international representative on the survey4bim working group of the UK BIM Task Group. Avril is a member of the Royal Academy of Ireland’s Geosciences & Geographical Sciences Committee for the 2018 – 2021 term: https://www.ria.ie/bios/geosciences-and-geographical-sciences-committee/all

Mary Flynn

Mary Flynn

FRICS FSCSI MAPM, BIM Manager, Dublin City Council

Mary Flynn is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in the industry working in both Ireland and the UK.

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Mary joined Dublin City Council Quantity Surveyors Division in 2016 having previously worked in the Private Sector. Mary sits on Dublin City Council Corporate Strategic BIM Implementation Working Group
Mary was co-founder of the Public BIM Group comprising of the major public bodies collaborating on common interests such as BIM, Public Works Contracts, Digital transformations and such like. Mary sits on the SCSI QS BIM working Group focusing on the development and use of 5D BIM amongst the Quantity Surveying profession. Mary is an Assessor for the APC with the SCSI.

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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The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

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