CitA reveals Speakers for the 1st Breakfast Meeting Event of 2016


CitA has announced Joern Ploennigs of IBM and Luis Blanes of the National University of Ireland, Galway as the final two speakers for the 1st Event of the CitA Smarter Cooperative Building Series 2016. The event will take place on 10 February in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin from 07.30am to 10.30am.

Joern Ploennigs works as a Research Scientist at IBM. Joern works in the field of Smart Buildings. Luis Blanes is a researcher with a variety of research interests, including BIM and Building Energy, Operation of Energy Efficient Buildings, and Economics of Sustainability.

You can register here:

The 1st Breakfast Meeting speaker list:

Joern Ploennigs: Research Scientist at IBM, Ireland Research Lab, Dublin


Luis Blanes: Architect, and Researcher at the Department of Civil Engineering,

National University of Ireland, Galway


Carole Pollard: President of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland


Paul Doherty: Chairman of theBIMcompany, President and CEO of the digit group, inc., and Co-Founder of the AEC Hackathon


Date, Time and Venue:

Wednesday 10th February 2016,

07.30am to 10.30am,

The Gibson Hotel, Point Village, Dublin 1

For more details contact CitA’s General Manager Suzanne Purcell: 

CitA’s Work

The CitA Smarter Cooperative Building Series 2016 will assist in accelerating Ireland’s transition to digitisation and leaner work practices and creating an integrated future for the Irish construction industry.

CitA has responded to the Irish interest in BIM in recent years through its popular Smarter Building Series and CitA BIM Gathering conferences. CitA has been active in BIM research, education and training. Please read the BIM People interviews below for more information on CitA.

BIM People – Dr Alan Hore, Co-Founder of CitA

BIM People – Suzanne Purcell, General Manager of CitA will keep you updated on BIM news. Follow on Twitter: @BIMIreland

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