Build Digital Project Launch

The formal launch of the Build Digital Project took place today Thursday 7th April 2022. This hybrid

event was held in St Laurence’s Church, TU Dublin, Grangegorman while also live streamed.

The Event was opened with a video message from Minister Michael McGrath of the Department of
Public Expenditure and Reform.

Minister McGrath’s address reiterated his department’s announcement from November 2021 of the
funding of €2.5 million from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform that was awarded to
the Build Digital Project for a five-year period to build momentum in digital adoption for the Irish
construction sector.

“After 5 years, the project will have increased the use of digital methods across the entire Irish
construction and built environment sector.

The regional spread of those involved in the Build Digital Project, in partnership with TU Dublin, is
critical and will see the rollout of these initiatives across the country. Project partners include the
Construction IT Alliance, Munster Technological University, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
(now Atlantic TU), University College Dublin, and Waterford Institute of Technology (soon to be
South East TU).”

The presentation that followed included:
– Project Director Avril Behan who provided an overview of the Build Digital Project including its role
in relation to Housing for All.
– Project Lead Robert Moore’s brought the audience through the programme for 2022, year 1 of 5.
– Industry representative Tim Ferris of Jones Engineering and Chairman of the CIF’s Construction 4.0
group spoke about modernising the Irish construction sector and the role of the project in
influencing practice by bringing all of industry on a supported journey.
– Industry Lead Pat Lucey closed out the event by explaining next steps in the project


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