CIF Annual Conference

Building a resilient industry

6th October 2022

Croke Park, Dublin

8:30

Welcome from the Chair

Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

Entrepreneur & Broadcaster

8:40

Welcome and opening address from the CIF

Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly

President, Construction Industry Federation

8:50

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: 

Ireland’s national construction skills strategy

Simon Harris TD

Simon Harris TD

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

9:05

Economic and Market outlook

Danny O’Shea

Danny O’Shea

Managing Director, Building Information Ireland

Residential delivery

9:20

Accelerating Housing Delivery: An international case study

The UK has experimented with a multitude of housing delivery methods at the local, regional and national level over the last 20 years – with mixed results. Pia examines what’s worked, what hasn’t and the key success factors in models with the potential to create a step change in the Irish context.

Pia Feeney

Pia Feeney

Director, Government & Infrastructure, Strategy and Transactions, EY Ireland

9:35

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

Making Residential delivery viable

Soaring construction costs could threaten the delivery of new homes in Ireland. Viability has become a key issue for the sector. Our panel discusses how developers can ensure residential delivery is viable.

Fiona Cormican

Fiona Cormican

Chief Commercial Officer, Clúid Housing

Pia Feeney, Director

Pia Feeney, Director

Government & Infrastructure, Strategy and Transactions, EY Ireland

John Downey

John Downey

BA, MRUP, MBA, Dip. Law (kings Inns) MRTPI MIPI, Director, Downey Planning

Michael Kelleher

Michael Kelleher

Group Operations Director, O'Flynn Group

10:10

Morning break

Delivering Ireland’s vital infrastructure

10:40

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

Delivering on the National Development Plan

We’ve gathered a range of perspectives from stakeholders – government, transport, water and energy  – to discuss the renewed NDP that was published last October and discuss the priorities for investment between now and 2030.

David Moloney

David Moloney

Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform

Anne Graham

Anne Graham

Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority

Gus McCarthy

Gus McCarthy

Director, MKO – Planning & Environmental Consultants

Niall Gleeson

Niall Gleeson

Chief Executive Officer, Irish Water

Reforming Procurement and the Public Works contract

11:15

Introduction: Modernising procurement: Refocusing on outcomes instead of lowering costs

Paul Sheridan

Paul Sheridan

Director of Main Contracting, CIF

11:30

Reforming public procurement

He discusses the reforms the Office of Government Procurement is working on that includes risk management, liability, inflation, project management, performance management, BIM, sustainability and life cycle costing. Plus, a range of measures relating to the procurement process itself.

David O'Brien

David O'Brien

Construction Advisor, the Office of Government Procurement

11:50

Cost Reimbursable Contracts – Challenges and Opportunities

Tom Carey

Tom Carey

Chairperson, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Director Advisory/Contract Services, Turner & Townsend

12:05

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

Reforming the Public Works contract and international experience

Brian Collier

Brian Collier

Procurement Lead Construction, Dublin Airport Authority

Gary Wright

Gary Wright

BEng, CEng, MICE, FCIHT, Director, Rowsell Wright Ltd

Karen Killoran

Karen Killoran

Partner, Construction and Engineering, Arthur Cox LLP

John G. Murphy

John G. Murphy

Managing Director, Murphy Ireland and President, CECA

Mark McGreevy

Mark McGreevy

Chief Commercial Officer, Sisk Group

1:00

Lunch

2:00

Welcome back from the Chair

Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

Entrepreneur & Broadcaster

2:00

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: 

Michael McGrath TD

Michael McGrath TD

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform

Recruitment, upskilling and modernising the construction workforce

2:05

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

Recruitment and apprenticeships in the construction sector

Our panel discusses the current strategy for apprenticeships, training and skills development in the construction sector.

John O'Shaughnessy

John O'Shaughnessy

Managing Director, Clancy

Dr Mary-Liz Trant

Dr Mary-Liz Trant

Director of the National Apprenticeship Office (NAO)

Joanne Cluxton

Joanne Cluxton

HR Director, Mercury

Derek Byrne

Derek Byrne

General Manager, Way to Work Ireland

Creating a sustainable and digitally enabled construction industry

2:40

A digital roadmap for Ireland’s construction industry

Jonathan Reinhardt

Jonathan Reinhardt

Chartered Architectural Technologist, Diatec

2:55

Towards net-zero buildings – How to build smart, zero carbon buildings and why it matters.

While the decarbonisation challenges for buildings are significant, so are the opportunities. Hear how efficient, zero carbon buildings can take advantage of available, cost-effective technologies to reduce emissions while increasing health, equity and economic prosperity in local communities

Kas Mohammed

Kas Mohammed

Vice President of Digital Energy and leading Smart Buildings, Schneider Electric UK and Ireland

3:10

PANEL DISCUSSION:

The future of construction: The industry’s journey to digital transformation

Taking stock – where are we now and where are we headed?

Rob Fox

Rob Fox

CEO, Site Passport Supply Chain

Ross O’Colmain

Ross O’Colmain

Manager High Tech and Construction, Enterprise Ireland

Georgina Quigley

Georgina Quigley

CEO, ACB Group

Prof Jamie Goggins

Prof Jamie Goggins

Director, National Construction Technology Centre

3:45

Closing remarks and conference close

Tom Parlon

Tom Parlon

Director General, CIF