2022 AGENDA

8:30

Welcome and opening remarks from the Chair

Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

Entrepreneur & Broadcaster

8:40

Welcome from the IHBA

Sean O’Neill

Sean O’Neill

Managing Director, Park Developments and Chair, IHBA

8:55

GOVERNMENT ADDRESS: Housing for All implementation

Darragh O’Brien, T.D

Darragh O’Brien, T.D

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Creating the homes and neighbourhoods of the future

9:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

Unlocking the delivery of affordable homes

  • Can we learn from the past to create the homes and neighbourhoods of the future?
  • Addressing the issues that push up costs and frustrate housing delivery?
  • What are the biggest threats to new delivery and how can they be overcome?
Fiona Cormican

Fiona Cormican

New Business Director, Clúid Housing

Eoin Ó Broin T.D

Eoin Ó Broin T.D

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Michael O’Flynn

Michael O’Flynn

Chairman and CEO, O’Flynn Group

10:00

Residential market outlook

In conversation with …

Marian Finnegan

Marian Finnegan

Managing Director-Residential & Advisory, Sherry FitzGerald

10:20

PANEL DISCUSSION: Turning NIMBYs to YIMBYs: Empowering communities to say Yes to the right kind of housing

How tweaking economic incentives could boost housing supply…

John Myers

John Myers

Founder, YIMBY Alliance, UK

Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Mortgage Broker, Commentator and Broadcaster

John Downey

John Downey

Director, Downey Planning

10:55

Morning Break

11:25

Broadband and housing construction: Understanding the opportunity

What does the new National Digital Strategy mean for the housing market, urban regeneration and balanced regional development?

Cian O’Mahony

Cian O’Mahony

Head of Operations, SIRO

Planning reform: Ensuring speeding up planning permissions speeds up homebuilding

11:40

PANEL DISCUSSION: Enabling Local Authorities to build housing at scale

Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Director for Housing and Community Development, Fingal County Council

Rob Nicholson

Rob Nicholson

Principal Officer - Housing Delivery, Department of Housing

Conor O’Connell

Conor O’Connell

Director Southern Region, CIF

12:20

Planning permission for large-scale residential developments: A review

Tom Rabbette

Tom Rabbette

Assistant Director of Planning, An Bord Pleanála

12:35

PANEL DISCUSSION: Fast-track planning: Finding a system that’s fast and fair

Robin Mandal

Robin Mandal

FRIAI, member of Dublin Democratic Planning Alliance

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

Managing Director, Tom Phillips & Associates

 

James Benson

James Benson

Director, Housing, Planning & Development Services, CIF

 

1:15

Lunch Break

2:15

Welcome back from The Chair

Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

Entrepreneur & Broadcaster

Building the sustainable homes of the future

2:20

PANEL DISCUSSION: Homes of the future

  • What could and should we be building?
  • Making existing homes more sustainable:
  • What does the national retrofit strategy mean for Irish construction?
Paula Carroll

Paula Carroll

Associate Professor, UCD School of Business

Nico Van Der Merwe

Nico Van Der Merwe

VP of Home and Distribution, Schneider Electric

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly

Director in Real Estate Finance, AIB

Claire Pomroy

Claire Pomroy

Director – Development Hines Real Estate Ireland Limited

Going modular… going mainstream?

2:55

Could the falling cost of modular building benefit housebuilding?

Published last November, a report from Constructing Excellence in the UK finds that the costs of modern methods of construction are set to fall by a third in line with growing demand. “Benefits of Modern Methods of Construction in Housing: Performance data and case studies” defines ‘key performance indicators’ (KPIs) for MMC and compares these against existing housing delivery models to quantify the benefits of MMC.

We’ll hear more from our speaker.

Richard Quarry

Richard Quarry

Partner and Head of Affordable Housing, Rider Levett Bucknall, UK

3:10

Regulation of providers: The Building Works Bill & economic sustainability in construction

 

Sean Armstrong

Sean Armstrong

Head of Unit, Climate Action Policy and Construction Industry Regulation, Dept. of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

3:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: How can we boost the use of MMC and offsite through collaboration?

  • What are the benefits of MMC in helping us to deliver Ireland’s housing?
  • How early collaboration can improve efficiency
  • What tools are available to us to aid productivity and enhance collaboration across the supply chain?
PJ Rudden

PJ Rudden

Managing Director, Aengus Consulting Ltd and Chair, Innovation and Digital Adoption, Construction Sector Group (CSG), Department of Public Expenditure & Reform

Avril Behan

Avril Behan

Project Director, Build Digital Project, TU Dublin

Dan O’Brien

Dan O’Brien

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Lidan Designs

 

4:05

Closing remarks from the CIF and conference close

Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly

President, CIF