2016 Speakers

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    • Damien English - T.D. Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal

      Damien English – T.D. Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal 

      Damien English TD was appointed Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal in May 2016.  He is a member of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party representing the constituency of Meath West. Damien first stood for election in 1999 and was elected to Meath County Council for the Navan electoral area. In the 2002 general election, Damien was elected to the 29th Dáil as TD for the Meath constituency.  At 24 years of age he was the youngest TD in the 29th Dáil. Damien was elected secretary to the Fine Gael parliamentary party in 2002 and became the party deputy spokesperson on Arts, Sports and ...

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    • Tom Parlon- Director General at Construction Industry Federation (CIF)

      Tom Parlon- Director General at Construction Industry Federation (CIF) 

      Tom Parlon is the Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).   Before joining the CIF, Tom served as a TD for Laois – Offaly and as Minister for State at the Department of Finance from 2002 until 2007.  As Minister he was responsible for the Office for Public Works (OPW).   From 1997 to 2001, Tom was President of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), having previously held several other positions with the association.

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    • Mary Buckley - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IDA IRELAND

      Mary Buckley – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IDA IRELAND 

      Speaker Bio: Mary is a member of the Executive Leadership Team at IDA Ireland – the state agency with responsibility for attracting foreign investment into Ireland. Mary has held senior leadership positions in the organisation over the past 11 years, operating in Ireland and in North America. In October 2015, Mary was appointed Executive Director with responsibility for the implementation of IDA Ireland’s Corporate Strategy, Winning FDI 2015 - 2019. Prior to that, she was Divisional Manager covering Regional Development, Property and Corporate Operations overseeing the i...

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    • Phelim Devine - Design Director & Deputy Project Director, National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

      Phelim Devine – Design Director & Deputy Project Director, National Paediatric Hospital Development Board 

      Speaker Bio: Phelim Devine is Design Director/Deputy Project Director of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) since January 2014. The NPHDB is responsible for the Design, Planning, Building and Equipping of the new Children’s Hospital on the St James’s Hospital campus which includes two Satellite Centres on the Tallaght and Connolly Hospital campuses. The new children’s hospital represents the largest single investment in any healthcare capital project in Ireland. Before working with the NPHDB Phelim was a Director of global consultancy firm Arup wh...

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    • Tom Moloney - Construction Information Services (CIS)

      Tom Moloney – Construction Information Services (CIS) 

      Tom Moloney is the Managing Director of Construction Information Services. The company has been the lead provider of project information for Ireland for over 43 years.

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    • Eva Bridgeman- MIPI, Planner, Downey Planning

      Eva Bridgeman- MIPI, Planner, Downey Planning 

      Eva Bridgeman is currently a Director at Downey Planning and Architecture, a multi-disciplinary practice of Chartered Town Planners, Architects and Project Managers. Eva is a qualified Town Planner and Project Manager having obtained an undergraduate planning degree from UCD, a Masters of Regional and Urban Planning (MRUP) from UCD, and a diploma in project management from DBS. She has considerable experience of the planning industry throughout Ireland, providing evidence based planning solutions and expert advice to clients within both the private and public sector. Eva is a Corporate Member ...

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    • Brian Bolger MRIAI- Architect, Downey Planning

      Brian Bolger MRIAI- Architect, Downey Planning 

      Brian Bolger is a qualified Architect and member of the RIAI and a Director with Downey Planning & Architecture since 2014 responsible for leading projects, client liaison, technical development and daily functioning of the architectural department. With over 20 years of wide ranging experience, from London, Brisbane and Dublin, Brian leads the architecture department of Downey Planning and Architecture through a wide range of both large and small scale Commercial and Residential projects.

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    • John O’Hara –  John O Hara, Dublin City Planning Officer, Dublin City Council

      John O’Hara – John O Hara, Dublin City Planning Officer, Dublin City Council 

      John O’Hara is the City Planner and Head of Land Use Policy with Dublin City Council.  He works closely with the Chief Executive, the Elected Members and external agencies in the management and delivery of strategic planning for the City, through the City Development Plan, Local Area Plans and Strategic Development Zones (SDZ) schemes.  Recently John was responsible for the preparation of the Docklands SDZ Scheme.   John has over 30 years planning and local government experience in both the UK and Ireland.  He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.   Currently ...

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    • Michael Dall, ABI

      Michael Dall, ABI 

      Lead Economist at construction market analysts Barbour ABI, with responsibility for providing detailed coverage of the UK economy with specific focus on the construction sector. Since joining Barbour ABI in 2013, Michael is responsible for providing monthly updates to clients and subscribers to Building magazine on the key economic, political and financial changes that impact the UK economy and construction. He also works with several major construction companies to help them understand the implications of market trends and macroeconomic changes for their business. Frequently quoted in the nat...

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    • Micheál Mahon - Chairman of the Quantity Surveying Professional Group of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland

      Micheál Mahon – Chairman of the Quantity Surveying Professional Group of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Micheál Mahon, MSCSI, MRICS, is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Chair of the Quantity Surveying Professional Group of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, with many years of industry experience and expertise.  Micheál is also founder and managing director of MGM Partnership, a leading Chartered Quantity Surveying and Chartered Project Management practice with offices in Dublin and Wexford. Presentation Title: Society of Chartered Surveyors Report - Real Cost of New House Delivery Presentation Synopsis: The ...

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    • Pat Barry - Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council

      Pat Barry – Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council 

      Speaker Bio: Pat Barry is Executive director of the Irish Green Building Council which he co-founded in 2010. He is an Architect with over 20 years of experience in Ireland, Europe and South America, a Masters in Environmental design of buildings from University of Cardiff and is a qualified Passive House and DGNB consultant. Presentation Title: Ireland's first certification for quality and sustainable housing Presentation Synopsis: IGBC has just launched a voluntary certification system for quality and sustainable new residenti...

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    • Robin Mandal, Former Preseident, RIAI

      Robin Mandal, Former Preseident, RIAI 

      Robin Mandal established his practice in 1979 with the intention of providing high quality architectural services from a small organisation. Since its formation, it has been recognised as being a design led pragmatic practice, with particular conservation skills, combining an understanding of the built heritage with contemporary architecture. It presently has four architects on its staff, with a small back-up administration. Much of its workload involves protected structures and historic settings, approached with an informed conservation ethic, and a commitment to excellence in contemp...

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    • Garry Connolly-President and Founder, Host in Ireland

      Garry Connolly-President and Founder, Host in Ireland 

      Presentation Title: Data Hosting in Ireland, 60 Years of overnights , to become an overnight success Speaker Bio: Garry Connolly has over 20 years of both entrepreneurial and executive experience in assisting foreign direct investment companies to achieve global success.  Garry currently serves as President and Founder of Host in Ireland, where he oversees the direction and promotion of the industry-led and sponsored initiative to further promote Ireland as an optimum location to host digital assets.  He is also responsible for the recruitment and sup...

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    • Tom Phillips - Managing Director of Tom Phillips + Associates and Chairman of Property Industry Ireland

      Tom Phillips – Managing Director of Tom Phillips + Associates and Chairman of Property Industry Ireland 

      Tom is a Chartered Town Planner and an Urban Designer (with a primary qualification in the History of Art, specialising in Architectural History). He was a former Managing Partner of Frank L. Benson and Partners Planning Consultants, and formerly worked for the international firm of architects, Terry Farrell and Company in London and for the Irish Architectural Archive. Tom has over 26 years’ extensive experience of all planning sectors gained throughout Ireland and overseas, and frequently operates as the “hands on” lead consultant for the planning phase of projects for key public and priv...

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    • Sherry Perreault - Head of Lobbying Regulation, Standards in Public Office Commission

      Sherry Perreault – Head of Lobbying Regulation, Standards in Public Office Commission 

      Speaker Bio: Sherry Perreault was appointed Ireland’s first Head of Lobbying Regulation with the Standards in Public Office Commission, effective May 25, 2015. Prior to taking up her post, Ms. Perreault was a senior director with Canada's Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner.  She joined the office in 2009, and served as Director of Policy, Research and Communications from 2011 until 2015.  She has significant public sector experience, specialising in policy development and analysis, communications and Parliamentary relations. Highlights of her p...

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    • Kieran Rose, Planner

      Kieran Rose, Planner 

      Speaker Bio: Kieran is a Member of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, co-chair of GLEN. Kieran initiated the vacant land levy, he suggested to Oisin Quinn as he was about to be elected Lord Mayor of Dublin in 2013 that he might include a vacant land levy as part of his work programme for his year in office. Kieran researched and drafted the detailed submission to Government proposing the vacant land levy. A levy is now enacted in the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015. Researched and drafted the current Dublin City Council standards for apartments, a qu...

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    • James Corbett - Co-founder & CEO,  Simvirtua Ltd.

