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  • National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin The fifth National Construction Summit will be held on Thursday, 14th March 2019 at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Dublin. Incorporating a number of complementary events and an extensive array of seminars, workshops and exhibition stands, showcasing the latest products, services and technology for the construction, engineering, sustainable building, maintenance and architectural sectors, the 2019 National [...]...
  • Komatsu WA100M Loader Hits Ireland Komatsu’s latest version of the WA100M Dash 8 compact wheel loader has gone on sale in Ireland. Described by distributor McHale Plant Sales director, John O’Brien as “one of the most reliable and versatile machines out there,” the WA100M is being pitched at construction, farm contractors, bulk materials and waste processors. The 94hp EU Stage IV unit [...]...
  • Planning Approval For North South Interconnector EirGrid has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold planning approval for the southern section of the North South Interconnector. Planning approval for the project was granted by An Bord Pleanála in December 2016. This was subsequently made the subject of judicial review proceedings in the High Court. The proceedings were dismissed by the High [...]...
  • McAleer & Rushe Commences Construction on London Development Northern Ireland-based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has announced that construction is to commence on a new 620 room hotel and hybrid aparthotel development in Paddington, London with a contract value worth c.£82 million. Led by developer Concierge 3, a consortium of BSW Land & Property, Staycity and The Pickstock Group, the scheme is the final stage of the [...]...
  • ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects ESB is engaged in bilateral discussions with Coillte which, if successful, would lead to the establishment of a new joint venture development company to deliver 1,000 MW of renewable energy by 2030. It is proposed that a new joint venture will build on a successful track record of the two companies working together at Raheenleagh [...]...

National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

  National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

The fifth National Construction Summit will be held on Thursday, 14th March 2019 at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Dublin.
Incorporating a number of complementary events and an extensive array of seminars, workshops and exhibition stands, showcasing the latest products, services and technology for the construction, engineering, sustainable building, maintenance and architectural sectors, the 2019 National […]

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Komatsu WA100M Loader Hits Ireland

  Komatsu WA100M Loader Hits Ireland

Komatsu’s latest version of the WA100M Dash 8 compact wheel loader has gone on sale in Ireland. Described by distributor McHale Plant Sales director, John O’Brien as “one of the most reliable and versatile machines out there,” the WA100M is being pitched at construction, farm contractors, bulk materials and waste processors.
The 94hp EU Stage IV unit […]

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Planning Approval For North South Interconnector

  Planning Approval For North South Interconnector

EirGrid has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold planning approval for the southern section of the North South Interconnector. Planning approval for the project was granted by An Bord Pleanála in December 2016.
This was subsequently made the subject of judicial review proceedings in the High Court. The proceedings were dismissed by the High […]

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McAleer & Rushe Commences Construction on London Development

  McAleer & Rushe Commences Construction on London Development

Northern Ireland-based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has announced that construction is to commence on a new 620 room hotel and hybrid aparthotel development in Paddington, London with a contract value worth c.£82 million.
Led by developer Concierge 3, a consortium of BSW Land & Property, Staycity and The Pickstock Group, the scheme is the final stage of the […]

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ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects

  ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects

ESB is engaged in bilateral discussions with Coillte which, if successful, would lead to the establishment of a new joint venture development company to deliver 1,000 MW of renewable energy by 2030. It is proposed that a new joint venture will build on a successful track record of the two companies working together at Raheenleagh […]

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Housing Construction Activity in Fingal Rose in 2018 With 2,140 Homes Completed

  Housing Construction Activity in Fingal Rose in 2018 With 2,140 Homes Completed

Fingal County Council has welcomed the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office which show that 2,140 homes were completed in the county over the past year, accounting for almost 12% of the national total. Latest data from the CSO shows that the Dublin 15 had the highest level of activity in the country with 800 […]

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Launch of 182,500 sq ft Seamark Building Marks Completion of Dublin 4 Redevelopment Project

  Launch of 182,500 sq ft Seamark Building Marks Completion of Dublin 4 Redevelopment Project

Chartered Land has announced that the major €45 million transformation of the eight storey 182,500 sq ft Seamark Building at the Elmpark Green campus in Dublin 4 is now complete. The completion of the Seamark Building, prominently located at the front of the campus with panoramic views over Dublin Bay, brings an end to the […]

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Structural Problems Still Haunt Property Market

  Structural Problems Still Haunt Property Market

Commenting on the latest CSO New Dwelling Completions, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said while going in the right direction with a 25% increase on 2017, it is well below 20,000, as predicted by IPAV.
Pat Davitt (pictured), IPAV’s Chief Executive, said apartments at a very low 13% of the 18,072 new dwelling […]

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World-first Wind Lidar Measurements From a Drone

