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The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

    The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

The UK National Construction Expo is being held at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes in England on Wednesday, 1st May 2019.
Although British construction activity overall has slowed, chiefly due to businesses continuing to postpone major building projects due to Brexit uncertainty, which is impacting the commercial construction and civil engineering sectors, house building remains buoyant.
Of […]

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Key Advisor Line-up For Waterford North Quays and Michael Street Development Projects

    Key Advisor Line-up For Waterford North Quays and Michael Street Development Projects

Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland, the company that is backing the Waterford North Quays and Michael Street development projects, has appointed its key advisors including the leasing agency and design team for the project. Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate service firm, has been appointed as the leasing agency for the entire North Quays […]

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RIAI Publishes BIM Pack to Support Digitalisation of Construction Industry

    RIAI Publishes BIM Pack to Support Digitalisation of Construction Industry

Significant advances in information technology are driving substantial change in the construction industry. Building Information Modelling (BIM) involves the digitalisation of the construction industry through a combination of technology and standardisation and uses the digitalisation of physical and functional characteristics of places. To support this change the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) […]

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€13.7 Million Capital Investment For IT Sligo Under Project Ireland 2040

    €13.7 Million Capital Investment For IT Sligo Under Project Ireland 2040

IT Sligo has been successful in its application of funding for the development and upgrade of the K&L Block on the north campus. The €13.7 million capital investment will be provided through the Higher Education Authority. This funding will facilitate the consolidation on campus of the recently established Yeats Academy of Arts, Design and Architecture and […]

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

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

There is still time left to register to attend the fifth National Construction Summit, which will be held on Thursday, 14th March 2019 at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Dublin.
The staging of the National Construction Summit is timely with construction industry output in the Republic of Ireland predicted to expand by 20% to €24 billion […]

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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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The Digital Hub Selects Architect and Project Management Firms to Support its Development

    The Digital Hub Selects Architect and Project Management Firms to Support its Development

The Digital Hub, Ireland’s largest and most established cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies, has announced the appointment of Scott Tallon Walker Architects and KSN Project Management to support the development of The Digital Hub. Following an EU-wide tendering process, Scott Tallon Walker Architects has been selected as the Design Team and KSN […]

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New Phase of SVP Housing Scheme Officially Opened

    New Phase of SVP Housing Scheme Officially Opened

Phase 2 of the Society of St Vincent De Paul (SVP) St Benedict’s Housing Scheme at Estuary Road, Malahide, County Dublin has been officially opened by Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government. St Benedict’s Phase 2 scheme provides an additional 8 x 1 bed units of accommodation for the elderly to the Society’s […]

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U+I Launches Landmark Donnybrook House Development

    U+I Launches Landmark Donnybrook House Development

Specialist regeneration and property developer U+I, in joint venture with Colony Capital, has announced the launch of the redeveloped Donnybrook House. Donnybrook House is a landmark six-storey office development in the heart of Donnybrook village in Dublin.
Formerly an outdated and vacant office building, award-winning architects Henry J. Lyons have redesigned and reconfigured Donnybrook House to create […]

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PREM Group to Invest Over €1.6 Million in Hotel Refurbishment

    PREM Group to Invest Over €1.6 Million in Hotel Refurbishment

International hotel management company PREM Group has secured the purchase of the well-known Aspect Hotel in Kilkenny. The Irish owned hotel management and hospitality group has strengthened its growing property portfolio by acquiring the property which it has been leasing and running since it opened in 2006. The 80-bedroom hotel is located just five minutes’ […]

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UK National Construction Expo – 18th September 2018 – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes, England

    UK National Construction Expo – 18th September 2018 – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes, England

The National Construction Expo, which is being held in the Arena MK at Milton Keynes on Tuesday, 18th September 2018, is expected to attract over 2,000 visitors. The purpose of the National Construction Expo is to stimulate debate, enrich knowledge and connect stakeholders involved in the finance, design, construction and management of UK buildings, infrastructure […]

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Failed Projects Cost Irish Companies €580,000

    Failed Projects Cost Irish Companies €580,000

PM Summit, Ireland’s most diverse conference for project, programme and portfolio management professionals, has announced the results of a new survey which reveals that failed projects cost Irish companies on average €580,000. The research, which involved 407 project management professionals in Ireland from a broad range of sectors and was carried out with the assistance […]

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2018 RIAI Architecture Awards Winners

    2018 RIAI Architecture Awards Winners

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has announced the winners of 2018 RIAI Architecture Awards. The awards, held recently at a ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House, recognise the quality of work carried out by RIAI members in 2017 and highlight the contribution that Irish architects make to society for everyone’s benefit.
Now in their 29th year and […]

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Dubai-based Irish Architecture & Interior Design Firm Opens Dublin Office

    Dubai-based Irish Architecture & Interior Design Firm Opens Dublin Office

Serendipity By Design, a design consultancy firm, founded by Rebecca Gernon (pictured right) over 20 years ago opens an office in Dublin this month. Rebecca has worked on hundreds of projects across the Middle East basing herself in Dubai for the past 24 years. Her career took her to some of the biggest hubs of architectural innovation across […]

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RKD Honoured at Greenbuild Europe 2018

    RKD Honoured at Greenbuild Europe 2018

Greenbuild Europe 2018 took place on 17–18 April 2018 in Berlin, gathering passionate green building and sustainability leaders from all over the world to advance the mission that buildings and communities will foster and sustain the vitality of all life within a generation. The conference featured a number of opportunities for green building professionals to […]

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RIAI Registered Architects Open Their Doors For Annual Partnership With Simon Communities

