Get ready for “Disruption in Construction”
SMART Construct is a first of its kind full day conference, in the City Hotel, Armagh. SMART Construct will educate, inform and inspire you, giving you an insight on how to embrace digital technology to drive your business forward.
Technology is revolutionizing the Construction Industry and on the 23rd November we look into the latest trends and methods currently shaping the sector and the methods it must grasp looking to the future.
Until recently the construction industry has been one of the least digitised sectors in Northern Ireland. Largely avoiding any technological change over the years.
However, in recent times talk has begun of the construction industry’s transition, in moving towards exploring ways of embracing digital transformation.
Our keynote speakers and industry experts will take you through a journey of discovery. Giving you an insight into their experiences and case studies. We have a mix of lectures, interactive workshops and open mic panel discussions, so have no doubt, you will leave with the new learnings that you can apply to your business.
The focus of SMART Construct is to look at global best practice and real examples of construction businesses engaging in digital innovation and technology.
With a core focus on the following content pillars:
- Industry 4.0
We have a range of hot topics, that will get you excited about moving with the times and embracing innovation for your business!
09:15 Steven Wood // Digital Catapult // Industry 4.0 “Data as the new Factor”
09:45 Q&A with Steven Wood // Digital Catapult // Tim Monroe // Smiley Monroe
10:00 Gary McCausland // Richland Group // “From a Developers Perspective”
10:30 Q&A with Gary McCausland
10:40 Elevator Pitches
11:00 Peter Craven // Bluesky Video Marketing // “Virtual Reality – Beyond the Gimmick”
11:20 Marketing Panel Discussion
- Peter Craven // Bluesky Video Marketing
- Elaine Donaghy // Terex
- Paula McCloskey // Specialist Joinery Group
- Tim Monroe // Smiley Monroe
11:45 Richard Kirk // Institution of Civil Engineering // “ICE – State of the Nation”
12:00 Michael McLornan // Central Procurement Directorate // “BIM in Procurement”
12:20 Industry Panel Discussion
- Richard Kirk // ICE
- Michael McLornan // CPD NI
- Michael Taggart // The Designer Builder
- Simon Bell // HLM Architects
12:40 Martin Heaney // Supply Buy // eProcurement
13:00 Elevator Pitches
13:45 Maria Glover // Napier and Sons // “An essential guide to the GDPR for the Construction Industry”
14:05 Data and Analytics Panel Discussion
- Maria Glover // Napier & Sons
- Prof. Adele Marshall // Queens University
- Simon Cole // Automated Intelligence
- Rich Dale // Flowlens
14:20 Simon Bell // HLM Architects // “Delivering the Digital Asset as well as the Physical Asset”
14:40 Chris Acheson // CADshare // Golden Eggs & Silver Bullets – how some manufacturers are cutting through the Industry 4.0 noise to deliver real customer value”
15:15 Tim Hegarty // Ardvisory // “Beimcraft: Digital Skills for Construction Industry 4.0”
15:35 Matthew Bradley // Flyte Technologies // Drone Integrations and Process Design”
16:00 Tech and Education Panel Discussion
- Tim Hegarty // Ardvisory
- Chris Acheson // CADshare
- Daniel O’Reilly // AmmA Centre
- Matthew Bradley // Flyte Technology
16:30 Closing Remarks
Our amazing speakers will provide an insight into the latest technologies and how its changing the face of construction for the better. Highlight case studies and experiences of integrating SMART innovation within the industry.
Senior Commercial Manager at the Digital Catapult
CEO, Richland Group
Director, HLM Architects
Principal, Ardvisory / Co-Founder, BeIMCraft
CTO, Automated Intelligence
Director, SupplyBuy Limited
Founder, Bluesky Video Marketing
(formerly CDE Global)
Regional Director, Inst. of Civil Engineers
Professor of Statistics, QUB
Partner, Napier and Sons
Creative Learning Co-ordinator
The AmmA Centre
Marketing Director, SJ Group
Central Procurement Directorate (Architect)
Global Marketing Manager, Terex
CEO, Flyte Technologies
Marketing Director, Smiley Monroe
The Designer Builder