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What comes next for Ireland’s planning, construction and property industries?
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On Property Matters this week, host Carol Tallon is joined remotely by Orla Hegarty, Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy at UCD; Philip Matthews, Director, Turner & Townsend; Eoin Leonard, CEO i3PT Certification.
Orla Hegarty, Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy at UCD was first to join Carol Tallon on Property Matters to discuss the need for Government and the industry to approach this recovery in a different way than we might have seen a decade ago. It simply does not make sense to restore a dysfunctional process, however, there is a real opportunity right now to address persistent system failures and make changes that will positively impact on issues like affordability, assessment of the true market and the development delivery model that needlessly supports property cycles.
Philip Matthews, Director at Turner and Townsend, joined Carol to talk about the work that he and his team are currently doing to help their clients navigate this current landscape, how to minimise disruption and outlines some practical measures to help the Irish industry return to building sites and project delivery in a safe, controlled and positive manner. Eoin also discusses the reopening of the construction market in terms of the effect this shutdown has had on the supply chain and changes in resourcing and contracts
Eoin Leonard, CEO of i3PT Certification was the final guest of the week to join us on Property Matters to discuss what i3PT Certification does and the story behind the business which came about in 2012 and have over 75 employees just across Ireland. Talking about the effect this shutdown has had on i3PT, he explains the change in work practices that have occured in the recent weeks, the rise of digitalisation and some positives emerging from that. The potential impact of Covid-19 on quality in the future played a major part in Eoins interview. While everyone is (logically) focussed on programme and cost, we must not forget what happens when quality is neglected. Programs will slip, costs will accrue but poor quality has a legacy and life-cycle which extend long beyond “practical completion”.
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