CIF Annual Conference
Building a resilient industry
6th October 2022
Croke Park, Dublin
Welcome from the Chair
Entrepreneur & Broadcaster
Welcome and opening address from the CIF
President, Construction Industry Federation
The role of the construction industry in the growth of our economy Invited
Economic and Market outlook
Delivering Ireland’s vital infrastructure
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.
Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform
Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority
Director, MKO – Planning & Environmental Consultants
Chief Executive Officer, Irish Water
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.
BA, MRUP, MBA, Dip. Law (kings Inns) MRTPI MIPI, Director, Downey Planning
Managing Director, Park Developments & Chair, Irish Home Builders Association
Reforming Procurement and the Public Works contract
Introduction: Modernising procurement: Refocusing on outcomes instead of lowering costs
Director of Main Contracting, CIF
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.
Construction Advisor, the Office of Government Procurement
How to make the public works contract look like the National Engineering Contract (NEC)?
Legal expert tbc
Reforming the Public Works contract and international experience
Chief Commercial Officer, Sisk Group
Welcome back from the Chair
Entrepreneur & Broadcaster
Recruitment, upskilling and modernising the construction workforce
Recruitment and apprenticeships in the construction sector
Our panel discusses the current strategy for apprenticeships, training and skills development in the construction sector.
Dr Mary-Liz Trant
Director of the National Apprenticeship Office (NAO)
HR Director, Mercury
Director Safety and Training, CIF
Creating a sustainable and digitally enabled construction industry
A digital roadmap for Ireland’s construction industry
Chartered Architectural Technologist, Diatec
Smarter Buildings: Delivering an energy positive future
Buildings account for one third of the EU’s carbon emissions. So, the construction industry has a pivotal role in helping us reach the imperative of net-zero and in securing a future for our planet. That’s why going beyond net-zero isn’t just possible, it’s absolutely necessary. Kas outlines the steps we will all need to take to create smarter buildings that will deliver an energy positive future.
Vice President of Digital Energy and leading Smart Buildings, Schneider Electric UK and Ireland
The future of construction: The industry’s journey to digital transformation
Taking stock – where are we now and where are we headed?
Manager High Tech and Construction, Enterprise Ireland
Dr. Avril Behan
Project Director, Build Digital Project at TU Dublin
Dr. Jamie Goggins
Established Professor and Principal Investigator, Engineering and Information, NUI Galway
Closing remarks and conference close
Director General, CIF