Emma Hayes

Managing Director, Digital Built Consultants

I am an architectural technologist with over 20 years’ experience in the AEC industry in Ireland and internationally. I hold a Diploma and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Technology from DIT Bolton Street and a Master’s Degree in BIM Management from Middlesex University. I was one of a small number of students to win a scholarship from Middlesex University, which are awarded to postgrads for academic excellence.   .  

I am the Managing Director of Digital Built Consultants, a Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Information Management consultancy. We support and guide clients from the Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Owner-operated (AECO) industry throughout their Digital Transition and BIM adoption journey. Digital Built Consultants’ processes, workflows and tools ensure our clients successfully implement BIM at an operational level in our clients’ organisations and at execution level on their building projects.

Previously, I was the Group BIM Manager with the project delivery specialists, PM Group, who are a large multi-disciplined AEC and Project Management organisation. I was responsible for the development and implementation of the Group BIM strategy along with the roll-out of consistent procedures and workflows for the adoption of BIM across the organisation’s network of offices in Europe, Asia and the US.  I have executed BIM on a number of high-value complex projects in the pharma, food, energy and mission-critical sectors such as the Dublin Waste to Energy plant at Poolbeg, I also has extensive experience delivering residential, retail and commercial projects

I am actively involved in driving progress in BIM adoption in the AEC industry. I have presented research papers at international conferences such as the CitA BIM Gathering and the International Congress of Architectural Technology.  I am on the judging panel for the BIM Excellence category for the Irish Construction Excellence awards and involved in the BIM Innovation Capability Programme. I support the development of women’s careers in BIM through my involvement in the Women in BIM network and I am a part-time lecturer on the Middlesex University BIM Management Master’s Program. I am also on the Architectural Technician Committee in the RIAI.

CITA BIM gathering 2017

ICAS 2016 Congresos

BIM Ireland

PM Group wins BIM Initiative of the Year

Women in BIM welcome Irish members

BIM Q and A: Emma Hayes and Dr Barry McAuley


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