June 16th 2022


A free to attend conference that will provide unique opportunities for industry professionals in their digital journey.

Conference Host

Sarah Travers

Northern Ireland TV Presenter

The day will be facilitated by TV presenter and former BBC news journalist Sarah Travers. 

DCL provides an opportunity to exchange knowledge and push the boundaries on ever-evolving concepts and advancements in technology and digital working. Key topics include the Construction Playbook, from a BIM to MMC (Modern Methods of Construction) and Data mining for Digital Transformation.

In a world were digital has never been more important this is one event not to miss!

Date of Event: Thursday 16th June 2022
(Free to attend)

Why Attend

  • Accelerate your digital journey with an action packed day of engaging, inspiring and innovative talks and panel sessions 
  • Build connections with local and national digital construction professionals
  • Access in-depth content and gain knowledge from leading digital construction experts
  • Improve your skill-set; hear about the latest developments, opportunities & strategies in the Construction sector
  • Benefit from the expertise of a wide range of digital construction professionals from around the world


David Philp
Digital Consulting, Strategy and Innovation Director – AECOM, Europe

Melanie Dawson

Mike Brown CBE MVO
Chair of the Restoration & Renewal Delivery Authority for the Houses of Parliament

Grant Robinson
General Manager,
Amey Roads NI

John Kerrigan
Ireland Country Manager Leica Geosystems – Part of Hexagon

Rahul Shah
Sector Development Director at British Standards Institution (BSI)

Joseph Mady
Chief Executive Officer, Digital Construction Technologies 

Louis Slabbert
Geospatial Management Lead, Digital Construction Technologies  

Nuala Murphy
Head of Business Diversity Mark

Mark Poveda
Managing Director – KOREC Ireland
Group Commercial Director – KOREC UK

Stephen Henderson
Senior Associate – Digital Delivery | BSc (Hons) PgDip AdvDip, RPS | Consulting UK & Ireland

Conference Agenda

8.30am9.30 am Registrations & Networking / Opportunity to visit Exhibition Centre

9.30 am – 9.45am – Welcome: Sarah Travers & Melanie Dawson

9.45 am – 10.05 am –  ZUTEC

10.05 am -10.25amJohn Kerrigan , Ireland Country Manager, Leica Geosystems  – Part of Hexagon

      Empowering an Autonomous Future

10.25 am – 11.00am – Panel Discussion 

11.00am – 11.20 am – Translink

11.20 am – 11.40am – Mike Brown CBE  – Chair of the Restoration & Renewal Delivery Authority for the Houses of Parliament

11.40am – 12.15amMid Morning Break (visit networking and business exhibition center)

12.15 am – 12.35pmDavid Philp, Digital Consulting, Strategy and Innovation Director – AECOM, Europe

12.35pm – 12.55pm –  Abbey Autoline 

12.55pm -1.20 pm  – Grant Robinson – AMEY Roads NI 

1.20pm – 1.40pmRahul Shah – Sector Development Director at British Standards Institution (BSI)

1.40pm – 2.00pm –  TBC

2.00pm – 2.10pm –  Closing Remarks

2.10pm –3.45pmNetworking / Opportunity to visit Exhibition Centre 

Event Partners

Please contact us at sarah@weirevents.co.uk if you are interested in partnership opportunities.

Why Partner with DCL?

  • Brand Exposure: Benefit from significant brand exposure at Northern Ireland’s only event for Digital Construction
  • Present: The opportunity to give a presentation, case study or panel discussion to an audience of digital construction professionals
  • Build relationships: Powerful interactions with a lasting impact
  • Exhibition: Showcase your products or services to a targeted audience of digital construction professionals
  • Networking: Key networking with attendees

Partnership Packages

Our partnership packages will put your organisation at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be involved and be an expert within the Northern Ireland construction and property sector, the digital construction sector and the whole built environment industry.

Partnership packages can be tailored to suit your needs – just let us know what you need.

Contact Event Organiser Weir Events for more information – sarah@weirevents.co.uk

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David Philp

With over 27 years in industry David is a Chartered Construction Manager by background and Director for Digital Consulting, Strategy and Innovation at AECOM Europe, the global, fully integrated services firm.

David has been involved in delivering innovative digital change, BIM and digital asset management strategies across the globe from UK, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Australia and the Baltics.

He was seconded in the UK Cabinet Office in 2011 as Head of BIM Implementation and has been a key contributor to the UK public sector BIM mandate (GCS 2011-2016) and continues to support through his role as Impact Director at the Construction Innovation Hub.  

