AEC Hackathon 5.5 - Galway

October 12-14, 2018


18:45 – Doors open / Mixer (open to the public)
19:00 – Introduction to Forge workshop by John Egan (BIM Launcher)
20:00 – Industry presentations
20:30 – Team Formations & Kickoff
22:00 – Adjourn


10:00 – Doors open / Registration
13:30 – AEC & Tech Presentations
14:30 – Lunch
19:00 – Dinner
22:00 – Adjourn

10:00 – Doors open
14:00 – Lunch
15:00 – Hacking Concludes
15:00 – Team presentations (open to public)
16:00 – Adjourn


The project that really hits the mark on execution, utility, and technical merits.

The project that solves a big problem for a built environment profession.

The best use of the Unreal Engine for solving an AECO problem!

The best use of the Autodesk Forge Platform for solving an AECO problem!


PorterShed - Eyre Square, Galway, H91 HY51, Ireland


event sponsor


Autodesk, Inc. is an American multinational software corporation that makes software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries.


BIM Launcher

BIM Launcher is an easy to-use system for non-technical users that builds valid project configurations with a 90% reduction in design engineering time. Benefits included a reduction in the repetition of design team tasks, time to design feedback resulting in a precise solution delivery. Proven to save project time and costs.


Comhar Design

Comhar Design is an outsourced solution for Drawing Management, BIM Management, BIM development, 3D Printing and VR/AR training simulations. They can provide conceptual Architectural and Engineering design, Drawing & Model Management and 3D Printing as an outsourced service to the pharma/manufacturing industries. They provide BIM consultancy and training development of BIM process’ for technicians and teams to adapt.


Construction IT Alliance

CitA was established with the vision of harnessing the potential of ICT in the Irish Construction Industry. Membership of CitA is open to all stakeholders in the Irish Construction Industry (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Operations - AECO)


Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web.



PorterShed is the first building in the Galway City Innovation District (GCID). PorterShed provides a co-working space that fosters collaboration between entrepreneurs, access to ancillary supports such as access to Investors and finanical advice.


Red Hat

Red Hat, Inc. is an American multinational software company providing open-source software products to the enterprise community. Founded in 1993, Red Hat has its corporate headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, with other offices worldwide.


community sponsors


Aquinas provides a next-generation training delivery system for optimizing engagement, retention and performance. We give you the tools to drive real outcomes and make your training content more powerful.



The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), focuses on research, education, and outreach related to geoinformatics and geomatics. Specific areas of research in these fields include GIS, geospatial analysis and modeling, high density survey, enterprise spatial databases, remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, and geospatial data and model interoperability.



A Danish company that offers a technological platform and product portfolio of Wireless Information Services. These services are based on a time and location aware content brokerage system. While primarily aimed at the traffic and transport fields, the services are generic in order to enable the service providers to customize and integrate them into their own service portfolio.



IDEAbuilder is a high-tech building company, brought to life through the inspiration and experience of homebuilders, fabricators, and technologists. They have brought proven technologies from around the globe to the United States, with the goal of revolutionizing the cost & quality structure of the home building industry.


kreysler & associates

Kreysler & Associates has been leading the way in the use of composite materials in construction since its establishment in 1982. They have worked with internationally known artists, architects and engineers, using composite materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to address complex construction challenges.


samsung internet

One Browser for all Samsung Galaxy devices. Samsung Internet for Android is a Simple, Fast, and Reliable web browser for your phone and tablet. It has replaced the Android Stock browser on Samsung Galaxy devices since 2012 to provide a browser highly optimized for our devices. With WebVR support, bio-metrics authentication for additional security, QR code reader, and more, Samsung Internet is continuously evolving to provide you with the best browsing experience.


the digit group

The Digit Group is a powerfully exciting technology solutions company at the leading edge of developing innovative solutions for the health, safety and welfare of city assets, residents, visitors, workers and officials, commonly called Smart Cities.



ZBRELLA is a top-notch technology consulting firm focusing on the accounting, construction, and legal industries. We help our clients leverage the latest technology to increase efficiency and profits. From assessments to integration to implementation and beyond, ZBRELLA delivers excellence and puts tomorrow’s technologies in its client’s hands today.


supporting organizations

Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance

The Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) is the only global non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems.


de la peña & holiday llp

de la Peña & Holiday is a growing national full service litigation and transactional law firm with offices in San Francisco, Century City, and Tampa, Florida. Their talented lawyers are experienced in assisting businesses, insurance companies, construction companies, and individuals. They are particularly adept at handling complex matters with significant potential exposure, sensitive public relation issues, and national or world-wide consequences.


digital fabrication network

The Digital Fabrication Network (dFab Net) is an international network comprised of digital fabricators; hardware and software suppliers; and professional designers, academics, and researchers, all working together to improve processes and accelerate digital fabrication.



The IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing and technology information around the globe.


the khronos group

The Khronos Group is a not for profit, member-funded consortium focused on the creation of royalty-free open standards for parallel computing, graphics and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices.


the shippan institute

The Shippan Institute is a not-for-profit that’s dedicated to events, training & research into Human-Computer Interfaces & Interactions. We run hackathons, fund research and play with the coolest toys possible.


web3d consortium

The Web3D Consortium is a non-profit group open to industry, academic, government and individual members.  The Web3D Consortium is committed to the creation and deployment of open, royalty-free standards that enable the communication of real-time 3D across applications, networks, and XML web services.


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