29 - November - 2022 Seminars

09:00 - 10:00

Registration & Exhibition Visit

10:00 - 10:30

Opening Keynote

 

 

Speaker

  • Norma Foley Minister for Education - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education

Chair

  • Hubert Loftus Rúnaí Cúnta | Assistant Secretary - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education
10:30 - 10:45

Conference Session Break

10:45 - 11:45

Session 1 – Inspiring Education Schools

Schools must be designed to be used creatively and imaginatively; where learning is not exclusively confined to formal teaching spaces. Learning, social interaction and a sense of belonging come together to form positive attitudes in an inclusive environment.

 

 

Speakers

Chair

  • Margaret Brennan Senior Architect - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education
11:45 - 12:15

Conference Session Break & Exhibition Visit

12:15 - 13:15

Session 2 – Climate & Energy

Bringing together, the voices of Student, School Management, Energy Training and Educators, Policy Developers and Implementers.

This session will focus on the journey towards zero carbon, energy efficiency design approaches, the potential for schools engaging in a whole school approach to energy, the wider impacts for a school regarding an energy efficiency upgrade, the community ripple effect and the Student voice with the individual and collective perspective on making a difference.

Speakers

Chair

12:15 - 13:15

Session 3 – Procurement Strategy for School Buildings (Green Procurement)

Speakers

  • Fiona Thomson Procurement Officer - University College Cork
  • David O’Brien Chairman of the Government Construction Contracts Committee - OGP

Chair

  • David Skene Senior Civil & Structural Engineer - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education
13:15 - 14:15

Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:15 - 15:15

Session 4 – Project Ireland 2040

 

 

 

Speakers

  • Eoghan Ryan Director of Services – Planning and Strategic Development - Kildare County Council
  • Kevin Meaney Principal Officer, National Investment Office - Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
  • View full profile for Paul HoganPaul Hogan Chief Planner - Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
  • Jill Fannin Principal Officer - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education

Chair

  • Eamonn Murtagh Director - Planning and Building Unit - Department of Education
14:15 - 15:15

Session 5 – Special Education & Inclusivity

14:15 - 14:45

Session D – Modular Matters – Discover the Potential of your Learning Space

 

 

One of the biggest challenges for schools and colleges is delivering improvements to their estate without disrupting students and their learning. With modular solutions, entire buildings can be constructed with minimal impact and on an incredibly tight programme. This presentation will showcase the capability of modular component design and speed of response using high profile case studies and real-time learnings from projects.

 

Speaker

  • Greg Maher Education and Healthcare Specialist - Portakabin Ireland
15:00 - 15:30

Session E – Atkins

15:15 - 16:00

Conference Break & Exhibition Visit

16:00 - 17:00

Closing Keynote: Responding & Adapting to current Challenges

Speaker

  • Aine Cusack Principal Officer - Schools Capital Appraisal Section