      James Corbett – Co-founder & CEO, Simvirtua Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: James Corbett (B.Eng. Computer Engineering, University of Limerick) has 20 years experience in the IT industry having worked with Apple, Motorola and Analog Devices, in roles from Software Test to Network System Administration. In 2011 he started a not-for-profit - MissionV Education Ltd. that was funded by the Department of Education to run a Virtual Reality pilot programme in 20 primary schools. James' new company - Simvirtua - has been supported by Enterprise Ireland, under the New Frontiers programme, and is building software for Virtual and Augmented Reali...

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    • Tomás Kelly - Director, AECOM

      Tomás Kelly – Director, AECOM 

      Speaker Bio: Tomás is a chartered Quantity Surveyor and Director within the Cost Management service for AECOM in Ireland. Tomás leads the Galway office team and coordinates the service across our regional offices. Following completion of a research Masters in DIT Tomás worked with AECOM (previously Davis Langdon) in Dublin prior to moving to Galway in 2000. Tomás heads up AECOM’s Irish Research Department which conducts internal research and research commissioned by external bodies. Tomás’s experience ranges from the delivery of public sector health and education proj...

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    • Julie Currid - Co-founder and COO, Initiafy

      Julie Currid – Co-founder and COO, Initiafy 

      Speaker Bio: Julie Currid is co-founder of Initiafy - a safety training and induction software company based in Dublin and with offices in New York and Toronto. She has been part of the safety world for eight years working closely with construction companies in UK, Ireland and North America such as Balfour Beatty, Bam, Gilbane and Bouygues. Presentation Title: Sub-Contractor Safety Inductions - Creating Engaging Content and Delivery Mechanisms Presentation Synopsis: All too often contractors hang around waiting for people to arr...

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    • Victor Branagan - Senior Sustainability Consultant / Managing Director / Founder, SustainED

      Victor Branagan – Senior Sustainability Consultant / Managing Director / Founder, SustainED 

      Speaker Bio: Victor Branagan (M.Sc. M.B.S.) is the owner/manager of SustainEd and has extensive experience in business with particular emphasis on social and environmental sectors. Victor is a Coach and Training Partner with the European Climate-KIC programme which is focused on preparing businesses for a low carbon future. He is also a Board member of Global Action Plan International. He has worked extensively across Europe with Green Building Councils and similar change agencies working towards sustainability. Previously, he worked as the Director of the Green Business...

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    • Dr. William Hynes - Managing Director, Future Analytics Consulting Ltd

      Dr. William Hynes – Managing Director, Future Analytics Consulting Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. William Hynes (BSc MRUP MSc MSc (Econ) PhD MRICS MSCSI MRTPI MIPI MCILT) is a Chartered Town Planner and a Chartered Surveyor, and urban economist, and a founder and director of Future Analytics Consulting Ltd, a leading planning and research consultancy based at 23 Fitzwilliam Square (South), Dublin 2. William has extensive experience providing expert advice to public and private sector clients in the following areas: strategic spatial planning including at national, regional, county and local levels, demography, housing and economic analysis and foreca...

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    • George Harold - CEO, Integrated Facilities Solutions

      George Harold – CEO, Integrated Facilities Solutions 

      Speaker Bio: IFS are leading specialists in Digital Information for the whole Building & Asset lifecycle; we coordinate, secure, share and deliver quality approved information associated with projects to the construction team and building owner. We provide cloud-based building information management software & services for the Design & Construction, Digital Handover and Facilities Management & Operations stages of a buildings lifecycle. Construction Handover Documentation and Asset information is pivotal to the successful handover and future operation of ...

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    • Caroline Geoghegan - Managing Director, CG Business Consulting

      Caroline Geoghegan – Managing Director, CG Business Consulting 

      Speaker Bio: CG Business Consulting was founded in 2009 by Caroline Geoghegan. Caroline is a Chartered Quality Professional with over 16 years of experience in advisory and management roles within the construction, banking, finance, insurance and consultancy sectors. Caroline holds a B.A. in Business Studies, a Safety, Health and Environmental Diploma, is a Certified Lead Auditor and holds a Master Trainer Certificate from the Irish Management Institute (IMI). Caroline has significant experience in developing and delivering ISO Management Systems, she has worked with ...

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    • Alagie Faye - Vice President-Private Equity & Real Estate Specialist Fund Service Manager

      Alagie Faye – Vice President-Private Equity & Real Estate Specialist Fund Service Manager 

      Speaker Bio: Private Equity -Real Estate Specialist Provided financial analysis and technical support for Valuing Assets, Evaluating portfolio returns for securities, Distressed Assets; Performance loans; Residential & Commercial Real Estate Investments. Strong analytical skills, Advanced Excel (VBA/Marcos) Financial Modelling Financial service experience including; -Accounts Payable -Group Corporate Treasury -Management Accounting -Corporate Finance -Trustee -Private Equity/Real Estate Funds Presentation Title: Private Equity & Rea...

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    • John O'Boyle - Director, Belbin Ireland

      John O’Boyle – Director, Belbin Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: John O’ Boyle is Managing Director of Belbin Ireland and will be talking about how teams from all industries can inculcate teamwork at all levels in their enterprise.   Presentation Title: Innovation and Adaptability through teams

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    • Andrew Woods - Partner, Belbin Ireland

      Andrew Woods – Partner, Belbin Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Andrew has over 20 years learning and development experience, has worked in Ireland, UK, Barbados, N. America, Spain, Germany, Italy, Australia and New Zealand and has complete knowledge of the Belbin process. Andrew firmly believes, based on his wide ranging experience, that “ a company is only as good as its team and the better they perform, the more successful the business will be “ Andrew specializes in providing business support within the SME sector and developing teams in companies of all sizes. He engages and partners with key stake...

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    • Kathleen Garrett - Partner, Arthur Cox

      Kathleen Garrett – Partner, Arthur Cox 

      Kathleen's practice focuses on domestic and cross border finance transactions and financial services. Kathleen acts for a wide range of financial institutions, funds, corporates, partnerships and individuals on banking and finance matters generally across all sectors. These include property, asset, acquisition, structured finance, fund lending, film, IP, derivative and insurance products, restructuring and financial regulation. Kathleen is head of our London office and a member of our Management Group and of our Trainee Committee. Range of matters Kathleen is currently engaged in include: B...

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    • Shane McQuillan - Partner, Crowe Horwath

      Shane McQuillan – Partner, Crowe Horwath 

      Speaker Bio: Shane McQuillan is Partner in the Consulting Services Department at Crowe Horwath, and has 28 years’ not-for-profit and public sector consultancy experience. He has worked extensively in the housing sector throughout his career, and his clients have included North and East Housing Association, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Threshold, the Housing Association for Integrated Living, and a wide range of Government Departments and Agencies in Ireland and the UK. Shane’s principal area of expertise is the strategic review of not-for-profit and public sector...

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    • John Walsh - Smart Energy Services, ESB

      John Walsh – Smart Energy Services, ESB 

      Speaker Bio: John heads up the Smart Energy Services team in ESB Innovation and has over 20 years experience within the building and energy sectors.  He works with clients in the UK and Ireland to reduce the energy use of their buildings through low energy design and the optimisation of their ongoing operations. John qualified with a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA, and is a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA). Presentation Title: Unlocking the potential of renewable energy technologies in your commercial building project Presen...

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    • Roger Hobkinson – Director, Destination Consulting, Colliers International| Dublin

      Roger Hobkinson – Director, Destination Consulting, Colliers International| Dublin 

      Speaker Bio: Roger is a development consultant providing leading edge strategic advice to property, places and destinations. He helps to do their early development and investment planning.  In Colliers Roger helps lead the Development Advisory service internationally.  He has worked on property projects; advised regions, cities and towns; and destinations such as resorts, sports, cultural and tourism attractions.  With 20 years’ experience in research and property consulting he has a “product development” approach – visioning, market analysis, options appraisals, place bran...

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    • Clare Cashin - Partner, Philip Lee

      Clare Cashin – Partner, Philip Lee 

      Speaker Bio: Clare Cashin is a partner in Philip Lee’s litigation group.   Clare practices in both contentious and non-contentious construction law, advising employers, contractors, designers, public authorities and private entities.  She specialises in dispute resolution with experience in all forms of ADR from mediation to conciliation and arbitration and onto litigation. As statutory adjudication enters the Irish scene, ADR is an important topic and this is what Clare will consider.   Clare lectures in Trinity College Dublin and University College D...

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    • David Nolan - Senior Counsel & Mediator, The Law Library

      David Nolan – Senior Counsel & Mediator, The Law Library 

      Speaker Bio: David is a former Chairman of the Bar Council of Ireland.  He was called to the Bar in 1985 and to the Bar of England and Wales.  He took Silk in 2003.  He specialises in personal injury, non jury and commercial litigation acting for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. He is a Bencher of the King’s Inns and has been appointed to a number of State and Semi State Boards including the Court Service, the Judicial Advisory Board and the Dublin Theatre Festival. He is internationally acknowledged as one of Ireland’s leading Mediators. Presentation Title:...

