Collaboration and Partnering in Irish Construction Procurement-Challenges and Opportunities


UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy in collaboration with TCD School of Law and DIT Dublin School of Architecture.

Partnering and collaboration in the construction industry are initiatives to improve procurement and project delivery through early design team engagement, contractor involvement in design and cooperative client relationships. This leads to opportunities for value engineering and cost savings, more efficient use of technologies, and a systematic approach to identification and management of risks. Case Studies will be presented and the potential for collaboration to facilitate housing, infrastructure and commercial delivery will be explored.

Keynote: Professor David Mosey, Centre for Construction Law, King’s College London


Darya Bahram, Architect & Development Project Manager; Gerry Cahill, Architect & UCD Academic; Anthony Duffy, Head of Project Services, Transport Infrastructure Ireland; Louis Gunnigan, Director of Campus Planning, DIT Grangegorman; Richard Hayden, Project Manager, former Development & Technical Manager for London Borough of Hackney; Orla Hegarty, UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy; Malachy Mathews, PhD Candidate, Leader for BIM, DIT School of Architecture; Ralph Montague, ArcDox; Walter Menteth, Portsmouth School of Architecture; Graeme Tinney, Griffiths & Armour Insurance; Deirdre Ní Fhloinn, Irish Research Council Scholar, PhD candidate, TCD; Nia Stewart, Solicitor, Trowers & Hamlins; others panellists to be confirmed.

Conference aims:

  • To consider how collaborative procurement and contracting could be developed in Ireland, learning from commercial and housing projects in Ireland and the UK;
  • To analyse cultural, legal and technical challenges to collaboration in Irish procurement;
  • To bring together practitioners and decision-makers from the private and public sectors.

Date: 9-5pm Saturday 15 October 2016 Venue Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin.

Bookings: Book online at UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy Events here

Cost: €115 (early booking is advisable)

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Supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs & The Housing Agency.