Just as other sectors are embracing emerging technologies to aggressively deliver “Industry 4.0″, the construction sector is exploring the potential of “Construction 4.0,” a realm in which laser scanning, drones, real-time data exchange, 4D executions and immediate field-to-office stakeholder communication will be the norm. Driven by the idea, the Digital Construction Summit 2018 is being held at Croke Park, in Dublin, Ireland. The one-day summit will commence from 8:45 AM to 15:45 on 7th March.
Digital technology is transforming the way construction and infrastructure projects are designed, delivered and operated. Ideas that were conceptual only a few years ago are fast becoming best practice across the world. Indeed, Digital transformation within the construction industry is no longer an option but a necessity. However, many in the sector, as a result of internal resistance to change, budget constraints, skills shortages and a very fragmented environment, still find themselves very much stuck in the slow lane. This needs to change.
At the 2018 Digital Construction Summit we will discuss the barriers that must be overcome to ensure the construction industry can effectively catch up with technical innovation and digitalization. We will assess what’s next in the digital roadmap towards BIM and what impact innovations like additive manufacturing, robotics, automation, drones, artificial intelligence, VDC technology and IoT will have on the way in which building projects are planned, funded, designed and delivered.
The Summit will bring together technologists, developers, planners, architects, engineers, contractors, material and solution providers, and other key stakeholders pivotal in the construction supply chain to explore best strategies and solutions to embrace digital transformation for a more productive and profitable future.
In short, the summit offers the perfect opportunity for the entire construction industry ecosystem to come together to update on the latest technologies and discuss how they can be encouraged and used to make Ireland a leader in Construction 4.0.