Speaker Presentations 2015
Conference 2015 : STRENGTH UTILITY GRACE
Monday morning introduction
Founder and Honorary President of DOCOMOMO
Where the New and Old Meet
Tradition means passing on the fire rather than worshipping the ashes. Now that 20th century Modernity has lost most of its energy isn’t it time to stir the fire again by reshaping mistakes made and re-using the benefits, fitting today’s context? This presentation is an appeal for sustainable Modernity.
Town and Country
Niall McLaughlin will talk about four recent projects: Two urban housing projects in London and a chapel and hut in idyllic rural locations.
Monday afternoon introduction
Keeping the Faith
Notwithstanding current & popular negative sentiment housing design advanced considerably in the past two decades, contributing to the definition of new environments, both urban and suburban. Current issues in housing supply – demand, affordability, funding – test the policies developed over the past decade, and are, in part, outside of the remit of architecture. The task for architects is to confront the design challenges arising and maintain a long view of building suitable environments for a changed reality.
Senior Managing Director, Hines Real Estate Ireland
Standards and Difficulties Delivering Housing
An overview of the current challenges facing the housing and apartment development market and what needs to be done – in particular from a design perspective – to improve housing supply.
Sunday morning introduction
Conference address on Housing
Interim CEO, RIAI
ID2015 & Architecture
O’Donnell + Tuomey
Sheila and John will discuss their ways of working and how they think about architecture. They will describe some recently completed buildings and show current work in progress.
Best Practice Award 2015 chaired by Sandra O’Connell
President of ACE
The Profession in Europe: A Vision of the Future
It will illustrate the structure and workings of ACE, as well as give a brief overview of the state of the profession in Europe. I will investigate key issues that will need to be kept in mind and suggst future strategies.
former Secretary General Department of Finance
An Economist Perspective on the Value of Architecture
The recent economic crisis in Ireland and the recovery well underway have thrown the spotlight once more on Ireland’s urban and regional planning. Increasing urbanisation of global populations and integration into a broader European economic unit throw into question many of our pre-ordained ideas about the way in which our country will operate. Increasing use of technology and changing lifestyles among younger and older generations present further new challenges for planners and policy makers. Mr. Moran will tease out some of the interaction between the economic and the planning forces, not just looking at the question of housing strategy but a broader living strategy for regional towns and cities.
Sustainability Manager, CMI
From Global to Local, Sustainable Cement and Concrete
Cement and concrete are essential ingredients in modern societies. Modern cement production is a high tech, high temperature process that incorporates sustainability initiatives like product innovation and resource recovery. Concrete also contributes to a resilient, comfortable and energy efficient built environment. In the right hands, the flexibility and strength of concrete can be shaped into inspirational and stunning designs.
Associate, Scott Tallon Walker
How BIM Changes Architectural Practice
The transformation in how we deliver for our clients is changing as a consequence of technologies and standards relating to BIM and sustainable construction. Managing the change to ensure successful outcomes for both architect and client is challenging due to significant changes in procurement, technologies and increasing requirements to improve the quality of information required to operate larger and more complex buildings. Architects need to up-skill and engage with a wider range of professionals to help develop standards and processes that are economic and sustainable while meeting the demands for better buildings while delivering in BIM.
BIM Associate, BDP
The National Paediatric Hospital at St James’ Dublin –
A BIM environment
Moving through a virtual snapshot of our design for the Children’s hospital in St James’, Seán will highlight the realities of practice at this scale, using evolving technology and testing the capabilities of BIM, for the early design stages of a project.
Rich de Palma
Developing a Business Case for BIM
BIM adoption is a business decision that requires careful consideration. Rich will provide a framework for developing a Business Case for BIM as a decision making process for architectural practices.
Beyond Low Energy Design – a Broader Understanding of Sustainability
The talk will present the living building challenge and explore the wider issues of sustainability through various Solearth projects and initiatives.
Moving Energy from Niche to Core and Why Less Really will Mean More
Opportunities for the profession from retrofitting our building stock.
RIAI Sustainability Task Force
Sally Starbuck & Darragh Lynch
RIAI Sustainability Taskforce communicating to Members value for clients.
Founder of Peter Rich Architects Johannesburg
Innovative delightful and responsible best practice” Place Making” solutions for Africa, be it in the context of remote Big Sky and Big Landscape locations, or in the milieu of a rapidly changing Urban and cultural contexts.