First Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow will take place in Sligo on March 12th, 2020 followed by events in North Dublin, South Dublin, Belfast, and Cork

667 Construction Professionals attended Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshows in 2019
Pictured is Jason Horrex, Training Manager at Saint-Gobain’s Technical Academy Ireland, addressing attendees at 2019’s Build Better Roadshow.

February 2020: Saint-Gobain along with brands Gyproc, Isover and Weber announced the schedule for its 2020 Build Better Roadshows which will commence in Sligo on March 12th, 2020. Following the success of the 2019 Build Better Roadshow, which attracted 667 construction professionals, Saint-Gobain is pleased to announce that the 2020 Build Better Roadshow will hold events at the Radisson Blu Sligo (March 12th), Crowne Plaza North Dublin (May 7th), Crowne Plaza Belfast (June 17th), Silversprings Hotel Cork (September 17th), and South Dublin (Date & Location TBC). Dates for all events are subject to change, with final speaker and seminar details for all events available at: https://www.saint-gobain.ie/events

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.

The 2019 Build Better Roadshow events saw 667 attendees across five events across Ireland.

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.” – Kieran Holohan, Marketing Director, Saint-Gobain

Success of the 2019 Build Better Roadshow

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).

For more details on the Better Build Roadshow and the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy see: https://www.saint-gobain.ie/events

Denise Maguire Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine

Email: denise@mcdmedia.ie