Lean Construction Ireland Conference
IFS Asset Lifecycle Programme Manager Dan O'Gorman will be speaking at the Lean Construction Ireland Conference tomorrow 3rd November.
On the panel with him will be Lars Christian Fredenlund from Cobuilder and Simon Tritschler from Bam,
discussing digitalisation enabled Productivity gains, leading to greener, safer and more sustainable buildings.
Digital & Green Transformation at the core of the new partnership between Cobuilder, IFS and GS1
Cobuilder, IFS and GS1 collaborate on a pilot project that seeks to demonstrate the benefits of standards-based data sharing throughout all phases of building & asset lifecycle.
By working together, the three organisations are combining their expertise to deliver a proof-of-concept for a complete solution that enables the free flow of trusted, standardised product and asset data across the supply chain.
BIM Coordinators Summit
IFS BIM Lead Pierre Venter will be speaking at the BIM Coordinators Summit on 28th October.
The virtual event is celebrating "the Heroes of AEC industry" - BIM Coordinators, BIM Managers, Information Managers and AEC professionals who take on the responsibility to produce, manage and coordinate information about buildings and infrastructure.
Visit the event website to register
Causeway Awards Night
We had a great time attending the Causeway Awards last night. After a long time, we got to meet in person our friends and members of Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange.
Thank you to Enterprise Ireland for inviting us to the table, and a big congratulations to all winners!
IFS speaking at the UK Construction Week
IFS Project Manager Rodney Dass will be speaking at the UK Construction Week on 5th October 3.30pm in the Digital Construction Hub.
Visit the seminar to see how IFS manage Digital Construction Handover Information & BIM Delivery for Ireland’s first public digital hospital and largest mission critical infrastructure project undertaken to date.
Book your seat here
‘The Golden Thread’ – making sense of the language of digital information management in construction
giving the listeners an overview of some of the basic concepts and language used in the process of information management, including Common Data Environment (CDE), BIM standards, Digital Twin technology and more.
Visit the Digital Construction Skills website to watch/listen to the interview.
Benefits of GS1 identifiers for Facilities Management & Maintenance
GS1 standards and identifiers make the entire building lifecycle more efficient, from design through to procurement, commissioning, handover, on-going maintenance, and recycling.
IFS recommends the incorporation of GS1 Standards and Identifiers in your Building Information Management strategy, which should be implemented from the very beginning of a building or infrastructure project.
To show you the benefits of GS1 identifiers for Facilities Management and Maintenance, we have created a short blog and video with our partners GS1 Ireland, see it here
Digitising the Construction Sector series: Collaborating in Digital Construction
The final event in the Digitising the Construction Sector series is coming up on Thursday 16 September,
with guest speakers sharing their experiences and insights of the challenges they encountered on their digital journey, and the digital collaborations they have successfully made in their businesses in the sector today.
The event is hosted by Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange and co-sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland and Joule Group.
IFS Finalists in Causeway Exchange Awards 2021
We are delighted to be shortlisted in the Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange Awards 2021, Irish Exporter of the Year category.
You can join us at the Awards Night celebration of relationships between Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, at Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on 7 October 2021.
CitA Technology Trend Series
IFS Asset Lifecycle Programme Manager Dan O'Gorman will be a key speaker at the next event in CitA's Technology Trend Series, on Thursday, 8th July at 12.30pm.
To learn more about Digital Transformation of the Irish Construction Supply Chain – A Perspective for SMEs, register on CitA’s website
BSRIA Soft Landings Conference
IFS Project Manager Rodney Dass will be speaking at the BSRIA Soft Landings conference on Thursday 24th June.
Rodney will be discussing the Digital Soft Landings Process for smooth transition from Design & Construction to Operations.
Title of this year's conference is Smoothing the path to Net Zero; the event brings together built environment professionals to share insight into how we can deliver sustainable buildings on the pathway to achieving Net Zero.
IFS Monthly Achievement Award - May
Congratulations to IFS Software Developer Shane Gleeson on winning the IFS Monthly Achievement Award for May.
Often described as the “engine room” of the organisation, Shane has proved his adaptability and versatility in no short measure throughout the pandemic.
He is always there to lend a helping hand, with humbleness and admirable patience, providing so much assurance to all his colleagues.
We wish Shane continued success in the role.
Digitising the Construction Sector series: Implementation of Technology
Join us at the next event in the Digitising the Construction Sector series, Implementation of Technology,
hosted by Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange on Thursday 10th June, 4pm
IFS are proud to sponsor the event together with Invest Northern Ireland.
This interactive session will bring together construction professionals to discuss the implementation of digital technologies, with guest speakers sharing their insights and exploring the practical considerations for successful digital transformation, understanding the challenges, avoiding pitfalls, and overcoming barriers.
This event is free to attend and all are welcome to join the discussion.
GS1 Ireland SCANtalk podcast: Digitising Construction
IFS CEO George Harold was featured in SCANtalk podcast by GS1 Ireland, discussing Building Information Management and digitisation of construction sector.
You can listen to podcast on GS1 Ireland website, or on Apple, Google or Spotify by searching for 'SCANtalk'.
The World FM Day 2021
Today we celebrate the World FM Day and the great work of Facilities Management professionals who bring excellence to built environments.
