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National Conference

May 22nd – 23rd
Lyrath Hotel Paulstown Road, Kilkenny

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 Speaker Lineup for the Conference

day 1

22.05.2024

8:30 - Registration, Exhibition Viewing & Networking

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9:30 - Chair Introduction

Darren Richards, Managing Director – Cogent Consulting

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9:40 - Welcome Address

Declan Wallace, Chair – MMC Ireland Board

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SESSION 1: ADOPTION OF MMC AT GOVERNMENT LEVEL

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09:50 - Celine McHugh

Principal – Department for Enterprise, Trade and Employment INVITED

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10:05 - Seán Armstrong

Senior Adviser-Building Standards – Department of Housing Planning and Local Government

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10:20 - Daniel McCrum

Assistant Professor – University College Dublin & Construct Innovate
Academic and Industry Driven MMC Developments
in Construct Innovate

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10:35 - Padraig Boland

MMC Demonstration Park

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10:50 - Q&A Panel Discussion

11:00 - Refreshment Break, Exhibition Viewing & Networking

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SESSION 2: KIT OF PARTS APPROACH TO STANDARDISATION

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11:45 - Steven Lennon, Katie Rudin

Steven Lennon, Head of Justice & Emergency Services – HLM Architects &
Katie Rudin, Housing and Innovation Director/MMC Advisor – Akerlof Driving Demand Through Kit of Parts Design & Collaboration

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12:10 - Tom Gregory

Senior Architect – Bryden Wood Industrialised construction: transformational innovation to deliver sustainably at pace and scale

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12:30 - Trudi Sully

UK & Europe Lead, Industrialised Design and Construction – Mott MacDonald The journey to industrialised construction

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12:50 - Panel Debate:

Sarah Jane Pisciotti, Innovation and Design
Director – Sisk (Facilitator)
Arthur O’Brien, Managing Director –
C+W O’Brien Architects
Tom Gregory, Senior Architect – Bryden Wood
Trudi Sully – UK & Europe Lead,
Industrialised Design and Construction –
Mott MacDonald
Éadaoin Ní Fhearghail – Architectural Advisor – Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

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13:15 - Q&A Panel Discussion

Technical and Certification Services for Off-site Steel Solutions

13:25 - Lunch, Exhibition Viewing & Networking

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SESSION 3: OFFSITE IN ACTION - CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

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14:25 - Scott Tacchi

Head of MMC – Sir Robert McAlpine

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14:45 - Bryn Griffiths

Director – Turner & Townsend

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15:05 - Kevin Masters

Director, Major Projects Advisory – KPMG

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15:25 - Q&A Session

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15:35 - Panel Debate:

Dick Clerkin, Managing Director –
Clerkin Consulting (Facilitator)
Dr Dáithí Downey, Policy Analyst –
National Economic & Social Council (NESC)
Orla McAvoy-Corr, Director – Mac Zero Modular
Kevin Masters, Director, Major Projects
Advisory – KPMG
Desmond Riordan, Associate Director –
Clancy Construction

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16:00 - Event Summary

Arthur O’Brien, Managing Director –
C+W O’Brien Architects

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16:10 - Event End

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16:15 - Drinks Reception

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18:30 - Drinks Reception End

day 2

23.05.2024

8:30 - Registration, Exhibition Viewing & Networking

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9:30 - Chair Introduction

Darren Richards, Managing Director – Cogent Consulting

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SESSION 1: TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

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9:40 - Keynote Speaker

James Young, Director of Engineering
Services – Evolusion Innovation
A Decade of MMC BCAR Compliance –
A Practitioners Experience

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10:00 - Martin Searson

Head of MMC – NSAI INVITED

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10:20 - Dave Quinn

Quality Director – BB7

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10:40 - Q&A Panel Discussion

10:50 - Refreshment Break, Exhibition Viewing & Networking

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SESSION 2: CARBON COUNTING, SUSTAINABILITY & BUILDING PERFORMANCE

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11:35 - Keynote Speaker

Stephen Barrett, Whole Life Carbon Project
Lead – Irish Green Building Council
Regulatory framework ahead for reduction in
carbon emissions within the construction industry

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11:55 - Q&A Session

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12:00 -Panel Debate:

Darren Richards, Managing Director –
Cogent Consulting (Facilitator)
Stephen Barrett, Whole Life Carbon Project
Lead – Irish Green Building Council
Eoin Waldron, Operations Director –
Castle Modular
Ronan Lonergan, MRIAI, Design Lead –
Pre-Construction & Innovation – Cairn Homes
Richard Kowalski, Technical Director –
O’Reilly Concrete
Mila Duncheva, Business Development
Manager UK & Ireland – Stora Enso

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12:25 - Platinum Exhibitor Audience Address

Nick Haughton, Head of ESG –
Sapphire Balconies

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12:35 - Lunch, Exhibition Viewing & Networking

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SESSION 3: PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN CAPACITY

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13:35 - Keynote Speaker

David O’Brien, Principal Officer – Office
of Government Procurement

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13:55 - Pia Feeney

Director, Government &
Infrastructure – EY

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14:15 - Paul Tierney

Chief Executive Officer – MMC Ireland

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14:35 - Q&A Panel Discussion

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14:45 - Panel Debate:

Carol Tallon, Director – Property District
(Facilitator)
Robert Farrell, Development Lead –
Land Development Agency
David O’Brien, Principal Officer – Office of Government Procurement
Tony Mcloughlin, Managing Director – Planning, Design, Manufacturing & Operations – Glenveagh
Ian Lydon, Managing Director – Hines Ireland
Sarah Jane Pisciotti, Innovation & Design
Director – Sisk
Kevin Loftus, Regional Manager – Cairn Homes

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15:30 - Housing Minister

Address to MMC Ireland Members
Darragh O’Brien, Housing Minister

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15:55 - Closing Comments

Paul Tierney, Chief Executive Officer –
MMC Ireland

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16:05 - Event End

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