30 - November - 2022 Seminars

09:00 - 09:45

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibition Visit Day 2

09:45 - 10:30

Opening Keynote Day 2



10:30 - 11:00

Conference Session Break

11:00 - 12:00

Session 1 – Inspiring Tertiary Education Spaces



  • Ross McNamara Senior Architect - An Roinn Breisoideachais agus Ardoideachais, Taighde, Nuálaíochta agus Eolaíochta | Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
12:00 - 12:30

Coffee Break and Networking – Day 2

12:15 - 12:45

Session C – Why MMC? Why Not?

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) includes many emerging systems and technologies, and whilst they may not be a panacea for the multifarious shortcomings in the construction industry, the opportunities to reduce programme and disruption, improve Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ), and address skills shortages, whilst balancing cost and performance, must not be underestimated.

By drawing on some of the education and cross-sector experience, skills and knowledge that HLM and their Head of MMC Delivery have built-up over the last twenty or so years, this presentation will seek to respond to some of the questions about Why, When and How to adopt a DfMA approach and embed MMC into education projects.

HLM will outline how offsite design expertise can combine with sustainability ambitions to utilise various MMC categories within projects to work towards achieving sustainable outcomes in a creative way. They will highlight that the status-quo for procurement of designers and physical buildings needs to evolve to maximise the benefits MMC can bring and will demonstrate how adopting digital solutions across all project work stages can facilitate collaboration and great design and delivery of MMC.

As well as providing insight from HLM, questions will be posed about the direction of future evolution of MMC, how integration of its benefits can develop, what concerns remain to be addressed and how that might happen.





12:30 - 13:30

Session 2 – Special Education & Inclusivity





  • Karen Hawkshaw Senior Architect (acting), Planning & Building Unit - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education

Session 3 – DoE Delivery Programmes





  • View full profile for PJ RuddenPJ Rudden
  • Julian Pringle Senior Quantity Surveyor, Planning & Building Unit - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education
  • Scott Tacchi Head of Modern Methods of Construction - An Roinn Oideachais | Department for Education
  • Richard Rice Director & Architect FRIAI - Healy Partners Architects
  • Eamon Murphy Head of Capital and Procurement - Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board


  • Stefan Matthews Technical Manager - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education
13:00 - 13:30

Session D – Innovative Higher Education Art & Design Environments in the UK & Ireland

AHR have recently completed the Barbara Hepworth School of Art Architecture and Design in Huddersfield and are presently on site developing the East Quad as part of the of the Grangegorman Campus for the Technological University Dublin, the presentation will show the practices approach to developing creative spaces that encourage multidisciplinary collaboration across a wide range of creative art and design subjects.


13:30 - 14:30

Lunch Day 2

14:30 - 15:30

Session 4 – Estate Management & Climate Action


  • Mark Poland Director of Estates - University College Cork
  • Mary Daly Estates Manager - Atlantic Technological University Donegal
  • View full profile for Ger CaseyGer Casey Chief Executive Officer - Grangegorman Development Agency
14:30 - 15:30

Session 5 – Campus Planning in the Era of Digital Transformation


  • View full profile for Mike ClarkeMike Clarke Director of Campus Infrastructure - Trinity College Dublin
  • Scott Tacchi Head of Modern Methods of Construction - An Roinn Oideachais | Department for Education
  • View full profile for PJ RuddenPJ Rudden
  • Martin G. O’Brien Chief Executive - Louth and Meath Education and Training Board
15:45 - 16:15

Exhibition & Conference Day 2 Close