Imagining how Ireland can build on the new possibilities ahead

Creative energy was in the air at the recent CIF Southern Construction Summit at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork, with discussions on developing technology, the prospects of green energy and the use of data to help solve the housing crisis

Kelly Gartland, marketing manager UK & Ireland, Etag Fixings Ireland; Tamas Borodi, regional manager, OpenSpace; Elizabeth Price, sales manager, OpenSpaceMichael McGrath TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform; David Purdon, technical director, Autodesk Division, Diatec Group; Clare Cashin, construction law partner, Philip Lee; Ger O’Leary, chairman, Construction Industry Federation of Ireland, Cork Branch, and Simon Crowhen, sales manager, Topcon Positioning IrelandPictures: Maura Hickey

A lot can change in a year, and this observation was more accurate than ever for the Construction Industry Federation of Ireland’s (CIF) Southern Construction Summit and Exhibition 2022.

Páirc Uí Chaoimh, the home of Cork GAA, became the home of the best and brightest in the industry earlier this month on September 8, with a much-expanded format to reflect the growing diversity in the sector.

The summit and exhibition spanned two floors with exhibitors, ...