Thank you to all FM teams out there for standing tall through the pandemic and keeping our facilities safe and running!
The University of Strathclyde Wolfson Centre Completion
The £15.5 million redevelopment of the University of Strathclyde Wolfson Centre has been completed. The Wolfson Centre is home to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, one of the oldest seats of biomedical education and research in the world.
IFS were proud to contribute to the Wolfson Centre's great transformation by coordinating and delivering all Digital Handover Information for the Asset Lifecycle.
Read about the project on the University of Strathclyde website.
IFS Monthly Achievement Award - April
Congratulations to our Project Manager Rodney Dass, the winner of the IFS Monthly Achievement award for April.
Rodney has excellent communication and customer interfacing skills. He brings a high degree of versatility, flexibility and innovation to IFS and to our clients.
A very popular member of staff, Rodney is an integral part of what is a rapidly expanding IFS team. We wish him continued success in the role.
IFS secures €2million in expansion funding
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that IFS has raised €2 million in expansion funding with strategic investment from The Davy EIIS Fund. This funding will support our growth and expansion plans into targeted markets in Europe and the US, as well as the creation of 100 new jobs by 2024.
When IFS first started over 20 years ago, we could see there was a gap in the marketplace with the construction handover to building owners – particularly in relation to how information was traditionally provided in unmanageable formats to clients at the end of a build. This new funding is testament to the growth potential of our technology platform and the digitisation that we have pioneered for over two decades.
We’re very much looking forward to expanding our software and services and continuing to develop our position with blue chip firms as they invest in strategic building projects and infrastructure in the years ahead.
91-94 North Wall Quay
IFS have recently completed coordination and delivery of all Digital Handover Information for the 91-94 North Wall Quay office building, we are proud that we could join the project team for this modern development.
Digitising the Construction Sector: Digital Leadership – Skills and Training
Join us at the next event in the Digitising the Construction Sector series on Thursday 22 April.
This interactive and educational session will explore what is meant by digital leadership, the skills and competences leaders need to drive digital transformation in their organisation and what other skills are needed within construction related business when new digital tools and ways of working are introduced.
76 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay
Great to see the Block B1 of 76 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay completed, IFS coordinated and managed all Digital Handover Information for this Grade A sustainable office building situated in Dublin’s Docklands.
IFS presenting webinar at The Institute of Asset Management
IFS Asset Lifecycle Programme Manager Dan O'Gorman will be a key speaker at the IAM Munster webinar.
Dan will discuss how starting with the “End in Mind” and using a systematic approach to Asset Information Management brings a long-term value in the context of Total Life Asset Management.
Date & Time:
31st March 2021
12.00 - 13.00
St Patrick's Day Celebration
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all our clients, colleagues and friends!
We had a great time attending yesterday's early St. Patrick's Day celebration with Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange, Dublin Chamber and Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
You can watch the event back here.
IFS in the Public Sector Magazine Awards Issue
IFS are delighted to be selected winner in Public Sector Awards for Excellence in Services to Business Management!
Read how we assist our public sector clients to transform their Building Information Management practices in the Public Sector Magazine Awards Issue.
We are hiring!
To support our expansion we are currently recruiting a number of positions for the role of On-line Digital Co-ordinator - Project Manager.
If you would like to join an exciting Digital Company expanding in the Global Digital Asset Management space, apply today.
Digitising the Construction Sector: What Makes a Successful Digital Transformation
Following launch of Digitising the Construction Sector Series in December 2020, Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange will be hosting 4 workshop events in 2021, starting on 11th February with workshop on What Makes a Successful Digital Transformation.
The event will include a panel discussion with digital construction sector business leaders, including Seán Dennison, Head of Industry Engagement and Technical Standards of IFS partners GS1 Ireland, Patrick Buckley, Managing Director of EPS Group Ireland, and Mark McKeown, UK & Ireland Business Development Manager of FK Lowry Piling.
IFS speaking at the Edinburgh Construction and Property eConnections
IFS CEO George Harold will be discussing How to get started with digital tools in construction and property with Saffron Grant, the Founder and Managing Director of Digital Construction Skills, at the the Edinburgh Connections Construction and Property eConnections event on February 3rd 10:30am - 12:00pm.
Find out how you can get the most out of digital tools, how they can add value not just in the construction phase but through the whole lifecycle of an asset, how to get started with digital tools and how to select the solutions which will be right for your business.
IFS are delighted to join BSRIA Soft Landings Network
Our membership demonstrate IFS commitment to applying, developing and promoting the soft landings core principles and sharing our experiences in support of continuous improvement.
The BSRIA Soft Landings Network was established to support understanding of Soft Landings principles. Soft Landings is a building delivery approach that runs through the project from inception and briefing to its completion and beyond. When implemented, it increases collaboration between project teams and helps to deliver buildings that operate according to their spec, meeting the client’s expectations as well as the end users’ needs.
Owner Operators need Digital Building Information
The Construction Industry is going through a major shift that will require Property Owners and Facilities Management (FM) Operators to look at, define and implement Digital Building Information Management strategies for these unprecedented COVID 19 times...
Read IFS latest article which was published in Construction Management Ireland Yearbook 2020.