Speakers

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

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      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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    • Hugh Wallace - Director, Douglas Wallace Architects

      Hugh Wallace – Director, Douglas Wallace Architects 

      Hugh has over 30 years experience in the Interior Design / Architectural industry and is world renowned for his insight and knowledge as a leader in design. Working alongside the Client to assess and define a project, Hugh’s primary focus is on the direction and successful delivery of the most appropriate and effective vision for each individual project. He is able to draw on practical knowledge and experience gained across a number of significant developments in the Retail, Commercial and Hotel sectors.

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    • Mark Foley, Managing Director of Coillte Land Solutions, Coillte.

      Mark Foley, Managing Director of Coillte Land Solutions, Coillte. 

      Mark Foley joined Coillte in August of 2008 as Managing Director of Coillte Land Solutions. Land Solutions is the venturing arm of Coillte with responsibility for the creation of medium and long term commercial returns by adding value to Coillte’s land assets. The business provides land solutions across a range of sectors, with a particular emphasis on support for national policy objectives, and has made major contributions in the renewable energy and telecommunications sectors in recent years. Prior to joining Coillte, Mark Foley was Director of Capital Programmes with the Dublin Airport A...

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    • Malachi Sweetman, Senior Associate, Construction Group, Maples and Calder Dublin

      Malachi Sweetman, Senior Associate, Construction Group, Maples and Calder Dublin 

      Malachi advises employers and contractors on all aspects of construction contracts, from tendering to negotiation of contract terms, to claim and risk management during the contract and the bringing or defending of claims after the contract has concluded.   In disputes, Malachi frequently acts as advocate for his clients in arbitration or conciliation and works closely with his clients in preparing claim documents, taking witness statements and instructing experts.

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    • Enda Luddy, Managing Director, CBRE Ireland

      Enda Luddy, Managing Director, CBRE Ireland 

      Prior to his appointment as MD in 2013, Enda, a valuation & portfolio management specialist, established CBRE's Property Management division, oversaw the development of a new Building Consultancy department, providing PM, Building Condition Surveys, Fund Monitoring & Space Planning services & established a specialised Professional Services team handling rent reviews, lease renewals & rating advice across all occupier sectors of the Irish CRE market. Enda, a family man from Co. Wicklow,  is a keen cyclist and an avid online reader of all things tech / future vision related. ...

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    • Robert Canavan,  Senior Planner, Western Region BAM Contractors.

      Robert Canavan, Senior Planner, Western Region BAM Contractors. 

      A native of Galway, Robert has worked in the construction industry for thirty years. He has worked in Ireland, the U.K, Poland and short stints in Qatar. For the past eighteen years he has worked as a planner for several of the large main contractors in Ireland. Presentation Title- “Preparation, fitting the square peg into the round hole”. Presentation Synopsis- Robert will discuss the value to be gained by all parties to a construction project by placing more importance on preparation in advance of the project start on site.  

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    • Benedict Zucchi - Architect Principal, BDP

      Benedict Zucchi – Architect Principal, BDP 

      Benedict is an Architect Principal responsible for leading healthcare design in BDP’s London studio. His work has achieved public recognition through a number of prizes,including RIBA Awards for St Joseph’sHospital,Cork and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. Alder Hey also won the 2016 Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award, repeating the success first achieved in 2008 with the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton.The success of the‘Alex’ led directly to the commission for the Teaching,  Trauma and Tertiary Care Centre(3Ts), a 94,000m² project in three phases which s...

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    • Tom Moloney - Managing Director, Construction Information Services (CIS)

      Tom Moloney – Managing Director, 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. Since acquiring the company in 2002, Tom has taken the company from the traditional medium of the printed CIS Report to the provision of a real-time online information system, which is continuously enhanced using the latest available technology. Prior to acquiring CIS, Tom was the Group Financial Director of the Corporate Image Group, the parent company of CIS. He commenced his career with the Smurfit Group and gained valuabl...

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    • Donal Murphy - Head of Infrastructure and Credit Investments, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)

      Donal Murphy – Head of Infrastructure and Credit Investments, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) 

      Donal Murphy is Head of Infrastructure and Credit Investments at the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF). The ISIF mandate is to invest on a commercial basis to support economic activity and employment in Ireland. The Infrastructure and Energy markets are key areas of activity for the ISIF with a range of investments already made and in the active ISIF pipeline. Prior to working for ISIF, Donal was Head of Project Finance Ireland at Bank of Ireland. Presentation : Title : Infrastructure – commercial investments, with impact ISIF has a double bottom line mandate to make c...

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    • Michael Dall- Construction Market Analyst, Barbour ABI

      Michael Dall- Construction Market Analyst, Barbour 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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    • Roland O'Connell, Chairman, Savills

      Roland O’Connell, Chairman, Savills 

      Roland was appointed Chairman of Savills in October 2014. He joined the firm in 1981 and during this time he was primarily responsible for the Office Agency Department. He has advised numerous high profile clients in their search for office property in Ireland, including State Street for their new Dublin HQ. This was the largest city centre office transaction since the Citi HQ deal in 1999 – a deal in which Roland was also in...

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    • Raoul Empey, Sustainability Advisor, Sustineo, Ireland

      Raoul Empey, Sustainability Advisor, Sustineo, Ireland 

      Raoul completed his training as a Climate Reality Leader under former U.S. Vice President Al Gore in 2015. He is now part of a global network of leaders committed to solving the climate crisis. His business -Sustineo- specialises in low carbon projects and the quantification of its projects’ sustainability benefits through numbers. It does this using techniques such as life cycle assessment (LCA), measurement & verification of energy savings, and carbon footprinting.  Sustineo is a member of the Irish Green Building Council and is currently ...

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    • Pat O'Doherty, CEO, ESB

      Pat O’Doherty, CEO, ESB 

      Pat O'Doherty was appointed Chief Executive of ESB in 2011, and appointed to the ESB Board in 2013. Previous to this, he headed up each of ESB's main businesses as Executive Director ESB International, Managing Director ESB Networks Ltd. and Executive Director ESB Power Generation. Pat holds a primary and masters degree in Engineering from University College Dublin and completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. Pat is also a trustee of The Conference Board of the United States and is a director of Energy UK.

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    • Conor Owens-	Partner, Litigation Group – Head of Construction, Maples

      Conor Owens- Partner, Litigation Group – Head of Construction, Maples 

      Conor has specialised in all areas of construction law, including contentious and non-contentious construction, for more than 10 years.  Conor is Head of the Construction Group in Maples and Calder. Conor regularly acts as solicitor advocate in dispute resolution and he is a qualified adjudicator. Conor has advised on some of Ireland's largest and most complex construction projects and disputes.

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    • Sean Fennell, CEO, Initiafy.

      Sean Fennell, CEO, Initiafy. 

      Sean Fennell is a Co-founder and CEO of Initiafy – a safety training and contractor management software company headquartered in Dublin and with offices in London, New York and Toronto. He has been part of the safety world for over 10 years, working closely with construction companies in Europe, North America and globally, such as Balfour Beatty, Lendlease, Gilbane and Powergen.   Presentation Title: Change Management: Introducing and Adopting Online Safety Training Technology in a Workplace (Shift from Traditional to Digital)   Presentation Synop...

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    • Jo Wallwork - Senior Project Manager and BIM Lead, Turner & Townsend

      Jo Wallwork – Senior Project Manager and BIM Lead, Turner & Townsend 

      Jo Wallwork is a Project Manager with Turner & Townsend, she’s been with the company for 10 years with the last 4 being in the Dublin office where she has developed a specialism in BIM.  She’s the current co-chairperson for Ireland’s Eastern BIM Region and activity promotes the benefits of BIM.

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    • Brian Cassidy - Senior Executive Engineer, Housing Maintenance Department, Cork City Council

      Brian Cassidy – Senior Executive Engineer, Housing Maintenance Department, Cork City Council 

      Brian is responsible for the delivery of Cork City Councils, Social Housing Vacant Recovery Program, Deep Retrofit Strategy, contract response maintenance program and procurement.  The City Councils project to bring vacant properties back into productive won the award for best local authority initiative at Engineers Irelands 2016 Excellence awards.   Presentation Title- Renovation and vacant houses.

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

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

      Sherry Perreault was appointed Ireland’s first Head of Lobbying Regulation by the Standards in Public Office Commission in May 2015. In September 2016, her role was expanded to include responsibility for overseeing the administration of ethics and electoral legislation.   In her current role, Ms Perreault oversees the administration of the Regulation of Lobbying Act, the Ethics in Public Office Acts and the Electoral Acts on behalf of the Standards in Public Office Commission. She serves as Registrar of Lobbying, with delegated authority for operations and compliance, advice and gui...

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    • Brendan Guildea BL- Barrister

      Brendan Guildea BL- Barrister 

      Brendan was called to the bar in 2011 and runs a general practice in Dublin and on the Eastern Circuit. He worked for Practical Law Company in London during 2011/2012, which is where he was first exposed to construction law.   Presentation title: Recent developments in construction site accident liability   Synopsis of your talk: This talk will present an overview of the most recent decisions on the Occupiers' Liability Act 1995, as amended, and suggest changes to best practice arising from same.  

