Building industry takes stock following a challenging year

At the 2021 Housebuilding Summit, industry figures looked at the year ahead and discussed how to tackle what host Jonathan Healy referred to as ‘a crisis on top of a crisis’

28th March, 2021
Building industry takes stock following a challenging year
Sarah Murphy, managing director, iQuest Ltd; James Benson, director of housing, planning and development, Construction Industry Federation; Marian Finnegan, managing director, residential and advisory, Sherry FitzGerald; Jonathan Healy, broadcaster

With the theme ‘action on housing’, the 2021 Housebuilding Summit took place online on Thursday, March 25, bringing together industry experts including builders, contractors, building developers, architects and policy-makers to take stock of the housing market and its current economic outlook.

Assembling a review of the challenges facing the sector in the year ahead, the issues discussed included water infrastructure, land policy, international best practice and the new shared equity scheme.

“In many ways, what...

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