Dr. Clare Eriksson, Director of Build Digital, with PJ Rudden, Chairman of Construction Sector Innovation and Digital Adoption at Dept of Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform today launched the Construction Professionals Skillnet Digital Construction Pack.
Dr. Eriksson welcomed the pack, saying “This pack is an important piece in any company’s toolbox on their digital journey. It is comprehensive and relevant to all companies, no matter their stage of digital development. The pack will complement, enhance and work in harmony with the Build Digitals newly released Digital Education and Training Inventory”
“The use of digital technology is central to productivity gains in the construction sector and it is great to see the Construction Professionals Skillnet and CIF support the use and understanding of technology to enable its adoption”, commented PJ Rudden.
Dave Flynn, Director of Business Networks, Skillnet Ireland, said: “Skillnet Ireland, is focused on developing talent across all sectors, in companies of all sizes to allow Ireland to continue to maintain its competitive edge. It is vital that we have a strong skills pipeline in the construction sector to support digital adoption. This pack can help build the foundation of understanding that is needed in the sector, to accelerate the adoption of digital technology which will deliver productivity gains.”
Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF, also welcomed the addition of the pack to the resources offered to the industry, saying that “CIF is delighted to continue to be supportive of the sector in its move to innovation through providing accessible information and industry knowledge to the benefit of all”.
The aim of the guide is to bring even the uninitiated reader logically through the pre-construction and delivery of construction projects using digital technology. The contents are clearly marked to make it easy to dip in and out of the sections as they are relevant. There are four main sections, other than the introduction and context of the guide. These are:
» First steps in going digital
» Digital construction starter pack
» Standards, policies and guides
» Bidding for project delivery
There are handy checklists throughout and links to numerous resources to help construction companies put the best foot forward in their digital journey.