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Gary Cowan

Kane Group

Head of Digital Construction


Gary Cowan is a highly skilled and experienced Digital Construction Specialist, currently serving as Head of Digital Construction at Kane Group Northern Ireland. With 17 years of experience in the construction industry, Gary is recognized as a global thought leader in digital construction and has a proven track record of delivering successful projects. Gary has a deep understanding of the construction industry, and the methods of implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) & Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). He is passionate about using cutting edge digital tools to push innovation and drive improvements in efficiency and sustainability in construction. Gary has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Queen's University Belfast. He began his career in the construction industry as a CAD technician before moving onto site-based construction management, before returning to specialise in large scale MEP coordination. He now leads an award winning team within Kane Group, pushing the boundaries of digital construction, always exploring new ways to integrate new technologies into the construction process. Gary has been invited to speak at several international BIM events, and has appeared on several podcasts and live webinars with other industry experts. Gary is also an active STEM ambassador, sharing his passion for construction technology and inspiring the next generation of professionals.

 What to expect during the event

i plan to present real world use cases and the history behind our development of VR. Having been an early adopter of VR in AEC, i have driven adoption of VR as an essential tool for MEP design and coordination, as well as working with the developers of the technology to help drive it forward. i hope to demonstrate how the technologies unlocked a huge development in our own digital construction technologies and pushed kane towards a modular prefabrication MMC workflow.

Constructing Digital Twins using VBR/AR/XR

  • 07 Sept, 09:00 – 18:00 IST
    Dublin 4, Anglesea Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 AK83, Ireland
    Live @ RDS Dublin, Ireland + Virtual. Meet and share knowledge with the BIM Heroes of the AEC Industry. A celebration of excellence and digital innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction.
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