Digital Construction & Design Delivery

December 17th 2020 – 14:00 – 15:30 GMT (UTC+00:00)

The construction industry is on the cusp of significant digital transformation. Over the next five to ten years, several digital technologies and processes including Building Information Modelling (BIM), Machine Learning, 3D printing and robotics will grow in use in the sector. Likely benefits will include:

Higher productivity at lower cost
Improved collaboration for more efficient construction
Improved health and safety on construction sites
More efficient materials’ supply chain management
Improved constructed spaces utilisation over a building’s lifecycle
In this webinar we explore how increased digitalisation will fundamentally change the industry over the next decade.

The Speakers

Michael Durnin

Msc Eng Surveying & Geodesy, Dip Geo Surv.
Director, Digital Construction & Monitoring
Michael has been working in the survey and construction industry for over 20 years, in Ireland, the UK and the US. He joined Murphy Geospatial in 2010 as company Technical Manager as well as Survey and Engineering Manager with responsibilities for all operational activities from contract award to completion. He managed the successful completion of several CFRAM projects, was Chief Surveyor on Luas Cross City and has successfully delivered a new efficient ‘Field to Finish’ workflows, developing new bespoke software solutions in house, as well as managing the upgrade and implementation of the most up to date instrumentation, technology processing and survey methodologies for Murphy Geospatial across the group.
Michael is currently Director of Digital Construction and Monitoring.

Peter Mc Donnell RIAI (Arch. Tech.)

MSc. (Hons) Construction Informatics
Estates Projects and Information Manager, Dublin City University
Peter has worked in both the private and public sector for over 20 years. He has a background in architectural and construction technology and completed his MSc. In Construction Informatics, at TU Dublin, in 2019. He has been working as a project manager since 2005 and is currently employed by DCU as a ‘Projects and Information Manager’ within their Estates Office. He has responsibility for BIM implementation and training and the adoption of BIM for large capital development projects. Peter is currently working on DCU’s new 3D Digital Campus Model and Model Viewing Platform (DCU Digital Campus Platform) project which will provide DCU Estates Office with the opportunity to create a “digital twin” of buildings and infrastructure over three campuses. The project aims to embed organisational efficiency, safety, security and sustainability as a key driver in DCU operations through the use of data-rich models of campuses, buildings and infrastructure through integration of existing systems and asset information for use in operations. Peter also aims to explore and form collaborative partnerships with academics, through the use and sharing of data within the DCU Digital Campus Platform for use to support teaching and research.

Mary C. Flynn

Mary has been working in the AEC industry for over 30 years in Ireland & the UK. Mary joined Dublin City Council Quantity Surveying Division in 2016 having previously come from a private sector and commercial sector background. Mary is co-founder of the Public BIM Group comprising of the major public bodies collaborating on common interests such as BIM, Public Works Contracts, and Digital transformations. Mary sits on the SCSI QS BIM Working Group focusing on the development and use of 5D BIM amongst the Quantity Surveying profession. Mary also sits on the ICMS Working Group and is actively involved as APC Assessor/Chair for the SCSI.
Mary is a non-executive Director of CitA and regularly contributes at conferences as a speaker both at home & abroad on BIM & the QS, Public BIM and BIM & Smart Cities. Mary is passionate about the use of Data for the Public Good through its collection, harvesting, mining and analytics. Mary is a guest lecturer with various Colleges, having previously lectured for a number of years part-time in TUDublin.

The IVI Webinar series aims to bring together thought leaders from the world of academia, business and public sector to address key challenges in the areas of innovation, technology management and technology adoption. In 2020 the webinar series will replace the IVI annual summit which has taken place since 2007 in Maynooth University and has attracted speakers and attendees from across the globe.