30 - November - 2022 Seminars

09:00 - 09:45

Registration & Exhibition Visit

09:45 - 10:30

Minister Address

An Roinn Breisoideachais agus Ardoideachais, Taighde, Nuálaíochta agus Eolaíochta | Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Welcome address with emphasis on the importance of supporting the school system with modern educational facilities.

 

 

Speaker

  • Simon Harris Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
10:00 - 10:15

Keynote: Introduction to DFHERIS

Introduction to DFHERIS including the role and responsibilities in funding and policy creation in the higher and further education and research sectors.

Speaker

  • Paul Lemass Assistant Secretary - Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
10:30 - 11:00

Conference Session Break

11:00 - 11:30

Acoustic Design of Schools, including Assisted Learning Needs + the results of the Schools International Survey

This presentation demonstrates the advantages to students and teachers alike, of an optimal acoustic learning environment to meet the acoustic design of schools standard for all, with solutions for: exposed soffits, refurbishment, volumetric modular and with no waste in the skip.

Speaker

11:00

Department of Education Delivery Programmes

Part One -

Introduction and overview of large-scale school building designs being delivered under the Department of Education delivery programmes as part of the commitment under the NDP plan.

The speakers and panellists will openly present and discuss school building projects at various delivery stages as part of a wide range of school designs including new and existing buildings.

Speakers

Chair

  • Stefan Matthews Technical Manager - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education
11:00 - 12:00

Inspiring Tertiary Education Spaces

Further and Higher Education Infrastructure and systems must be designed to be inclusive, responsive, accessible and connected to society. Investment in infrastructure should reflect the diversity of the population, take a holistic view of the future, and open pathways to education and lifelong learning through inclusive and inspiring design.

 

Speakers

  • Eamonn Dunican Principal Officer - Capital Programmes Unit - An Roinn Breisoideachais agus Ardoideachais, Taighde, Nuálaíochta agus Eolaíochta | Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
  • Ger Casey Chief Executive Officer - Grangegorman Development Agency
  • Aoibheann Ní Mhearáin Technical Advisor - Higher Education Authority
  • Martin G. O’Brien Chief Executive - Louth and Meath Education and Training Board
  • View full profile for Dr. Avril BehanDr. Avril Behan Director of the FET College of the Future - SOLAS
11:30 - 12:00

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.

 

 

 

Speakers

12:00 - 12:30

Coffee Break and Networking – Day 2

12:30

Department of Education Delivery Programmes

Introduction and overview of large-scale school building designs being delivered under the Department of Education delivery programmes as part of the commitment under the NDP plan.

The speakers and panellists will openly present and discuss school building projects at various delivery stages as part of a wide range of school designs including new and existing buildings.

 

 

Speakers

  • Eamon Murphy Head of Capital and Procurement - Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board
  • Mark Lacey-Avila Senior Architect, Planning & Building Unit - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education
  • Crawford Wright Head of Architecture and Design - Department for Education
  • Ian Naylor Head of DRU - Department for Education
  • Julian Pringle Senior Quantity Surveyor, Planning & Building Unit - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education

Chair

  • Stefan Matthews Technical Manager - An Roinn Oideachais | Department of Education
12:30 - 13:00

Offsite approach to Sustainable Buildings

Speaker

12:30 - 13:30

Universal Design in Education across the Human Life Course

  • Universal Design in Education across the Human Life Course: Chair, Dr Gerald Craddock
  • Designing the environment for children and teenagers to access and participate in Educational Settings: Tom Grey, Research Fellow, TrinityHaus
  • FET college of the future: From Refurbishment to Universal Design in Education: Dr Rory o Sullivan, Principal, Killester College of Further Education
  • Think Human First: Universal Design in Higher Education: Margaret Kinsella, Senior Lecturer TU Dublin, Blancherstown Campus
  • Designing the Environment for all people to access and participate in a University Setting: Dr Anna Kelly, DipEd(HEc), MEd(SEN), MSc(Mgt), PhD(Inclusive Design), Director, UCD Access & Lifelong Learning/Chair, PATH Leinster Cluster

Speakers

  • Dr Anna Kelly Director, UCD Access & Lifelong Learning - University College Dublin
  • Margaret Kinsella Senior Lecturer - TU Dublin, Blancherstown Campus
  • Dr Rory O Sullivan Principal - Killester & Marino College of Further Education
  • Tom Grey Course Director Fire Safety Practice - TrinityHaus

Chair

  • Dr Gerald Craddock Chief Officer - Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at National Disability Authority
13:30 - 14:30

Lunch Day 2

14:30 - 15:45

Digital Transformation and the Future Education Campus

Enriched Information Management and Learning Management Environments, and the implementation of digital technologies in the planning, design, delivery and operation of the tertiary education campus of the future.

Speakers

Chair

  • Ross McNamara Senior Architect - An Roinn Breisoideachais agus Ardoideachais, Taighde, Nuálaíochta agus Eolaíochta | Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
14:30 - 15:30

Estate Management

Managing your Estate effectively will help save money and ensure you have a healthy, safe and sustainable environment. In this session we will have speakers from Department of Education in the UK (DfE), Atlantic Technological University Donegal, University College Cork and the Health Service Executive (HSE) on how they implement effective estate management and the challenges being faced.

Speakers

  • Lindsay Harris Deputy Director - Capital Strategy & Intelligence, Department for Education
  • Mark Poland Director of Estates - University College Cork
  • Mary Daly Estates Manager - Atlantic Technological University Donegal
  • View full profile for Bernard PierceBernard Pierce Project Lead - HSE Capital & Estates ICT Project

Chair

  • Mark Kelly Technical Manager, Planning and Building Unit - Department of Education
15:45 - 16:00

Closing Remarks

Speaker

  • Mark Rogers Acting President - University College Dublin
16:00

Exhibition & Conference Day 2 Close