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    • Justin Brown - Director and Co-Founder, Power Capital Renewable Energy

      Justin Brown – Director and Co-Founder, Power Capital Renewable Energy 

      Speaker Bio: Justin Brown is a Director and Co-Founder of Power Capital Renewable Energy established in 2011. Power Capital Renewable Energy is a specialist Photovoltaic development and investment company with pan european experience in developing both Commercial Rooftop and Large Scale Ground Mounted photovoltaic systems. he company currently has a pipeline of over 150 MW of assets in Ireland and Northern Ireland with operational photovoltaic assets across Germany. Justin is the CEO of 3 large photovoltaic plants in Germany and is responsible for all aspects of the b...

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    • Paul Byrne - Sales Director, Tech Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

      Paul Byrne – Sales Director, Tech Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 

      Speaker Bio: Paul Byrne Sales Director for Tech Refrigeration & Air Conditioning. Paul has over 15 years’ experience in the mechanical services and air conditioning business. An extensive knowledge of all the major air conditioning brands currently on the market. Paul has assisted in the design and has overseen the installation of large air conditioning projects notably Air BnB Hanover Quay, CRH Head Office, Deutsche Bank Eastpoint HQ and Google Eastpoint HQ Presentation Title: Air Conditioning – Practical Design and Controls for the Modern Office...

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    • Dr. Amir Tabaković - Marie Curie Research Fellow, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands,

      Dr. Amir Tabaković – Marie Curie Research Fellow, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. Tabakovic is a graduate from DIT Bolton St. He was awarded BEng in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 and a MPhil in 2003. He successfully completed his PhD in UCD in 2007. His PhD focussed on asphalt recycling. Between 2008 and 2015 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in UCD, where the focus of his work was evaluating recycling technologies for asphalt pavement rehabilitation. He was then awarded a Marie Curie Inter European Fellowship and began working  as a Marie Curie Fellow in Delft University of Technology in January 2015. His research in Delft focusse...

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    • Dr Niall Holmes - Assistant Head, School of Civil & Structural Engineering, DIT Bolton Street

      Dr Niall Holmes – Assistant Head, School of Civil & Structural Engineering, DIT Bolton Street 

      Speaker Bio: Dr Niall Holmes is the Assistant Head in the School of Civil & Structural Engineering, DIT Bolton Street. He has over 20 years’ experience as an educationalist, researcher and consulting structural engineer and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland. He is responsible for the delivery and quality of the School’s two honours degree programmes in Civil and Structural Engineering and the Masters degree in Sustainable Infrastructure. He has secured over €500,000 of research funding, is actively supervising undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD st...

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    • Brian Cassidy - Senior Executive Engineer, Cork City Council

      Brian Cassidy – Senior Executive Engineer, Cork City Council 

      Speaker Bio: Brian is currently employed by Cork City Council in the housing maintenance department. The Council maintains 8,800 social houses of many different types and varying in age from 1886 to the present. Prior to that Brian worked for the Council as an advisor on mechanical engineering issues, fleet management and building services. Brian began his career in the Defence Forces as an apprentice radio technician before moving to the Naval Service to work as a marine engineer officer. Presentation Title: Opportunities in the housing maintenance a...

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    • Damien Treanor - Co-owner and Director, Errigal Contracts Limited

      Damien Treanor – Co-owner and Director, Errigal Contracts Limited 

      Speaker Bio: Damien Treanor established Errigal back in 1996 in London along with business partner Cormac McCloskey. He has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. He graduated from University of Ulster as a Quantity Surveyor and became a Chartered Surveyor in the late 80’s while working in London. Errigal Contracts has grown to be one of the premier interior fit out contractors across the UK, Ireland and Europe. Errigal Contracts now has a regional office in London and its headquarters, manufacturing facility and Training Academy in north Monaghan. ...

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    • Claire Solon - Head of Property,  Friends First

      Claire Solon – Head of Property, Friends First 

      Speaker Bio: Claire Solon is Head of Property at Friends First with responsibility for over €500m of property assets. Claire previously worked in ESB where she held position as Head of Estates Management with responsibility for the ESB property portfolio.  One of the major projects in the portfolio included the 40,000 sqm redevelopment of the ESB head office on Fitzwilliam St Lower which recently received planning permission. Previously she was Development Director in Bennett Construction where she managed many largescale mixed use development proposals comprising ret...

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    • Rosemarie Mac Sweeney - Researcher, University College Cork

      Rosemarie Mac Sweeney – Researcher, University College Cork 

      Speaker Bio: Rosemarie has a Masters Degree in Architecutre from CIT, and two Post Graduate Certificates, one in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter, and one in Environmental Sustainability from UCD. After graduating as an Architectural Technician in the 1990’s and working in the construction industry in Dublin and Cork for over a decade, Rosemarie now works as an Academic Researcher in the Cleaner Production Promotion Unit in the Civil Engineering Building at University College Cork. The CPPU is currently engaged in several projects, including an EU...

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    • Jo Wallwork - Senior Project Manager, Turner & Townsend

      Jo Wallwork – Senior Project Manager, Turner & Townsend 

      Speaker Bio: Jo is a Senior Project Manager with an engineering background in the Dublin office where she has been located for three years after transferring from the London office.  On relocation she became the BIM Lead for Ireland, marketing the services offered by T&T, coordinating in house activates on live BIM projects and supporting Clients as required in set up and delivery of projects. Presentation Title: BIM setup, key to successful delivery

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    • Brian Molloy - Inspector Health and Safety Authority

      Brian Molloy – Inspector Health and Safety Authority 

      Speaker Bio: Brian Molloy joined the Health & Safety Authority in 2006 as a Construction Inspector for the South East region of Ireland. During his time in the Authority he has also worked in the Construction Policy Unit where he helped develop and roll out the Safety Management Pack for Small Contractors (SMP20) along with Codes of Practice and guidance for the construction industry. In 2011 Brian joined the Taking Care of Business Unit which the Authority set up to help small business comply with health and safety regulation. In his time with the Taking Care of Busine...

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    • Neil Murphy MRIAI - Senior Built Environment Advisor, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design

      Neil Murphy MRIAI – Senior Built Environment Advisor, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design 

      Speakers Bio: Neil Murphy MRIAI took up the post as Senior Built Environment Advisor at the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) at the National Disability Authority in October of 2008. Part of Neil's role at the Centre involves providing technical advice on Universal Design and the built environment, project managing Universal Design research and design guidance publications and the promotion of Universal Design for the built environment in Ireland. Neil was the Project Manager for the revised CEUD publication, ‘Building for Everyone: A Universal Design Appr...

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    • Vincent Keenan - Chief Executive, North and East Housing Association

      Vincent Keenan – Chief Executive, North and East Housing Association 

      Speaker Bio: Vincent is Chief Executive of North and East Housing Association. North and East Housing Association was established in 1993 and provides and manages social housing in the North and East Region of Ireland. Since the ending of 100% capital Funding from the state in 2009 for social housing, North and East Housing has entered a number of arrangements for the purchase and building of homes from developers, this has involved borrowing funds from banks and the Housing Finance Agency. North and East is also in advanced negotiations with private investment funds for th...

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    • Dominic O’Shaughnessy - Tax consultants, William Fry Tax / Taxand Ireland

      Dominic O’Shaughnessy – Tax consultants, William Fry Tax / Taxand Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Dominic is a Chartered Tax Adviser at William Fry Tax and is a member of the Irish Tax Institute (CTA). He has gained considerable experience in advising developer and construction related clients on the correct and compliant operation of relevant contracts tax and property related capital allowances. He utilises his prior construction related experience as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and director of a multi-disciplinary engineering firm to provide practical and concise taxation advice to clients in the development and construction sectors. He has achieved post...

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    • Jessica Hayes - Tax consultants, William Fry Tax / Taxand Ireland

      Jessica Hayes – Tax consultants, William Fry Tax / Taxand Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Jessica is a Chartered Tax Adviser at William Fry Tax and is a member of the Irish Tax institute (CTA) and Chartered Accountants Ireland (ACA). She has 5 years experience in tax and  has been a member of the William Fry Tax team since May 2015. Before this she worked in the corporate tax department of a Big 4 accounting firm where she gained extensive experience in providing Irish  tax compliance and advisory services Presentation Title: Your entitlement to claim capital allowances in reducing your tax bill” Presentation Syn...