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    • JP Hilliard - Associate Director, Lafferty Project Managers

      JP Hilliard – Associate Director, Lafferty Project Managers 

      JP Hilliard is an Associate Director in Lafferty Project Managers with over 22 years’ experience. JP has worked across a wide variety of industry sectors including Commercial, Retail, Residential, Mixed-Use, Education, Fit-out and Telecommunications. JP was the lead project manager on Eircom’s award winning HQ, The Oval development, Cumberland House redevelopment and is currently lead PM on the redevelopment of Blanchardstown SC. Presentation title – ‘The refurbishment, redevelopment and rejuvenation of 1970’s type buildings in Dublin city centre – The challenges facing ...

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    • Robin Mandal - Director, Robin Mandal Architects.

      Robin Mandal – Director, Robin Mandal Architects. 

      Robin is the Director of Robin Mandal Architects, which has been in existence for 38 years. He is a former president of the RIAI and have Grade 1 accreditation as a Conservation Architect. Since setting up in practice in 1979, Robin has been recognised as being a leader in design led pragmatic practice, with particular conservation skills, combining an understanding of the built heritage and contemporary architecture. 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 ...

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    • Raymond Tutty, Associate Director, Planning Division Savills (UK) Limited

      Raymond Tutty, Associate Director, Planning Division Savills (UK) Limited 

      Upon successful completion of a masters degree in Urban Planning from UCD, Raymond moved to London to take a role with the global real estate services provider Savills.  Now a chartered town planner with ten years experience, Raymond provides commercially focused planning advice meeting the specific needs of private sector clients. Presentation Title   ‘The Effect of National Planning Frameworks at Promoting Economic Development’   Synopsis   The National Planning Policy Framework for England was p...

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    • Clare Flynn - QEHS Consultant, CG Business Consulting

      Clare Flynn – QEHS Consultant, CG Business Consulting 

      Bachelor of Science Honours in Environmental Health, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Clare has a solid work experience portfolio and track record of working in local government and health authorities.Demonstrating keen monitoring, investigating and enforcing skills using strict observation, sampling and recording methodologies. Having graduated from DIT in 2015, Clare has worked since then within the Environmental, Health and Safety profession including working on environmental and health and safety projects with Rossmore Civils and Rosebank Retail Park. Other ke...

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    • Vivienne Murtagh - QEHS Consultant, CG Business Consulting

      Vivienne Murtagh – QEHS Consultant, CG Business Consulting 

      BSc. (Honors) in Occupational Safety &Health, Sligo Institute of Technology (Year 2009) Graduate member of IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) for continuous improvement and commitment to health and safety practice and procedures. Vivienne has several years’ experience in working in a medium to large organisations implementing & maintaining ISO Management Systems incorporating Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental standards. She enforced a rigorous mind-set in Health & Safety with every member of staff. Many tasks were u...

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    • Helen Duffy RIAI RIBA,	Director, MLM Ireland, Ireland.

      Helen Duffy RIAI RIBA, Director, MLM Ireland, Ireland. 

      Helen Duffy is an Architect and Director of MLM Ireland. MLM Ireland are a leading provider of independent third party Assigned Certifier services and Compliance Consultancy. With 25 years of experience working with Building Regulations in the UK, Northern Ireland and Ireland, Helen is well placed to advise upon Compliance, Building Control and processes.   Presentation Title: BCAR in 2017 : Pitfalls and FAQs.   Synopsis : Helen will outline some of the issues and pitfalls experienced over the first three years of operating within t...

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    • Dr. Markus Helfert - Director, Business Informatics Group, Dublin City University, Ireland

      Dr. Markus Helfert – Director, Business Informatics Group, Dublin City University, Ireland 

      Dr. Markus Helfert is Director of the Business Informatics Group at Dublin City University, and a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems. His expertise includes Building Information Management, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture and Smart Cities. He advised companies in Ireland and internationally on IT Innovation and Information Management. Presentation Title: Building Information in Smart Environments –Use Cases and IT Architecture. Presentation Synopsis: Overview of Smart Environment/Smart Cities Outline key Ch...

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    • Maureen Marsden, Senior Acoustic Consultant, Resonate Acoustics, Ireland

      Maureen Marsden, Senior Acoustic Consultant, Resonate Acoustics, Ireland 

      Maureen Marsden is an Acoustic Engineer with Resonate Acoustics with 20 years experience in acoustics across a broad range of sectors including: building acoustics, transportation and industrial acoustics. She worked within the UK following the change to the Building Regulations in 2000 that required similar mandatory sound insulation testing to demonstrate that the minimum sound insulation performance standards were met. Presentation Title- Sound Testing Do's and Don'ts: Lessons learned from similar mandatory testing in the...

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    • Jarleth Heneghan, Partner, Projects and Construction, William Fry Solicitors

      Jarleth Heneghan, Partner, Projects and Construction, William Fry Solicitors 

      Jarleth Heneghan is a partner in William Fry's Projects & Construction Department and a leading construction and projects solicitor. He advises on contentious and non-contentious matters for public and private clients on all aspects of construction procurement, PPP and infrastructure. He has extensive experience of litigation and arbitration (domestic and international) and other alternative means of dispute resolution and rescue financing. Jarleth is also a chartered surveyor (FRICS, FSCSI) and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), MCIOB and accredited CEDR media...

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    • George Harold, CEO and co-founder, Integrated Facilities Solutions

      George Harold, CEO and co-founder, Integrated Facilities Solutions 

      CEO and co-founder of Integrated Facilities Solutions, an award-winning company with over 20 years’ experience of managing building information for blue chip clients from Design & Construction Collaboration right through to the co-ordination & delivery of Project Close out & Handover information. Presentation Title- Building Information Management from Design & Construction to Operations

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    • Valerie O’Keeffe ,CEO, Clarity Vision & Purpose Consulting.

      Valerie O’Keeffe ,CEO, Clarity Vision & Purpose Consulting. 

      Valerie is a Strategic Planning and Change Management consultant with over 20 years experience devising and implementing interventions for her clients.  She works with Corporate and SME clients, helping them to reposition, manage uncertainty and capitalise on growth opportunities.  She has significant experience supporting clients in the Construction and Property Sectors.  Prior to running her own business she was a Board member of AIB Corporate &Commercial Banking.  She has a Masters Degree in Organisational Behaviour from TCDas well asqualifications in Corporate Strategy, Business Studie...

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    • Carol Tallon, Strategist at Property District, Dublin

      Carol Tallon, Strategist at Property District, Dublin 

      Carol Tallon is the author of the Irish Property Buyers' Handbook series from 2011 to 2015 and several business titles to date.  She has been involved in the construction and property industries for more than a decade and has worked as a strategic consultant – at operational and project levels - with Government departments, industry representative bodies, private developers, construction companies, auctioneering firms and media outlets.  www.CarolTallon.com Presentation title: Embracing Disruption: Preparing for a Digital Construction Economy Synopsis...

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    • Dr Emmet English, Director, Resonate Acoustics, Ireland

      Dr Emmet English, Director, Resonate Acoustics, Ireland 

      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,in collaboration with Munisense, deliver custom monitoring solutions that allow their customers to extract information from their measurements in real-time. Emmet has worked as a professional acoustic consultant on over 200 projects in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australasia, the Middle East and the USA. Emmet specialises in acoustics and vibratio...

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    • Olga Gaffney, Senior Solicitor, AMOSS Solicitors

      Olga Gaffney, Senior Solicitor, AMOSS Solicitors 

      Olga is a Senior Solicitor in AMOSS Solicitors and is highly experienced in several key areas of law including commercial law, commercial and residential property, landlord and tenant law, and banking law. Olga is also a lecturer, tutor and examiner with the Law Society of Ireland and also lectured on the MA in Literature and Publishing, NUI Galway in the areas of “Intellectual Property Law” and “Technology Law”.

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    • Denis Hevey,Lead Coach/Consultant & Founder/CEO, Positive Performance Academy.

      Denis Hevey,Lead Coach/Consultant & Founder/CEO, Positive Performance Academy. 

      Denis’s expertise in leadership & talent development through real engagement with optimal performance is internationally highly acclaimed.  His work, in consulting, coaching & speaking, purposefully & passionately aligns him with people & organisations who really want to be the best at what they progressively do.   Denis’s expertise is grounded in science, yet essentially guided by practical common sense of his real career & life experiences. He is an ICF Accredited Coach & holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology specialising in optimal human functiona...

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    • Shauna Coyne, Chief Operations Officer, SkyClad Ltd, Ireland & United Kingdom

      Shauna Coyne, Chief Operations Officer, SkyClad Ltd, Ireland & United Kingdom 

      Shauna is the Chief Operations Officer for SkyClad Ltd Ireland & United Kingdom. Having studied Business in college, Shauna began working in the family business in 2010. SkyClad manufacture Steel Frame Buildings, which include Industrial, Commercial, Agricultural, Refrigerated Buildings and cold stores. They also manufacture and construct containerised units and Structural Insulated Panel’s (SIP) for application in SIP panel modular housing. Shauna’s role within the company is International Project Management. She recently received an LLB in Irish Laws and is currently attending Kings I...

