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Showcase event celebrates excellence in construction industry

    Showcase event celebrates excellence in construction industry

Representatives from across the construction industry in Northern Ireland gathered recently at a special celebration event to showcase the work of shortlisted finalists for this year’s Construction Excellence Awards.
The Awards – run by the Construction Employers Federation [CEF] in partnership with SPECIFY magazine – celebrate the best construction, civil engineering and housebuilding projects delivered by […]

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2017 National Construction Summit Presented the Full Industry Spectrum

    2017 National Construction Summit Presented the Full Industry Spectrum

The third Annual National Construction Summit, held in conjunction with a number of related events and an extensive array of seminars, workshops and exhibition stands, on 14th June in the RDS, Dublin, literally covered all aspects of the construction landscape from €1 billion development projects down to the humble building block.
For instance, Benedict Zucchi, Architect […]

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SEAI begins journey ‘Towards Zero’ for energy efficiency in homes

    SEAI begins journey ‘Towards Zero’ for energy efficiency in homes

As many as one million homes built in the last century are considered to be significantly energy inefficient. This means higher energy bills and, in some cases, poorer health and wellbeing for the homeowners. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is set to begin a programme ‘Towards Zero’ to address this, aiming to significantly […]

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SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards searching for sustainable energy leaders across Ireland

    SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards searching for sustainable energy leaders across Ireland

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has started the search for sustainable energy leaders as it launched its 14th annual energy awards, the longest running energy leadership awards in the country. The SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards recognise and reward excellence in energy efficiency and renewable energy and are open to organisations, businesses or communities […]

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Brexit, FDI, Jobs – all covered at National Construction Summit

    Brexit, FDI, Jobs – all covered at National Construction Summit

The 3rd annual National Construction Summit is set to take place on the 14th June in the RDS, Dublin. The purpose of the event is simple – bring together over 2000 construction companies, developers, policy makers, project owners, government and municipal bodies, lenders and architectural and design firms in order to stimulate debate, enrich knowledge […]

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St Angela’s College, Cork wins overall award at Irish Concrete Society Awards

    St Angela’s College, Cork wins overall award at Irish Concrete Society Awards

The 35th Irish Concrete Society Awards took place on the 8th of April in Croke Park. Always one of the highlights in the construction industry’s calendar, the awards recognise excellence in both design and construction in concrete and are adjudicated by an independent jury of industry professionals. The main awards jury reviewed a total of […]

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RIAI Honours Dr Ellen Rowley and Shane O’Toole

    RIAI Honours Dr Ellen Rowley and Shane O’Toole

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) presented two esteemed awards at its Honorary Fellowship Lectures at the RIAI headquarters on Merrion Square in Dublin on Thursday.
Award-winning architectural critic Shane O’Toole received an Honorary Fellowship, while architectural historian Dr Ellen Rowley received an Honorary Membership. Both delivered lectures at the booked out event. […]

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Athlone IT Launches Polymer Engineering Scholarships

    Athlone IT Launches Polymer Engineering Scholarships

A persistent shortage of polymer engineering talent in Ireland has prompted the launch of a new scholarship programme, Athlone Institute of Technology announced on Thursday. The JL Goor Polymer Engineering Scholarships, sponsored by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM),  will enable two CAO applicants to pursue a polymer degree qualification while receiving a […]

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Construction Industry Federation Elects Dominic Doheny as New President

    Construction Industry Federation Elects Dominic Doheny as New President

New Construction Industry Federation (CIF) President Dominic Doheny called on the Government to work with the construction industry to deliver sustainable growth, exports and jobs across Ireland at a meeting of Ireland’s leading construction executives on Sunday.
“The Government is turning to construction to deliver ambitious targets in the delivery of world class infrastructure, housing and […]

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Wood Awards Ireland Held in Farmleigh House

    Wood Awards Ireland Held in Farmleigh House

The Wood Awards Ireland were presented in Farmleigh House on Thursday, November 17, with Bucholz McEvoy Architects named as the overall winner for their work on the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus on Ballyogan Road, Dublin. The competition, presided over by Minister of State Andrew Doyle, celebrates the use of wood by Irish designers, architects, engineers […]

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L&M Keating nabs Civil Engineering Project of the Year award

    L&M Keating nabs Civil Engineering Project of the Year award

The design and construction of Cape Clear Island – Harbour Development & Storm Gates has won L&M Keating the prestigious Civil Engineering Project of the Year award.
The winner was announced at the Civil Engineering Contractors Association annual dinner, held this year at the Double Tree, Ballsbridge by Hilton, formerly the Burlington Hotel.
L&M Keating’s Cape Clear […]

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Geographical Information System awarded at international conference in San Diego

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) received a Special Achievement in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Award from Esri, a leading global GIS solutions provider, at its international conference in San Diego on June 29th.
SEAI GIS dramatically improves the accessibility of spatial data on renewable energy resources, including wind, geothermal and bioenergy. SEAI was the only […]

