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Delivering Engineering Services in Local Government

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 5 February 2015
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    Athlone Springs Hotel, Tuam Road, Monksland, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €195
    Non-Members: €245
    WEB PRICE: Book online and receive a further 10% discount
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  • CPD Credit
    1 hour   C1

Seminar overview

The delivery of engineering services in local government has significantly changed over the last number of years, with the effects felt by all working within and alongside the sector. This one day seminar will bring together speakers from a variety of backgrounds who have all dealt with the shift of delivering engineering services. Working structures, service provision and staff changes have resulted in unmitigated transformation of the Local Government sector. While the organisational upheaval has been substantial, the key focus on delivering quality services for local communities and remaining the front line operators has not changed.

While many Local Governments are still undergoing a rapid amount of change, this seminar will bring together key personnel who have been part of the process so far in order to impart their own learnings. This seminar will not only highlight the challenges experienced over the last number of years, but will also examine the opportunities and the success of transitioning into the new operating structures of Irish Local Governments.

Some of the topics to be explored include procurement savings; knowledge management; the key changes for Building Control from the Building Control Amendment Regulations and the impact of Irish Water on Local Authorities.

Seminar aim

The aim of this seminar is to examine the recent changes of delivering engineering services in Local Government and to highlight the opportunities and share knowledge from within the Local Government sector.

Who should attend?
Anyone working with or within Local Government, and particularly those involved in the delivery of engineering services or on behalf of local authorities. 

Learning objectives:

  • The challenges facing local government over the past number of years
  • Key legislative changes such as the Building Control Amendment Regulations 2014
  • Shared services
  • Procurement systems
  • The impact of water services reform

Speakers include:

  • Delivering Engineering Services in Local Government: A Chief Executive’s Account 
    Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council
  • Shared Services: The Procurement Perspective 
    Catherine Carmody, Local Authority National Procurement Office at Kerry County Council
  • Irish Water – One Year On 
    Katherine Walshe, Chartered Engineer, Regional Operations Manager - Southern Region, Irish Water
  • Implementing the Building Control Regulations  
    Mairead Phelan, Chartered Engineer, Fingal County Council
  • Examples of Environmental Regulatory Burden in Planning Proposed Road Developments  
    Christian Nea, Chartered Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Environment Unit, National Roads Authority
  • M7 Naas Bypass- Ireland’s First Motorway
    Paul MacDonald, Chartered Engineer, Executive Engineer/Training Officer, Kildare County Council National Roads Office 

More speakers to be announced shortly  


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5 February 2015


Terms and Conditions

Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing, fax or email.