National Housebuilding Summit

April 1, 2020

Croke Park Conference Centre

Accelerating the delivery of housing in Ireland

9:00

Welcome and opening remarks from the Chair

Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Mortgage Broker, Broadcaster and Commentator

How can the industry build homes that people can afford?

9:15

Overview of the New Homes Market in Ireland

Ray Palmer Smith

Ray Palmer Smith

Director of New Homes, Knight Frank Ireland

9:35

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Delivering affordable housing: Policy changes, practical solutions and innovative funding models

Jim Baneham,

Jim Baneham,

Director of Delivery, the Housing Agency

Hugh Brennan

Hugh Brennan

CEO, Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance CLG

David Lawlor

David Lawlor

Social/Affordable Housing Director, O’Flynn Group

Dara Deering

Dara Deering

CEO, Home Building Finance Ireland

Reducing housebuilding costs

10:10

A critical analysis of the costs of construction

 Micheál Mahon

Micheál Mahon

Second Vice President, SCSI

10:30

PANEL DISCUSSION:

How can the industry reduce the cost of construction?

According to a recent ESRI report, house prices are as high as they can go and the recent modest decline in Dublin house prices demonstrates that the capital has reached the peak of what the market can bear. So, in order to address our housing deficit, the cost of construction needs to come down. How can it be done?

Mark McGreevy

Mark McGreevy

Chief Operating Officer, Services Business & Sisk Living, John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd

James Benson

James Benson

Director, Housing, Planning and Development, CIF Ireland

John O’Shaughnessy

John O’Shaughnessy

Managing Director, Clancy Construction

11:10

Morning Break

11:45

CASE STUDY :

A first of its kind

Discussion and analysis of an innovative joint venture to deliver over 1,000 homes in Clondalkin

Daniel McLoughlin

Daniel McLoughlin

Chief Executive, South Dublin County Council

12:05

CASE STUDY :

Is this how to build affordable homes in Dublin?

A cost-rental pilot project, completed in 2019 by Dun Laoighaire Rathdown County Council will keep rents well below market rates. How does it work? Can this model be scaled and rolled out across the capital?

Parag Joglekar

Parag Joglekar

Head of Property and Design, Respond Housing

12:25

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Land Strategy: New opportunities for housing and regeneration

How do we unlock land to accelerate the delivery of affordable homes?

John Coleman

John Coleman

Chief Executive, Land Development Agency

Maria Graham

Maria Graham

Assistant Secretary, Dept. of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Stefan Lowe

Stefan Lowe

Senior Executive Architect, Dublin City Council

John Downey

John Downey

Managing Director, Downey Planning & Architecture

01:05

Lunch

1:55

Welcome back from the Chair

Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Mortgage Broker, Commentator and Broadcaster

People, bricks and mortar: Improving construction productivity

2:00

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC): Be part of the change

Construction is one of the last sectors in the economy where innovation hasn’t fully taken hold. We’re still building the same way we have been for over 100 years. But, just as we’ve seen technology creep into manufacturing with computer-aided design, robotics and the internet of things, all of these approaches are starting to loom large in construction. How can you take advantage of these emerging technologies?

2:25

CASE STUDY:

A new generation of manufactured homes

How innovation in housing, construction and manufacturing could improve the speed, scale, and quality of housing delivery across Dublin.

Micheál Keohane

Micheál Keohane

Director, BAM Ireland and Board Director, Modern Homes Ireland (MHI)

2:45

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Tackling the lack of capacity to deliver the homes needed

  • Boosting productivity, improving quality: Supporting the uptake and development of MMC
  • MMC and affordable housing developers
  • Overcoming the barriers and challenges to MMC
  • Supporting smaller builder outfits
  • Developing skills in the industry
Brian McKeon

Brian McKeon

Managing Director, MKN Property Group

Michael O Sullivan Greene

Michael O Sullivan Greene

FCMA CGMA, Director, OLOS New Homes.

Declan Byrne

Declan Byrne

Technical Sales Specialist, Topcon Positioning Ireland

What’s next…

3:25

PANEL DISCUSSION:

What does the future of housing delivery look like?

  • What will a housing scheme look like in 30 years?
  • How will land use change?
  • How do we align the delivery of housing to sustainable goals such as the 25-year environment plan?
  • How does the planning process need to change further in order to speed up delivery?
  • Exploring the key technological advances that planners need to be aware of to deliver future housing
Pat Farrell

Pat Farrell

CEO, Irish Institutional Property (IIP)

Dr Aideen Hayden

Dr Aideen Hayden

Chairperson of Threshold

Rachel Kenny

Rachel Kenny

Director of Planning, An Bord Pleanála

David Browne

David Browne

Managing Director, RKD and Former President, RIAI 2018-2019

4:05

Conference close