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  • Cork Businesses Call For Delivery on the Capital Plan as Set Out in Ireland 2040 Businesses in Cork have voiced their concerns over the slow pace of progress with significant capital projects and are calling for accelerated delivery of the National Development Plan, to support balanced growth and job creation across the entire country. Ibec Cork Regional President Sean Moran said: “Business is concerned that progress is slipping in the delivery [...]...
  • Solid Rise in Construction Activity, But New Order Growth Slows to Four-and-a-half Year Low The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – rose to 53.7 in August from 51.4 in July. This marked the first pick-up in the rate of growth in four months, with construction activity increasing at a solid pace midway through the third quarter. Commenting on [...]...
  • Sisk Becomes First in Europe to Introduce Lifting Robotics to Site Leading construction company John Sisk & Son has become the first contractor in Europe to introduce robotics to construction projects, investing €150,000 as part of its commitment to enhance productivity on its sites and minimise health and safety risks to its workforce. The innovative robotic tool known as a Material Unit Lift Enhancer (MULE) was [...]...
  • Local Government Procurement Opportunities is Focus of Free Supplier Engagement Event Fingal County Council is one of eight local authorities from Greater Dublin and surrounding areas supporting a Supplier Engagement event focusing on local government procurement opportunities. InterTradeIreland, together with the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) are hosting the free half-day event at the CityWest Hotel on October 1. Local government in Ireland manage contracts which support and [...]...
  • Permanent Met Lidars at Irish Wind Farms ZX Lidars has delivered ZX 300’s to Statkraft Ireland for the purpose of assisting with operational wind farm monitoring including power performance tests through to the provision of wind measurements for production forecasting/reporting. The use of wind Lidars in this capacity reduces the working at height and planning requirements associated with traditional met masts. In addition, [...]...

Cork Businesses Call For Delivery on the Capital Plan as Set Out in Ireland 2040

  Cork Businesses Call For Delivery on the Capital Plan as Set Out in Ireland 2040

Businesses in Cork have voiced their concerns over the slow pace of progress with significant capital projects and are calling for accelerated delivery of the National Development Plan, to support balanced growth and job creation across the entire country. Ibec Cork Regional President Sean Moran said: “Business is concerned that progress is slipping in the delivery […]

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Solid Rise in Construction Activity, But New Order Growth Slows to Four-and-a-half Year Low

  Solid Rise in Construction Activity, But New Order Growth Slows to Four-and-a-half Year Low

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – rose to 53.7 in August from 51.4 in July. This marked the first pick-up in the rate of growth in four months, with construction activity increasing at a solid pace midway through the third quarter.
Commenting on […]

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Sisk Becomes First in Europe to Introduce Lifting Robotics to Site

  Sisk Becomes First in Europe to Introduce Lifting Robotics to Site

Leading construction company John Sisk & Son has become the first contractor in Europe to introduce robotics to construction projects, investing €150,000 as part of its commitment to enhance productivity on its sites and minimise health and safety risks to its workforce. The innovative robotic tool known as a Material Unit Lift Enhancer (MULE) was […]

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Local Government Procurement Opportunities is Focus of Free Supplier Engagement Event

  Local Government Procurement Opportunities is Focus of Free Supplier Engagement Event

Fingal County Council is one of eight local authorities from Greater Dublin and surrounding areas supporting a Supplier Engagement event focusing on local government procurement opportunities. InterTradeIreland, together with the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) are hosting the free half-day event at the CityWest Hotel on October 1.
Local government in Ireland manage contracts which support and […]

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Permanent Met Lidars at Irish Wind Farms

  Permanent Met Lidars at Irish Wind Farms

ZX Lidars has delivered ZX 300’s to Statkraft Ireland for the purpose of assisting with operational wind farm monitoring including power performance tests through to the provision of wind measurements for production forecasting/reporting. The use of wind Lidars in this capacity reduces the working at height and planning requirements associated with traditional met masts.
In addition, […]

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Irish Construction Companies Compete in Two Sporting Events in Croke Park and The K Club in Aid of Irish Haemochromatosis Association

  Irish Construction Companies Compete in Two Sporting Events in Croke Park and The K Club in Aid of Irish Haemochromatosis Association

Already a success in terms of fundraising for 2019, the inaugural Iron Games Ireland 2019 will bring together some well-known construction company teams from across the country to compete for the Perpetual Iron Games Cup in Gaelic Football in Croke Park on Friday, 20th September and in the Iron Games Golf tournament at the K Club on Friday, 27th September […]

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New CEO at Ronan Group Real Estate

  New CEO at Ronan Group Real Estate

Ronan Group Real Estate has announced the appointment of Rory Williams (pictured) as its new CEO. In his new role, Rory Williams will, under the guidance of Ronan Group’s founder John Ronan, lead the group in its continued development as a major player in the Irish real estate market.
Rory Williams is a former partner in […]

