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 programmes for the up-skilling of trainers and construction workers under the QualiBuild project, the follow-on from BUSI.

    Presentation Title:

    Building Skills, Building Quality – The QualiBuild Challenge

    Presentation Synopsis: 

    In the past 2 years, over 300 building construction workers and construction trainers have upskilled in how to deliver quality, low-energy buildings through the QualiBuild programme. What would it take for this pilot programme to be adopted nationally? Are builders, designers and home owners ready to embrace the value of quality?

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