At the Construction 4.0 Sub-Committee meeting, held on Tuesday, 14th January 2020, the new representative nominations were ratified, with Construction 4.0 now having 18 representatives across Civil Engineering, General Construction, Housing, Specialist Contracting and Mechanical & Electrical Engineering. There is also a good regional spread, and a mix of scale of companies.
Tim Ferris, Managing Director of O’Shea’s Electrical (Jones Engineering Group), was installed as Chairman of the committee.
Appointment of Digital Ambassador for Construction
Cillian Kelly, BIM Leader Ireland / Europe for SISK, was appointed Deputy Chairman, and CIF’s Digital Ambassador for Construction. It is envisaged that Cillian Kelly will be the industry representative on the Build: Digital Project and act as the industry’s lead spokesperson across the digital transition agenda.
The primary focus for the Construction 4.0 Sub-Committee in 2020 will be:
- To support the establishment of the Build: Digital Project
- To work with Enterprise Ireland to develop a Research, Development & Innovation Technology Centre for the construction industry.
- To develop a coherent policy with respect to modular, modern methods of construction (MMOC) and off-site fabrication.
Any further CIF members who wish to join the Construction 4.0 Sub-Committee may do so by seeking a nomination from their association.