Virtual Summit

November 19, 2020

POLICY – INVESTMENT – INFRASTRUCTURE – KEY PROJECTS

9:00

Welcome from the morning Chair

 

Jonathan Healy

Jonathan Healy

Broadcaster

9:10

WELCOME ADDRESS:

The impact of Covid-19 on the region’s construction sector

Seán Carrigy

Seán Carrigy

Chairperson, CIF

9:15

OPENING ADDRESS:

The importance of the southern region to Ireland’s growth and recovery

Micheál Martin T.D.

Micheál Martin T.D.

An Taoiseach

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT IN THE SOUTHERN REGION

9:30

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Getting back on track…

Delays in infrastructure projects across Cork and the southern region will threaten the Irish economy, particularly at this difficult time. Timely delivery of key projects across the region is key. These include the Dunkettle Interchange, the M20 and M28 motorways and the Event Centre. How can we improve the efficiency of public works contracts?

Paul Sheridan

Paul Sheridan

Director of Main Contracting, Construction Industry Federation

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch

Partner, KPMG

Pat Lucey

Pat Lucey

President, Construction Industry Federation

Seán Carrigy

Seán Carrigy

Director, PJ Hegarty & Sons

10:00

The Public Spending Code: An Update

Michael McGrath T.D.

Michael McGrath T.D.

Minister of Public Sector Reform

10:15

PRS:

Legal Insights

Legal aspects of the procurement PRS Schemes

Kimberley Masuda

Kimberley Masuda

Partner, Construction and Engineering, Matheson

KEY PROJECTS AND INNOVATION

10:25

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Finance – How to fix one of the biggest obstacles to getting more building projects off the ground

  • Access to finance is holding back many construction firms in Ireland, especially the smaller players
  • Discussion on how it is an impediment to market
  • The state’s role in solving the problem
Michael Broderick

Michael Broderick

Chief Commercial Officer, Home Building Financing Ireland

Patrick Harrington

Patrick Harrington

Head of Development Finance Munster, Bank of Ireland Business Banking.

10:50

Morning Break

11:00

MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Plans for Ireland’s Largest Flood Scheme

  • An update on the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme and Morrison’s Island Public Realm project
  • Ken Leahy, Associate Director, Arup
Ken Leahy

Ken Leahy

Associate Director, Arup

11:20

Update on construction projects and output in the Southern Region

Conor O’Connell

Conor O’Connell

Director Southern Region, Construction Industry Federation

11:30

CASE STUDY:

Irish Water update on investment plans and key infrastructure projects in the Southern Region

  • The Cork lower harbour main drainage project
  • New wastewater treatment plants
Brian Sheehan

Brian Sheehan

Head of Asset Delivery, Irish Water

11:40

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Pharma and Life Sciences – the past, present and future

The pharma and life sciences sectors have proven themselves to be phenomenally successful cornerstones of the Irish economy over the last 20 years. Resistant to global economic turbulence, they continue to provide a major source of employment and are crucial to the growth of the southern regions construction sector. This panel discussion will discuss opportunities ahead in this sector.

Michael Lohan

Michael Lohan

Head of Lifesciences & Strategic Property, IDA Ireland

Micheál O' Connor

Micheál O' Connor

Deputy Managing Director, Dornan Engineering

Colm Fitzgerald

Colm Fitzgerald

Group Head of Construction Services, PM Group

12:05

Lunch, Meetings and virtual exhibition viewing

 

12:35

Welcome back from the afternoon Chair

Jonathan Healy

Jonathan Healy

Broadcaster

12:35

PANEL DISCUSSION:

The Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (CMATS)

Fearghal Reidy

Fearghal Reidy

Director of Strategic and Economic, Development, Cork City Council

John Paul Fitzgerald

John Paul Fitzgerald

Associate Director of Transport Planning, Jacobs

Paul Moran

Paul Moran

Regional Manager, Transport Infrastructure Ireland

1:05

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Data Centre Development in the Southern Region

Data centre presence in Ireland has increased our visibility internationally as being at the forefront of high-tech. The building of data centres in the southern region is lagging well behind Leinster. As more high-tech companies build renewable energy facilities, in order to combat their high carbon transmissions, it is now time to see how the southern region can increase construction projects in this area…

Panellists to include:

Garry Connelly

Garry Connelly

Founder and President, Host in Ireland

Leo Clancy

Leo Clancy

Head of technology, IDA

1:20

CASE STUDY:

Celtic Interconnector: An update on the public consultation report

Michael Mahon

Michael Mahon

Chief Infrastructure Officer, EirGrid

1:35

Coffee Break

1:45

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

On a mission for a low carbon future – How to engage the public and industry in low carbon design thinking and action

Angela will discuss how we all need to take action to make low carbon design work, looking at Brady Mallalieu’s recent study for Myross House in West Cork to create a “Centre for Climate Action and sustainable design learning” – to give people the understanding and knowledge to implement low carbon design directly. She will also discuss the finding of her book “The Cork Papers – Sustainable city in the making”

Angela Brady OBE

Angela Brady OBE

Co-founder, Brady Mallalieu Architects

2:00

Rewiring the construction industry

We discuss how key advancements in BIM and Machine Automation are helping to drive greater efficiencies, productivity and performance in the delivery of the built environment in the Southern Region.The panel will also explore how business can increase client engagement and awareness around Digital Construction and BIM Requirements.

Michael O'Shea

Michael O'Shea

BIM & DPD Applications Consultant, Diatec Autodesk

Cillian Kelly

Cillian Kelly

BIM leader Ireland/Europe, John Sisk & Son

Simon Crowhen

Simon Crowhen

Sales Manager Geomatics, Topcon Positioning Ireland

2:25

Housing Delivery Costs

The true costs of delivering residential units

James Benson

James Benson

Housing and Planning Director, Construction Industry Federation

2:40

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Planning and development – The hot topics…

Concluding this year’s summit will be a panel of experts who will debate the challenges the industry has faced over the past few months and the priorities for the industry’s future…

Niall Cussen

Niall Cussen

Planning Regulator, Office of the Planning Regulato

Dave Coakley

Dave Coakley

Director, Coakley O'Neill Town Planning

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch

Director of Planning, Cork County Council

Stephen McCarthy

Stephen McCarthy

Managing Director, Astra Construction

3:15

Q&A

3:20

Closing Remarks and conference close

Tom Parlon

Tom Parlon

Director General, Construction Industry Federation of Ireland.