• Apr 21
  • 9.15am - 2.00pm

Building Collaboration for Climate Action 2021 Joint Conference

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Wednesday 21 April 2021
9.15am - 2.00pm
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Event Information

Professionals across the built environment have a vital role to play in addressing Sustainability and Climate Action. The RIAI is joining SCSI, Engineers Ireland, IPI and ACEI on this half-day joint conference around climate change action.

National and international speakers will discuss the topics: Creating the Circular Economy for the Built Environment, Reimagining the Sustainable City, The Green Future of Buildings.

Only with professional leadership through industry, collaboration can change happen. With a broad range of speakers from across the industry, this half-day joint conference will be thought provoking and insightful.  

Conference Agenda

Events opens at 9:00 and is opened at 9:15 by SCSI President Micheal Mahon

First Session

Creating the Circular Economy for the Built Environment

This session will be opened by Conor Norton Chair of the Irish Planning Institute

1st Speaker tbc

2nd Speaker Marie Donnelly, Chair, Climate Change Advisory Council


Peter Walsh, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)

Niall Cussen, CEO, Irish Planning Regulator

Martin Russell-Croucher - General Manager for the Association of European Experts in Building and Construction (AEEBC)

Mick Forde Bradley MRIAI Senior Executive Architect LCCC

10:45 Coffee Break / Yoga Break

11:00 Event Restarts

Session called Reimagining the Sustainable City opened by Ciaran O’Connor FRIAI RIAI President

International Architect Keynote on Sustainability Cities TBC


Conall Boland, RPS

Grainne Shaffrey FRIAI, Architect

David Wilkes, Global Flood Resilience Leader and Project Director in ARUP

12:15 Coffee Break /Yoga Break

12:25 Event Restarts (Final Session)

Session called The Green Future of Buildings and opened by Maurice Buckley President of Engineers Ireland

Speaker – Alan Fogarty, Cundall


Pat Barry, Irish Green Building Council

Krystyna Rawicz, KRA Visionary Project Partners

Sarah O’ Dwyer MRIAI, Chair RIAI Sustainability Task Force

Susan McGarry, MD of Ecocem Irl

13:30 Minister Ryan pre-recorded video

13:40 Closing remarks Chair of the Association of Consultant Engineers

13:45 Event Ends