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Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards 2016

The 2016 Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards are now open for entry.
These property industry awards recognise the highest standards of professionalism and excellence across the property sector and provide an opportunity for the Irish property industry and all of its stakeholders to showcase their expertise and standards.
The awards are open to everyone working within the property sector including:

surveyors and […]

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Murphy Surveys Win at the Irish Construction Industry Awards

Irish surveying company Murphy Surveys has won the prestigious the award for ‘Innovation in Construction’ at this year’s Irish Construction Industry Awards for their entry on Tank Scanning.
Murphy Surveys based in Kildare, was shortlisted for three projects in two categories of the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2016 on Thursday, 02 June 2016, and won the Innovation in Construction award.
“The awards are […]

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SEAI Public Sector Energy Programme shortlisted for EU Award

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s Public Sector Energy Programme has been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious EU Sustainable Energy Awards. The programme is one of only nine shortlisted from over 200 nominations Europe-wide, with the winners to be announced at a gala event in Brussels on June 14th.
SEAI’s Public Sector Programme comprises an integrated […]

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Announcing the National Construction Summit 2016, Taking Place in the RDS, Dublin on June 15th

Tom Parlon (right), Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and Tom Moloney, Managing Director of Construction Information Services (CIS) at the announcement of the National Construction Summit 2016 to be held in the RDS on June 15th
Building on last year’s highly successful event, The National Construction Summit 2016 will be, once again, the […]

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SEAI launches Smart Home Hackathon

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has announced details of a three day Smart Home Hackathon, hosted in conjunction with DCU Alpha Innovation Campus on 13th – 15th May, 2016. There is a total prize fund of €10,000 on offer and the opportunity of free start up office space in DCU Alpha for any teams […]

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UCD EGA hosts panel discussion on flooding

The UCD Engineering Graduates Association (EGA) will host a spring panel discussion on the issue of flooding in Ireland on April 21 at 6pm in the UCD Clinton Auditorium.
Even at this stage in mid-April there has been recent flooding in Cork city centre and the winter flooding that impacted so severely on the River Shannon […]

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BAM sponsored CSR Awards 2016 launch

Chambers Ireland has announced that applications for the 2016 CSR Awards are now open.
The Awards recognise the positive work done by the business community for the benefit of their employees, the local community and the environment. This unique competition offers the business community in Ireland a chance to promote their Corporate Social Responsibility activities and […]

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L&M Keating Director wins Engineers Ireland Chartered Engineer of the Year 2015

    L&M Keating Director wins Engineers Ireland Chartered Engineer of the Year 2015

Richard Browne, Director of L&M Keating has been awarded the prestigious the title of Engineers Ireland, Chartered Engineer of the Year for 2015. The accolade is Engineers Ireland’s most prestigious individual award.
Richard was shortlisted from over 500 Chartered Engineers across all engineering disciplines in multiple industries and organisations throughout the country. Richard was unanimously […]

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BAM expected to win State contract worth €100m

    BAM expected to win State contract worth €100m

Construction and engineering group BAM is in pole position to win a State contract to build a number of courthouses in the State and refurbish others.
The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) last year advertised for tenders to build three new courthouses and refurbish four others, a contract that is likely to be worth about €100 […]

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JJ Rhatigan & Company part of consortium to deliver 14 Primary Care Centres nationwide.

    JJ Rhatigan & Company part of consortium to deliver 14 Primary Care Centres nationwide.

As part of the Prime-Balfour Beatty Consortium, JJ Rhatigan & Company is delighted to have been awarded the contract to construct 14 Primary Care Centres nationwide, ranging in size from 1,500m² to 5,000 m² gross floor area. The project, with a combined capital value of circa €140 million, is the first programme of its kind […]

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Diageo Achieves World Accreditation

    Diageo Achieves World Accreditation

St. James’s Gate becomes the first major brewery in the world and the first manufacturing plant in Ireland to achieve the highest award possible in LEED certification
The Sisk built Brewhouse No. 4 at St. James’s Gate has become the first major brewery in the world and the first manufacturing plant in Ireland to achieve the […]

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Energy efficient windows for retrofits receive Component Award

    Energy efficient windows for retrofits receive Component Award

The winners of the second Component Award, this year for Passive House windows for energy efficient solutions in the context of retrofits, have been selected.
The joint first prize went to Optiwin for their “System Connecta” and Lorber / Pro Passivhausfenster for their “Smartwin Compact S” window. The main challenge in this competition was that the […]

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Stewart Win Contractor of the Year at Irish Building and Design Awards 2014

Stewart are delighted to have scooped 3 awards at recent Irish Building and Design Awards 2014, to include Contractor of the Year, BIM Initiative of the Year and Retrofit Project of the Year. See some of the Stewart group eagerly accepting our awards at a well organised and good craic awards night hosted by CMG […]

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