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Construction Contracts, BIM, and Digital Technology

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 17 April 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee
    Member: €345
    Non-Member: €395

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.


  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C2


In late 2017 the results of the third national survey in benchmarking Building Information Modelling (BIM) showed that 85% of organisations surveyed (40 in total ranging across the industry) welcomed a government BIM mandate akin to the UK's, requiring BIM utilisation on public procurement projects.

Regardless of the results of any mandate, BIM is here, and is steadily growing in use.  It will continue to grow in uptake at rapid pace alongside the digital revolution that is happening in the industry.   It is because of this, that people need to be prepared, not only in the technological aspects of BIM, but the practical aspects of how BIM and digital technology will affect all aspects of the construction/engineering profession.

We as an industry need to prepare, not only in the technological advances, but how these advanced change how we tender for work, how we engage with the supply chain and what it will mean for our construction contracts moving forward.

Course Aim

This course is designed for all those involved in construction/engineering projects that are using BIM, or those who are considering procuring works with a BIM requirement and those intending on bidding for this work. 

This course is not designed to look at the technology or standards behind BIM, but instead the legal aspects and the practical impact that the use of BIM will have on your business.

  • Introduction to BIM: What is it, and why are we talking about it?
  • BIM and Public Procurement
    • How to procure this properly
    • Understanding what you are signing up to
  • Experience from the UK and North America
  • BIM and the Contract
    • Including BIM in your Contract
    • Who is responsible?
    • Liability
    • Insurances
  • Roadblocks to BIM (and how we break through them)
  • Update on Case Law relating to BIM

Who should attend?

Those who should attend are any people involved or wanting to become involved in projects that have a strong focus on the use of BIM.

This course is tailored to suit all needs and is very interactive.

Clients, Consultants, Contractors, Sub Contractors and those working on BIM related projects are all encouraged to attend.

Trainer's profile

David McNeice, LLB, LLM, AMICE, ACIArb, Solicitor

David McNeice is a solicitor and extensive experience dedicated specifically to working in the construction and engineering sector.  David has worked with some of the UK and Ireland’s largest public authorities, contractors and sub-contractors, as well as advising all members of the supply chain on PWC, FIDIC, NEC and JCT projects. 

David is regularly invited to give guest talks and public seminars on BIM and recently completed a road show for the Chartered Institute of Builders in the UK in 2017.  David has also penned several publications on the use of BIM in the Construction industry, linked below:

David is also the Convenor of the Adjudication Society for Ireland. He is an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (AMICE).

The DWF specialist construction and infrastructure legal team can manage every stage of the construction process. From inception through to completion, we have a proven track record for success from pre-contractual stages such as structure and procurement advice, negotiation and agreement of contracts including joint venture, development, project, concession, and maintenance agreements as well as construction documentation including appointments, performance bonds, parent company guarantees, direct agreements and collateral warranties. Since our lawyers specialise in both contentious (including litigation, arbitration and adjudication) and non-contentious advice, the same team is able to play a valuable role in ensuring that a construction of infrastructure project is then delivered smoothly helping clients to avoid or manage problems which may arise. We use our experience and industry knowledge to deliver the results clients need in the timescales they need them.

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17 April 2019


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.



"Very good, and relevant to the industry movement towards BIM"