Built Environment Ireland

Constructive Collaboration

The Built Environment Regional Conference Series will culminate with Built Environment Ireland taking place this Autumn.

Construction professionals will come together for a day of learning and exploration, with content tailored to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland regions. This conference will investigate three key areas of the sector – Compliance and Regulatory Reform, Impact of Failure when Delivering for Society, and Industry Reform.

An opportunity to ask questions directly to our expert speakers will conclude each session.

With inclusion from Government Officials, a Fire Service perspective, and an Academic input, this conference gives you the opportunity to strengthen your knowledge of the entire industry.

Testimonial

"Delighted to attend CABE Built Environment Ireland Conference 2023 held in the Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone. This year’s theme was ‘Performance, Compliance & Safety’, with an expert panel of speakers presenting on topics ranging from sustainability and energy to conservation practices. I highly recommend attending this annual Ireland focused event."

David Keane

C.Build E FCABE

Location

Address

Roscommon Road

Barry More

Hodson Bay

Co. Roscommon

N37 XR82

Ireland


Website

https://www.hodsonbayhotel.com/


CPD

8 hours CPD

* Book 3 places and save 10%

Please contact the Built Environment Team on [email protected] to retrieve the discount code for this offer.

* Book 5  places for the price of 4

Maximum of 5 registrations per booking, automatic discount on 5th place.

Terms of these promotions

Event Prices

* Book 3
places and
save 10%

* Book 5
places for
the price
of 4

CABE Student Member
£ 35 + VAT
CABE Member
£ 85 + VAT
CABE Company Partner
£ 85 + VAT
Non-Member
£ 125 + VAT
* Book 3 places and save 10%

Please contact the Built Environment Team on [email protected] to retrieve the discount code for this offer.

* Book 5 places for the price of 4

Maximum of 5 registrations per booking, automatic discount on 5th place.

Terms of these promotions

Programme

Registration and Exhibition

24 September at 09:00 00:45 mins 09:00
Refreshments and networking

Welcome from CABE President

24 September at 09:30 00:05 mins 09:30

Richard Flynn

President

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

CABE Ambassador Opening Address

24 September at 09:35 00:15 mins 09:35

Seán Canney TD, Hon FCABE MRICS FCIOB

Quantity Surveyor, CABE Ambassador for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Headline Sponsor Address

24 September at 09:50 00:10 mins 09:50

Building Regulations, Compliance and Regulatory Changes – Government Reform

24 September at 10:00 01:00 hr 10:00
This session chaired by CABE Interim Chief Executive, Richard Harral, will look at the on-going programme of work to improve compliance and safety through reform of the Building Control system, registration arrangements and wider regulatory reform.
Chair

Richard Harral

Chief Executive Officer

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Sarah Neary

Principal Adviser, Building Standards

Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Unilin – Flat Roofing Solutions – Creating effective drainage and insulation on flat roofs to avoid ponding and subsequent damage

24 September at 11:00 00:30 mins 11:00
Introduction to Unilin Insulation Waterproofing membranes: the insulation options Roof failures: consequences of ponding Creating a drainage fall: Key issues and solutions in new and existing projects The XtraFall cut-to-fall System
Chair

Richard Harral

Chief Executive Officer

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Ray Madden

Technical Specification Manager

Unilin Insulation

Morning Break and Exhibition

24 September at 11:30 00:30 mins 11:30
Refreshments and networking

Fire Safety – Changes to Technical Guidance Document B

24 September at 12:00 01:00 hr 12:00
Technical Guidance Document B – Fire Safety – Volume 1: Buildings other than dwelling houses was published on 27 March 2024 and will come into force on 1 May 2025. This session will look in detail at all of the key changes to the vital fire safety legislation and supporting guidance and discuss implications for the design and construction of commercial and public buildings.
Chair

David Humphreys

Group Director

Architectural Conservation Professionals

Eoin O'Dowd

Building Standards Advisor

Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Martin Moore

Assistant Chief Fire Officer and Building Control Officer

Tipperary Fire and Rescue Service

Lunch and Exhibition

24 September at 13:00 01:00 hr 13:00
Refreshments and networking

Solutions to Climate Breakdown in Water and Land Management

24 September at 14:00 00:45 mins 14:00
Many issues that we face in society are so inextricably linked to wider socioeconomic structures, that it can be difficult to see how to enact change without controlling the whole world and its inhabitants.