    RIAI Registered Architects Open Their Doors For Annual Partnership With Simon Communities

One of the country’s best-known architects, Dermot Bannon, was on hand recently to launch the RIAI Simon Open Door campaign, aimed at raising funds to help tackle the housing and homeless crisis. Now in its 14th year, the campaign will run from Monday, 14th May until Sunday 20th May.
As part of the annual partnership between the RIAI and […]

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Microsoft’s New €134 Million Campus Officially Opens

    Microsoft’s New €134 Million Campus Officially Opens

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, was joined by Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Corporation; Cathriona Hallahan, MD, Microsoft Ireland; and Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland at the recent official opening of the company’s new 34,000 sq m campus, One Microsoft Place, in Leopardstown, County Dublin. The opening of the building marks an important milestone […]

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RIAI Welcomes The National Planning Framework

    RIAI Welcomes The National Planning Framework

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has welcomed the introduction of the National Planning Framework (NPF) and highlights that an investment in quality architecture and urban design in realising these plans will have a positive impact on the economy as well as the health and wellbeing of Ireland’s citizens. The level of social inclusion […]

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€1.1 Million Renovation Works at Osprey Hotel, Naas

    €1.1 Million Renovation Works at Osprey Hotel, Naas

The Osprey Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare, has commenced work on the creation of abrand new state-of-the-art spa as part of a major renovation project. The new spa is set to cost in the region of €1.1 million and will have luxury features, fittings and facilities.
The spa has been designed by renowned celebrity architect and star of RTÉ’s Home of the Year, Hugh Wallace. Hugh, along with […]

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Naas Racecourse to Unveil Stunning New Feature Building

    Naas Racecourse to Unveil Stunning New Feature Building

Naas Racecourse will unveil its brand new ‘Feature Building’ at its National Hunt race meeting this Sunday, (28th of January). The new Feature Building was created as part of a €3.2 million HRI Capital Development Scheme which commenced last year.
It is an unusual structure; cylindrical in shape, it boasts wrap around glass and several balconies which […]

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2017 KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Award Winners

    2017 KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Award Winners

800 of Ireland’s property industry stakeholders; commercial & residential agencies, developers, architects, designers, investment managers and contractors convened at the Convention Centre Dublin recently for the announcement of the winners of the highly contested KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards. Over 120 shortlisted nominations were judged across 11 categories where the standard of entries […]

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Dublin City Council Wins Engineers Ireland Excellence Award

    Dublin City Council Wins Engineers Ireland Excellence Award

Dublin City Council’s South Campshire Flood Protection Project has won the Engineers Ireland Excellence Award in the ‘Local Authority Engineering Initiative category’. Following recent extreme flood events, a review was carried out in Dublin city to look at the capacity of the existing coastal flood defences. This identified some areas of the south city as […]

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Irish Georgian Society Conservation Award Winners 2017

    Irish Georgian Society Conservation Award Winners 2017

The winners of the Irish Georgian Society’s 2017 Architectural Conservation Award and Original Drawings Award have been announced. The awards were launched in 2009 and are open to Irish architects or architectural practices, building surveyors, contractors, engineers and other professionals involved in the conservation of historic buildings in Ireland. Their purpose is to encourage excellence […]

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RIAI outlines key recommendations to increase delivery of new houses

    RIAI outlines key recommendations to increase delivery of new houses

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has published a report which highlights the lengthy timelines and complex administrative processes that impact delivery of new housing stock. Despite obvious demand for new houses and apartments, it can take upwards of three years for new homes to become available to purchase or rent.  While […]

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RIAI calls for reduction in VAT rate on residential projects

    RIAI calls for reduction in VAT rate on residential projects

The Budget for 2018 is due to be announced by the Irish Government on 10 October 2017. The RIAI has made a Pre-Budget Submission to Government on key issues that could positively affect the construction sector and support the viability of architectural practices.
Registered architects are providing vital services to the community particularly in rural Ireland, […]

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Hines and Peterson submit planning for Central Plaza in Dublin’s city centre

    Hines and Peterson submit planning for Central Plaza in Dublin’s city centre

Hines and Peterson is submitting a planning application to Dublin City Council that will reposition the former Central Bank HQ as a new landmark destination in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. Designed by award-winning architect Sam Stephenson in the 1970s, the building was acquired by Hines and Peterson earlier this year, following the Central […]

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College Green must work as transport artery first, plaza second – Dublin Chamber

    College Green must work as transport artery first, plaza second – Dublin Chamber

Dublin Chamber, the group which represents businesses in the Dublin region, has expressed concern over the lack of clarity regarding how traffic will move around the city once the new Luas line opens later this year. The Chamber, reacting to the publication of new proposals for a pedestrian plaza on College Green, said the piecemeal […]

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Plans for new College Green plaza in Dublin revealed

    Plans for new College Green plaza in Dublin revealed

A €10 million scheme to convert Dublin’s College Green into a pedestrian plaza is set to go to An Bord Pleanála next week. The project will see a ban on all private cars and East/West public transport. It will cover nearly 7,500 sq m and will involve a two-way cycle track, wooden benches, fountains and […]

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Foster + Partners plans redundancies after ‘market uncertainty’

    Foster + Partners plans redundancies after ‘market uncertainty’

Foster + Partners is planning a number of staff redundancies as part of a restructure at the architecture and design practice. According to company sources, “under 100” staff are at risk of redundancy, primarily based at its London HQ in Battersea.
The practice said: “Foster + Partners has grown significantly over the last two years with […]

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