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    • Ken Stowe - Worldwide Construction Business Development, Autodesk

      Ken Stowe – Worldwide Construction Business Development, Autodesk 

      Speaker Bio: Ken Stowe is Autodesk’s Construction domain expert and relationship builder with Contractors.  He is currently focusing on increasing the opportunity presented with a BIM implementation in developed economies. He is concentrating his efforts on advising building construction technology Leaders and Executives to develop a deep understanding of the financial benefits of the comprehensive use of BIM in all phases, and for all stakeholders in their eco-system. Ken has gathered financial performance metrics from research and case studies on projects around the...

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    • Enda Mc Guane MBS, MSCSI, MRICS - Managing Director,  Winters Property

      Enda Mc Guane MBS, MSCSI, MRICS – Managing Director, Winters Property 

      Speaker Bio: Enda Mc Guane is a highly experienced senior manager with over 20 years’ experience across a broad range of industries in both the Private and Public Sector. He is currently the MD of Winters Property the largest private operator of Student Accommodation in Ireland. Winters currently directly manage or oversee the operations on over 3,000 student beds in multiple sites in Athlone, Donegal and Galway. They are recognised for their expertise in capital asset management and customer care and over the last eighteen months have consulted on the operation of existing...

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    • David Purdon - Senior Autodesk Applications Specialist, Diatec

      David Purdon – Senior Autodesk Applications Specialist, Diatec 

      Speaker Bio: David Purdon, Autodesk Technical Specialist with 20 years’ experience of using Autodesk Software. Previously working in Architectural & Engineering practice, Autodesk Distribution and now a Senior Autodesk Applications specialist with Diatec. Specialising in BIM Enabling workflows using Autodesk products. Recent activity includes technical consultancy for companies looking to implement BIM, but are unsure of how best to rollout Hardware/Software solutions to match their aspirations. David has worked on small to large scale residential and commercial p...

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    • Eibhlin O Connor - Senior Architect, Clúid Housing

      Eibhlin O Connor – Senior Architect, Clúid Housing 

      Speaker Bio: Eibhlin O Connor is Senior Architect with Clúid Housing Association, the largest housing association, with the most ambitious programme for increasing affordable housing across Ireland. Eibhlin is a registered member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, she holds a post graduate diploma in Construction Law and Contracts Administration. Eibhlin is responsible for setting design standards, procurement and the contract administration of Clúid’s construction program, which aims to deliver 1,500 more homes in the coming 3 years. Eibhlin has extensive pro...

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    • Ronan Keane - Analyst, Programmer, Technical Lead, Founder, RK Software

      Ronan Keane – Analyst, Programmer, Technical Lead, Founder, RK Software 

      Speaker Bio: Ronan Keane (B.Sc (eng) Mechanical Engineering) has been immersed in the work of specialist contractors since 1988 when he got his first job as a trades assistant and labourer on a project site. Following college graduation, he worked as project engineer for a variety of contractors at home and abroad, until he became fascinated by the potential of IT to streamline business activities in the sector. In 2001 he began making early presentations to Irish contractors about new IT technology becoming available for estimating, document control, building informatio...

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    • Bobby Gallagher - MD, DFM Systems

      Bobby Gallagher – MD, DFM Systems 

      Speaker Bio: Bobby Gallagher, founder of InControl Ltd - t/a DFM Systems, has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years and has developed considerable experienced in Estimating, Sales, Design and Project Management in large multi national organisations before setting up InControl Ltd in 2004. Bobby recognised the benefits that computer applications bring to the Constructions Industry and was the first Chairman of the Autocad Association of Ireland. He has built DFM Systems into one of the most widely recognised and respected Digital Documentation Delivery com...

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    • Paula Thornton - Business Development Manager, CPAS

      Paula Thornton – Business Development Manager, CPAS 

      Speaker Bio: Paula Thornton has over 25 years’ experience workings in pensions both in Ireland and the UK and is currently Pension Consultant/Business Manager for CIF Pension Administration Services (CPAS), a company she joined in 2000.  Her initial role with CPAS was as a senior pension consultant for CERS, a master trust arrangement for executives and staff in the construction sector.  Paula managed a large portfolio of corporate and individual CERS clients with both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution members.  Paula’s current role with CPAS is to promote and develo...

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    • Eimear O’ Carroll – CTO, Restored Hearing

      Eimear O’ Carroll – CTO, Restored Hearing 

      Speaker Bio: Eimear O’ Carroll is the co-founder and CTO of Restored Hearing which has two main products – Sound Bounce, the tunable acoustic material, and Sound Relief, online tinnitus sound therapy. Eimear works on product creation, IP building, and focuses on the commercialisation of these technologies. She builds strategic global partnerships with market leaders and innovators which is a key driver of adoption for Restored Hearing’s technologies. Presentation Title: Smart Acoustic Materials in Tomorrow's Buildings Presentation Synop...

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    • Antoinette Rourke - Programme Director & Lecturer, Department of the Built Environment

      Antoinette Rourke – Programme Director & Lecturer, Department of the Built Environment 

      Speakers Bio: Antoinette Rourke, M.Sc., P.Grad. Dip.  L&T, B.Sc. Hons, ICIOB.:  I am a lecturer in the Department of the Built Environment within the School of Engineering at Dundalk Institute of Technology, since September 2000.  I am a qualified Building Surveyor and I hold a Masters in Planning & Development as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Learning & Teaching.  My first employment was with a small company in Dundalk that delivered an IT/CAD service to the many AEC & Construction businesses in the town.  I currently deliver modules in a number of are...

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    • Eoin O'Herlihy - Managing Director, O'Herlihy Access Consultancy

      Eoin O’Herlihy – Managing Director, O’Herlihy Access Consultancy 

      Speaker Bio: Eoin O’Herlihy is an independent accessibility and Universal Design consultant. He provides expertise, training, research and facilitation on accessibility and Universal Design policy, strategy and practice to Architects, design teams and contractors, Government Departments and agencies, local authorities, third-level institutions, professional bodies, Disability Organisations and other national and international groups in the private, public and voluntary sectors.  Eoin is currently the Principal Access Consultant and Trainer with O’Herlihy Access Consultancy ...

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    • Jacqueline Gibson - Senior Sustainability Consultant, SDS Energy Group

      Jacqueline Gibson – Senior Sustainability Consultant, SDS Energy Group 

      Speaker Bio: With over 10 years sustainability consultancy experience, predominantly in the built environment sector, Jacqueline has a unique ability and award winning success in achieving sustainable buildings across the UK and Ireland.  With a passion for all things sustainability, her knowledge and expertise range from energy efficient buildings, BREEAM Exemplar projects, to African wildlife conservation and Ethical trading standards. Presentation Title: Energy Efficient Building Solutions: 3 Simple Steps, Bottom line Savings Presentatio...

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    • Rodger Greene - BSc (Hons) MSc CMVP MEI, Chartered Energy Manager

      Rodger Greene – BSc (Hons) MSc CMVP MEI, Chartered Energy Manager 

      Speaker Bio: Rodger is a Chartered Energy Manager, Certified Measurement and Verification Practitioner and Lecturer in Energy Management within the Department of the Built Environment at Waterford Institute of Technology.  Rodger has lectured in Energy Management, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy and Legislation and Renewable Energy systems.  He is currently Joint Programme Director of the MSc in Construction Project Management.  Through Academia and private consultancy, he has been involved in an array of energy efficiency projects including works to comply with ISO 50001 ...

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    • Colm Murray - Estates & Support Services Manager, RCSI

      Colm Murray – Estates & Support Services Manager, RCSI 

      Speaker Bio: Colm Murray BSc (Eng) has enjoyed various engineering and management roles in the industrial, chemical, agri-food and education sectors over the past 25 years. He specialises in building system integration to enable improved owner operator experience. He has an ASHRAE qualification in Building Commissioning and has significant experience in building management. Presentation Title: Commissioning for LEED Presentation Synopsis: The Fundamental and Enhanced LEED commissioning process through the design, construction an...

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    • Padraig McKenna - Managing Director, VFECTO

      Padraig McKenna – Managing Director, VFECTO 

      Speaker Bio: Padraig McKenna: Performance improvement with 20 years’ experience across construction, Utilities and manufacturing sectors. Presentation Title: How to sustain growth with a shortage of skills in the construction sector Presentation Synopsis: As activity gathers momentum in the construction sector, many companies are struggling to recruit site managers, surveyors, estimators, contracts managers and project managers with appropriate skills as numbers coming in to the sector have dwindled from previous levels. Come a...

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    • Dr Vincent Carragher - Community Facilitation & Sustainable Energy Transition Expert

      Dr Vincent Carragher – Community Facilitation & Sustainable Energy Transition Expert 

      Speaker Bio: Community facilitator, education practitioner, applied researcher and lecturer fostering sustainability, resilience and behaviour change with and for communities. Significant training and experience in Resource Management, Energy Management and Carbon Management for and with communities, schools and SMEs. A specialist in facilitating relevant actors to measure their resource consumption and then to reinterpret it and develop solutions to lower it.  Solutions include input of technical knowledge where needed but are generated by the actors and communities and in...