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    • Stuart Nelson, Founder, Jigsaw Consulting.

      Stuart Nelson, Founder, Jigsaw Consulting. 

      Stuart works with organisations to solve problems and develop an organisational Growth Mindset.  Stuart bring over 20 years’ experience managing teams, coaching, training, and consulting, to the analysis and improvement work he carries out.  Using tools from Lean, Six Sigma, and Design Thinking, and techniques such as coaching, mentoring and training, he is in a unique position to guide the person and the process through the change cycle.  Stuart holds 3rd level qualifications in Psychology, Innovation, Lean, and Six Sigma and has researched and published in Leadership, Psy...

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    • Jonathan Argue, Technical Specialist: Geomatics, Topcon Ireland.

      Jonathan Argue, Technical Specialist: Geomatics, Topcon Ireland. 

      A voice for geospatial technology solutions, innovation, education and training in Ireland’s construction industry.  Jonathan delivers Topcon’s ethos of ‘With you all the way’ throughout Ireland. He uses his education, MSc Geospatial Engineering from DIT and BSc (Hons) Building Surveying from DKIT, and experience to improve the construction process by tutoring clients about the appropriate application of new technology and deriving lean surveying workflows. Presentation Title: Topcon’s 3D Point Cloud Acquisition Methods Presentation Synopsis:...

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    • Trevor McSharry - Head of Department, Civil Engineeering & Construction, IT Sligo

      Trevor McSharry – Head of Department, Civil Engineeering & Construction, IT Sligo 

      Trevor McSharry is the Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction at IT Sligo. Over the last six years in this role, he has provided academic leadership and led the development and successful launch of a portfolio of accredited online part time programmes for the construction sector.Trevoris a Chartered Engineer and holds an MBA. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMI), he has over 20 years of industrial and academic experience to a senior management level and worked in the Food, Electronic, Nuclear, Pharma and Biotech industries. He has intimate knowledge and experi...

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    • Sandra Gannon - Product Architect and Designer, IBM, Watson IoT Ireland

      Sandra Gannon – Product Architect and Designer, IBM, Watson IoT Ireland 

      Sandra Gannon is a Product Designer and Architect in the Watson Internet of Things (IoT) business unit in IBM. Sandra has worked in software development for nearly 12 years in a number of roles such as Information Developer, Lead Information Developer, Scrum Master, and Release Manager. Sandra's primary role as Product Designer and Architect is to work with customers to validate their business needs and to designs product changes using the latest technology that exceed their expectations working specifically on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and cognitive buildings. Sandra is a fair weath...

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

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

      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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    • Tom O'Reilly Head of Partnerships Linked Finance.

      Tom O’Reilly Head of Partnerships Linked Finance. 

      Bio Tom O'Reilly been involved with some of the most exciting names in the areas of finance and technology, including Groupon, SumUp and Holvi. Throughout his career, he has worked to bring the benefits of better technology to Irish SMEs. His current role as Head of Partnerships at Linked Finance is all about helping local businesses to access the funds they need to grow. Linked Finance is Ireland's leading P2P lending platform. It connects great local businesses who need loans with a vibrant online lending community. This is about using technology to make business lending ...

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    • Henry O’D. Thompson, Conservation Manager,  The OldBuilders Company, Co. Galway.

      Henry O’D. Thompson, Conservation Manager, The OldBuilders Company, Co. Galway. 

      Working on conservation of historic buildings for 35 years, from castles to cottages, cathedrals to caponniere. Well known for his work with Lime Mortars and traditional materials. Former founding member of the Building Limes Forum, on the traditional skills register Irish Georgian Society, and on the Heritage Council Conservation Panel. Presentation Title- Importance of Lime and compatible materials in old and historic buildings. Presentation Synopsis- Why compatable materials are so important in providing a warm and dry enviroment in old traditio...

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    • Rachel Murphy, Sales Director, NP Liquid Glass Systems Ltd.

      Rachel Murphy, Sales Director, NP Liquid Glass Systems Ltd. 

      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 conservation this role was the perfect fit for Rachel. NP Liquid Glass provides high quality and affordable surface protection which is sustainable, environmentally friendly and toxin free. With a large range of applications, from preventing damp penetration to anti-graffiti protection and restoration work, the role is varied and sees Rachel working all aro...

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    • Jim Fitzsimons, Managing Director,Riverwest Management Ltd.

      Jim Fitzsimons, Managing Director,Riverwest Management Ltd. 

      Jim Fitzsimons is a Past President of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors, the representative body for the consultancy sector in Ireland. Jim set up and is Lead Partner in Riverwest Management, a company focussed entirely on funding for Innovation and growth. He has also worked as a Consultant for Intertrade Ireland’s Innovation programmes for 12 years. In that time has been put together hundreds of Fusion projects across the island between SME’s and Third Level Colleges. Mostly he has worked partnering companies in Ireland with colleges in Northern  Ireland. Prior to that he ...

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    • Joe Behan, Managing Director, Behan Dispute Resolution.

      Joe Behan, Managing Director, Behan Dispute Resolution. 

      Joe is an experienced Mediator, Conciliator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator and Consulting Engineer practicing in Ireland, the UK, and the Middle East. He is an expert in Public Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement. Joe sits on numerous Irish and International dispute resolution panels, lectures in NUI Maynooth and sits on five Boards including ISME and KWETB. Presentation Title- The Changing Face of Dispute Resolution in Construction. Presentation Synopsis- Joe will look at the introduction of the Construction Contracts Act, the new provisions of the ...

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    • Adam Morgan Fletcher - Senior Major Projects Engineer, Groundforce, England

      Adam Morgan Fletcher – Senior Major Projects Engineer, Groundforce, England 

      Studied Civil Engineering at Leeds Metropolitan University, and I have been for the past 7 years, my role is Senior Major Projects Engineer I design and manage temporary works schemes on large civil, infrastructure and commercial projects, with a specialist focus on temporary propping and earth retaining support systems. I love the outdoors, adrenaline sports and travelling. Presentation Title- A Comparison of Hydraulic Propping against structural steel & ground anchors & a look at Ground Force Major Projects. Presentation Synopsis- ...

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    • Damien McKay - Director, HD McKay Consulting Engineers

      Damien McKay – Director, HD McKay Consulting Engineers 

      Damien has over 20 years of experience in engineering and construction projects, with a recognised expertise in building regulations, and the need for transparent monitoring and clearer guidelines. He is probably best known for his work on Pyrite and Mica and was the leading expert interviewed by RTE for their Prime Time special on Mica. He has worked with a range of private and public sector bodies, and Projects he has worked on include: Curran Quay Development at Larne Harbour £4.5million; Clar Barnesmore Gap road Realignment €20million; Knockvalley Sewer £2million and Bundoran Link Road ...

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    • Ruth Robertson, MD & Quality, Safety, Environmental Consultant, Bambus Solutions.

      Ruth Robertson, MD & Quality, Safety, Environmental Consultant, Bambus Solutions. 

      MD of Bambus Solutions Ltd providing sustainable, value add solutions for quality, environmental and safety performance.   Ruth has over 25 years’ experience implementing and operating Quality, Environmental and Safety systems in companies involved in manufacturing, logistics, construction, waste management and service industries. She understands the need for a practical approach to ensure safety, quality and environmental systems and processes that work for the company in a positive way. Ruth provides services and support in Safety Management ISO ...

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    • Dr. Amir Tabaković, Strategic Research Proposal Co-ordinator, Research Enterprise and Innovation Services, Dublin Institute of Technology.

      Dr. Amir Tabaković, Strategic Research Proposal Co-ordinator, Research Enterprise and Innovation Services, Dublin Institute of Technology. 

      Amir is a Strategic Research Proposal Coordinator in Dublin Institute of Technology. Prior to taking up this post at DIT, he worked as a researcher in UCD and Delft University of Technology, where the focus of his work was evaluating recycling technologies for asphalt pavement rehabilitation and development of self-healing technology for asphalt pavements. Presentation Title- Self-healing Asphalt for Road Pavements Presentation Synopsis- Self-healing technology is a new field within material technology. It represents a revolution in materials engin...

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    • Hugh Brennan, Chief Executive, Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance CLG

      Hugh Brennan, Chief Executive, Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance CLG 

      Hugh Brennanisthe CEO and cofounder with William Black ofÓ Cualann Cohousing Alliance CLG.Building communities not just houses. www.ocualann.ie Hugh’s vision is for fully integrated, mixed income affordable housing and he believes that we must change the way we address housing needs in Ireland today. ÓCualann is currently building 49 Affordable Co-operative homes for owner occupiers with support from Dublin City Council. This project of A2 rated homes was heavily oversubscribed. Members who sign a common charter have expressed a desire to liv...

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    • Michael Gillen, Chairman & CEO, Bridgestock Care Ireland.