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Global Infrastructure Investment to Grow by 4.8% to 2023

  Global Infrastructure Investment to Grow by 4.8% to 2023

Global infrastructure construction is forecast to grow by 4.8% on an annual average basis in real terms between 2019 and 2023. This will be propelled by Asia, where growth is expected to average 7.0% a year in South and South East Asia, as well as 5.8% in North East Asia, according to GlobalData, a leading […]

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Grafton Merchanting ROI Rebrands to Chadwicks Group

  Grafton Merchanting ROI Rebrands to Chadwicks Group

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company, is rebranding to Chadwicks Group as part of a €5 million investment programme in the business. The €5 million investment over the next three years includes a nationwide rebrand, in-branch refurbishments and a technology upgrade to enhance the overall customer experience. All Chadwicks Group branches will remain in […]

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Maynooth University’s New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

  Maynooth University’s New  ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

Maynooth University has welcomed a capital grant of €25 million from Government for a major new building project to support the University’s rapidly growing student population. The €25 million contribution from the Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund (HESIF) along with €32 million in university and EIB funds will deliver a landmark €57 million campus project.
The […]

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Examination into Terms and Conditions of Employment in the Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector

  Examination into Terms and Conditions of Employment in the Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector

Following receipt of a request from two Trade Unions pursuant to Section 14 of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 the Labour Court has given public notice of its intention to conduct an examination of the terms and conditions applying to workers in the Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector relating to
(1 rates of remuneration
(2) sick scheme […]

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Celtic Anglian Water Gears Up For Growth

  Celtic Anglian Water Gears Up For Growth

Celtic Anglian Water (CAW), the water solutions company which provides treatment services across Ireland, has signalled ambitious growth plans with the announcement of a raft of new appointments and promotions. With four new starts and three promotions, the Irish design, construction, and operations company which operates on sites across Ireland including in counties Dublin, Sligo […]

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Shortlist for Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 Announced

  Shortlist for Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 Announced

The shortlist for the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 has been announced with 16 builders merchants in contention for the three regional and five category awards. In addition, 13 staff members have been nominated for the first-time Rising Star Award.
The Octabuild Awards, which have been acknowledging the best in the builders merchant trade for 35 […]

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Keating Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

  Keating Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Keating, the County Clare-based marine, civil engineering and building company, has announced the appointment of Marcus Carne (pictured) as its new Chief Operating Officer. Marcus Carne will have responsibility for overseeing the implementation of the business operations and projects across Ireland and the UK. His early priorities will be to focus on ensuring the Keating […]

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Guaranteed Irish to Hold Roundtable Discussions on Safeguarding Homegrown Construction Jobs in post-Brexit Ireland

  Guaranteed Irish to Hold Roundtable Discussions on Safeguarding Homegrown Construction Jobs in post-Brexit Ireland

With the Brexit deadline on October 31st fast approaching, Guaranteed Irish is reminding business members across various sectors nationwide of the need to prepare for Brexit. The business membership organisation is working closely with business members in the Irish construction industry and related sectors nationwide in preparation for a post Brexit economy with various events across […]

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Tuath Housing Set to Finalise €118 Million Low-Interest Financing Deal

  Tuath Housing Set to Finalise €118 Million Low-Interest Financing Deal

Ireland’s fastest growing Approved Housing Body plans to capitalise on the current ‘lower for longer’ interest rate environment to accelerate its planned delivery programme of 2,000 social homes by end 2022. Tuath Housing Association currently manages 5,000 social homes across Ireland with plans to scale to 7,000 homes in the next three years.
The Housing Finance Agency (HFA), has provided financing of €186 million in the last three years representing two thirds of Tuath’s borrowings for the period 2016 to 2018. The new funding package is designed to complement current and future debt funding […]

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Jacobs Announces 200 New Jobs in Ireland

  Jacobs Announces 200 New Jobs in Ireland

Jacobs announced 200 new jobs for Ireland over the coming two years, as it unveiled a €4.5 million investment in its office in Cork. The company, which provides end-to-end solutions for infrastructure, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, semi-conductor, data centres and manufacturing clients, plans to fill the positions in Dublin, Cork and Belfast.
The new roles will be professional […]

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Record Performance by Kingspan Group

  Record Performance by Kingspan Group

Kingspan Group, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported a 12% increase in revenue to €2.2 billion (pre-currency up 11%) and an 18% rise in trading profit to €230.4 million (pre-currency up 17%) for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019. Group trading margin at 10.3% advanced by 60 […]

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RIAI Priorities For Budget 2020 Include Housing, Environment and Better Use of Public Funds