Many issues relate to climate breakdown, and the biodiversity emergency can be addressed on modest levels - a single town, farm or catchment. Féidhlim Harty will share an optimistic overview of how we can find solutions by looking at how we relate and managed water and the land around us.
Chair

Richard Flynn

President

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Féidhlim Harty

Environmental Consultant, Educator and Writer

FH Wetland Systems

Exhibitor Speaker Slot

24 September at 14:45 00:30 mins 14:45
Chair

Richard Harral

Chief Executive Officer

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Afternoon Break and Exhibition

24 September at 15:15 00:30 mins 15:15
Refreshments and networking

Changing Construction Industry Business Models – Industry Reform

24 September at 15:45 01:00 hr 15:45
This session will look at how industry practice and education are evolving to deliver a better construction industry, including the use of digital technology to deliver a more sustainable built environment.
Chair

Dr Nikki Ghadiminia PhD MSc BEng MCIOB FHEA

Academic and Research Director

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Seamus Hoyne

Dean of Flexible and Work Based Learning

Technological University of the Shannon

Juley McGourty

DASBE Technician

Technological University of the Shannon

Closing Remarks

24 September at 16:45 00:15 mins 16:45

End of Day

24 September at 17:00 00:00 mins 17:00

At Unilin Insulation, our working values of excellence, passion, entrepreneurship and respect are inherent.  The ethos of ‘More than Insulation’ demonstrates our commitment to quality product, market leading service and a partnership approach with industry professionals and students alike. It demonstrates our commitment to deliver a more sustainably minded construction sector, where environmental considerations are an urgent priority.

Exhibitors

David Humphreys

Group Director
Architectural Conservation Professionals
David is the Group Director of ACP Group a multi-award winning, built heritage conservation consultancy. He established the practice in 2000 and since that time has worked on over 1000 projects for private clients, charitable organisations, government departments and public authorities. He manages a team of over 15 specialist consultants covering all aspects of building conservation with offices in Ireland and Singapore.
David has over 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors in Ireland, Australia, Southeast Asia and the UK and is well known internationally for his work. David currently serves as Chairperson of the SCSI Conservation Working Group, Chairperson of the RICS Building Conservation Steering Group, and Chairperson of CABE’s Republic of Ireland Region.
David was recently awarded CABE’s International Building Engineer of the Year, Built Environment Award 2024.

Dr Nikki Ghadiminia

PhD MSc BEng MCIOB FHEA

Academic and Research Director
Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
Dr Nikki Ghadiminia, leads the Academic & Lifelong Learning strategy and operational requirements to deliver ‎the academic partnership, accreditation as well as research arena, across the UK, Republic of Ireland and Asia Pacific. She holds a PhD in Construction Engineering Management and is a Chartered Construction Manager with extensive experience in academia. Her work is marked by a deep commitment to sustainability and digital transformation within the construction sector, leading innovative projects in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and smart infrastructure.
She has worked to highlight the importance of integrating digital technologies in both education and research to bolster the industry’s resilience and efficiency. Nikki is also a fervent advocate for diversity and inclusivity, actively supporting initiatives aimed at empowering underrepresented groups in engineering and built-environment and showcasing her leadership in fostering an inclusive forward-thinking academic and professional landscape.

Eoin O’Dowd

Building Standards Advisor
Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Eoin O’ Dowd is a Building Standards Advisor with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. He joined Carlow Fire & Rescue Service in 2008, working primarily in the areas of Fire Prevention and Building Control. He was seconded to the Building Control Management Project in 2015, and joined Dublin Fire Brigade in 2016 as Senior Executive Fire Prevention Officer. Eoin joined the Department in 2018, where he has been working primarily in the areas of accessibility and fire safety. Eoin has a B.Sc from Dublin Institute of Technology, and a Diploma in Law. He lectures, occasionally, in the areas of Building Control Legislation and Fire Safety (Technical Guidance Document B) as part of the Fire Safety Practice Postgraduate Diploma in Trinity College Dublin. He is a Chartered Building Control Surveyor and Registered Building Surveyor.

Féidhlim Harty

Environmental Consultant, Educator and Writer
FH Wetland Systems
Féidhlim Harty is an environmental consultant and writer. FH Wetland Systems (established in 1996) offers guidance and consultancy on waterway repair and rewilding, eco-friendly wastewater treatment training and education, and holistic land use management for catchment protection and regeneration. His most recent books are Permaculture Guide to Reed Beds and Towards Zero Waste – how to live a circular life.