      Michael Gillen, Chairman & CEO, Bridgestock Care Ireland. 

      Michael Gillen is Chairman and CEO of Bridgestock Care, Irelands National Quality Management Systems (Q-Mark) Award Winners 2016. Michael has led Bridgestock to excel in the provision of care services at home and abroad through an unfaltering commitment to the companys core values and level of service and will share the ingredients for success with the audience. Presentation Title : Quality Wins !  

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    • Leah Pitttam, Managing Partner, Progressive Financial Services, Ireland

      Leah Pitttam, Managing Partner, Progressive Financial Services, Ireland 

      Independent Financial Advisors specialising in pensions and investments. Self Directed Pensions in the area of property for single schemes or multiple joint ventures between two or more pensions schemes. Gearing/Leveraging against property via normal investment or pensions schemes. Executive Income Protection, Shareholder Protection, and Keyman Insurance.    

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    • Ronan J McGrath, Founder,  Elevation Construction Network, Co. Wexford

      Ronan J McGrath, Founder, Elevation Construction Network, Co. Wexford 

      Elevation Construction Network is a one of a kind, award winning Construction specific portal & network. We help construction businesses thrive by generating growth sales & structure through sharing leads & industry knowledge to elevate your business to the next level. Elevation offer a unique opportunity for businesses operating in the construction industry to network and benefit from referral marketing between members who share the same customers, but who offer non-competing services, while also developing their business. We meet every two weeks to exchange leads and ben...

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    • William Power MCIAT BIM / Technical Manager Reddy Architecture + Urbanism / Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

      William Power MCIAT BIM / Technical Manager Reddy Architecture + Urbanism / Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists 

      William has worked in the AEC industry for over 15 years, with experience ranging from on site construction to office based design. He completed a Master’s Degree in Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies in 2012 and is currently undertaking a Master’s Degree in Building Information Modelling Management. William currently specialises in the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to develop technical design and construction information for projects, typically for tender on medium to large scale projects. Currently his research area is looking at...

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    • Healy Hynes,Owner & Managing Director, REA Hynes

      Healy Hynes,Owner & Managing Director, REA Hynes 

      Healy Hynes is a second generation property consultant with over 25 years experience in the sector. Healy has worked with clients nationwide on a range of projects and is a regular contributor to national media. Presentation Title- The Future of the First Time Buyer. Presentation Synopsis- An analysis of the results of the most recent REA survey of first time buyers. How they differ from the historic norm and how this will impact developers.  

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    • David Purdon, BIM/AEC Technical Consultant, Diatec, Ireland

      David Purdon, BIM/AEC Technical Consultant, Diatec, Ireland 

      My background is in Industrial Design and AEC . Using Autodesk software since 1994 when it was introduced as AutoCAD R13 and have worked in the Autodesk channel since 2000 as a trainer, support engineer, and Technical Specialist while expanding into IT, Cloud and Virtualisation. I have used most Autodesk Software from 3DS Max to Civil 3D. I am an Authorised Autodesk Technical Specialist and Recently Certified in BIM through the RICS Presentation Title- Technology: Driving BIM adoption and innovation into the future. Presentation Synopsis- “Technolo...

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    • Jack Murray, Founder, All Good Tales, Ireland

      Jack Murray, Founder, All Good Tales, Ireland 

      Jack is a media innovator with over 20 years’ experience in the Irish communications Industry. In 2006 he purchased the Irish Media Contacts Directory. Over the last ten years, he transformed the business to MediaHQ. In 2016, Jack had his eureka moment and created All Good Tales, after realising that communications were evolving to a golden age of storytelling, and those with the best stories succeed. He is a native of Ballinasloe, he lives in Harold’s Cross, Dublin with his wife, two daughters, and dog called Maxi Lopez.

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    • Paul Mc Carthy  Business Solutions and Professional Services RGC Technologies Ltd

      Paul Mc Carthy Business Solutions and Professional Services RGC Technologies Ltd 

      RGC Technologies provide flexible software solutions for : – Engineering and Construction Job Costing & Project Management – Purchasing, Supplier and Contractor Management – Facilities, Asset Management and Maintenance – Workforce Management, CRM and Time-Billing – PC, Internet, Mobile Phone and Tablet Solutions   Title: Getting started with the 'Internet Of Things' Synopsis: The 'Internet Of Things' (IOT) is here and it is growing fast.  In simple terms, it is the concept of connecting any device to the Internet (so that you can turn it on or off, for exampl...

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    • Oliver Heath, Founder,Oliver Heath Design.

      Oliver Heath, Founder,Oliver Heath Design. 

      Oliver heath is an Architectural and interior designer and a recognised global expert in Biophilic Design. His work is expressed in number of mediums including the built environment, writing and the media, having worked for a number of television channels including BBC, ITV channel 4 and the National Geographic channel. His last book Urban Eco Chic (Quadrille) sold over 30,000 copies in 6 languages. He has acted as a spokesperson for the likes of the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) ...

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    • exhibitor - Rhona Quinn, Chair, QMAC Construction Ltd, Ireland.

      Rhona Quinn, Chair, QMAC Construction Ltd, Ireland. 

      Rhona is past President of the Construction Employers Federation and currently Chair of QMAC Construction Ltd. Rhona has been involved in business for over thirty years and has set up and grown companies in the Publishing and Fashion sectors before joining QMAC .Rhona is passionate about delivering outstanding service to Clients.  

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    • Antoinette RourkeM.Sc., P.Grad. Dip.  L&T, B.Sc. Hons, ICIOB, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Lecturer, Department of the Built Environment

      Antoinette RourkeM.Sc., P.Grad. Dip. L&T, B.Sc. Hons, ICIOB, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Lecturer, Department of the Built Environment 

      I am a lecturer in the Department of the Built Environment within the School of Engineering at Dundalk Institute of Technology, since September 2000 and deliver modules in a number of areas including Planning & Development – Built Environment & Tourism, Strategic & Environmental Services, Drawing & Design Practice, Construction Specification, as well as acting as a supervisor in final stage Construction Technology Projects as well as Building Surveying projects and dissertations. I have a passion for education at all levels but have a keen interest in encouraging more people...

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    • Roger Hobkinson, Director, Destination & Development Consulting.

      Roger Hobkinson, Director, Destination & Development Consulting. 

      Based in Dublin Roger advises on property, places and destinations in Ireland, the UK and around the world.  He is an expert on sports events and what they mean to countries, cities and real estate markets and how their legacy can be maximised.  He has presented and commented on major sports events such as Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London and Rio Olympics, Commonwealth  Games and Football world cups. Title:  “Heave! Destination Ireland”, The Rugby World Cup 2023 Bid Synopsis: Ireland is bidding for a major global sports event, if successful it would be the biggest of modern times that Ire...

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    • John Kelly, Centre Manager,The National Construction Training Centre.

      John Kelly, Centre Manager,The National Construction Training Centre. 

      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....

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    • Yvonne Wylde, Manager, NSAI Standards Technical, BE CEng, ME, MIEI.

      Yvonne Wylde, Manager, NSAI Standards Technical, BE CEng, ME, MIEI. 

      Yvonne is responsible for NSAI standards activity in the traditional areas such as gas infrastructure, electro technical and construction. Before joining NSAI Yvonne, worked in both the public and private sector, in UK and Ireland on residential and commercial developments and in construction product and regulatory compliance. NSAI and the Construction Industry – what NSAI is doing for you. Synopsis: The paper will cover briefly NSAI’s continuing role in supporting the construction industry, through the provision of technical infrastructure using recent developments ...

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    • Patrick Larkin, MD,Ballinlaw Domestic Systems Ltd.

      Patrick Larkin, MD,Ballinlaw Domestic Systems Ltd. 

      LOW COST RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM "It is the only System that collects 100% of Rainwater from your roof surfaces with a water storage tank above ground level and provides an independent water supply other than drinking water; the system is affordable, no digging is necessary.   Benefits: savings of up to 65% of drinking water for a house, up to 85% for commercial buildings. We are working with all types of properties.   Irish Patent approved 2016.''  

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    • Barry Mc Cullough MRICS-  Sika Technical Advisor - NI.

      Barry Mc Cullough MRICS- Sika Technical Advisor – NI. 

      Barry Mc Cullough is the Sika Ireland Technical Advisor for Northern Ireland and has worked with Sika for the last 4 years. Barry is also a fully qualified chartered Building Surveyor and has worked in a number of private practice and consultancy roles prior to joining Sika in 2013. Presentation: The Advantages of Cool Roofs in Construction Synopsis: This brief (15 minutes) presentation looks at some of the advancement's in new solar reflective single ply membranes and solar reflective liquid applied coatings for existing roofs. These systems when used with greater levels of therma...

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    • Shane Brodie, Consultant, MacArdle McSweeney Associates Environmental.

      Shane Brodie, Consultant, MacArdle McSweeney Associates Environmental. 