  World-first Wind Lidar Measurements From a Drone

Leading wind Lidar developer, ZX Lidars, has successfully demonstrated the use of Drone Wind Lidar to accurately measure the wind in what is believed to be a world-first. ZX Lidars provides vertical and horizontal profiling wind Lidars to accurately measure wind conditions remotely and above or ahead of their installed position. These accurate, independent wind […]

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42% of Project Managers Believe Remote Working Reduces Control Over Projects

  42% of Project Managers Believe Remote Working Reduces Control Over Projects

PM Summit, Ireland’s premier conference for project and programme managers, has announced the findings of a new study which reveals that 42% of project managers believe that they have less control of projects when their project team is working remotely. Only 10% of project management professionals believe that remote working gives them more control of […]

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Cairn Homes in New Joint Development With NAMA

  Cairn Homes in New Joint Development With NAMA

Cairn Homes plc, the leading Irish homebuilding company, has announced the signing of an investment venture agreement with the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) creating a vehicle aiming to build in excess of 550 new homes on a 14.5 acre development site adjoining Cairn’s Parkside development, off the Malahide Road, in Dublin 13.
Under the investment […]

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Italy’s Earthquake Rubble Recycled On-site Using Northern Irish Machinery

  Italy’s Earthquake Rubble Recycled On-site Using Northern Irish Machinery

Dungannon company Kiverco has won its first export success in the Italian market. The deal, worth six figures, sees its mobile recycling plant used to help recover post-earthquake rubble in Umbria, central Italy.
Kiverco consults, designs, manufactures and builds robust recycling plants to suit all types of waste streams. The company has worked with Invest Northern […]

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Northern Ireland Construction Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13th February 2019

  Northern Ireland Construction Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13th February 2019

The inaugural Northern Ireland Construction Expo in tandem with the Northern Ireland Smart & Green Building Expo will be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Wednesday, 13th February 2019.
Construction industry output in Northern Ireland is predicted to grow by 6% to £3.2 billion in 2019 with tender price inflation increasing by around 2.5%, […]

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‘Clerys Quarter’ to Regenerate Dublin’s O’Connell Street

  ‘Clerys Quarter’ to Regenerate Dublin’s O’Connell Street

Europa Capital, the pan-European investment manager, and its local partners, Core Capital and Oakmount, have launched ‘Clerys Quarter’, one of Dublin’s most iconic and exciting new mixed-use developments in the heart of the capital city. Uniquely located on Dublin’s premier thoroughfare, O’Connell Street, and centred around the restoration of the historic former Clerys department store, […]

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Construction Contractors in Southern Region Join Forces to Kickstart Apprenticeship Uptake

  Construction Contractors in Southern Region Join Forces to Kickstart Apprenticeship Uptake

Construction companies throughout the south gathered at a briefing in Cork recently to learn more about how they can join forces to increase the amount of young people entering apprenticeships in the sector. CIF members are working to create co-ops whereby a number of construction companies choose to work collaboratively to provide training for new apprentices […]

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Actavo Appoints Managing Director to Irish Building Solutions Business

  Actavo Appoints Managing Director to Irish Building Solutions Business

Actavo, a leading international engineering solutions company headquartered in Dublin and operating in 100+ locations worldwide, has appointed Michael Regan as Managing Director, Building Solutions Ireland.
Michael Regan comes to Actavo with over 20 years’ experience in construction across the globe in oil, gas, commercial and residential sectors. His career in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) […]

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BAM Acquires Stake in Irish Modular Homes Specialist

  BAM Acquires Stake in Irish Modular Homes Specialist

BAM has acquired a stake in leading modular homes provider Modern Homes Ireland (MHI). MHI constructs quality assured steel-framed homes and commercial buildings within a precision-controlled environment, with units being up to 95% constructed before leaving the factory. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.
BAM has taken the strategic step with MHI, the only […]

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Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

  Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

Parkwind and ESB have reached an agreement to kick start the offshore wind generation industry in the Republic of Ireland through ESB’s acquisition of up to 35% in the Oriel project. The Oriel project, located in the Irish Sea off the coast of Dundalk, has a capacity of up to 330MW and is planned to […]

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Danoj Developments Secures Funding to Redevelop Dublin 8 Property

  Danoj Developments Secures Funding to Redevelop Dublin 8 Property

Property developer Danoj Developments has secured over €1.3 million funding from Lotus Investment Group, to support its plans to redevelop 133 James’s Street, Dublin 8. Planning permission has already been given for a mixed use development comprising three new high end apartments with a ground floor commercial unit for a café/retail space. Financing for this […]

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ESB Networks Announces Successful Tenderers For First Phase of National Meter Replacement Programme

  ESB Networks Announces Successful Tenderers For First Phase of National Meter Replacement Programme

