Speakers

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

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

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

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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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    • Thomas O’Connor, European Operations Manager, Collen Construction

      Thomas O’Connor, European Operations Manager, Collen Construction 

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    • Fiona Forde, Accredited Mediator , Law Library Ireland

      Fiona Forde, Accredited Mediator , Law Library Ireland 

      Called to the Bar in 2002, Fiona is dual qualified as both a barrister and a mechanical engineer. Fiona trained in London with the legal team of a global firm of consulting engineers before acting as legal adviser to their Irish offices and has experience in both contentious and non-contentious legal construction work. She holds a masters degree in construction law and dispute resolution, a postgraduate diploma in Irish construction law and contract administration and an LLM in public procurement law and policy. As a barrister, Fiona has been instructed across the full spectrum of engineering ...

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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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    • 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.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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

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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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    • 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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    • Vinay Mulgundmath,Business Development Manager, Green Power Solutions

      Vinay Mulgundmath,Business Development Manager, Green Power Solutions 

      Vinay leads Business Development activities for Combined Heat & Power technologies at Doosan Babcock. He is currently a non-executive advisor to Energy Technology Partnership. Vinay has a Ph.D. degree in Chemical engineering & is a registered Professional Engineer.Vinay has published 7 research papers & has delivered key note lectures across a number of Universities & Conferences. Presentation Title- De-centralised Green Energy systems: Doosan Fuel cell CHP

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Professor Lloyd Scott, Academic, Dublin Institute of Technology

      Professor Lloyd Scott, Academic, Dublin Institute of Technology 

      Bio: 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 orga...

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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 t...

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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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    • John Sheridan	Business Unit Manager – Roofing, Sika Ireland Limited

      John Sheridan Business Unit Manager – Roofing, Sika Ireland Limited 

      John Sheridan has been working in the roofing and cladding industry for almost 20 years. He joined Sika Ireland’s roofing division in 2004 having previously spent 7 years with Kingspan’s panel division. The Sika Ireland – Roofing Division is responsible for Sika-Sarnafil single ply membranes, Sika-Trocal single ply membranes and the Sikalastic range of Liquid Applied Membranes. 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 ...

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

      Hadeel Safaa, KTP Asociate – 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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’s Hospital,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 ...

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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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    • 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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    • Mark Boda, Industrial Engineer / Founder, Solofy, Limerick – Ireland.

      Mark Boda, Industrial Engineer / Founder, Solofy, Limerick – Ireland. 

      An industrial engineer dedicated to solving inefficient practices for environmental sustainability through technological advancement. Mark is a global explorer, having visited over 24 countries.With extensive knowledge in Information technology spanning nearly a decade, having worked on both physical and virtual products in multiple industries across 3 continents. Title Sustainability enabled by product iteration, parallel development and optimised manufacturing. Synopsis. How conscientious workflows defy the norm in a competitive marketplace that favo...

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    • Guy Serbin, Contract Research Officer, Teagasc.

      Guy Serbin, Contract Research Officer, Teagasc. 

      Dr. Guy Serbin is a Research Officer with Teagasc. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc degrees in geology from Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel, and a Ph.D. in Soil Science from Utah State University in Logan, Utah, USA. His area of research includes satellite-based agricultural and environmental remote sensing, including operational sensor requirements. Since graduating and before coming to Ireland for employment with Teagasc, he conducted research for the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and provided analysis of crop conditions for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. &nb...

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    • David Mavroudis BSc MSc PG Dip. Spec. Env. Eng. MIEI	ConsultantǀStrategist ǀDesign & Project Manager	David Mavroudis Design & Project Management

      David Mavroudis BSc MSc PG Dip. Spec. Env. Eng. MIEI ConsultantǀStrategist ǀDesign & Project Manager David Mavroudis Design & Project Management 

      David is a multi-disciplinary Built Environment professional / consultant from Carlow with 20 years of experience, including internationally in the MENA region (Libya prior to 2011). David specialises in the research, design and project management of projects integrating water, energy and transport efficiencies attained through passive planning practices for sustainable development. Presentation Title:A 2000 year old Zero Energy water supply and distribution technology   Synopsis: In 2015, David completed an Academic Spe...

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    • John Conaghan, Senior Wind Engineer, Gaelectric Technical Services

      John Conaghan, Senior Wind Engineer, Gaelectric Technical Services 

      John is the Senior Wind Engineer with Gaelectric Technical Services and is responsible for Gaelectric’s wind measurement strategy and energy production assessments across Gaelectric’s portfolio of projects in Ireland. John is a Chartered Engineer, having 10 year’s experience in the renewables industry and holds a BEng (Hons) degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown. Presentation Title- ZephIR LiDAR Wind Measurement Technology – A developers experience.  

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    • Jason Doherty, Programme Executive, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

      Jason Doherty, Programme Executive, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) 

      Jason is a Programme Executive with Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). He is primarily working on the development of SEAI’s EXEED Certified Programme along with the implementation of SEAI’s ISO 50001 Energy management system standard. Jason graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway and Dublin Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Energy Management respectively. Presentation title: Implementing Excellence in Energy Efficient Design (EXEED) Synopsis of talk: The objective of ...

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    • Ben Costelloe, Former Senior Lecturer, DIT.

      Ben Costelloe, Former Senior Lecturer, DIT. 

      Ben Costelloe is a former senior lecturer at Bolton Street DIT where he specialised in building systems engineering and applied thermodynamics.  He was for ten years Head of Discipline of Energy and Building Systems Engineering at DIT. Prior to his lecturing career he gained extensive experience in consulting engineering practice as a design engineer. He is currently a self-employed engineer and researcher. He is a registered Chartered Engineer for 35 years and holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from UCD and a masters degree from Brunel University (London). His research interest is in low e...

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    • Nick Andrews-Facilities Manager at the National College of Art and Design.

      Nick Andrews-Facilities Manager at the National College of Art and Design. 

      Nick is the Facilities Manager at the National College of Art & Design. Nick has over 10 years’ experiencein the engineering and construction industry in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, specialising in Project Management and Facilities Management. Nick has a BSc in Sustainable Control Technology and an MSc in Facilities Management. Nick has previously been a member of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estates Management. Presentation Title Engagement of Facilities Management with BIM

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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. Presentation title: Life Cycle Assessment & Environmental Product Declarations: What You Need to Know

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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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    • John Pollock - Project Director, NPHDB (National Paediatric Hospital Development Board)

      John Pollock – Project Director, NPHDB (National Paediatric Hospital Development Board) 

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Gerry Power - Management Consultant, Sysco

      Gerry Power – Management Consultant, Sysco 

      Gerry Power has worked in the ICT sector for twenty five years, mainly on ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) applications. Many of his customers are leading Irish construction companies. In this talk, he will discuss major technology trends and how the construction industry can benefit from them.

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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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    • 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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    • 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.

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