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BIM Gathering 2019

Delivering Better Outcomes for Irish Construction

26th September 2019

Lough Atalia Rd, Galway, H91 CYN3

Ireland's leading academic forum in BIM and digital construction processes returns in the new location of Galway in 2019.


Dr. Alan V Hore  Conference Chair  TU Dublin

Dr. Alan V Hore

Conference Chair

TU Dublin

Welcome note

Welcome to the CitA BIM Gathering website. Building on the successes of 2013, 2015, and 2017, the 2019 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).

Delivering Better Outcomes for Irish Construction

The 4th BIM Gathering conference will be hosted outside Dublin for the first time in 2019.

Dr. Alan Hore Co-Founder of CitA

Following extensive consultation with members it has been decided to run the event over a single day, which is a departure from what we have done in past Gatherings. Hosting the event in Galway is a deliberate attempt to foster a more regional ethos within the CitA network, seeking to balance CitAs appeal to every region in Ireland and not just be seen as a Dublin-Centric organisation. Bringing the event forward from the normal November date was important also given the normally very congested calendar of construction events in the latter end of the year. We are delighted to be hosted the event in Galway. Having roots in Galway I know we will get good support at the event. We are excited about the prospect”

BIM in Ireland Today

Other than the larger high profiled projects, BIM adoption has been slow in Ireland despite its many reported advantages. BIM is seen largely by the industry as a purely 3D design solution and is not applicable to the vast majority of businesses in Irish construction. However, it is now accepted globally that BIM, in its many dimensions, can transcend positively across the entire lifecycle of an engineering and construction project. In effect this means delivering greater efficiency not only at the design and construction phases but also in the operations and maintenance (O&M) phases of a facility. The potential application of BIM in construction is growing rapidly and thus it is important that CitA retain its focus on BIM and its potential to contribute in delivering better project outcomes in Irish construction.


CitA has a block of rooms in the Galmont at a rate of €160 Bed & Breakfast. To book, please call the reservations team on +353 91 538 300 and quote CitA. 

The Galmont Hotel is based in Galway City, so there are other hotels within a short distance if you do not wish to stay in The Galmont. Other hotel options available here.