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Institute presents at Irish conference

2 June 2020

CIOB Ireland attended the 10th annual GMIT International Construction Management Conference in the spring.

Over 350 delegates attended various sessions during the day event at GMIT’s Dublin Road campus in Galway. The annual conference is the largest construction event in the west of Ireland and is hosted by the Department of Building and Civil Engineering at GMIT.

The event is a fixture in the calendar for academics, contractors, architects, engineers, surveyors, property professionals as well as delegates from the public sector and semi-state organisations. It is also attended by senior students from GMIT built environment programmes and other colleges from around Ireland.

Alan Barnes gave a presentation on the Scots Church project in Dublin (top)

The conference was officially opened by Dr Michael Hannon, acting president of GMIT, who welcomed delegates from all over Ireland and the UK.

Eddie Tuttle, director of policy, research and public affairs at CIOB, and Paul Nash, past president of CIOB, presented a talk titled ‘Quality, Competence and Professionalism in a post-Grenfell World’. Alan Barnes, winner of CMYA Ireland 2019, gave a presentation of the refurbishment and extension of the Scots Church project off Abbey Street in Dublin.

The conference is sponsored and supported by the CIOB, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).

Main image: Donal Murphy Photography