Christy Murphy
Lean Digital Business Transformation
Crystal Lean Solutions

Christy specialises in Lean Digital Business Transformation and has a unique blend of manufacturing and construction experience. He has created a digital web based Last Planner System, which fully integrates planning and control between off site manufacturing and onsite construction project teams to promote collaboration and on time project delivery.

With over 25 years’ experience, including Technical Director, and Lean Consultant at Crystal Lean Solutions, Christy has trained over 3,000 people in the practical implementation of the Last Planner® System and has mentored project teams for projects ranging in size from multi million to 5 billion euro, within Ireland, UK, and Europe. A diverse range of projects have been supported including Data centres, Cleanroom, Pharma, Fit Out and Housing Clients.

Christy has co-authored 2 research papers on the Last Planner System. His diploma in change management and master’s in business provide customers with the optimisation of performance of the construction supply chain.

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Darren Woods
Managing Director
WD Excellence

Darren Woods is the Managing Director and co-founder of WD Excellence. Specialising in the provision of professional services in Business Improvement, WD Excellence is an energetic consulting company with a mission to guide organisations to new levels of performance. Darren is very focused on continuous learning, holding an MBS in Business Practice, an honours degree in Manufacturing Engineering, 3 post graduate diplomas. Certified Lean Six Sigma Black belt, Darren is passionate about all things Operational Excellence and has delivered significant transformations for manufacturing and R&D companies over the past 2 decades. Darren’s approach to business improvement is a blend of Strategy Execution, Organisational Culture, Process Optimisation and Digitalised Daily Management systems.

Deborah Smyth
Managing Director
Tempohousing UK & Ireland

CEO of tempo housing Ireland is one of Ireland's leading  Modular housing experts  and  has been in the land and property business for over 20  years with extensive experience in  Land and real estate development in the UK and Ireland.

Deborah owns Tempohousing Ireland LTD and also Tempo housing modular uk ltd . partnered with Tempohousing Netherlands who specialise in social value modular schemes globally.

Deborah has risen to the challenge  of providing modular homes that  deliver on comfort, space, cost and quality, and net zero carbon emissions in use.  Deborah has embraced digital technology that allows for accountability and quality control that  manufacturing provides, to build defect free homes that  will complement the housing stock.

Tempohousing’s latest scheme in Ireland will set new levels of environmental excellence.ahead of  European targets for 2030


Derek Sinnott
Senior Lecturer

Derek is an advocate for sustainable business development through organisational productivity and performance optimisation, high-performance leadership, and digital innovation.

He is a graduate of Civil Engineering from NUI Galway and holds an MSc in Civil Engineering and PhD in Energy Management and Engineering from Trinity College Dublin. He regularly leads industry-focused academic research projects. His research interests include embodied carbon, the circular economy, and transition to a low carbon-built environment.

In practice, he specialises in Lean, Green and Digital Transformation Strategy Development and Deployment aligned to best practice sustainability and ESG reporting standards.

He is the Sustainability & Circular Economy Pillar Co-Chair on the Build Digital Project- A national centre of excellence, which will deliver increased digital adoption across the entire Irish construction and built environment sector.


Dick Clerkin
Managing Consultant
Clerkin Consulting

Dick Clerkin, Managing Director of ‘Clerkin Consulting’ is a leading independent Consultant in the Building Products Manufacturing and Offsite Construction sectors. With twenty years’ multi discipline experience, working with many leading brands across Ireland and the UK, Dicks unique offering consistently delivers value for his clients, developing long term trusted partnerships. Project Management and Change Management are at the core of his business offering, with successful outcomes delivered and results sustained across the following areas: Performance Improvement, Operational Efficiency, Quality Control, Cost reduction, Organisational Change, Strategic Planning, Supply Chain and Logistics, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Digital Transformation, Lean Manufacturing.

8 May 2018; Dick Clerkin in attendance during the Launch of Sky GAA championship coverage at Parnells GAA Club, in Coolock Village, Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Finola McCarthy
RDJ Solicitors LLP

Current standard form building contracts (public and private) suit traditional methods of construction.
- they don't adequately respond to the issues relating to MMC projects
- outline the issues
- what needs to be addressed
- are amendments to the standard forms feasible?
- do we need a new form of contract?



