Engineers Ireland director general promotes Irish digital construction capability at UK trade event
26 October 2016
Engineers Ireland director general Caroline Spillane pictured with David Hancock, head of construction at the UK Cabinet Office, at Digital Construction Week in London
Training, Skills and Innovation Minister John Halligan is promoting Irish capability in digital construction as part of a two-day Enterprise Ireland trade visit to Digital Construction Week in London.
Key participants in this industry event include Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland and chair of Ireland’s National BIM Council, David Browne, chairman of the Construction Industry Council, Angela Brady OBE, former president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Kevin Rudden incoming president of the European Federation of Consulting Engineers and Kathryn Meghen, CEO of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.
Digital Construction Week is the event series for the entire built environment UK supply-chain including design, construction, engineering, management and operation. The event brings together industry stakeholders, policy-makers and business leaders from across the UK public and private sectors.
‘This Enterprise Ireland trade visit provides an opportunity to position Ireland as a partner that can contribute, collaborate and share in the benefits of growth in the digital construction sector. I look forward to meeting with digital construction industry leaders from both the UK and Ireland over the coming days to explore new ways in which we can deepen relationships between both in the context of Brexit,” said Minister Halligan, speaking on his arrival in London.
Minister Halligan will address Digital Construction Week where he will be joined by speakers David Hancock, head of construction at the UK Cabinet Office, Anne Kemp, chair of the newly formed industry group UK Building Information Modelling (BIM) Alliance and David Philp, head of the UK Government’s BIM Task Force.
Minister Halligan will also host a round table lunch with leaders of Ireland’s digital construction industry and Enterprise Ireland client companies to receive feedback on what more can be done to progress Ireland’s digital transition.
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