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The annual GMIT International Construction Management Day Conference will take place at the GMIT Dublin Road campus on Tuesday March 7, from 9am. Hosted by the GMIT Department of Building and Civil Engineering it is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the west of Ireland, bringing together architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors and academics to discuss matters of interest in the built environment.
Local opponents have this week welcomed the withdrawal of plans by Bord Iascaigh Mhara to develop a massive 15,000 tonne fish farm close to Inis Oírr.
The over-riding message from the 4th annual Construction Management Conference in GMIT this week was one of cautious optimism for the industry, and a broad welcome for the new range of regulations.
Long-established Galway-based computer-aided design software and training provider Amicus Technology is at the forefront of a revolution in the construction sector – building information modelling (BIM). By integrating all stakeholders in the project throughout its lifecycle, from concept to building maintenance, BIM radically changes the traditional building process. For example all Government contracts in the UK must use BIM from 2016 and it is already in place in USA, Australia, Denmark, and other countries.
A large architectural exhibition which will feature some 100 architectural drawings and prints by over 90 students is currently on display at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.
During the boom years of the Celtic Tiger, architects, engineers, and anyone involved in design and construction were so busy that there wasn’t time to think. Although that frenetic activity has stopped, it is not all doom and gloom, as one benefit is that there is now time to look at the efficiency of the process and in particular, the role of design software.
The Autodesk University(AU), held each December in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest learning and networking event for AutoCAD users.