Building Collaboration for Climate Action 2021 Joint Conference

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9:15am - 2:00pm
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Professionals across the built environment have a vital role to play in addressing Sustainability and Climate Action. The IPI is joining with Engineers Ireland, SCSI, RIAI and ACEI to create a half day joint conference around the topic of sustainability. This joint Conference will be broken into three areas:

  • Creating the Circular Economy for the Built Environment
  • Reimagining the Sustainable City
  • The Green Future of Buildings

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 Dr Conor Norton MIPI President of the Irish Planning Institute

  • Speaker Marie Donnelly, Chair, Climate Change Advisory Council


  • Peter Walsh, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII),
  • Niall Cussen FIPI, Planning Regulator at Office of the 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

  • Stephen Willacy, Chief City Architect Aarhus (DK) 2012-2020 and Director of Stephen Willacy Architecture + Urbanism


  • Conall Boland MIPI, RPS Group
  • Grainne Shaffrey, 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, Chair of the RIAI Sustainability Task Force.
  • Susan McGarry, MD of Ecocem Irl

13:30 Minister Ryan video

13:40 Closing remarks David McHugh – President-Elect, Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland

13:45 Event Ends

Networking area open until 14:30

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. Full programme to follow shortly.

IPI Members can book their ticket by card here. The IPI will facilitate public authority bookings with PO Numbers. Any public authority can book directly with the IPI at