Inaugural Construction Management Conference

Preparing you and your construction business for the road ahead…

MARCH 29, 2019, CROKE PARK

9:00

Welcome from the Chair

Shane Dempsey

Shane Dempsey

Director of Communications, the Construction Industry Federation

Industry Outlook

9:10

OPENING ADDRESS

Pat Lucey

Pat Lucey

President, the Construction Industry Federation

9:30

The outlook for the Construction industry: Is your business ready for what the future holds?

  • Economic overview
  • The implications of Brexit for your business
  • Labour and talent management challenges
Kieran McQuin

Kieran McQuin

Research Professor, the Economic and Social Research Institute

Minding your business

9:55

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Mind your Business

Leading motivational speaker, David Meade, challenges you to think differently and offers a practical transferable toolkit that allows you to

  • Dramatically improve decision-making
  • Drive ownership and accountability
  • Develop leadership and motivation skills
David Meade

David Meade

International Keynote Speaker, Mind Reader, Mentalist and BBC Broadcaster

11:00

Morning Break

Productivity and Digital Construction

11:25

How do we transform productivity in construction?

Hear insights on the best ways to help you complete projects faster, reduce costs and increase your profit.

Stephen Bowcott

Stephen Bowcott

CEO, John Sisk & Son

11:50

CASE STUDY: How to build a house in a day!

Welcome to the new world of modular housing. Designed and assembled in a single day in a factory, is a new housebuilding revolution on the way?

David Clark

David Clark

Head of Manufacturing and Innovation, McAvoy Group

12:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: Trends and innovations that will take your business to the next level of productivity

Our panel provides insights into the various techniques that can help improve productivity across three areas – people, processes and technology.

  • Technology trends that will reshape the industry: Cloud and Mobile, 4D & 5D BIM, Internet of Things…
  • Improving planning with more data
  • Construction productivity training
  • Collaboration
Richard Casey

Richard Casey

European Operations Manager, Advanced Technology Group, DPS Engineering

Eibhlín O'Connor

Eibhlín O'Connor

Head of Delivery, Clúid Housing Association

Emma Hayes

Emma Hayes

Managing Director, Digital Built Consultants Ltd

John Downey

John Downey

Director of Sales, EMEA, Topcon Positioning

1:00

Lunch

2:05

Welcome back from the Chair

Shane Dempsey

Shane Dempsey

Director of Communications, the Construction Industry Federation

People and Skills

2:10

PANEL DISCUSSION: Acquiring and retaining the people and skills to take your company to the next level

  • Attracting the next generation into construction
  • What are the imperatives for building a successful inclusion and diversity strategy?
  • The skills gap and the emerging role of the construction technologist
  • Short term solutions: How do I fill my staff needs for the next 5 years?
Padraig Daly

Padraig Daly

Head of Recruitment, JJ Rhatigan Building Contractors

Mary-Liz Trant PhD

Mary-Liz Trant PhD

Executive Director, SOLAS

Leslee O’Loughlin

Leslee O’Loughlin

Group HR Manager, Enterprise Holdings, Ireland (a company leading the way in diversity & inclusion)

Regulation

2:55

Employment Law: Upcoming legislation and changes that will affect you and your business

Loughlin Deegan

Loughlin Deegan

Partner, Employment Law ByrneWallace

3:20

PANEL DISCUSSION: What is nZEB and what does it mean for your business?

  • Is the construction industry ready for the challenge of nZEB?
  • How is the transition to nZEB going to impact the market?
  • How is the industry adapting?
  • What will the cost of compliance be and how much will the client ultimately pay for nZEB?
Fergal Murphy

Fergal Murphy

General Manager, Kingspan Insulation Limited

Patrick Durkan

Patrick Durkan

CEO, D|RES Properties

Seán Armstrong

Seán Armstrong

Senior Advisor, Housing/Building Standards Division, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Orla Coyle

Orla Coyle

Programme Manager, Near Zero Energy Buildings and High Performance Retrofit

4:00

Closing remarks and conference close