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Morning Plenary Session

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    Richard Fitzpatrick - Lean Construction Ireland Chair

  • Darragh O'Brien High Res


    Minister Darragh O'Brien - Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage

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    Dr. Avril Behan - Director & Dean - Technological University Dublin


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Stream A: Clients Leading Lean Adoption


George Farquhar – Engineering Services Manager – Irish Water

George Farquhar is the Engineering Services Manager in the Asset Delivery Management  team at Irish Water.

In his role, he has the responsibility for standards, consistency and quality for delivery of the water and wastewater capital investment programmes. The planned programme over the five year period 2017 – 2021 totals a value of €3.5bn.

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Louis Gunnigan – Programme Leader – TU Dublin

The Campus Planning office divides projects on the Grangegorman Campus development into two distinct but overlapping phases.

The first concerns the establishment of the scope of each project, the second concerns the end user input to the design and construction of the projects.

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John Dyson – Professor of Human Enterprise - University of Birmingham

John managed a diverse group of projects in many countries (India, Europe, US and UK) and in 2008 became Vice President and Head of Global Capital Projects. In  2010 in collaboration with the University of Birmingham he led the development of an Masters in Industrial Project Management

John is now Professor of Human Enterprise at the University of Birmingham while also working independently and closely with Industry. This role combines his fascination of how people come together in purposeful collaborations, through enterprises and projects, to deliver value to their organisation and society as a whole.

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Angelyn Rowan

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Stream B: Lean & Contractual Processes


Angelyn Rowan – Partner – Philip Lee Solicitors

Angelyn advises clients on major infrastructure projects, complex procurement matters and construction. She is and has been involved in some of the largest public sector infrastructure projects in Ireland over recent years, including the development of the DIT Grangegorman Campus and Social Housing PPPs.

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Sean Downey – Director – Construction Industry Federation

A Chartered and Registered Building Surveyor with over 20 years post graduate, technical and project management experience in Irish and European building projects.

Managing specialist and subcontractor trade associations to assist in the development of professional, efficient contracting businesses. Our aim is to showcase the value of our member companies as ‘best in class’ and to help them achieve their business growth ambitions.

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Alison Bearpark – Construction Partner – Ronan Daly Jermyn

Alison is a projects and construction solicitor with over 11 years’ experience of advising public and private sector clients in Ireland and internationally on all aspects of non-contentious construction.

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Virtual Lunch Session 12.45pm
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Stephen Byrne

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Stream C: Driving Lean Advancement


Stephen Byrne – Head of Design & Delivery - DAA

Stephen is the head of design & delivery at the daa where he leads a highly skilled team responsible for all airport infrastructure & development projects. His experience, spanning over 20 years, includes the planning, design and delivery of an international portfolio of complex airport, stadia, bridge and building projects.

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Dean Reed – DPR Construction

Dean Reed has seen a lot in his 45 years in construction. His perspective changed dramatically in 1996 when he discovered Lean Construction and Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) together. He brought that new thinking to DPR Construction when he began working there as a Project Planner in 1997. Since that time, Dean has worked tirelessly to help DPR people, owners, designers and trade partners understand and leverage their creative talents to deliver significantly better buildings. He is widely respected within the Lean Construction community in the U.S. and internationally.

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Eamonn Conlon

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Éamonn Conlon – Senior Counsel

Éamonn is a Lawyer, arbitrator, ADR practitioner and has specialised in infrastructure and construction law for the last 33 years.

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