ESB Networks has announced the results of three major tenders which will pave the way for a programme upgrading electricity meters to modern smart ready technology as a key part of the drive to combat climate change. The upgrade will enable smart electricity services from 2021 bringing benefits to the environment, the consumer and the […]

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Largest Ever Single Office Letting in Ireland

  Largest Ever Single Office Letting in Ireland

Spencer Place Development Company, a joint venture company of Ronan Group Real Estate and investment vehicles managed by Colony Capital, has secured the largest ever office letting in Ireland with NYSE-listed software giant Salesforce. Salesforce, the global leader in CRM will be the majority occupier of RGRE’s development at Spencer Place, Spencer Dock in Dublin, which […]

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Actavo Appoints Managing Director of UK Building Solutions Arm

  Actavo Appoints Managing Director of UK Building Solutions Arm

Actavo, a leading international engineering solutions company headquartered in Dublin and operating in 100+ locations worldwide, has appointed Adrian Williams as Managing Director for the company’s Building Solutions division in the UK. Adrian Williams, who joined Actavo in November 2018, takes up his position with immediate effect and will be based in Hull.
Adrian Williams has extensive […]

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CSO House Price Index – Level of New Dwellings Sold is Low

  CSO House Price Index – Level of New Dwellings Sold is Low

Commenting on the CSO Residential Property Price Index for November, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said it is showing an expected trend first identified by IPAV’s own Residential Property Price Barometer published in February last and based on prices actually achieved by auctioneers.
Pat Davitt (pictured), IPAV Chief Executive, said: “The tapering in […]

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New Placemaking Fund Launched to Enhance Cork City Centre

  New Placemaking Fund Launched to Enhance Cork City Centre

Street art, greening projects, parklets, creative seating, atmospheric lighting and new unique events are just some of the projects which could be supported under Cork City Council’s new City Centre Placemaking Fund. The aim of this initiative is to support projects which will enhance, improve, and enliven people’s experience of Cork city centre, increase footfall and […]

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Murphy Surveys is First Dedicated Survey Company to Achieve BSI Kitemark For BIM Level 2

  Murphy Surveys is First Dedicated Survey Company to Achieve BSI Kitemark For BIM Level 2

Murphy Surveys  has become the first dedicated survey company in the UK and Ireland to achieve the prestigious BSI Kitemark™ for BIM Level 2 (Design and Construction). The Kitemark is the highest level achievable for the delivery of infrastructure or building projects that meet the requirements of the UK Government’s BIM Level 2 condition of contract. The Kitemark is the […]

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€3.6 Billion of Investment in Irish Property Transacted in 2018

  €3.6 Billion of Investment in Irish Property Transacted in 2018

€3.6 billion of Irish property traded during the year 2018 across nearly 200 deals. This level is significantly higher than 2017, when €2.2 billion traded. This is a 58% increase year-on-year. Total volumes were boosted by a significant increase in larger-sized transactions, with 21 deals greater than €50 million, of which 11 were greater than […]

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4site Appoints David Healy as Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager

  4site Appoints David Healy as Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager

4site, the providers of innovative engineering solutions for major infrastructural developments in telecommunications, has appointed David Healy as Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager. Headquartered in Limerick, with offices in Dublin and the UK, 4site’s highly skilled in-house technical teams design, survey, build and maintain world-class communications networks, adapting technology, tools and processes to deliver […]

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Ardmac Awarded Commercial Fit Out of Hilti HQ in Dublin

  Ardmac Awarded Commercial Fit Out of Hilti HQ in Dublin

Ardmac, the leading International construction specialist, has been awarded the contract to commercially fit out the Dublin head office of Hilti, a leading software, products and services company which services the professional construction industry.
The 1065m² refurbishment of Hilti’s Irish head office, based at Finglas in North Dublin, will be completed by Ardmac in a fully […]

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Dublin Property Prices to Rise 3.8% in 2019

  Dublin Property Prices to Rise 3.8% in 2019

Dublin estate agents expect property values to rise by an average of 3.8% this year – less than half the increase predicted in 2018, according to the 2019 Sunday Times Dublin Property Price Guide. Now in its 16th year, The Sunday Times Property Price Guide is the authoritative guide to the Dublin property market, featuring interviews […]

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Master Builders Solutions® Launches Digital Solution-finder For the Construction Industry

  Master Builders Solutions® Launches Digital Solution-finder For the Construction Industry

With Solunaut, Master Builders Solutions® by BASF has developed an online solution-finder for the construction industry. The solution-finder provides users with the means to explore and find relevant solutions and products for construction projects in the food-and-beverage, chemical, and wastewater-engineering industries. The information is sorted for each industry and according to various areas of application, […]

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