  RIAI Priorities For Budget 2020 Include Housing, Environment and Better Use of Public Funds

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland has called upon the Government to use Budget 2020 to address serious social issues including the on-going housing crisis, Ireland’s response to climate change and the emerging challenges of a growing and ageing population. In addition, the Institute has identified opportunities for the budget to support the […]

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JCB Teletruks Contribute to Low Carbon Power Generation

  JCB Teletruks Contribute to Low Carbon Power Generation

Two JCB Teletruk 35D 4×4 telescopic industrial forklifts are providing an essential material handling solution at the UK’s largest infrastructure project. Operated by Bylor, a joint venture between French construction company Bouygues Travaux Publics and the UK construction giant Laing O’Rourke, the machines are part of a massive 2,000-strong fleet of equipment working on the […]

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Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

  Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

A new report on sustainable apartment living in Ireland was launched by the Housing Agency and Clúid Housing. Amongst some of the reports findings and research were that apartment living has increased in the last few years and according to the report, the number of apartments in Ireland has increased by 85% between 2002 and […]

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Plans For Revamping Disused Buildings, a New Town Square, and a Cultural Corridor Announced

  Plans For Revamping Disused Buildings, a New Town Square, and a Cultural Corridor Announced

Re-purposing disused buildings, a revamped town square and a new cultural corridor are just three of the six projects which form part of a community-led architecture and design programme, ‘Reimagine…’, announced by the Irish Architecture Foundation. Reimagine… brings together local communities, architects, designers and planners to develop projects which will enhance the local built environment of […]

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Grafton Merchanting Ireland Launches 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship

  Grafton Merchanting Ireland Launches 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s largest builders’ merchant, has announced that applicants for its 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship programme are now open. This is the second year of the initiative which in its first year saw 10 people (7 male, 3 female) graduate from the 26-week programme.
The QQI accredited programme, is run by Grafton Merchanting […]

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Affordability and Uncertainty Push Irish Property Price Inflation Lower

  Affordability and Uncertainty Push Irish Property Price Inflation Lower

Irish house price inflation eased further to 2.0% in June from 2.6% in July. The annual increase in June is the slowest rise in six years (since the 1.0% increase of June 2013), according to the KBC Economics Desk. While there has been a marked slowdown in the annual rate of increase in Irish property prices, it should […]

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Boston Scientific’s Galway Office in Building of the Year Awards

  Boston Scientific’s Galway Office in Building of the Year Awards

Boston Scientific’s Galway office conversion has been shortlisted in the ‘Building of the Year’ Awards in the Commercial and Building Refurbishment categories. The ‘MOD 1 Building 2’ development involved renovating and re-purposing a large 1970’s industrial warehouse into a state-of-the-art, light filled and sustainable corporate office space.
“We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Building […]

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Construction Activity Rises at Weakest Pace in Almost Six Years

  Construction Activity Rises at Weakest Pace in Almost Six Years

At 51.4 in July, down from 53.1 in June, the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – signalled a modest expansion of Irish construction activity. The rate of increase was the slowest in the current 71-month sequence of growth.
Commenting on the […]

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Dublin City Council Awards Energy Performance Contract to Upgrade its Sports Centres

  Dublin City Council Awards Energy Performance Contract to Upgrade its Sports Centres

Dublin City Council continues to lead by example in energy management with the awarding of a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) to Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions. The contract will save the Council up to €129,000 on its energy costs per annum and reduce carbon emissions by 321 tonnes.
The City Council, working closely with Codema […]

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Increases in New Dwellings Still Short of Requirements

  Increases in New Dwellings Still Short of Requirements

Commenting on the latest CSO New Dwelling Completions for Quarter 2, 2019, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said the continuing and welcome increase in the number of new dwellings, up 11.8% on the same period last year, is likely to be one of the contributing factors to the steady slowing in house […]

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BSI Establishes New Framework For Installation of Energy Efficiency Measures in Existing Dwellings

  BSI Establishes New Framework For Installation of Energy Efficiency Measures in Existing Dwellings

Introducing energy efficiency measures into buildings brings benefits and savings, namely the reduction in energy bills and carbon emissions resulting from e.g. better insulation, windows, or a more efficient gas boiler. The poor installation of such measures can, however, give rise to serious unintended consequences that can cause well documented problems for the resident and […]

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Swords Cultural Quarter Development Continues as Preparations are Made For New Civic Plaza

  Swords Cultural Quarter Development Continues as Preparations are Made For New Civic Plaza

Fingal County Council continues to drive forward with its flagship Swords Cultural Quarter project with significant preparatory work taking place recently which will ultimately form part of a new civic plaza set against the backdrop of Swords Castle. Contractors carried out the demolition of four derelict buildings on North Street which has created a new […]

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