      Shane is a 28 year Construction and IT industry veteran. For 24 years, up to June of this year, Shane worked for Intel Ireland working for the last 7 years in large strategic construction project delivery, focusing specifically on contract procurement and management. Shane was one of the three original architects of the BIM strategy for Intel’s refurbishment project. Prior to his contract management role Shane spent 15 years in IT management at Intel where his focus was on all aspects of enterprise mobility architecture and implementation. Prior to joining Intel Shane worked in the UK on large...

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    • Michael Durnin, Head of Digital Construction, Murphy Surveys

      Michael Durnin, Head of Digital Construction, Murphy Surveys 

      Michael Durnin has over 15 years extensive experience in executing and managing large survey, hydrographic and infrastructure projects, specialising in tunnel, light rail, monitoring, geodetic networks and implementing lean efficient workflows. Michael is currently Head of Digital Construction and Monitoring and is also working on Luas Cross City Project acting as Chief Surveyor with the Sisk Steconfer Joint Venture.

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    • Arran Dowling Hussey, Barrister,The Bar of Ireland.

      Arran Dowling Hussey, Barrister,The Bar of Ireland. 

      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. Presentation Title- The Mediation Bill- is it relevant to the construction industry ? Synopsis Most construction disputes have been resolved by arbitration, conciliation and litigation. The fairly recent introduction of statutory adjudication through the Construction Contracts Act has led to a lot of focus on adjudication with a belief by many that arbitra...

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    • Brian Molloy, Inspector, Health & Safety Authority (HSA)

      Brian Molloy, Inspector, Health & Safety Authority (HSA) 

      Brian Molloy is an Inspector with the Health & Safety Authority since 2006 and has over 20 years of experience in the sector. Brian joined the Authority as a Construction Inspector and has also worked in the Construction Policy Unit before moving to the TCB Unit where he has developed the construction section of BeSMART.ie Presentation Title - BeSMART.ie Construction Stage Health and Safety Plan Synopsis: We recently added a new feature whereby customers can download a Construction Stage Plan including risk assessments if appointed as a Project Super...

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    • Aidan McGeown, Founder and Managing Director, Rethink Homes.

      Aidan McGeown, Founder and Managing Director, Rethink Homes. 

      Aidan is the Founder and Managing Director of Rethink Homes which aims to revolutionise the home buying journey for first time buyers. Aidan is a Law Graduate of Queen’s University Belfast and has 4 years’ experience in both Retail and Corporate Banking including Construction & Development Finance.   Presentation Title: Rethink Homes: Solving the Property Crisis for First Time Buyers   Presentation Synopsis: Rethink Homes aims to revolutionise the home buying journey for first time buyers by implementing a new model in the...

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    • John Hogan, Partner, Leman Solicitors.

      John Hogan, Partner, Leman Solicitors. 

      John Hogan  is a co-founder of Leman Solicitors and is the head of the Real Estate Department. He advises on all aspects of commercial property including sales, leases, financing, acquisition and tax based restructuring. Recently he has advised a number of joint venture partners on acquisition, development and structuring of property investments and developments. He has worked on development finance and construction projects including all aspects of professional team engagements, warranties and development management.

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    • Sharon Pennick, Associate, Leman Solicitors

      Sharon Pennick, Associate, Leman Solicitors 

      Sharon Pennick is an associate in Leman Solicitors’ Real Estate department. Sharon’s primary specialities are the acquisition of development land, development finance and planning and environmental law.  Sharon has recently advised private equity investors, borrowers, developers and institutional investors. Sharon is the current Chair of the Urban Land Institute Ireland’s Young Leaders committee.

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    • Michael Conaghan, Senior Director of Project Management, CBRE

      Michael Conaghan, Senior Director of Project Management, CBRE 

      Michael Conaghan is a Senior Director with CBRE who are the world's largest real Estate company. Michael is based in Dublin and is the Account Director for CBRE’s largest dedicated Project Management Account in EMEA for a world leading technology client within CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Team.   CBRE provide a complete set of services to corporate occupiers of commercial real estate across EMEA. Our client’s real estate needs are managed by an Account Executive who is supported by our network of industry experts who operate across all service lines and sectors. Our depth of ex...

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    • Marie Hunt, Executive Director, CBRE.

      Marie Hunt, Executive Director, CBRE. 

      More than 20 years ago, Marie Hunt established the research department at CBRE Ireland, which is now regarded as one of the most authoritative sources of property information in the Irish market.  A regular commentator in the Irish media on property matters, Marie produces a range of property market publications and carries out specialist consultancy work on behalf of a broad range of institutional, private and public sector clients of the Irish business.  Marie is an Executive Director of CBRE in Ireland and a member of CBRE’s EMEA Research board. Marie is a chartered surveyor and a Fellow of...

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    • Killian Dorney, Associate,Maples and Calder solicitors.

      Killian Dorney, Associate,Maples and Calder solicitors. 

      Killian is an associate in Maples and Calder. He has a broad range of experience in contentious and non-contentious construction matters, with a particular focus on construction related insurance matters. He advises clients on drafting project documentation as well as on various dispute resolution processes including ADR. Specialising in the construction sector, Killian acts primarily for employers, contractors and consultants, as well as their insurers.  Presentation title and synopsis Construction Contract T&Cs – clauses you need to consider in tod...

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    • KIERAN LINEHAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR, AYRTON GROUP

      KIERAN LINEHAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR, AYRTON GROUP 

      Kieran established Ayrton Group (formerly Health & Safety Services) in 1993. Ayrton group now employ over 100 professionals, in all aspects of construction, as well as other safety roles. His qualifications include an MSc from Loughborough University & Diploma from UCC. Having first joined IOSH in 1995, Kieran is a Chartered Safety Practitioner & became a Chartered Fellow of IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health) in 2009. Kieran has been a member of the National Executive of NISO, as well as founder member of the IOSH Committee. With a long established backgroun...

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    • Alan Fogarty - Partner, Cundall.

      Alan Fogarty – Partner, Cundall. 

      Alan is a Sustainability Partner in Cundall and heads up their specialist environmental building physics group.  He is a chartered Building Services Engineer who has specialised in passive building design and low carbon systems. He lead the implementation of the WELL Building Standard for Cundall’s London office fit out, the first certified WELL project in Europe. In Cundall he established a research group to test  ideas such as the integration of plants in buildings, their Biophilic benefits including their ability to improve air quality to yield carbon reduction.  From this lead to the de...

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    • Dr Thomas Brennan - Managing Director , Consurv Building Ltd.

      Dr Thomas Brennan – Managing Director , Consurv Building Ltd. 

      I am the founder of Consurv Building Limited based in Monaghan. I have devoted the greater part of my life to developing and researching methods of non-destructive treatment and protection of historic buildings and family homes. I have pioneered several non-intrusive exploratory techniques which has greatly reduced damage and costs normally associated with general inspection methods. With a doctorate in conservation studies and a Bachelor's Degree in Building Surveying, I can maintain and maximise the effectiveness of existing building stock and ensure that proposed buildings meet appro...

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    • Andrea Renzi, Co-Founder / Sales Director, 3D to Sell.

      Andrea Renzi, Co-Founder / Sales Director, 3D to Sell. 

      Andrea and Mauro both have a strong Sales and Marketing Background. Both Italians of origin, they have been living in Ireland for a long time. Andrea, with a degree in Marketing, moved from Rome to Dublin in 2015. He previously worked as an ICT Sales Consultant for 3 years before starting his own business in Rome, where he was promoting online a large portfolio of properties for short term corporate rentals. When Andrea and Mauro met in Ireland in 2015 decided to put together their own experiences in promoting properties online. They understood the importance of 3D and Virtual Reality te...

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    • Steven Flynn, Founder and CEO , Skytango.

      Steven Flynn, Founder and CEO , Skytango. 

      Steven Flynn is an Emmy-award-winning filmmaker as well as a producer, director, director of photography, editor, one of the world’s first licensed commercial civilian drone pilots. With a background in electronics and photography, he honed his skills to form his own post-production company in 1996. Among his past clients are PBS, DISCOVERY, TRAVEL CHANNEL, HGTV. Presentation Title- VALUING COMPLIANCE: hOW DRONES INTEGRATE ON-SITE. Communities are beginning to explore engaging new ways to say “yes” to drone operations while also addressing data privacy. This session will begin with a brie...

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    • Micheál Mahon - Managing Partner, MGM partnership, Chairman of Quantity Surveying Group of The Society of chartered Surveyors

      Micheál Mahon – Managing Partner, MGM partnership, Chairman of Quantity Surveying Group of The Society of chartered Surveyors 

      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 and expertise. Micheál is also founder and Managing director of MGM Partnership, a leading chartered project management practice with offices in Dublin and Wexford.

