Watch the Webinar: GMIT International Construction Management Day Conference

Watch the Webinar: GMIT International Construction Management Day Conference

The 11th Annual GMIT International Construction Management Conference took place online on Tuesday 9th March 2021.

Topics included diversity and inclusivity in the industry; skills shortages in the trades; mental health and wellbeing, impact of Covid-19 on the SME sector. Four GMIT lecturers spoke on topics ranging from the teaching of building regulation(s), Digital technologies and building information modelling to research in the area of Circular Economy and New Digital Academy for a Sustainable Built Environment (DASBE).

Also among the speakers:

  • John O’Regan, AECMO Ireland, outlined the severe impact that the Covid-19 pandemic was having on the sector in terms of lost output, with an estimate reduction in 2020 of over €7 billion on the preceding year
  • Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF, noted that the industry was deeply disappointed with the ongoing lockdown, stating that the CIF had met with government regularly and provided ample evidence that the risk profile from the construction industry was small in relation to cases of Covid-19.
  • Frank Kelly, President, CIF, discussed the extensive work that CIF had undertaken in terms of rapidly developing a Safe Operating Procedure (SOP). He noted that detailed statistics from CIF showed there were only a very small number of Covid-19 cases traced back to the construction industry.

GMIT International Construction Management Day Conference

Copies of the speakers presentations can be found here.

The video of GMIT International Construction Management Day Conference will be available for several months here 

Top Picture:

Top, L to R: Sean Downey, Director of Specialist Contracting, CIF, Frank Kelly, President, CIF, Gerard Nicholson, GMIT, Micheál Mahon, President SCSI, Irene Hayden, GMIT, John O’Regan, Director, AECOM Ireland, John Scahill, GMIT.
Bottom, L to R: John Barfoot, Learning, Education and Academic Director, CABE, Justin Molloy, Director CIF, Dr Martin Taggart, Conference Chair and GMIT lecturer, Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF, Mark Beard, President, CIOB, Dr Mark Kelly, GMIT. is Ireland’s new online jobs board. Our tools and services give jobseekers the best possible opportunity to find the ideal job.

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