Connecting Business – Growing Opportunities

Digitising the Construction Sector: Collaborating in Digital Construction



"The format of this series of events is excellent. The breakout rooms work really well. Gives everyone a space to speak, but not to ramble on too much. Always left wanting more!"

"The engagement of all participants is effective - perhaps more effective than a face-to-face event!"

Causeway Ireland Scotland Business Exchange is pleased to be hosting in 2021 a series of workshop events to support Irish, Northern Irish and Scottish businesses in the construction sector on their complete digital journey.

This is the fourth and final event in our series of events on the theme of digitising the construction sector and will focus on collaborations in digital technology, 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.

This event is co-sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland and the Joule Group, and will be interactive. As well as attendees having the opportunity to engage and ask questions to our panel of guest speakers, there will also be two breakout workshop group networking sessions, to allow attendees the opportunity to connect and chat and share insights.

Guest Speakers:

  • Mike Brown, CBE MVO (Chair), Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority Ltd, Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme
  • John Noone, Joule Group 
  • Nick Turberville, Invest Northern Ireland
  • Chris Grant, Digital Construction Skills

Please register for this event and we will send you Zoom access details nearer the time.

For further information about this event and sponsorship opportunities, please email

Previous events in this series are available to watch back - please visit the Events Resources page of our website to find out more about our previous events.

Key Outcomes:

  • An increased understanding of how digitalisation can benefit the construction industry and your business 
  • A network of colleagues in the industry to connect with to discuss challenges and collaborate with to share digital solutions 
  • An informed knowledge of the support, software and digital tools that are available
  • Increased awareness of potential funding avenues to explore to support your digital elearning and development 

With many thanks to key contributors in this series: 

  • Nick Turberville – Invest Northern Ireland
  • John James Hunt – Enterprise Ireland 
  • Saffron Grant – Digital Construction Skills 
  • Chris Grant - Digital Construction Skills
  • George Harold – Integrated Facilities Solutions 
  • Eugene Mullan – Causeway and Smith Scott Mullen Architects
  • Linda Scott – Causeway and CodeClan 


Mike Brown CBE MVO


Mike Brown CBE MVO was appointed as the Chair of the Restoration & Renewal Delivery Authority for the Houses of Parliament in mid-2020. This long-term programme will see the Palace of Westminster modernised and brought up to the standards needed for it to continue as the home of the UK's democracy for generations to come. He is also an Advisor to Mott MacDonald and an Independent Member of their Shareholder Committee. Mike was the Commissioner for Transport for London, until July 2020. He was responsible for delivering all public transport in the capital as well as overseeing one of Europe’s largest and most complex major investment programmes. He led the transport network’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that critical workers were able to get to and from work and successfully negotiated with the Government the emergency funding necessary for the continued operation of services. Before becoming Commissioner, Mike was Managing Director of London Underground and London Rail for five years. During this time, he planned and delivered the public transport services required for a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Heathrow Airport. Mike is passionate about the skills agenda, both in his current roles and previously as Chair of the UK Government’s Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (helping to create new high quality apprenticeships, from across the country and from every community).

John Noone


John is the co-founder and CEO of Joule Group, a specialist Fire Engineering and technology solution provider. John is a visionary force in the creation of Joule Group and sets the strategic goals and objectives of the company. John is a Chartered Fire Safety Engineer, and he holds a BSc Hons in Fire Safety Engineering. The business has a team of 30 staff with 4 offices across Ireland, UK and Middle East. John has gained a wide range of experience in fire safety in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. John is a former visiting lecturer at Trinity College Dublin on the fundamentals of fire safety science and fire dynamics (2007-2017). John’s passion is for improving the status of fire safety through the digitalisation of fire compliance in live operational buildings across the built environment. John has led Joule Group to bring to market an innovative digital fire compliance solution – called TFS-Compliance.

Date & Time

Thu, 16 September 2021

16:00 - 17:30

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