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    • Brian Martin - Irish Sales Manager, Renson

      Brian Martin – Irish Sales Manager, Renson 

      I have been in the construction industry for 20 years with a wide range of knowledge and experience in Façade Technologies, Insulation performance, concrete products manufacturing, air quality and ventilation. Presentation Title :  “Indoor Air Quality”

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    • Nigel Ashcroft, Principal Terawee Safety Services & Chairman IOSH Ireland Northwestern District

      Nigel Ashcroft, Principal Terawee Safety Services & Chairman IOSH Ireland Northwestern District 

      Nigel Ashcroft graduated from the University of London with BSc (Hons) Microbiology in 1977.  Early career in Cancer research, which continues to be an interest, focusing on Health and Safety in 1979.  Moving to Ireland in 1997 became an OSH Consultant, DipSHWW in 2005.  Chairman of IOSH Ireland Northwestern District. Title of Talk:  Mechansms of Cancer and Cancer Risks in Construction Synopsis of Talk:  From the initiation of cancer at cellular level, the talk considers the growth of cancer from the unseen stage in cells to the clinical presentation of Cancer in tissues.  It will includ...

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    • Clare Cashin, Partner, Phillip Lee.

      Clare Cashin, Partner, Phillip Lee. 

      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 disputes with experience in all forms of ADR from mediation to conciliation and arbitration. Clare’s litigation experience ranges from judicial review procurement challenges to a range of construction disputes in the High Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Clare also specializes in the area of construction health and safety advising clients on regulato...

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    • Hadeel Safaa, KTP Associate - BIM Development Coordinator, McAvoy group LTD.

      Hadeel Safaa, KTP Associate – BIM Development Coordinator, McAvoy group LTD. 

      Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate at Queen's University of Belfast and the McAvoy Group, working to investigate the potentials of Level 3 Building Information Modelling in the KTP and investigating innovative ways of utilizing Digital Technologies in offsite construction by working as a BIM Development Coordinator for the McAvoy Group. She is also an External Lecturer at Queen’s for the MSc of Building Information Modelling and Project Management course. The first live Offsite Modular BIM project She contributed in for the McAvoy group have been shortlisted for the Irish BIM Innovation ...

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    • Ulrik Raysse, CEO, ARROW Architects.

      Ulrik Raysse, CEO, ARROW Architects. 

      ARROW Architects is a private architecture firm with offices in Copenhagen and Oslo. Founded by Ulrik Raysse in 2013, whose high level of expertise, knowledge and talent has led multidisciplinary international teams to success at Henning Larsen Architects, he is known for his many significant achievements such as being awarded with the European Centre of Architecture 40 under 40. Title of the speech: The Next Wave

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    • Natalia Shiel, CEO of Pavanu Mobility ltd. Ireland, co Offaly

      Natalia Shiel, CEO of Pavanu Mobility ltd. Ireland, co Offaly 

      CEO Natalia Shiel is a business studies graduate with 10 years’ experience as a business manager and retail entrepreneur. She is a founding member of the Pavanu team and no stranger to the demands of building a business from scratch. As she puts it: smooth sailing is only a dream for a startup. We have to work extremely hard to get results. We promote and facilitate products and environments that are inherently accessible to everyone and are all the more productive and profitable for it. In a nutshell – “Accessibility” in our built environments is a genuine case of having your cake and eati...

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    • Gary Nixon, Business Development Manager, IES

      Gary Nixon, Business Development Manager, IES 

      Gary is currently a business development manager and product manager for Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd. Gary holds an Honours Bachelor degree in Building Services Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology and is a member of the Institute of Engineers Ireland. Gary has been working for IES since 2007. In the business development role Gary has worked and is active in the Irish, UK, USA, European, South African and Australian Markets predominantly on the software side of the IES business. With Gary’s in depth technical knowledge and experience of building performance modelli...

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    • Patrick Bamming-Tax and Legal Department German- Irish Chamber, AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)

      Patrick Bamming-Tax and Legal Department German- Irish Chamber, AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) 

      Patrick Bamming is an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser. He has been part of the DEinternational team of the German-Irish Chamber since 2006 and is the Head of the Tax & Legal Department.  Patrick 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 co...

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    • Paul Reardon-Chief Operations Officer, BlueChief Social.

      Paul Reardon-Chief Operations Officer, BlueChief Social. 

      Paul is an expert on bringing brands into the digital landscape, through the use of innovative marketing techniques in areas such as psychology and branding. An entrepreneur from the age of 18, Paul advanced to the COO position within a year of working at Bluechief and is currently launching an Influencer Marketing Agency - The Mafia.com Presentation Title: Bringing your brand into the Digital Landscape   Synopsis of your talk: Paul will demonstrate the importance of a brand developing its digital presence. The marketing landscape is currently un...

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    • Jamie Groom- Director, Propel Consult Bahrain/Ireland.

      Jamie Groom- Director, Propel Consult Bahrain/Ireland. 

      Jamie Groom has been working in recruitment for over 15 years and is one of the founding directors of Propel. He is a self-starter with a proactive, flexible approach to problem solving. He brings a high level of enthusiasm and client-focus to each assignment. His main focus over the last 6 years has been senior and executive level positions in the Engineering & Construction industry in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Jamie has built relationships with many leading indigenous and multinational organizations throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the wider MENA region. Presentation Title...

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    • Brian Ahern- A/Senior Executive Engineer, Road Management Office, National Public Lighting Management Team

      Brian Ahern- A/Senior Executive Engineer, Road Management Office, National Public Lighting Management Team 

      Brian Ahern is Civil Engineer and is currently working as a A/Senior Executive Engineer for the Roads Management Office (Public Lighting). Formerly he was part of the Energy Management Team that achieved ISO50001 certification for Cork County the first LA in Ireland to achieve this standard. Prior to working for Cork County Council Brian worked in the construction industry on many of the large motorway projects in Ireland and also in the Pharmaceutical industry. Presentation Title and Description Irelands National Public Lighting LED Retrofit Project Presentation on t...

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    • Phelim Devine, Design Director/Deputy Project Director of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB)

      Phelim Devine, Design Director/Deputy Project Director of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) 

      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 where led the design of m...

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    • Professor Karsten Menzel - Chair for Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (IT in AEC),UCC’s School of Engineering.

      Professor Karsten Menzel – Chair for Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (IT in AEC),UCC’s School of Engineering. 

      Professor Karsten Menzel is the Chair for Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (IT in AEC) at UCC’s School of Engineering. He is well known for his interdisciplinary work aiming to embed information technologies into engineering processes; being part of an international trend established by world class institutes such as Stanford University, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, MIT, or the Technical University in Munich. Current research at UCC focuses on Data Analytics for Smart Buildings. In his research Professor Menzel compiled data from numerous bu...

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    • Bryan Carroll-Managing Director, Masonry Fixings

      Bryan Carroll-Managing Director, Masonry Fixings 

      Over the past 30 years there have been vast developments in how steel to concrete connections are implemented. This has evolved from simple but conservative beginnings to complex but precise calculation methods today. Bryan will present a summary of these developments and guide you through the current European standards for pre and post fixed connection systems.

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    • Dr. Eddie Molloy- Independent Management  Consultant, Advanced Organisation and Management Development  Ltd.

      Dr. Eddie Molloy- Independent Management Consultant, Advanced Organisation and Management Development Ltd. 

      Dr. Eddie Molloy  is an independent management  consultant  specializing in strategy, large-scale organsiation change and innovation. Over a period of  40 years, he has worked I all sectors, including construction,  and in many countries around the world. He is joint author of a number of books  and a frequent contributor to the discourse on public affairs.  He is a member of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland, a board member of Mental Health Reform and Hon. Consul for Barbados in Ireland. Presentation Title- Post crash Leadership challenges to avoid another bust &nbs...

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    • Mark Regan- Managing Partner, Regan Solicitors

      Mark Regan- Managing Partner, Regan Solicitors 

      Mark is the managing partner at Regan Solicitors. He has practised as a commercial lawyer for the past 21 years and was the senior partner in the Commercial and Litigation Department of another commercial law firm for 15 of those years. He has since established his own firm and brand as Regan Solicitors with a view to providing and expanding his existing client base with a more bespoke and efficient service. He is highly regarded in the area of Company and Corporate Law and has a particular niche in advising Manufacturing Companies on Compliance, EU directives, Product Liability and Health and...

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    • Jeanette Mair- Project Manager of CIRI, the Construction Industry Register Ireland.

      Jeanette Mair- Project Manager of CIRI, the Construction Industry Register Ireland. 

      Jeanette Mair is Project Manager of CIRI – the Construction Industry Register Ireland. CIRI is an official online register, supported by Government, of competent builders, contractors, specialist sub-contractors and tradespersons who undertake to carry out construction works. Its objective is to be recognised as the primary online resource used by consumers in the public and private procurement of construction services.  

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    • Moin Hanif- Academic, Consultant and Businessman, DIT.

      Moin Hanif- Academic, Consultant and Businessman, DIT. 

      Moin Hanif an Academic, Consultant and Businessman received his B.Eng. (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The UoN, UK, in 2007, and his Ph.D. from DIT, Ireland, in 2011. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE, from October 2011 to 2012. From November 2012 to December 2016, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering, UCT, South Africa (SA). Since January 2016, he is a full time Faculty at DIT, Ireland and concurrently since March 2017 he is also a visiting academic at UJ, South Africa. Hani...

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    • Will Ferguson- Co-founder and COO of VT.

      Will Ferguson- Co-founder and COO of VT. 