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    • Mark Keyes - Industry Training Coordinator, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

      Mark Keyes – Industry Training Coordinator, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown 

      Speaker Bio: Mark Keyes has been employed at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) since 2009, initially as a lecturer and currently as Industry Training Coordinator. With a background of over 20 years’ in the construction sector, he has been active in the development and delivery of up-skilling programmes in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and building retrofit. Since 2011, he has managed work packages on a number of EU funded projects at ITB, including Build UP Skills Ireland (BUSI). Mark recently coordinated the nationwide piloting of program...

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    • Hugh Whiriskey - Director, Partel UK & IRL

      Hugh Whiriskey – Director, Partel UK & IRL 

      Speaker Bio: Hugh Whiriskey  BEng MIEI MCIOB CEPH, Director at Partel and Corbwell Design with 15+ years experience in construction with a particular focus on building physics (WUFI) , Airtightness Ventilation, Thermal Bridging and airtightness. At Partel we supply sustainable building products to Ireland and the UK. We represent companies such as AMPACK - Air and Windtight Systems, LUNOS -decentralised ventilation systems, Schneider - woodfibre insulation, EPATHERM - calcium silicate Insulation and COMPACFOAM. Presentation Title: Indoor air quality i...

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    • Barry McDonald - Registered Building Surveyor & Assigned Certifier, ORS

      Barry McDonald – Registered Building Surveyor & Assigned Certifier, ORS 

      Speaker Bio: Barry is a Chartered and Registered Building Surveyor with over 12 years’ experience. Barry has particular involvement with building regulation issues, including the Assigned Certifier role under BCAR 2014. In addition Barry can offer range of services including, building surveys, landlord and tenant law, and the repair and maintenance of modern and heritage type structures. Presentation Title: The Assigned Certifiers role in closing the  ‘Performance Gap’ in the NZEB era. Presentation Synopsis: From January 1s...

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    • Nicholas Bond - Head of Waste Enforcement, Cork County Council

      Nicholas Bond – Head of Waste Enforcement, Cork County Council 

      Speaker Bio: Nicholas Bond began his Local Authority career in 2003 and moved to the Environment Directorate, Cork County Council  in 2006 where he set up and led the Waste Enforcement Team. Nicholas has recently been appointed as Coordinator for the Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authority  (WERLA), Southern Region. The Southern Region extends from Counties Kerry and Clare on the west coast to County Wexford on the east coast, and includes the Counties of Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Carlow and Kilkenny and also includes Cork City. The Waste Enforcement Reg...

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    • exhibitor - Alexander Hill - Co-founder, Senseye

      Alexander Hill – Co-founder, Senseye 

      Speaker Bio: Alex is a Co-founder of Senseye, having spent his career working on software in industries as diverse as aerospace, defence, energy and transportation. His background in Digital Systems Engineering and early work on one of the largest wireless sensor networks in the world has enabled Alex to bridge the gap between the real-world and the promises of the Internet of Things. In Senseye, he contributes his interests and experience to the development PROGNOSYS, the first prognostic product in the world. Alex loves cats, keeping things simple and helping businesses t...

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    • Alan Lowe - Product Development Manager, Roadstone Ltd.

      Alan Lowe – Product Development Manager, Roadstone Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: Alan Lowe is the Product Development Manager with Roadstone Ltd where he has worked in a number of roles since 1995. Alan has academic qualifications in Civil Engineering and professional qualifications in Asphalt technology, Concrete technology and Quarry management. Alan leads a Research and Development team within Roadstone with responsibility for the design and development of new and existing construction products including concrete, mortars, masonry, asphalt and paving.  Recent product developments within Roadstone include the Thermal Liteblock system, ...

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    • Arthur J. Spring - Managing Director, Crossflow Payments {FinTech}

      Arthur J. Spring – Managing Director, Crossflow Payments {FinTech} 

      Speaker Bio: Experience - Bank of Ireland, Merrill Lynch, Anglo Irish Bank, Goverment TD 2011-2016  Presentation Title: Main Contractors Improving Financial Relations & Returns with Sub-Contractors. Presentation Synopsis: FinTech for the Construction Sector. A win win for Main contractors and Sub-Contractors by using Ne...

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    • Kevin Maughan - CEO, UrbanVolt

      Kevin Maughan – CEO, UrbanVolt 

      Speaker Bio: Kevin is CEO of UrbanVolt. With a background in corporate finance, Kevin and two his co-founders Declan Barrett and Graham Deane created UrbanVolt in order to make sustainability easy for all businesses. Removing all financial barriers, the company carries out energy efficiency projects for zero capital cost while also reducing energy usage and energy cost. As a result of its innovative offering, UrbanVolt was recently recognised as the Service Startup of the Year by Bank of Ireland. Previous to UrbanVolt, Kevin founded Novaerus in 2010 which became on...

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    • Arran Dowling-Hussey - Editor Construction, Engineering & Energy Law Journal of Ireland

      Arran Dowling-Hussey – Editor Construction, Engineering & Energy Law Journal of Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Arran Dowling Hussey is a practising Barrister, Arbitrator and Mediator. He edits the Construction, Engineering and Energy Law Journal of Ireland. Arran is a former full time member of the School of Law of Dublin City University. adhussey@lawlibrary.ie Presentation Title: Adjudication: only game in town ?

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    • Stephen Chivers - Managing Director, Blue Clarity Design Services Ltd

      Stephen Chivers – Managing Director, Blue Clarity Design Services Ltd 

      Presentation Title: BIM – Underground and Up!   Presentation Synopsis: From feasibility to design, a practical view of BIM at the front end.   Speaker Bio: Stephen Chivers is Managing Director of Blue Clarity Design Services, having held Directors positions with Cable and Wireless, Thames/Lattice JV and Fujitsu Telecommunications. Being at the forefront of technical innovation, change and driving exceptional performance, efficiency and client delivery for a number of years, he has been instrumental in developing ...

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    • Barry O'Halloran - MSCSI MRICS  Registered Chartered Building Surveyor & Managing Director, Logical Real Estate Consulting

      Barry O’Halloran – MSCSI MRICS Registered Chartered Building Surveyor & Managing Director, Logical Real Estate Consulting 

      Presentation Title: Understanding your commercial lease agreement in Ireland  - A Tenants perspective Presentation Synopsis: Using case studies Barry will talk about tenant obligations and tenant risk avoidance when entering commercial lease agreements focusing on tenant maintenance and repairing obligations, exit strategies on term-end or break options, along with dilapidations advice. Speaker bio: Barry is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Qualified Quantity Surveyor.  A Commercial Property Specialist with over twenty five yea...

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    • Stuart Nelson - Lean Six Sigma Consultant, Business Process Analyst, Executive Coach

      Stuart Nelson – Lean Six Sigma Consultant, Business Process Analyst, Executive Coach 

      Presentation Title: Say, Stay or Strive; the leaders role in team engagement, productivity and outcomes. Presentation Synopsis: Significant time, cost and effort are invested by organisations in change programs to increase competitiveness and productivity in teams. These are essential for its ability to grow and succeed, and quality initiatives such as Lean and Six Sigma allow businesses to increase performance and develop a continuous improvement and growth mindset throughout the organisation.  An engaged team can deliver up to 20% more productivity ...

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    • Neasa Kane-Fine, Director, RPS Project Communications

      Neasa Kane-Fine, Director, RPS Project Communications 

      Presentation Title: “Project Communications: Enhancing Construction Projects” Presentation Synopsis: To optimise your development or infrastructure project’s prospects of successfully proceeding through the planning process and on to construction and operation, it is vital to have the right communications strategy in place to generate trust in what you’re doing. People can stop developments but they can also enhance projects, so it is not only best international practice, but also highly advisable, to have a project communications strategy and expert ...

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    • Robin Byrne- Certification & Inspection Officer, NSAI

      Robin Byrne- Certification & Inspection Officer, NSAI 

      Presentation Title: S.R. 54 and Retrofit Standards for External and Cavity Wall Insulation Speaker Bio: Robin Byrne has worked with NSAI since March 2004 as part of a specialist team certifying new and innovative building products, and also managing various insulation installer schemes. More recently, he has been involved in the certification of products and manufacturers under the Construction Products Regulation. Robin has also worked as a management systems consultant, as well as quality and environmental management roles in industry. During his work...

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    • exhibitor - Conor Macgowan-	CFO & COO, Atelier

      Conor Macgowan- CFO & COO, Atelier 

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    • Andrew Jennings-  BIM & Training Coordinator, Arcdox

      Andrew Jennings- BIM & Training Coordinator, Arcdox 

      Speaker Bio: Andrew has over twenty years’ experience in the building industry, initially working as an architect before taking over the running of J.J. Jennings Ltd, Building Contractors, and then setting up Turnkey Design & Building Contractors Ltd in 2008 responsible for the design and build of small scale building projects including fit outs of commercial units. Since joining ArcDox in 2013 Andrew has developed his skill as a trainer and completed an Accredited Train-The-Trainer, FETAC Level 6 course. Andrew is an Autodesk Certified Revit Professional. Andrew rolls ...

