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QualiBuild presenting at the National Construction Summit

QualiBuild is pleased to be presenting at the National Construction Summit 2016. Mark Keyes, Industry Coordinator at the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown, and QualiBuild partner will present on Building Skills, Building Quality – The QualiBuild Challenge.

In the past 2 years, over 300 building construction workers and construction trainers have upskilled in how to deliver quality, low-energy buildings through the QualiBuild programme. What would it take for this pilot programme to be adopted nationally? Are builders, designers and home owners ready to embrace the value of quality?

Speaker Bio:

Mark Keyes has been employed at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) since 2009, initially as a lecturer and currently as Industry Training Coordinator. With a background of over 20 years’ in the construction sector, he has been active in the development and delivery of up-skilling programmes in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and building retrofit. Since 2011, he has managed work packages on a number of EU funded projects at ITB, including Build UP Skills Ireland (BUSI). Mark recently coordinated the nationwide piloting of programmes for the up-skilling of trainers and construction workers under the QualiBuild project, the follow-on from BUSI.


The 2nd Annual National Construction Summit will be held on the 15th June in the RDS, Dublin. The purpose of the National Constriction Summit is simple — Bring together over 2000 construction companies, developers, policy makers, project owners, building owners , government and municipal bodies, lenders & private investment firms, architectural and design firms, planners, facility managers, property managers, large industrial companies technology companies, legal & tax professionals, equipment and machinery providers, building material providers, professional advisors, energy and environment professionals — in order to stimulate debate, enrich knowledge and connect stakeholders involved in the finance , design, construction and management of Ireland’s buildings, infrastructure and industrial projects.

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