      Will Ferguson is the co-founder and COO of VT. VT has deployed a nationwide internet of things (IoT) network using Sigfox technology, which allows simple sensors and devices to communicate small amounts of data to the cloud. There are interoperable Sigfox networks in 32 countries and counting.   Talk title: How the Internet of Things will revolutionize the construction industry

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    • Wayne Dignam-Managing Director,Tender Team.

      Wayne Dignam-Managing Director,Tender Team. 

      Wayne Dignam is an excellent bid writer, bid manager, strategist and commercial manager.  Over the past ten years he has helped companies in many sectors throughout Ireland and abroad to win business and grow by delivering hundreds of millions of euro in successful bids. Title: Growth in a growing market

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    • Ted Laverty-Founder and CEO of OnlineTradesmen.ie

      Ted Laverty-Founder and CEO of OnlineTradesmen.ie 

      A seasoned technology and business professional, Ted Laverty has worked in a number of technology businesses at both a managerial and C-Level that include IBM, CacheFlow (Australia) among others. He founded the OnlineTradesmen group in 2006 and has grown it to becoming the largest home services marketplace in Ireland. The group also includes leading online retailer Handyhardware.ie and membership SaaS provider MemberTender.com  

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    • Phil Nicholls- Managing Director, Medatech Ltd

      Phil Nicholls- Managing Director, Medatech Ltd 

      Phil Nicholls provides top-level leadership for the UK and Australian operations with a specific responsibility for sales. He firmly believes the company’s mission is to deliver a variety of creative, inclusive solutions to satisfy customers’ dynamic IT needs. He graduated from Exeter University as a Mechanical Engineer and remains a Chartered Engineer with I.Mech.E. He has held many positions in industry from Design Engineer in the aerospace industry to IT Manager in the shipbuilding industry. After some time as a consultant in a large ERP consultancy he teamed up with Meir Gabay to cre...

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    • Danny Proctor -Managing Director, PestPlus Ltd

      Danny Proctor -Managing Director, PestPlus Ltd 

      Danny has worked in Pest Control for over 20 years. He started his first Pest Control company in 1998 (Combat Pest Control) that ran sucessfully for 8 years and was bought out by a large multinational facilities management company where he was retained a Director until 2014. In 2015, he started up PestPlus, to specifically address the vast changes that are in place and are forthcoming within the industry. Presentation Title: 'Pest Control in the 21st Century'

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    • Philip Cranley-Quality and Environmental Manager, PestPlus Ltd

      Philip Cranley-Quality and Environmental Manager, PestPlus Ltd 

      Philip is a college graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Biology (food and Pharmaceutical). Philip worked in the food industry prior to entering the Pest Control Industry in 1999. 15 years experience as a field biologist, Philip has developed himself through experience and training and is at the forefront of the industry and its future, acting as a director of the Irish Pest Control Association (IPCA) since 2012.

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    • Thomas Holden -National Technical Manager Concrete Products, Roadstone

      Thomas Holden -National Technical Manager Concrete Products, Roadstone 

      Thomas Holden Roadstone, National Technical Manager Concrete Products 26 years experience with Concrete and Concrete products experience in marketing, sales, production, Product development, Quality and Technical,  worked on Major national construction projects – commercial and infrastructural   Member of the ICF Technical Committee NSAI  Concrete Committee  represents Ireland on the EN206 TC104 NSAI Masonry Panel  represents Ireland on Masonry Standards TC125   Presentation Title and Synopsis:   “Roadstone’s fabric first approach for com...

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    • Oliver Fogarty - Connections and Developer Services, Greater Dublin Regional Manager, Irish Water

      Oliver Fogarty – Connections and Developer Services, Greater Dublin Regional Manager, Irish Water 

      Oliver Fogarty, BE, Chartered Engineer, is a civil engineering graduate of University College Dublin with a wide range of experience in the water services sector gained through various roles in both the private and public sectors. Since 2014, Oliver has been the Connections and Developer Services Manager, in Irish Water, for the Greater Dublin Region. Presentation Title: Irish Water - Connections and Developer Services

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    • Dr Conan O'Ceallaigh - Post-doctoral Researcher, National University of Ireland, Galway

      Dr Conan O’Ceallaigh – Post-doctoral Researcher, National University of Ireland, Galway 

      Dr Conan O'Ceallaigh is a Post-doctoral Researcher working with the Timber Engineering Research Group at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Conan obtained his PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2016 while investigating the use of Irish-grown timber in the manufacture of engineered wood products. Conan is currently researching the use of Irish-grown timber in Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels and their use in multi-story timber construction. Presentation Title: Research and Innovation in Timber Construction

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    • Phil Kane - Country Manager, Eaton, Ireland

      Phil Kane – Country Manager, Eaton, Ireland 

      Phil Kane is Country Manager for Eaton in Ireland. In this role, Phil is responsible for implementing Eaton’s commercial strategy and managing relationships with Eaton’s key customers and distribution channels in the region. Phil has years of experience in business to business sales and project management and has comprehensive knowledge of technology solutions having specialised in this area since 2008. Presentation Title : Eaton xStorage Systems

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    • Fergus Cullen - Managing Director, Innovection Ltd., Ireland

      Fergus Cullen – Managing Director, Innovection Ltd., Ireland 

      Having previously worked in the field of personal protective equipment I then moved into the area of chemical burn management, chemical injury decontamination and chemical risk assessment. In 2006 I founded Innovection Ltd to develop the Irish Market for Diphoterine and Hexafluorine solutions which decontaminate chemical splashes in the eyes and on the skin. Presentation Title: Advances in Chemical Decontamination of the Eyes and Skin

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    • Sorcha Dillane-Account Executive, Mallon Technology.

      Sorcha Dillane-Account Executive, Mallon Technology. 

      Sorcha Dillane is an account executive for Mallon Technology.  Recently graduated from UCD Smurfit School with a Masters in Business Management, Sorcha has 4 years’ experience working in the IT sector which she has used to deliver expert GIS consultancy & mapping services to clients in the public & private sectors. Presentation Title: Visualising your Data: Improving Productivity with a Web GIS

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    • Ronnie Fleming- Director, Software Support Group Ltd.

      Ronnie Fleming- Director, Software Support Group Ltd. 

      Ronnie is co-founder and Director of Software Support Group. He has over 30 years of professional experience in IT, supplying and supporting software to the ConstructionIndustry. One challenge he has noticed is the control of Work in Progress. He will give insight on what he has found. Presentation Title “Work in Progress are you in full control” What is work in progress ? How is it measured ? How is it recorded in the Job Costing and Nominal Ledgers ? Why should you measure it  and what impact has it on cost over runs? How do you know if its correct.  

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    • Chris Dilworth-Acoustics team Director, AWN Consulting

      Chris Dilworth-Acoustics team Director, AWN Consulting 

      Chris Dilworth has responsibility for the Acoustics team in AWN Consulting. He is a European and Chartered Engineer with a BEng with First Class Honours in Electroacoustics from the Department of Applied Acoustics at the University of Salford. He is a corporate member of Engineers Ireland and the Institute of Acoustics with over twenty-five years' experience in the field of acoustics; he has been a consultant since 1989. Over that time he has specialized in building and architectural acoustics, having acted as acoustic consultant in respect of a large number of presti...

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    • Hung Phung-KTP Associate Structural Design for modular, Queen's University Belfast

      Hung Phung-KTP Associate Structural Design for modular, Queen’s University Belfast 

      Hung Phung is a KTP Associate Structural Design for modular. His role is to research about better modular system and its advantage for construction.  He has been involved in using wind tunnel for analysis of modular units during transportation and installation. He is doing research of alternative material for modular construction.  He is developing structural analysis with the BIM model to reduce the design time and improve the accuracy as well as material efficiency. Presentation title: Modular and the future of construction. Offsite Modular construction can improve the...

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    • Lloyd Scott-Professor, Dublin Institute of Technology

      Lloyd Scott-Professor, Dublin Institute of Technology 

      A Senior academic at DIT Lloyd teaches Sustainable Construction to undergraduate and post graduate students. He is a Professor of Practice at the College of Architecture, University of Oklahoma. He has published extensively and serves as Associate Editor on the International Journal of Construction Education and Research. He a research fellow at the Sustainable Institute at Leeds Beckett University. Presentation title: Embedding Sustainability in AEC sector: A Changing landscape Synopsis: A question one hears often is: how do we ensure that sustainability becomes engrained in the organizat...

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    • John McPeake B.Eng. MIEI, Area Specification Manager, Wavin

      John McPeake B.Eng. MIEI, Area Specification Manager, Wavin 

      John McPeake B.Eng. MIEI is a Civil Engineer with 30 years’ experience. As the Area Specification Manager for Wavin he is responsible for providing technical assistance across the extensive Wavin portfolio of both the above ground and the below ground solutions to Architects, Consulting engineers, along with Civil and M&E contractors. The Title is : Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) – Attenuation and Soakaway design solutions. Including advances with inspectability of geocellular solutions and adoption – Wavin’s new QBic Plus.  

