The Annual Diploma Awards Ceremony took place last Friday, April 7 in the Pepper Cannister Church in Dublin.
2017 saw 116 candidates apply for Final Assessment, 98 candidates successfully completed the APC, and 75 candidates were present on the day to receive their diplomas.
This is an report written by Colm Quinn, Ann-Marie Hardiman and Paul O’Grady on the SCSI National Conference for the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland quarterly magazine, the Surveyors Journal.
Friday’s National Conference was a great success. If you missed it, ask your colleagues about it and were sure you’ll be interested to save the date for the Autumn Conference on morning of 11 October 2017.
This inaugural National Conference focused on examining the future of the industry and the profession. Total attendance peaked at 230 for the all-day conference in Carton House.
More speakers announced as we get ready for the National Conference in 11 days – Kevin Nowlan, CEO of Hibernia REIT; Marie Hunt, Head of Research at CBRE; Simon Betty, Director of Retail at Hammerson; Niall Gleeson, CEO of Veolia; Fiona Cormican, Director of New Business at Cluid Housing; Dr Chris van Egeraat, Maynooth University; and MC for the day Shane Coleman, Presenter of Newstalk Breakfast. Find out more at http://www.scsiconference.ie.
The SCSI Property & Facility Manager’s Annual Lunch 2017 was held on Friday 10th March in The Westbury Hotel. This is the largest social event in the Property & Facility Manager’s social diary and remains ever popular with members with over 150 in attendance.
Daniel Susskind will speak to his book’s – The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts – important insights on how professions are adapting to change.
The Western Region Annual Dinner took place on Friday, 3rd March in The Ardilaun Hotel, Co. Galway. This black tie event was attended by over 150 members from counties Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Longford, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.
The Dublin Institute of Technology held its Graduation Ceremony on Saturday 25th February 2017 in St Patricks Cathedral Dublin. Amongst those receiving awards were graduates from the Society of Chartered Surveyors / Dublin Institute of Technology partnership programmes.
This year, the FM sub-committee at the Society have put their heads together to bring about exciting changes to FM Ireland 2017. For this years conference, the Society has teamed up with BIFM to offer attendees two full days of interesting topics relating to core FM activities while at the same time exploring how FM is changing and can change through the strategic agenda.
The latest Tender Price Index shows that construction tender prices increased by 2.9% in the second half of 2016.
The Society’s research found that prices increased by 6.3% for the year as a whole.