Tune into Property Matters weekly on Dublin South FM from 6-7pm every Tuesday (or catch up via podcast on Spotify, iTunes etc via www.iPropertyRadio.com) for more planning, construction, property and proptech chat.
On Property Matters this week, host Carol Tallon is joined remotely by Aisling Keenan, Managing Director of A.K. Property Services, Valerie O’Keeffe, CEO of ClarityVP Consulting and Joseph Mady, CEO of Digital Construction Technologies Group.
Aisling Keenan, Managing Director of A.K. Property Services was first to join Carol Tallon on Property Matters to discuss the challenges facing residents and property managers of multi-unit developments currently dealing with Covid-19 restrictions – challenges facing approximately 8% of our population. This is an unprecedented and difficult time for us all but Aisling rightly points out that it is an even worse time for those in multi-development units, which are the very essence of sharing spaces. It begs the question of what is an “essential service” in terms of apartment living. One example Aisling has given Carol to consider is a water leak. Specific repairs have been deemed essential, however, when social distancing is demanded, this can be an impossible task. Listen back to Aisling’s interview to hear recommendations to those quarantined in apartments during these times and also the consequences for OMC’s and other property owners that fall into arrears with the payment of their annual service charge.
Valerie O’Keefe, CEO of ClarityVP Consulting joins Carol to talk about the importance of resilience for industry leaders during these challenging times and vital first steps in taking back control of our response to the crisis. Taking control of your own company during times like these is extremely important, not only for the company but especially for ourselves, to keep us in a routine and keep us in check on a daily basis. We ask the question – Why is control so important now for leaders in the Construction Industry? There have been many negative comments directed to the construction industry over the past few days, so how do we overcome this negativity? Tune in to hear Valerie’s advice on helping leaders in the construction industry realise the opportunity that is in front of them for personal growth and to guide their teams through this and come out the other side stronger than ever.
Joseph Mady, CEO of Digital Construction Technologies Group was the final guest of the week to join us on Property Matters to discuss how project owners are “leaving money on the table” by failing to embrace technology to project manage efficiently and how now is the time to seek out digital collaboration solutions. Digital Construction Technologies Group was the very first virtual design company to become a member of the Construction Industry Federation after being founded in March 2018. Joseph talks about their many bases across the world including Ireland, Argentina, Croatia and South Africa. The company has now grown to approximately 20 staff members. BIM Accreditation, digital collaboration solutions and BIM modelling are some elements of the Digital Construction Technologies Group offering. Discussing the future of DCT with Carol, Joseph wishes to diversify by taking on more projects across Europe, aiming to develop further in the UK and South Africa over the next few years.
Tune into Property Matters weekly on Dublin South FM from 6-7pm every Tuesday (or catch up via podcast www.iPropertyRadio.com) for more planning, construction, property and proptech chat.
- Produced by Katie Tallon, Hear Me Roar Media