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    • Matthew Branch-Engineering Team Leader,  Verde LED

      Matthew Branch-Engineering Team Leader, Verde LED 

      LED Industry professional with almost 10years experience in LED design and application, covering both the Retail sector as well as the Commercial & Industrial sector. Trained as a Semiconductor Physicist (PhD), and with experience in Product Management and LED Design. Presentation title: LED Lighting and New Construction Lighting Design

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    • Archie O'Donnell ,Energy and Sustainability Specialist, i3PT Certification

      Archie O’Donnell ,Energy and Sustainability Specialist, i3PT Certification 

      Archie O’Donnell is i3PT Certification’s Energy and Sustainability Specialist. Archie has 18 years’ experience in Architecture as a BREEAM AP, Passivhaus Consultant and NSAI accredited Thermal Modeler. Archie works as Assigned Certifier on Modular and off site construction projects. His research focus in on leveraging quality and collaboration benefits through construction industry digitization. The vital link between Building Compliance and quality assurance

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    • Marion Jammet- Business Development Manager, IGBC

      Marion Jammet- Business Development Manager, IGBC 

      Marion is responsible for membership development at the IGBC and coordinates various projects, including EPD Ireland. The objective of this project is to raise awareness about embodied impacts in the construction sector and to promote EPDs. Marion’s working background is in project management and policy, with previous roles in Dublin Chamber, Eurochambres and the European Parliament.

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    • Damian Brennan, Consultant Building Surveyor, WikiBuild

      Damian Brennan, Consultant Building Surveyor, WikiBuild 

      I’m a Consultant Building Surveyor that has worked specifically in building defects going on 20 years. Having cut my teeth on Farmleigh House and Castle Hyde, I experienced too many people receiving the wrong information and getting poor workmanship carried out. Frustrated by only helping out 3-4 homeowners a year, pro-bono, I established WikiBuild in the hope to help out 000’s. In 2016 I decided to launch WikiBuild in a mammoth bid to educate and guide homeowners on what to do, what not to do and who can do the specific tasks required. To date, we have had a phenomenal response to ou...

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    • Stephen Dempsey – Founder and Managing Director – EcoVolt Limited

      Stephen Dempsey – Founder and Managing Director – EcoVolt Limited 

      EcoVolt design and manufacture electric heating, hot water and control products. They recently released to the market their innovative JouleTherm CeP product. JouleTherm CeP is a 24V Carbon Nano Coating applied onto gypsum plasterboards to create radiant / infrared heating panels. Producing a surface temperature of 50⁰C on 1 meter square area of plasterboard with an energy consumption of 350W/M2, the technology aligns itself very well with the integration of P.V Solar, energy storage systems and off peak electricity tariffs.

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    • Daragh Mulcahy-Founder, SERCAA

      Daragh Mulcahy-Founder, SERCAA 

      Over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry as a QS and a project manager for a wide range of projects.  Also over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry specialising in customer relationship management systems specifically cloud-based.   In 2011 Daragh founded SERCAA specialising in the Zoho platform.  SERCAA has been very successful with over 400 customers.  The business has matured and the strong relationships with Zoho has created new opportunities to sell our own white label products using the Zoho platform.   Construction Leads Management (CLM) for Contr...

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    • Caroline Keane-Project Delivery & Construction Project Management Solution Consultant, Bentley Systems International

      Caroline Keane-Project Delivery & Construction Project Management Solution Consultant, Bentley Systems International 

      Caroline Keane is solution consultant in Project Delivery & Construction Project Management to Archtiects, Engineers and Construction professionals in Ireland & the UK at Bentley Systems International. Caroline’s primary focus is how project collaboration, the connected data environment & BIM technology in construction can enable companies to reduce risks,  reduce costs and create more efficiency in their daily operations to build the world of infrastructure today. Previously, she was the Account Manager for the major Oil & Gas companies, Government bodies, Councils, Utilities,...

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    • Karl Milne Operations Director Seetec Employment & Skills Ireland

      Karl Milne Operations Director Seetec Employment & Skills Ireland 

      Seetec is contracted by the Department of Social Protection to deliver the JobPath service in the northern half of the country. The Department referred 60,000 clients to JobPath in 2016. JobPath is a payment by results contract.  

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    • Bill Miller-Sales and Commercial Director at STEICO UK

      Bill Miller-Sales and Commercial Director at STEICO UK 

      Bill has over twenty years’ experience in the construction industry. His last three and a half years have been spent building the Steico brand and distribution network in the UK and Ireland. Previous to this he spent ten years as Sales Manager – Building Systems with OSB/Chipboard manufacturer Norbord. In Ireland Bill has had a long standing business relationship with distributor Wood Concepts who stock and supply Steico I Joists and flooring systems. “STEICO and the Growth of EWP”

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    • Bobby Gallagher- Managing Director, DFM Systems

      Bobby Gallagher- Managing Director, DFM Systems 

      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 companies, providing servi...

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    • Nicaise ISHIMWE - Applications specialist, Emovis Tech Ireland

      Nicaise ISHIMWE – Applications specialist, Emovis Tech Ireland 

      Telecom engineer by background, Nicaise Ishimwe is an Application specialist-QA at Emovis Tech Ireland, a subsidiary of Abertis group that designs and operates free-flow tolling systems and smart-mobility solutions. Nicaise also currently leads the Ireland chapter of Women in Tech Africa, an organisation that aims to create a pipeline of female leaders and encourage more girls to choose STEM fields.

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    • Richard Kowalski-Group Technical Director O’Reilly Concrete Ireland

      Richard Kowalski-Group Technical Director O’Reilly Concrete Ireland 

      Richard Kowalski is a construction professional specialised in design and manufacturing of precast concrete structures with over 25 years of experience. Studied structural engineering and construction management at Technical University of Gdansk. Joined O’Reilly Concrete in 2005. Recently works on adopting and full utilisation of IT in design, manufacturing like BIM and Virtual Reality.

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    • Leona Hill- Director, Edgeways Immersive Solutions

      Leona Hill- Director, Edgeways Immersive Solutions 

        Leona has a first in BSc (Hons) in Information and Communication Technologies and Diploma in Professional Practise with Commendation. Before starting her degree path, she worked for 5 years in IT support and infrastructure for a variety of construction companies.  Alongside gaining a degree she started up her business, Edgeways.  Initially focusing on software and web development however in the past two years the business...

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    • Sandro Cafolla - Owner Manager, Design By Nature

      Sandro Cafolla – Owner Manager, Design By Nature 

      Sandro Cafolla T/a Design By Nature has 30 years experience sowing wildflowers on infrastructure projects in Ireland His photographic show covers project design to seed sowing and aftercare. From Ballymore Homes to Roadbridge, From Corrib gas to motorways, Sandro has done it all. He will answer specific questions and share new insights into ISO 14001, 26000, Breeam. Presentation Title: Biodiversity and Infrastructure Synopsis: A How guide to green Roads, Wind/Solar farm, Pipelines, Housing landscapes Pharma and Mining, sustainability construction

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    • Paul Cronin-Architectural Specialist, Ardex Ireland

      Paul Cronin-Architectural Specialist, Ardex Ireland 

      Paul has 15 years experience in the flooring Specification market, he is delivering CPD's to the top Architects in the country on a weekly basis. His technical expertise and experience gives him a industry knowledge second to none. Backed up by quality products and brands in Ardex and BAL and a professional on-site support team.   Presentation Title: ‘Tiling Works: Leisure Facilities, Heavily Trafficked Areas and Problem Solving’

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    • Robert Butler- Head of Learning & Development, CIF

      Robert Butler- Head of Learning & Development, CIF 

      Robert heads up the Learning & Development Department within the CIF and has responsibility for business development and managing the overall delivery of the CIF’s internal and externally accredited training programmes. His role also includes the management of the Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) CPD Office which is currently rolling out the CPD process for the wider construction sector. Robert is an ex Director on the Board of the Health & Safety Authority.  

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    • Jennifer Harmon (BSc, MIOA) - Senior Acoustic consultant working with AWN Consulting

      Jennifer Harmon (BSc, MIOA) – Senior Acoustic consultant working with AWN Consulting 

      Jennifer Harmon (BSc, MIOA) is a senior acoustic consultant working with AWN Consulting with over 16 years working in the field of acoustics. She has a wide range of expertise in noise and vibration within the external environmental having prepared numerous impact and mitigation design assessments for a wide range of infrastructural, industrial and commercial developments across Ireland. Jennifer also specialises in acoustics within buildings including room acoustics, sound insulation, building services noise and vibration and inward impact assessments.   Jennifer will f...

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    • Robert Wasson- Solution Consultant in Design Modeling, Bentley Systems International.

      Robert Wasson- Solution Consultant in Design Modeling, Bentley Systems International. 

      Robert Wasson is a solution consultant in Design Modeling to Architects, Engineers and Construction professionals across Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Bentley Systems International. Robert’s primary focus is how project collaboration, 3D Modelling & BIM technology in the design and construction industries can enable companies to increase efficiency and accuracy, reduce risks, and reduce production time on projects.

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