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    • Janine Lewis – CEO, Investsure

      Janine Lewis – CEO, Investsure 

      Speaker Bio: Janine is an entrepreneur and an instinctive business optimisation specialist. With a background of business start-up, change management and management consultancy, Janine supported CEOs and private equity investors, such as Jon Moulton (Alchemy Partners, Better Capital) and James Caan CBE, whilst now also lecturing at Cass Business School. For three years Janine was a board member and a shareholder of...

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    • exhibitor - Chris Langley- Manager, Bioquell's Room Bio Decontamination Service

      Chris Langley- Manager, Bioquell’s Room Bio Decontamination Service 

      Speaker Bio: Chris Langley MPhys w/Astro (Hons) is the manager of Bioquell’s Room Bio-Decontamination Service. Chris >12 years’ experience running large bio-decontamination projects around the world across a range of industrial sectors including major commissioning and decommissioning projects. Bioquell are the world leader in the field of gaseous bio-decontamination providing a range of services and capital equipment around the world. Presentation Title: Bio-Decontamination and the Construction Industry.

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    • Kate Egan- Law Library

      Kate Egan- Law Library 

      Kate is a practising barrister, specialising in public procurement, judicial review and data protection law. She has advised both public and private parties to procurement disputes and regularly represents litigants challenging irregular tender processes before the High Court.

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    • Michael Carroll- Technical Sales-Flooring & Refurb, Sika Ireland Limited 

      Michael Carroll- Technical Sales-Flooring & Refurb, Sika Ireland Limited  

      Speaker Bio: I am a trustworthy, hardworking and committed individual with strong interpersonal and leadership skills, a passion for business and a professional approach to sales, operations and customer experience. Having spent many years as a professional sportsperson I fully recognise the responsibilities involved when working as a team member and also more recently the self-motivation and drive that is required when working alone.

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    • Wayne Dignam- Managing Director, Tender Team

      Wayne Dignam- Managing Director, Tender Team 

      Wayne Dignam BA BAI MEngSc MBS MIEI AM.APMP, is the founder and Managing Director of Tender Team and has many years experience as a bid consultant in a diverse range of organisations. Wayne’s skills in bid consultancy have been developed by the focused approach he takes with every client and his honest assessment of what needs to be done to win. He works on individual bids and also implements processes for bid management within companies. In the last year alone Wayne has worked with many companies on winning tender submissions throughout the world and has implemented improvements in tender ...

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    • Edel Hartog, Senior Associate, McCann FitzGerald

      Edel Hartog, Senior Associate, McCann FitzGerald 

      Edel is a Senior Associate in McCann FitzGerald’s Corporate Group. She specialises in telecoms, energy, water, public procurement and commercial law. She has over 11 years’ experience advising both public and private sector organisations on their regulatory compliance obligations and commercial contracting arrangements (including PPP, joint venture, procurement, co-development and infrastructure contracts). Edel has also worked as telecoms legal counsel with the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZ telecommunications regulator). Edel has advised on a number of significant Irish and internati...

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    • Teresa Bolger- Senior Archaeologist and Project Manager, Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd.

      Teresa Bolger- Senior Archaeologist and Project Manager, Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd. 

      Presentation Title: “Archaeology & Construction: Avoiding the Pitfalls” Description: This talk will outline how archaeology can impact construction programmes and budgets, providing advice on how contractors can seek to avoid delays and unnecessary cost. Current legislative requirements will be highlighted, as will the different stages of the archaeological process and how the construction sector can best navigate them. Speaker bio: Teresa is a consultant archaeologist, who joined by Rubicon Heritage Services in 2009;...

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    • Aidan Brady BA, CIP  - Senior Vice President, Head of Sales, Dublin

      Aidan Brady BA, CIP – Senior Vice President, Head of Sales, Dublin 

      Aidan Brady is the National Head of Sales of Lockton Companies based in Dublin. Lockton are the world’s largest privately owned insurance broker with over 6000 staff in our 64 global offices. Lockton are a leading insurance broker in Ireland, specialising in Construction, Real Estate and Professional Indemnity. After 10 years of consecutive growth, Aidan is fuelled by the challenge to further develop the Lockton team, and design bespoke products for targeted markets.   Aidan’s has  developed insurance programs for major Building Contractors, as well as representing 4 of the to...

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    • James Lenehan- Executive Chairman at WIN | WIN Loyalty Builder

      James Lenehan- Executive Chairman at WIN | WIN Loyalty Builder 

      Speaker Bio: James Lenehan is the executive Chairman of technology business WIN | WIN, a leading supplier of sales incentive and loyalty solutions.  Previously, James was the CEO of data insights business Reep Rewards. WIN | WIN recently launched it’s new suite of services for the Construction Sector called Loyalty Builder – please visit our stand to find out more.   Presentation:  Contractor Loyalty: Capturing the Hearts (and Data) of Construction Contractors   Presentation Synopsis: Understanding contractors...

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    • Dr Emmet English- Director of Resonate Acoustics

      Dr Emmet English- Director of Resonate Acoustics 

      Dr Emmet English is Director of Resonate Acoustics, a consultancy that provides clear, straight forward and practical solutions to potentially complex noise and vibration problems. Resonate Acoustics actively support the development of Acoustics and Sustainability, recently coordinating the AIRAH Workshop “Acoustics and sustainability: Conflict or harmony” in Sydney and publishing numerous papers on Building and Environmental Acoustics. Emmet has worked as a professional acoustic consultant on over 200 projects in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australasia, the Middle East and th...

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    • James Bridgeman	FCIArb, Barrister at Law, Chartered Arbitrator, Certified Mediator

      James Bridgeman FCIArb, Barrister at Law, Chartered Arbitrator, Certified Mediator 

      James Bridgeman is a practicing Barrister, Chartered Arbitrator, certified mediator and academic. He holds practicing certificates as Barrister both in Ireland and in England and Wales. His practice, with a focus on civil and commercial litigation, arbitration and ADR is based at the Law Library Dublin and Lamb Chambers London.   He is a member of the Construction Contracts Adjudication Panel, established under Section 8 of the Construction Contracts Act, 2013. He is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators and conciliators n...

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    • Patrick Bamming	German-Irish Chamber

      Patrick Bamming German-Irish Chamber 

      Patrick Bamming has been part of the DEinternational team of the German-Irish Chamber since 2006 and is the Head of the Tax & Legal Department.  Patrick successfully advises more than 100 construction companies in being tax compliant in Ireland and Germany… He has considerable experience in advising non-resident contractors working in Ireland on the operation of Relevant Contracts Tax, VAT and the Double Tax Agreements.  In addition, he has helped to ensure Irish companies in Germany apply for an exemption from the German construction withholding tax and to be tax compliant while working i...

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    • Stephen Blakely- Interior Fit Out Specialists at Stephen Blakely Design

      Stephen Blakely- Interior Fit Out Specialists at Stephen Blakely Design 

      Speaker Bio: Stephen Blakely has over 25 years of experience in offering Interior Design services to Northern Ireland and England. He has recently completed a major job for a client in Dubai which has enabled the company to expand its manufacturing facilities. This has opened up avenues for the Stephen Blakely Design team and enabled them to export greater volumes throughout Europe. Stephen considers the clients taste, lifestyle along with their practical and physical needs when completing every interior fit-out job. He hosts an extensive library of knowledge to every clien...

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    • Fiona Cormican, Business Director, Cluid Housing

      Fiona Cormican, Business Director, Cluid Housing 

      Presentation Title: Expediting Social Housing Delivery Speaker Bio: Fiona is Clúid’s New Business Director. Fiona has over 17 years’ experience in social housing development. Previously, she was New Business and Regeneration Project Manager for Clúid, and Director of Operations for Tógáil Developments Ltd. Fiona holds a Masters in Project Management, a BA in Education, a PMP certificate and a diploma in Site Management.

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    • James Riordan- General Manager of Credit Risk Brokers

      James Riordan- General Manager of Credit Risk Brokers 

      Bio: General Manager of Credit Risk Brokers, Ireland’s leading independent broker specialising in Credit Insurance Title: To give credit or not, that is the question! When you give credit your Debtors can often become one of the largest figures on a company’s balance sheet. You insure your premises & vehicles, why not consider insuring your outstanding invoices with credit insurance? James will be running through briefly how a policy works and how it can increase your profits and mitigate your losses in the event of non-payment. Credit Insurance can be of significant support fo...

