Principal Adviser, DHPLG
Sarah Neary is Principal Adviser (Built Environment Advisory Unit) in the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. Her responsibilities include managing a multi-disciplinary team of Architects, Engineers and Quantity Surveyors to
- assess and advise on capital works projects in accordance with procurement requirements, sustainable communities polices, quality building and value for money, largely in the context of social housing at present,
- provide a strong and evolving building code and regulatory framework, through implementation and development of Building Control Acts, Building Control Regulations, Building Regulations and accompanying Technical Guidance Documents,
- implement and ensure compliance with the EU requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Construction Products Regulations etc.
She is a Chartered Engineer, holds a Civil Engineering Degree from NUI Galway and an MBA from UCD. Prior to joining the Department, Sarah worked as a Structural Design Engineer with Ryan Hanley consulting engineers in Galway.