Along with brands Gyproc, Isover and Weber, Saint-Gobain has announced the schedule for its 2020 Build Better Roadshows which will commence in Sligo on March 12, 2020. Following the success of the 2019 Build Better Roadshow, which attracted 667 construction professionals, Saint-Gobain has announced that the 2020 Build Better Roadshow will hold events at the Radisson Blu Sligo (March 12), Crowne Plaza North Dublin (May 7), Crowne Plaza Belfast (June 17), Silversprings Hotel Cork (September 17) and South Dublin (date and location TBC). Dates for all events are subject to change, with final speaker and seminar details can be viewed on the website.
The 2020 Build Better Roadshow trade event will be a one-stop-shop for architects, engineers, designers, and contractors, for a wide range of building fabric solutions. Each event will offer a series of industry-specific seminars throughout the day that will focus on the topics of fire safety, acoustics and energy efficiency in respect to achieving compliance and meeting the demands of current construction standards and expectations across both residential and non-residential projects. It will also provide attendees with an opportunity to see and understand new and existing products that help their clients to build better.
Speaking on the success of last year’s event, Kieran Holohan, Marketing Director, Saint-Gobain said: “We are delighted with the success of last year’s event and the quality of our speakers as well as the number of attendees and look forward to welcoming even more construction professionals to our 2020 events. The industry is under exceptional pressure to up-skill and Saint-Gobain is dedicated to leading the progression of best practice within the sector through our new Build Better Roadshow and our Technical Academy. We look forward to this year’s nationwide events that look to help meet the demand for construction upskilling.”
In 2019, Saint-Gobain’s Build Better Roadshow attracted 667 construction professionals – including architects, engineers, designers, and contractors. The 2019 roadshow held a total of nine seminars across Belfast, Limerick, Waterford, Galway, and Cork and included topics such as fire safety, acoustics, and energy efficiency. These seminars helped professionals across Ireland in achieving compliance and meeting the demands of current construction standards and expectations across both residential and non-residential projects.
The industry-leading content that 2019’s Build Better Roadshow featured was only made possible due to the involvement of some of the industry’s most noteworthy and knowledgeable speakers. Among those experts that lent their time to helping to improve Ireland’s construction industry standards were Paul McAlister (Paul McAlister Architects), John Morehead (Wain Morehead Architects Ltd.), Eamon O’Boyle (Eamonn O’ Boyle & Associates), Archie O’Donnell (i3PT Certification), Kevin Whiriskey (Castle Group) and Conor Taaffe (Homebond).
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