Bolton Street - Educating Ireland’s Surveying
and Construction Professionals for over fifty years


Emer Byrne

Emer Byrne is a graduate of University College Dublin and DIT, Bolton Street. She became a chartered valuation surveyor in the mid- 90s and has over 20 years’ experience in all areas of the property market including valuations, rent reviews, compulsory purchase orders (CPOs), agency and property development. Following positions as a valuer and sales negotiator with Sherry Fitzgerald and Brady & Associates, she moved to Lisney as a valuation surveyor in early 1997. In 1998 she qualified as a Chartered Valuation Surveyor with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). By 2004 she had risen to divisional director at Lisney, chairing the working group on infrastructure projects, with particular expertise in compulsory purchase of land for public infrastructure projects. Her time at Lisney was punctuated by a period as Marketing Manager in AWG Developments, dealing with large apartment and housing schemes in the Greater Dublin Area. In 2005 she joined the lecturing staff at the Faculty of the Built Environment, in DIT Bolton St, a position she holds today. She maintained her links with the property industry through a consultancy practice with Lisney for a number of years before undertaking further study on a masters programme in DIT. She brings her extensive range of experience in commercial valuations, rent reviews & lease renewals, court work, portfolio valuations, infrastructure and development appraisals into her lecturing on several programmes to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.  She has completed her Masters in Sustainable Development at DIT where her dissertation investigated the role of transport-related carbon emissions in determining the environmental impact of location for office developments. She has delivered conference papers and had various publications flowing from this research interest. She serves on the committees of the SCSI and the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC).

Tel:  01-4023959

School and Industry News

Photo Gallery

A new gallery of photos of activities at DIT's School of Surveying and Construction Management is available here.

Surveying the Future

RICS promotion of careers for Geomatics Surveyors (from the Guardian newspaper).

See the advert.

Graduates Required

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has today launched its Employment Opportunities and Skills Requirements for Property and Construction Surveying 2014 - 2018 Report.

The report warns of a shortage of qualified graduates coming into the industry which could threaten the pace of recovery in the property and construction sector.


DIT's School of Surveying & Constrution Management held its first Surveying Week for Transition Year students in April 2014.

Please read our Surveying Week DIT 2014 blog to find out about the experience.

If you, or a transition year student that you know, are interested in taking part next year (and this may run at a different time of the year) please contact the school secretary at


Birmingham Trip

DT111/2 & DT117/2 Joint Class Trip to Birmingham to visit sites as described in the accompanying Report on Birmingham trip.

Competition Win

Congratulations to Sai Sri Harsha Sunkrannei who received 3rd place in the final of the CEEC cega competition 2014.

Sai Sri is pictured below with Tom Dunne, Head of School of Surveying and Construction Management, DIT.


International Competition Winners

The School offers its congratulations on winning 1st place in the region 8 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) competition in Birmingham City University on April 24th 2014 to Matthew O’Grady, Craig Grattan, Michael Hickey and Stephen McCarthy.

The team was mentored by Sonya Meekel who is also Vice Regional Director of region 8 ASC and a member of the competition's organising committee.‌


Surveying Week

The School of Surveying & Construction Management, DIT,  supported by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), will host its first ever Surveying Week for Second level (Transition Year) students in the week commencing 28th April.

During the week you will be engaged in a range of practical and 'learning by doing' fun activities which showcase the different land/property/construction/geomatics programmes at Ireland's leading Surveying School and a selection of the careers that these programmes can lead to. Please click on Survey Week 2014 to view our information sheet.‌

For more information about making an application to participate please contact Catherine Noble (by Monday April 7th).

Mary McLoughlin Receives Honorary Membership to the SCSI.

Ex staff member Mary Mcloughlin recently received Honorary Membership to the SCSI. This is only the second time such a distinction was given by the SCSI. Click on the picture for more information.

The School of Surveying and Construction Management is located in DIT, Bolton Street Campus