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CitA presents

BIM Gathering 2017

Building Capability in Complex Environments   

23rd - 24th November

Croke Park, Dublin 3

Ireland's leading academic forum in BIM and digital construction processes returns to Dublin in 2017.


Key Dates

Abstract Opens - 15th February 2017

Abstract Closes - 30th April 23:59 GMT 2017 (EXTENDED FROM 28th April)

Review of Abstracts - 5th may – 22nd May 2017

Full Papers Open - 30th June 2017

Full Papers Closes - 31st August 2017

Review of Papers - 31st August – 29th September

Dr. Alan V Hore  Conference Chair DIT

Dr. Alan V Hore

 Conference Chair


Welcome note

Welcome to the CitA BIM Gathering website. Building on the successes of 2013 and 2015 the 2017 event will continue to act as a focal point for all stakeholders, both from home and abroad to come together to share their research, case studies and experiences of working with Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Whilst the implementation of BIM in the construction industry is beginning to take hold in Ireland, there remains no formal requirement for BIM by the Irish Government despite rapidly evolving digital programmes across Europe and the rest of the developed world.

The theme for 2017 is Building Capability in Complex Environments.  Any national implementation programme requires a dialogue to take place between the industry and Government in order to unlock the complexities and challenges of digital transformation, in particular, the need for any programme to compliment and work with national strategic priorities and policy.

This 2017 event is particularly significant given that this will be the year that the National BIM Council will set out its vision for a more digitally enabled Irish construction sector.  The important work of the BIM Innovation Capability Programme (BICP) is ongoing with the recent publication of the Global BIM Study ( and the soon to be published Irish BIM Report in late March 2017. Further details on the work of the BICP can be located at

We can be justifiably very proud of our industries capability to build great projects but are we lean in our approach?  Do we use cutting-edge technologies to deliver our services?  If industry does not adapt to this new digital world will companies be left behind?  How do we help SME organsiations to embrace BIM?  These questions and many more will be addressed at the Gathering.

The event will take place on the 23rd and 24th November in Croke Park - Home of the GAA and Ireland's Gaelic Games.  I do hope you can join the event and learn how to prepare for the inevitable increased future use of BIM in our industry and how Ireland will prepare to meet this challenge.

The 2017 BIM Gathering will be a unique experience and a true Irish welcome awaits our visitors.

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