He was also seconded into the Scottish Future Trust (SFT) as Chair of the Scottish BIM Delivery Group.

Additionally, David is Vice Chair of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre.

A Fellow of the ICE, RICS and CIOB he is a visiting professor Middlesex University and honorary professor Heriot Watt University. He is also a member of the BSI BIM Standards Committee

Melanie Dawson

Melanie brings a wealth of practical hands on BIM & Digital Construction knowledge from an extensive and varied construction career over the past 15+ years. She has held a variety of challenging leadership roles over her career to date including strategic management, Head of BIM, Director of Digital Construction through to owning her own BIM & Digital Construction Consultancy company Origin7 Ltd. She is the founding member and Chair of the NI BIM regions group (now part of the UK BIM Alliance) since its inception. Melanie’s leadership has been fundamental in the delivery of many high profile public and private sector projects across the UK, focusing in on driving organisations to deliver by ensuring the right people, processes and technology are in place. Melanie led the first team in the UK to become dual BSi BIM Kitemark holders and was made a Fellow of the ICE in 2018.

She has established a number of BIM training Academies which lead clients, colleagues and supply chain through the use of BIM and digital tools including ensuring the return on those investments. Melanie is the driving force behind many exciting R&D projects in the realms of MMC (Modern Methods of Construction), Data Analytics, VR/AR, and adoption of laser scanning technology. She is currently enjoying working on the client side after many years in the design or contractor teams. She enjoys variety, challenge and the ever advancing BIM & Digital Construction landscape, but most of all making a difference and continually raising the standards as a dynamic leader and bringing others on that journey too.

Mike Brown

Mike was appointed as the Chair of the Restoration & Renewal Delivery Authority for the Houses of Parliament in mid-2020. This long term programme will see the Palace of Westminster modernised and brought up to the standards needed for it to continue as the home of the UK’s democracy for generations to come.

He is also an Advisor to Mott MacDonald and an Independent Member of their Shareholder Committee.

Mike was the Commissioner for Transport for London, until July 2020. He was responsible for delivering all public transport in the capital as well as overseeing one of Europe’s largest and most complex major investment programmes. 

He led the transport network’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that critical workers were able to get to and from work and successfully negotiated with the Government the emergency funding necessary for the continued operation of services.

Before becoming Commissioner, Mike was Managing Director of London Underground and London Rail for five years. During this time he planned and delivered the public transport services required for a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Heathrow Airport.

Mike is passionate about the skills agenda, both in his current roles and previously as Chair of the UK Government’s Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (helping to create new high quality apprenticeships, from across the country and from every community).

Grant Robinson

Grant, who is currently General Manager at AMEY, has a comprehensive knowledge of the construction industry and asset management service sectors. Grant has extensive experience in setting up and delivering through Construction Joint Ventures, adding value and turnover through large-scale infrastructure projects in contractually complex structures within the context of alternative funding mechanisms.

Over the year’s Grant has managed large scale infrastructure from the BID to Financial Close, through to design and delivery and into the Operations phase, delivering on the  shareholders business objectives. 

Grant has delivered Major Acute, and primary Heath Care Projects in the UK, delivered over fifty education projects from primary/post primary to further and higher education throughout the UK and Ireland.

Grant currently works on PFI Roads projects in the UK and Ireland and has a vast experience in dispute avoidance and resolution including, mediation, conciliation, expert determination, adjudication, arbitration and litigation.

John Kerrigan

John Kerrigan is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working with customers in the Survey, Construction, Asset management and Engineering industry. Skilled in survey & construction hardware & software, Laser Scanning, BIM, GIS and CAD. GeoSurveying graduated of Dublin Institute of Technology (TU Dublin).

Johns’ role is to help organisations understand what Leica Geosystems technology can do for them, bring value to their workplace and improve productivity and efficiency in their daily tasks. John strives to work in a consultative manner and really enjoys seeing organisations thrive after investing in Hexagon/Leica Geosystems solutions.

John is a Fellow of the CICES and a committee member in the Irish region and wants to raise the awareness of the Institution in Ireland as well as mentor new and future members.

Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah is a Sector Development Director at British Standards Institution (BSI). Rahul has worked with asset owners, main contractors, architects, engineers and manufacturers for over 23 years and has held leadership roles responsible for driving digital transformation, innovation, and leading on BIM strategy and implementation programmes globally. During his career Rahul has gained experience of implementing various digital initiatives on a diverse range of projects, including large scale multi-billion-pound urban regeneration schemes through to hospitals, airports, residential, commercial, data centres, mixed-use public spaces, stadiums and metros. 

He has gained thorough understanding of the risks and opportunities faced by today’s global construction businesses while going through digitalization. 

In his current role at BSI Rahul drives digital transformation agenda in the built environment globally and supports clients in Digital transformation, Innovation, BIM, Digital Twin, Smart Cities, IoT, and Information Security and Resilience.

Joseph Mady

Joseph earned a BEng Tech and a BSc in Electrical Engineering Services Design, as well as an MSc in Applied Building Information Modeling and Management from Technological University Dublin, Ireland and MSc in Leadership and Management in UCD Dublin.

Joseph serves on the Construction Industry Federation’s 4.0 Committee (BIM), the NSAI Technical Committee on Building Information Modelling, and the CitA Eastern Region Steering Committee for BIM.

Joseph is accountable for the business’s strategic direction in Ireland, South America, and Europe. Along with his industry involvement, 

Joseph is a part-time lecturer at Technological University Dublin (TUD), where he teaches courses on continuous professional development on Digital delivery for site teams and construction site management course.

Louis Slabbert

Louis leads up and manages the geospatial division throughout DCT. Louis moved from South Africa where he worked as a surveyor and Revit specialist with extensive years of working knowledge in the field.

He has completed a Construction Project Management Course, as well as completed a professional diploma in leadership and management titled “Managing People in Organizations.” He is currently completing a BSc in Geospatial Surveying at Technological University Dublin. Louis brings a wealth of industry experience from his work in the residential, commercial, pharmaceutical, and data center industries.

With nearly a decade of experience in the construction industry, including Dublin Airport Hand baggage upgrade, and WuXi Biologics Dundalk, to name a few.

Nuala Murphy

Head of Business Diversity Mark – the awarding authority on Diversity and Inclusion across the UK and Ireland. Nuala has been described by the Irish Times as “one of the next generation of female business leaders in the North.”

A community builder and connector by nature, Nuala has been an impassioned advocate for women’s equality with a deep commitment to creating workplaces where every person has a seat at the table and a chance to be heard.  With a deep expertise in D&I issues and experience building communities that empower and connect people across differences.  

As a diversity and inclusion leader and President of the lean in Belfast Network and President Elect of Lean In UK & Ireland Council, Nuala has led and scaled the Lean In movement across Ireland for more than 7 years, a global community of women who led grassroots groups in countries like Iraq, India, and the United States, which bolstered her ability to work across cultures and race. She led conversations with Sheryl Sandberg in London and then Dublin in front of an audience of thousands, and was selected by Lean In to come to Silicon Valley as a leader who had shown outstanding promise and commitment to women. Through this experience, Nuala has gained insights into the working culture of companies rooted in Silicon Valley and developed her wider D&I skillset on a global scale. 

During her almost 20 years of experience in the corporate world, Nuala has sought out opportunities to support employees from different backgrounds and walks of life. She developed an app to support pregnant women and new mothers with anxiety to support their mental health, with special attention paid to the challenges faced by mothers of minority groups. Nuala has led corporate partnerships with global companies to enhance the private sector’s support for women leaders. And has an expertise in marketing that enables her to communicate clearly about both the challenges and the solutions within D&I work.

Mark Poveda

Since graduating from the Technological University Dublin in Geomatics, Mark has spent over 20 years working for KOREC developing the Trimble Geospatial and Construction divisions into market leaders. KOREC is one of Trimble’s largest global distribution partners.  Part of Mark’s role is to work closely with the wider Leadership team to set the company’s strategic direction.  

A driven and passionate geomatics professional, Mark has vast experience in business development within the Geospatial, construction, BIM, GIS and Laser Scanning industry. 

Stephen Henderson

Stephen is educated in diverse fields from engineering, marketing, graphics and management. Stephen has over 23 years’ experience within the Engineering Consultancy sector and holds Bachelor’s Degrees in both Business Management and Economics with Post Graduate Diplomas in Marketing, Graphic Design and Design for Visual Communication.

Stephen leads the Digital Delivery and Design team in Belfast and is driving the use of high-end visual design and the adoption of emerging and immersive technologies, such as Virtual and Augmented Reality (VRAR) and web based Virtual Consultation Spaces.