John Conway
Managing Director
PerMaas Ltd

Habits drive performance as they represent what you do everyday. You execute any strategy by managing organisational and individual habits. All habits follow a three staged process.  To manage, change and improve ESG habits you must understand how to start, how to enable, and how to sustain habits. PerMaas has uniquely discovered how to measure so you can manage the desired ESG habits.


JP Kelly 
Associate Director
Murphy Geospatial Cork

JP Kelly is the Associate Director at Murphy Geospatial’s Cork office, leading and enabling the geospatial team across projects in Cork, Munster and Europe. JP has proven experience of successfully introducing cutting-edge BIM workflows and geospatial management plans on highly complex Biopharma and Pharma projects. He holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics and a Diploma in Geo Surveying.

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Kevin Hickey
Digital Construction Manager / Design Manager
BAM Ireland

With around 20 years’ experience in the construction industry in both large building and civil contracts in both Ireland and Australia, I joined BAM in 2015 as Design Manager / Digital Construction Manager. Main role has been to coordinate projects from concept design stage to handover, along with the digital implementation of project controls on large scale projects, and within separate functions of our Business.

I have been involved with MHI since 2019, in which I have been involved with digital implementation within the company, as well as finalising design coordination for project production / installation / certification


Luke Hurley
BIM Engineer
Coffey Group

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Mark Whitehead
Construction Director
Cpac Modular

Passionate about showcasing the benefits of Offsite Modular Construction and driving innovation, quality and improvement. Over 20 years of experience in the Construction Industry delivering Residential, Commercial, Healthcare and Educational projects.


Martin Curran
Managing Director
Ermen Systems

Martin has over 20 years’ experience in engineering end energy efficient technologies.  With today’s environment requiring safer and healthier spaces for its occupants, Ermen Systems have tailored their offering to meet these new requirements. Ermen now specialise in:

  1. Safe Continuous Sanitation utilising existing Lighting Infrastructure ( No UV or Chemicals)
  2. A range of Mechanical Ventilation and Heat recovery systems.

Martin will be presenting on Biovitae’s Safe Sanitation System and it’s importance in managing Indoor Microbiomes for all buildings, whether it be home, work, leisure, education, healthcare.


Richard Fitzpatrick
Director for Programme Management & Project Controls
National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

Richard is Director for Programme Management and Project Controls with the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board and a member of the NPHDB Executive with responsibility for delivering the New Children’s Hospital.

He has over 30 years’ programme and project management experience having managed the delivery of major capital infrastructure programmes both in the UK and Ireland.  Prior to joining the NPHDB Richard held a senior position with Dublin City Council, was Project Director for the construction of the University of Ulster’s new campus in Belfast and Managing Partner for a professional services consultancy practice in Ireland.

Richard is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a Member of the Association for Project Management.

Richard is also Chair of Lean Construction Ireland (LCi), a community of learning and practice that advocates for the transformation of the Irish construction sector through collaboration and the adoption of Lean thinking and practices by the entire sector.

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Ross O’Colmain
Manager, High Tech Construction
Enterprise Ireland

Ross manages Enterprise Ireland’s activities for the High Tech Construction and Housing sectors. Ross spent ten years as part of Enterprise Ireland’s overseas team, initially working on the Middle East desk in Dublin before going on to manage EI offices in Toronto and New York. He has also spent time with IDA Ireland and the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment. A Graduate of TCD and DCU, Ross lives in Dublin and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and with his two young children.


Shawna Johnston
Cluster Outreach Manager
Construction Cluster Ireland

Shawna is the manager of Construction Cluster Ireland, supporting construction company growth and collaboration across the entire supply chain and linking together industry, government, and academia. Previously, she was the Business Development Manager for TU Dublin Hothouse, supporting Technology transfer for TU Dublin by engaging industry and research partners to develop collaborative projects, and assisting with funding opportunities
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Tomás O'Leary
Managing Director

Tomás O’Leary is Managing Director of both MosArt and NetZeroBAU. He has been working in the sustainability arena for three decades and has focused his passion on Passive House for the past twenty years. He designed and lives in the first Certified Passive House in the English-speaking world and his firm are currently engaged in over 3 million square feet of Passive House projects across the world, including a 600-unit scheme for the LDA in Shanganagh Castle, Dun Laoghaire. Recently, Tomás has been getting more involved with MMC projects, including a 90 minute Certified Passive House assembly in Northern Ireland which is the topic of his presentation.