Just as technology has come calling for so many other industries, innovation and modernisation are now key focal points for construction and its stakeholders. And so this month’s CIF members’ magazine is all about technology and digital construction.
The CIF and its leadership team have taken a proactive role in how its members can move towards digital adoption and transformation. This year’s Digicon Summit, taking place in June at Croke Park, will bring together some of the leading voices in this arena and will serve as a positive influence on the great work that is already being carried out by so many of the CIF’s member companies.
From Modern Methods of Technology to Digital Construction, ideas such as BIM, VR and augmented reality are already creating new and exciting jobs for people who work within the built environment.
This has created a moment in time, a chance to encourage a new generation to embrace the traditions of an established industry while integrating new ideas and ways to work for the benefit of all. But to further encourage the growth of one of Ireland’s most important economic and social sectors, there must be active engagement and buy-in at all levels to pursue the many opportunities and advantages this brave new digital world can offer.
At a time when there are very real and specific challenges facing the industry it is imperative that we strive to create true excellence. Collaboration from government and policy-makers alongside company leadership is essential. The future starts now so let the journey begin.
A Chartered and Registered Building Surveyor with over 20 years post graduate, technical and project management experience in Irish and European building projects, CIF Director of Specialist Contracting Sean Downey leads initiatives on innovation, BIM and continuous improvement for the construction sector. In this month’s magazine he gives an expert insight into what a a technology-led future might look like for the industry.
Meanwhile Construction journalist Aidan Priestley considers how the likes of Modular Building and VR are helping to transform the construction industry. Plus, meet the companies driving construction to the highest levels in this month’s special supplement looking at what’s new in the access, lifts and crane sector.
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