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    • Jim Sheehan	Director, Surecom Network Solutions

      Jim Sheehan Director, Surecom Network Solutions 

      In business for over 10 years, Jim Sheehan heads up one of Ireland’s leading Telecom and IT services companies. Surecom Network Solutions is a multi-award-winning engineering firm based in Ireland and the UK. Surecom Network Solutions offer professional, technical and project management services in the telecommunications and IT fields. Surecom provide world-class services with engineers who are leading the way within the industry through pioneering, practical solutions and service delivery. An area that Jim has specialised in is resolving  In-building Wireless coverage issues using Distributed...

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    • Colm Daly- CEO of Homesecure

      Colm Daly- CEO of Homesecure 

      Speaker Bio: Colm Daly is CEO of Homesecure. Homesecure is Ireland’s fastest growing Home Alarm & Home Monitoring company. Homesecure currently protects over 6000 Irish households. Homesecure offers protection through SIM Card and also Broadband and is first to the market to use Z Wave technology through its alarm system to create home automation. Homesecure has over 800 connected homes through this means and will be rolling out Home Automation products such as Heating control, Lighting control, energy monitoring. All of this can be controlled directly through an App or...

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    • John Kerrigan- Leica-Geosystems

      John Kerrigan- Leica-Geosystems 

      Bio I am a graduate of Geomatics from DIT and a member of RICS, SCSI and ICES.  I worked for Jacobs engineering for 4 years as a Land Surveyor before joining Topcon in a Technical Sales role. I joined Leica Geosystems 5 years ago and I now look after all their Irish business interest, working closely with our Distribution partners and customers.  I have recently taken on a role as the UAV Business manager for the UK and Ireland. Title Leica Geosystems - Creating Digital Realities As Leica Geosystems, we operate in many industries. Our customers are act...

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    • Justin van der Spuy - Managing Director, Saros

      Justin van der Spuy – Managing Director, Saros 

      Bio: Justin van der Spuy is the Managing Director of Saros Consulting. He is an experienced ICT professional with over 15 years’ experience in Enterprise/Solutions Architecture, Project/Program Management, Business Analysis and Technical Design. Saros works with Architects, M&E Consultants and Construction project managers to plan and deliver IT for new office builds, office upgrades and office migrations. Presentation Title: The Importance of IT Planning Presentation Synopsis: IT are often the last to be consulted on new office builds. As IT has expanded it’s remit over the years...

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    • Kevin Rudden- Garland Consultancy

      Kevin Rudden- Garland Consultancy 

      Bio: Kevin Rudden has over twenty years experience as a civil and structural engineer. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Registered Consulting Chartered Engineer and a registered Fellow of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (FConsEI). He is President Elect of the European Federation of Consulting Engineering Associations (EFCA), who represent over 1 million engineers in 25 Countries across Europe. He is the immediate past president of The Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland.   Both Kevin and GARLAND have extensive experience working as Assigned Certifier un...

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    • ENDA NEWTON- CORPORATE PARTNER - AMOSS SOLICITORS

      ENDA NEWTON- CORPORATE PARTNER – AMOSS SOLICITORS 

      Enda is a corporate lawyer with extensive experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, corporate re-organisations, shareholder arrangements, corporate fundraising, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity. Enda joined AMOSS in 2015 from the Department of Finance where he was the Senior Corporate Lawyer during one of the most challenging periods in the economic history of the State. During his time in the Department of Finance, Enda was intimately involved in advising on a diverse range of issues relating to the banking crisis, including shareholde...

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    • Brian Dempsey- MCIAT from Waterford

      Brian Dempsey- MCIAT from Waterford 

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    • Joe Kennedy- Managing Director, Smith and Kennedy Architects & Joint Managing Director, Kompas International Architects

      Joe Kennedy- Managing Director, Smith and Kennedy Architects & Joint Managing Director, Kompas International Architects 

      Joe is Managing Director of Smith and Kennedy Architects and joint Managing Director of Kompas International Architects.  In addition he is Honorary Secretary of the R.I.A.I for 2015 and 2016 having served as a Council Member in 2014.  He chairs the Building Control Steering Group in the R.I.A.I and is heavily involved in Building Regulatory matters. Joe retains a direct involvement in design and delivery of projects and has extensive experience in Educational, Residential and Commercial sectors. Architectural Education:     College of Technology, Bolton Street, (q. 1979) ...

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    • Michael Steele- Sales Director, Roomex.com

      Michael Steele- Sales Director, Roomex.com 

      How construction companies save time and money on business travel Business travel expenses are a hidden cost in just about all construction projects.  This presentation will highlight ways in which companies reduce costs and make faster, better bookings for their team.  Using the case-study of Sisk Group, we will outline how to create and implement a travel policy that provides visibility for management and efficiencies for bookers.   Bio Holder of a Master’s Degree in Tourism Management, Michael has almost 20 years’ experience working in the ...

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    • John Kelly- Centre Manager for The National Construction Training Centre

      John Kelly- Centre Manager for The National Construction Training Centre 

      Speaker Bio: John Kelly is the Centre Manager for The National Construction Training Centre based in Mount Lucas, Daingean Co. Offaly. He has been working with Laois/Offaly Education and Training Board since 2006. John has been involved in the set up and delivery of new and innovative training programmes to address the high unemployment rates in the Midlands since 2010. Previous to his work in the ETB John has had some years experience in the Retail sector as a Garden Centre Manager in Homebase and in private Landscape organisations. John is a graduate of the Botanic Gardens in Dublin where...

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    • Rachel Murphy, Sales Manager, NP Liquid Glass Systems Ltd

      Rachel Murphy, Sales Manager, NP Liquid Glass Systems Ltd 

      Title: Using Nanotechnology in the Construction Sector SYNOPSIS: How the latest advances in Nanotechnology can be applied today: Liquid Glass and its uses in the Construction Sector. Sustainable and environmentally friendly surface protection for all types of projects including new builds and restoration projects.   BIO:   NP Liquid Glass Systems Ltd provides surface protection using the latest advancements in Nanotechnology. Rachel has headed up sales since she joined her father in running the company in 2014. With a keen interest in both construction and sci...

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    • JOHN O’CONNOR CHIEF EXECUTIVE, HOUSING AGENCY

      JOHN O’CONNOR CHIEF EXECUTIVE, HOUSING AGENCY 

      John is the Chief Executive of the Housing Agency, which is a statutory body set up under the aegis of the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG). The Agency was established to provide local authorities and approved housing bodies with high quality advice and support on the delivery of housing and housing services. The Agency focuses on housing management issues, delivery of technical and regeneration services (incl. management of the pyrite remediation scheme) and research and policy advice. It also acts as interim Regulator for the approved housing body sector. ...

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    • Patrick Larkin- Managing Director Ballinlaw Domestic Systems Limited

      Patrick Larkin- Managing Director Ballinlaw Domestic Systems Limited 

      I am a retired Construction Teacher; I have a long history in Teaching Training & Project Construction Management with 35 years teaching experience.  I was and am involved in construction since 1970 and served my apprenticeship in Carpentry & Joinery. During this time I attended night school sitting all exams that were necessary in Construction, Woodwork & Technical Drawing and passed them to a high standard. In 2006 I developed Videos/DVD’s for Schools & Colleges and Self Build for the Construction Market in a step by step in detail.   In 2014 Low Cost Rainwater Har...

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    • Gary Nixon, IES Product and Business Development Manager

      Gary Nixon, IES Product and Business Development Manager 

      BIM4Analysis - Using BIM to Close the Performance Gap   Synopsis: This Talk will give good insight into IES - A leading Global Innovator of Integrated 3D sustainable analysis technology – BIM 4 Analysis approach. Gary shall look at how IES Dynamic Simulation software can bring benefit to each stage of the building lifecycle from design through to operation. There will also be a look at some case studies of work completed by IES industry leading customers. Bio:   Gary is currently a bu...

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    • Dr. Barry McAuley- Construction it Alliance (CitA)

      Dr. Barry McAuley- Construction it Alliance (CitA) 

        Bio: Barry has spent a number of years in the AEC/FM industry which has seen him occupy a number of roles. These roles have included working as a surveyor on the Dublin Port Tunnel and as a setting out engineer on various road realignment works throughout Dublin. Barry also worked as a project manager / engineer, on both a planning and operational capacity, on a number of high profile jobs i.e. Luas and Clancy Quay. During this time Barry also worked as part of the Facilities Management (FM) Team in the Sports Surgery Clinic.   On return to educatio...

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    • Greg Starr - Technical Delivery Manager 4site

      Greg Starr – Technical Delivery Manager 4site 

      Greg’s role as Technical Delivery Manager at 4site involves driving the technical direction of 4site and providing technical guidance and training to all departments and project teams. He is responsible for all technical solutions aspects on client projects including liaison with external parties.

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    • Niall Looney - PMP, B.Eng. (Hons), C.Eng., MIEI, P Grad Dip. P. Mgt.

