CPD on Supply Chain Management: Facebook HQ

On Wednesday 20th of April, the Quantity Surveyors Professional Group hosted the first ever CPD in Facebook’s Head Quarter’s in Grand Canal Square. This breakfast CPD / networking event came about by the kind invitation of Professional Member Richard Phelan MSCSI who is European Real Estate and Facility Manager for Facebook. Richard is keen to build ties between our two organisations and welcomes collaboration with other members in their organisations.

30 members from across the 11 membership groups came to briefing. The morning began with networking and coffee on the sixth floor of the modern building. 

The speakers introduced were; John Devereaux of SISK and Raymond Spain of SIG who were speaking on the contractor’s perspective and a case study, respectively. John gave a very interesting presentation on the process of Supply Chain Management and how various aspects of this impact on the supply and management of projects. Raymond then gave an overview of his organisation and a case study of using supply chain management in a working plan.

When the question and answer session had concluded, members took a tour of the building with Richard and he spoke on the new development and infrastructure technologies. Members were shown the ‘What’s on your mind?’ wall, the Zig and Zag conference room and atrium and the ‘Selfie Booth’.

Our thanks go out to Richard Phelan for helping arrange such a fantastic event.