The fourth industrial revolution, the National BIM roadmap and the adoption of digital technologies were among the topics discussed at the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Digital Construction Summit at Croke Park, Dublin, recently.  

The annual event was even more exciting for Topcon Positioning Ireland this year though, as we exclusively launched our new vertical construction device to the Irish market. The GTL-1000 is already transforming entire workflows on site by reducing a typical scan and analysis task down to just a few hours.

Before delivering his opening remarks to delegates, Patrick O'Donovan, Minister of State for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and CIF’s Sean Downey visited our team of experts on-stand to learn more about the launch of the new technology.

Topcon’s Chris Emery also delivered a keynote speech during the morning’s conference session, highlighting how the GTL-1000 allows verification to be accessible on site instantly, making near real-time corrections a possibility for the first time — increasing the capability to improve efficiencies and profitability on large vertical construction projects.

Representatives from across the Irish market were also invited to an exclusive VIP launch session over lunch, including: Jaime Mulcair from Roadbridge, Trina Turner from JJ Rhatigan, Tara Flynn and Sean Downey from the CIF, Michael Durnin from Murphy Surveys, Ralf Montague from Arcdox, Davitt Lamon from C&W O’Brien, Louise Kelly from Invicara and Donnchadh Kelly from Diatec. They were given the chance to get their hands on the product and learn more about its innovative features.

Joe Glennon, marketing manager at Topcon Positioning Ireland, explained: “The Digital Construction Summit is becoming one of the main events in the calendar for Topcon Positioning Ireland, and we had a lot to look forward to this year. The GTL-1000 is a truly innovative and significant product, merging the capability of a total station and laser scanner without compromising on either, so we’re really excited to have officially launched it to the Irish market.

“We had a great response from delegates at the event, with both new and familiar faces sharing our excitement and asking for more information from the team, and we’re looking forward to speaking to the wider industry around how we can offer them a complete workflow solution.”

For more information about the new GTL-1000 and Topcon’s full range of solutions, contact the Ireland team on 018975900 or email

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