Juley McGourty

DASBE Technician
Technological University of the Shannon
With an educational and experiential background in science, multimedia, technology enhanced education, and project management, Juley brings an extensive range of skillsets, experiences, and transferable competencies, gained from appointments in both the public and private sectors. Having begun working for the DASBE Project in July 2021, she applied these experiences and skills in designing and developing the innovative and transformative DASBE Digital Platform to address the education and training skills gaps within the construction sector. While Juley is a Lifelong Learner, her interests include the implementation of a range of current and emerging technologies to support blended education and training, and equity of access.

Martin Moore

Assistant Chief Fire Officer and Building Control Officer
Tipperary Fire and Rescue Service
Assistant Chief Fire Officer and Building Control Officer with Tipperary Fire and Rescue Service working predominately in fire prevention and building control. Previously worked in private practice as an Architectural Technologist (Bsc (Hons) Architectural Technology), 10 years postgraduate experience within the construction sector between public and private practice.
Chartered Building Engineer with CABE, Registered Building Surveyor with SCSI, member of the Irish Building Control Institute (IBCI) and part time Lecturer in Fire Safety Engineering Design and Fire Safety Law. Currently completing a Msc. in Building Regulatory Compliance.

Ray Madden

Technical Specification Manager
Unilin Insulation

Richard Flynn

President
Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
Richard is an independent private practitioner trading as Flynn & Shaw, Chartered Building Engineers. As well as being a Chartered Building Engineer, he is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist, Chartered Water and Environment Manager, Registered Building Surveyor and Certified Site Assessor.
Richard is a recognised expert in the area of onsite wastewater treatment and provides a complete site suitability assessment, treatment system design, and certification of installation for onsite wastewater treatment systems throughout Ireland. Richard has been Chair of the CABE Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) since its inception in 2019 as well as member of the Southern Ireland Region committee of CABE.

Richard Harral

Chief Executive Officer
Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
Richard Harral is the Interim Chief Executive at CABE after having been Technical Director from 2018 – 2024. He has previously worked as an architect in both public and private sector practice, and as a policy official in the Building Regulations Division of MHCLG between 2007 and 2014 where he oversaw introduction of policies on accessible housing, security standards, broadband and the national space standard for new homes. Richard was subsequently Head of Technical Policy in the period 2014-2017. He currently sits on the CIC Competence Steering Group, and chairs a number of competence working groups including on Designer and Architect Competence. He was Technical author for Flex 8670, the recently published British Standard on Competence for building safety in Built environment industries.

Sarah Neary

Principal Adviser, Building Standards
Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Sarah is Principal Adviser, Building Standards, in the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. She has responsibility for leading the Building Standards Advisory Unit in its role to develop policy and legislation in respect of building control, building regulations, construction products, legacy defects issues, and in respect of the pyrite remediation, governance and oversight of the Pyrite Resolution Board.
She is a Chartered Engineer, holds a Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Galway and a MBA from UCD. Prior to joining the Department, Sarah worked as a Structural Design Engineer with Ryan Hanley consulting engineers in Galway.

Seamus Hoyne

Dean of Flexible and Work Based Learning
Technological University of the Shannon
Seamus is a Chartered Engineer with over 25 years experience in energy and education sectors Nationally and Internationally. He is Dean of Flexible and Work Based Learning within TUS and Principle Investigator of the Sustainable Development Research Institute (SDRI). He is coordinator of the HEA Funded Digital Academy for Sustainable Built Environment (DASBE) initiative. He has a deep commitment to ensuring that we develop skills and capacity across the economy to meet our energy and climate challenges.

Seán Canney

TD, Hon FCABE MRICS FCIOB

Quantity Surveyor, CABE Ambassador for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Seán comes from rural Galway, born on the family farm and is one of a family of seven. He is married to Geraldine and they have three children. He is a Quantity Surveyor, and has worked in the private sector, in Ireland, for 30 years. He also lectured full time for nine years at Atlantic Technical University up until February 2016. Seán was an elected member of Galway County Council from 2004 until 2016 and served as Mayor of County Galway from 2007 to 2008. He was elected to Dáil Éireann in February 2016 and re-elected in February 2020, in the constituency of Galway East. Served as Minister of State in the Office of Public Works with special responsibility for Flood Relief from May 2016 to June 2017. Assistant Government Chief Whip 2017 to 2018. Appointed Minister of State for Rural Affairs, Natural Resources & Digital Development October 2018 to June 2020. Serves as a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Disability Matters Committee and the Joint Oireachtas Budgetary Oversight Committee 2020 to present.

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