      Niall Looney – PMP, B.Eng. (Hons), C.Eng., MIEI, P Grad Dip. P. Mgt. 

      Niall is a Chartered Engineer and PMP practitioner and works as Client Director at 4site. Before joining 4site, Niall worked with John Sisk and Son and Threefold P.M.

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    • Peter Mac Namara- P MAC Ltd

      Peter Mac Namara- P MAC Ltd 

      Peter is founder and director of PMac Ltd,  a specialist stone cleaning and stone restoration company. Peter has 30 years experience in the restoration of stone floors and facades in both modern and heritage buildings. Peter spotted a trend for concrete polishing over 10 years ago and utilised his knowledge of stone polishing and surface protection to become the leading concrete polishing contractor in Ireland. Recently he has been awarded some of the largest concrete polishing contracts in the country.

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    • Stephanie Keogh- iGeotec

      Stephanie Keogh- iGeotec 

      Bio Stephanie’s background is in geographic information systems, mapping, climate change and the built environment. Following the completion of an MSc in Climate Change she went on to complete a PhD at Maynooth University investigating the urban climate of Dublin where she combined high resolution data from climate and air quality sensors with spatial datasets to investigate the urban climate effect across Dublin. Since then Stephanie became operational lead of Dublin’s open data network, Dublinked. In this role she worked with a range of partners, including Start-ups, MNCs and Local Authorit...

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    • Pat Nestor- Dublin City Council

      Pat Nestor- Dublin City Council 

        Pat Nestor is head of the Building Control Division within the Planning & Property Development Department of Dublin City Council.   A Chartered Building Surveyor, Pat leads a team supporting building owners, builders and professionals in their efforts to comply with the Building Regulations and Building Control Regulations.  Pat joined Dublin City Council in 2014 from his previous post with Cork City Council Building Control.     Presentation Title;   Building Control in Dublin City Council     Synopsis:   The Building C...

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    • Quentin Gargan- Construction PV

      Quentin Gargan- Construction PV 

      Presentation Title: Solar Photovoltaic Systems Cost effective renewable energy for more than Part L compliance. Synopsis: With annual global production of solar panels reaching 200 million in 2015, solar PV systems have become an economical way to produce clean electricity, often at a significantly lower cost than power from the grid.   This presentation will look at how photovoltaics can be more than just a cost-effective way of meeting part L on residential developments, and will consider both the obstacles that have ...

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    • Mark Lindsay- LinkedIn

      Mark Lindsay- LinkedIn 

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    • Joe Behan- Mediation and Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

      Joe Behan- Mediation and Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 

      Joe is an experienced Mediator, Conciliator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator and Facilitator practicing in Ireland, the UK, the Middle East and the Caribbean. He served as International President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in 2010 and as Irish Branch Chairman in 2007/2008.   Joe is a fellow in Mediation and Arbitration with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an expert in Public Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement and  a Planning & Environmental Mediator with CIArb.

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    • Brian Nolan  Technical, Engineering & Electrical Union.

      Brian Nolan Technical, Engineering & Electrical Union. 

      Presentation Title: Rebuilding the Construction sector- The role of the Trade Union Speaker Bio: Brian Nolan is the National Construction Official for the Mechanical & Electrical Contracting Industries and Construction sector. Brian is responsible for negotaiting the National Collective Employment Agreements for these sectors and would engage with employer representative bodies such as the Construction Industry Federation. Brian has been with Irelands Largest Craft Union since 2009 and took up his current position following an election in 2012. He also holds the responsib...

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    • Caroline Fanning RTMA, B.E., BCL, MIEI, Solicitor, Fanning Solicitors

      Caroline Fanning RTMA, B.E., BCL, MIEI, Solicitor, Fanning Solicitors 

      Caroline Fanning RTMA, B.E., BCL, MIEI, Solicitor is the Principal of the firm. Caroline graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) in 1995 with an honours degree in Electrical Engineering and proceeded to work as a software engineer in Ireland, the UK and Australia designing and developing a wide variety of applications for the banking, insurance and government sectors. Caroline returned to UCD in 2000 to study law and went on to qualify as a solicitor in 2006. Caroline has extensive experience in property law, wills & probate law, debt collection, motor trade law ...

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    • Healy Hynes- Property Consultant

      Healy Hynes- Property Consultant 

      Bio Healy Hynes is a second generation property consultant with over 25 years experience in the property sector and a passion for innovation.  A founder member of the REA Nationwide Estate Agency Group he is managing director of Athlone based  property consultants REA  Hynes.  Healy is also a former RTB Adjudicator and a sitting RTB Tribunal Member.  In 2014 he began the development of what would become buynewhomes.ie; an online platform specifically designed to address the challenges faced in the sales process of new homes.   Presentation Title How new technology can improve ...

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    • Julian Deeks- Murphys Surveyors

      Julian Deeks- Murphys Surveyors 

      Bio:   A ten year career utilising UAV technology across a broad range of industries from military to O&G.  1000’s of operational hours both domestically and internationally.   Joined the British army in 2005 and started to fly UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) for various organisations like the ANA (Afghan National Army) to the Iraqi Army and NATO, specialising in the field of ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting & Acquisition and reconnaissance). America specialising in MUAV (Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) around 7kg and TUAV (Tactical Unm...

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    • James Corbett, Co-founder & CEO at Simvirtua Ltd.

      James Corbett, Co-founder & CEO at Simvirtua Ltd. 

      Speaker Bio: James Corbett (B.Eng. Computer Engineering, University of Limerick) has 20 years experience in the IT industry having worked with Apple, Motorola and Analog Devices, in roles from Software Test to Network System Administration. In 2011 he started a not-for-profit - MissionV. Education Ltd. that was funded by the Department of Education to run a Virtual Reality pilot programme in 20 primary schools. James' new company - Simvirtua - has been supported by Enterprise Ireland, under the New Frontiers programme, and is building software for Virtual and Augmented R...

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    • Seanna Mulrean- LK shields

      Seanna Mulrean- LK shields 

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    • Mark Lindsay-  Senior Business Development Manager, Linked Finance

      Mark Lindsay- Senior Business Development Manager, Linked Finance 

      Is a Senior Business Development Manager for Linked Finance. My background is sales development within Finance & Telecoms. We are Irelands premier Peer 2 Peer Group. We have lent over €20 million to over 500 hundred Irish businesses of all shapes and sizes. Every penny of that was funded by regular members of the pubic. The banks get bypassed, the wheels keep turning and everyone wins.

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    • Paraic O Lochlainn- General Manager, eMaint

      Paraic O Lochlainn- General Manager, eMaint 

      Speaker Bio: Páraic serves as the General Manager for eMaint for the EMEA region, heading up operations from their new European HQ in Dublin. For 30 years eMaint has been providing CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software) solutions to the Manufacturing, Construction, Services and Facilities industries among others. eMaint X4 allows organisations complete transparency across their operation ensuring necessary work gets distributed, completed and documented effectively.Working with over 50,000 customers across 56 countries eMaint has cemented its position as the global leader in CM...

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    • Eva Adams- Operations Manager, Canduco Recruitment

      Eva Adams- Operations Manager, Canduco Recruitment 

      Speaker Bio: Eva is the Operations Manager at Canduco Recruitment. Her job is to coordinate smooth operations of Recruitment and Business Development departments. She also collaborates with Bluestone Facilities Management in Ireland and CrewIt Resourcing in the UK. Originally from Poland, she holds MA in European Studies and degree in Management & Marketing. During 11 years in Ireland she helped establish 7 businesses within different sectors and built their teams. Change management, especially in construction industry is her true passion.   ...

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    • Dr. Mary Moloney, Lecturer Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, CIT

      Dr. Mary Moloney, Lecturer Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, CIT 

      Speaker Bio: Dr Mary Moloney qualified with a BE (1st class honours) in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (1989) and a PhD (2015) from UCC.  She is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and was Chairman of the Cork Region in 2002-2003. Mary Moloney has been lecturing in CIT since 2006, and is a Lecturer in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. Mary has held many positions in industry as: a Structural Designer; Construction Manager; Senior Projects Engineer; and Procurement Team Leader with Pfizer. She commenced her academic career in Octobe...

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    • Tanya White- Mayo Local Enterprise Office.

      Tanya White- Mayo Local Enterprise Office. 

      An Environmental Planning post-graduate of Queens University, Belfast Tanya, a member of the Irish Planning Institute, has worked with Mayo County Council since 1999. Previously a member of Mayo County Council’s Development Management Section and Forward Planning Section for over thirteen years, Tanya was involved in all areas of planning including strategic planning, policy formulation and implementation. Tanya’s studies also included a dissertation on developing the Achill-Westport Railway line, now the Great Western Greenway. In 2012 Tanya completed a Management Development course with the...

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