Accelerating the delivery of housing: How can the industry build homes that people can afford?

November 10, 2020 - Virtual Summit

About The Housebuilding Summit 2020

There is no doubt that housing availability and affordability is a massive issue for Ireland, particularly in our cities and urban areas. The debate about housing is a constant narrative across all sectors of Irish life and the challenge is to accelerate the delivery of new homes whilst making housing more affordable. The goal for all stakeholders has to be unblocking supply and encouraging needed investments in affordable housing initiatives to confront this looming crisis.

That crisis is exacerbated by the only crisis we are all talking about at the moment – corona virus. Just recently, the SCSI reported that the pandemic has reduced construction activity by a massive 20% in the first 6 months of 2020. Their research predicts a difficult year ahead.

The Central Bank says that some 34,000 homes will have to be built each year for the next decade just to meet demand. This was challenging for the industry without the current Covid19 pandemic, considering new home completions have severely lagged demand since 2011 and this figure was assuming inward migration stays close to pre-Covid levels. How can the industry reach this level of output?

The inaugural Housebuilding Summit comes at an opportune moment and provides a national platform for all key stakeholders to meet, engage and mobilise to redefine the role of housing in today’s Ireland. Our interactive and information-packed agenda will examine the critical issues facing the homebuilding sector.

Topics will include:

  • How does the industry build homes that people can afford?
  • A critical look at the costs of construction and how can these costs be reduced? Plus, analysis of the measures introduced to address affordability in Budget ‘21
  • Policy changes, practical solutions and innovative funding models to deliver affordable homes-
  • Land strategy: How do we unlock land to accelerate the delivery of affordable homes?
  • The productivity challenge facing house builders, modern methods of construction, a new generation of manufactured homes
  • What is the future of housing delivery?


Who will attend?

  • Builders
  • Contractors
  • Developers
  • Planners
  • Building design professionals
  • Building Engineers
  • Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Policy-makers and regulatory bodies
  • Suppliers to the construction sector


Organisations that have attended our previous construction events:

ABB, ABM Design & Build, AIB bank, Arthur Cox, Anthony Neville Homes, Ardmac,Astra Construction Services, Autodesk, Ballymore Properties, Balfour Beatty, BAMContractors, Bank of Ireland, Beauchamps Solicitors, BP Developments, Byrne Wallace, Canadian Embassy, CapCon Engineering, Cardinal Capital, Castlethorn Construction, Clancy Construction, Cleary and Doyle Construction, Clúid Housing,Collen Construction, Co-operative Housing Ireland, Cork County Council, Cushman & Wakefield, DAA, Davy, Deloitte, Dept. Education and Skills, Dept. Housing, Planning and Local Government, DIT, DPS Engineering, Sherry Fitzgerald, Dublin City Council, Duggan Bros. Ltd, Durkan Residential, Earlsfort Centre Development, Engineers Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, ESB Networks, EY, Fingal County Council, Gannon Homes, Gas Networks Ireland, House2Home Retrofit Ltd, Hooke & MacDonald, Hill International, Irish Green Building Council, John Paul Construction, John Sisk & Son, Jones Engineering, Kelland Homes, Kilsaran Concrete, Kingspan, Kirby Group Engineering, Lidl Ireland, Limerick 2030, Mace, Manley Construction, Matheson, McCann Fitzgerald, Mercury Engineering, Mott MacDonald, Musgraves, NAMA, NTMA, Neville Homes Ltd, O’Flynn Construction, Phillip Lee, Punch Consulting Engineers, Roadbridge, Roadstone, RPS, RSM, Sammon Contracting, SIAC Construction, Sligo IT, Ulster Bank, Walls Construction, WIT, WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors, Wyse Property.

The Virtual Summit Experience


To adapt to the current environment and the growing demand for delegates to enjoy the conference experience in an online manner, The House Building Summit 2020 will come to you as a first of its kind virtual event.

While our delegates will join in from the comfort of their homes and offices across Ireland and around the world, the event itself will be broadcast live from our dedicated studio in Dublin. Many of our speakers and panellists will appear live on stage, while our international keynotes and participants will be video-conferenced in to join the conversation.

Delegates will have the opportunity to step into the unique virtual summit environment, which includes access to the main virtual conference stage for the full day, live speaker & panel Q&A sessions, a virtual exhibition hall, copies of presentations & content post-event, as well as the opportunity to network, connect and chat with fellow online attendees, speakers and partners in real time.

Virtual attendance will be easily facilitated by our specially customised conferencing platform and dedicated AV team.

Benefits of virtual attendance include:


  • Access to Virtual Main Stage for all keynotes, presentations and debates
  • Opportunities to meet 100’s of attendees virtually, and set up meetings and conversations
  • Online virtual exhibition hall
  • Meet the industry using our matchmaking and profiling facilities
  • Copy of attendee list post-event
  • Copy of all presentations post-event
Read below to see what some of our past attendees have to say about us:
Ciara Croffy
Good event – I like the panel discussion format
Martina Bracken
Dublin City Council
As a whole, very good
Nicky Conneely
Very good topics and calibre of speakers
Fiona Kennedy
A very worthwhile event with speakers that are very relevant to the industry – ample opportunity to network.
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Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales/ Conferences and Events

Mob: +353 86 8575144


Contact Us

This summit is organised by Business Post LIVE & iQuest.
If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan

Conference Facilitator

Tel: +353 87 055 7913