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  • 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 [...]...
  • €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 [...]...
  • 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 [...]...
  • 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 [...]...

FastHouse Delivers 466 Holiday Lodges at New Center Parcs

  FastHouse Delivers 466 Holiday Lodges at New Center Parcs

Leading rapid-build home manufacturer FastHouse has announced the completion of its contract to provide and erect the timber frames for 466 lodges at the highly anticipated Center Parcs in Longford in under nine months. This comes as FastHouse confirms significant investment to bring its full range of services to the Irish house building market. In […]

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Nationwide €149 Million Courthouse Project Completed

  Nationwide €149 Million Courthouse Project Completed

The new Mullingar Courthouse was has been officially opened by Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan TD, following a redevelopment project by leading contractors BAM under a highly successful public-private partnership arrangement. The work saw the contractor refurbish and extend the existing courthouse at Mount Street, Mullingar, to include three courtrooms, improved custody facilities and […]

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Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

  Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

Actavo, a leading international engineering solutions company, has scooped the top ‘2018 CX Champion’ award at the Irish CX Impact Awards. It was selected from thirteen category winners to receive the overall winner award. Actavo also triumphed in winning the category for ‘CX Impact in Speciality’ which recognises best-in-class customer experience delivery.
The CX Impact awards […]

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Burkeway Homes Granted Planning For 197 Residential Units in Galway

  Burkeway Homes Granted Planning For 197 Residential Units in Galway

One of Ireland’s Leading Property Developers, Burkeway Homes, has been granted planning permission for a new 197-unit residential development. This 18-acre site is situated in the quaint suburban coastal village of Bearna.
With a Gross Development Value of €60 million, this impressive new development is due to commence in January, with Phase 1 house sales launching […]

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Glenveagh Now Has Landbank With Capacity For 11,634 Residential Units in Ireland

  Glenveagh Now Has Landbank With Capacity For 11,634 Residential Units in Ireland

Glenveagh Properties has completed two infill acquisitions in Dublin and Cork for a combined cost of about €20 million capable of delivering over 265 residential units. Including the latest acquisitions, the company’s landbank is now capable of providing 11,634 residential units. 53% of these units are located in Dublin and 83% are located in the Greater […]

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Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

  Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

A major shift in Irish construction practices is urgently required to safeguard the sustainability of the sector into the future, according to Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation championing 500+ homegrown and international businesses in Ireland. Guaranteed Irish recently hosted a roundtable discussion with members and other key decision-makers in the Irish construction, manufacturing, […]

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Strong Performance From BAM Ireland

  Strong Performance From BAM Ireland

BAM Ireland, one of the country’s largest construction businesses, had a year of strong revenue growth in 2017 with a turnover of €465 million – an increase of 29% on 2016 – and profit before tax of €15.9 million. BAM’s performance was aided by strong activity in Ireland’s improving construction sector and ongoing international activities […]

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Stark and Growing Gap Between Mortgage and Rent

  Stark and Growing Gap Between Mortgage and Rent

Responding to the latest CSO house price figures indicating a continuing slowing in the rate of house price increases, 5.8pc in Dublin in the year to September and 10.8pc in the Rest of Ireland, Brokers Ireland pointed to a growing gap between repaying a mortgage on a home and paying rent on a similar home.
Rachel […]

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Residential Property Prices Rise by 8.2% in the Year to September

  Residential Property Prices Rise by 8.2% in the Year to September

In the year to September, residential property prices at national level increased by 8.2%, according to the CSO. This compares with an increase of 8.9% in the year to August and an increase of 12.0% in the twelve months to September 2017.
In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 5.8% in the year to September. Dublin […]

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Grafton Merchanting Joins the Irish Green Building Council

  Grafton Merchanting Joins the Irish Green Building Council

Grafton Merchanting, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company has announced that it has joined the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC). The move forms part of Grafton Merchanting’s ongoing commitment to sustainability at a national and local level. Grafton Merchanting is the first reseller to join the IGBC which was set up in 2011 to create a […]

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70% Believe Irish Government Not Doing a Sufficient Job in Easing the Housing Crisis

  70% Believe Irish Government Not Doing a Sufficient Job in Easing the Housing Crisis

The findings of a nationally representative survey recently conducted by iReach highlight the pessimism of Irish people about the current state of housing and homelessness. The results also demonstrate a lack of faith from the public in the Government’s approach to the issue.

66% of people were not confident that Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy’s most […]

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PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

  PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has just successfully fulfilled its first loan. Over 100 lenders piled into the 250k loan for a new mews build in Sandycove, County Dublin and supported the small developer as well as made 8.5% return for themselves. The whole process took less than […]

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Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

  Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

Following the landmark sale of his materials business to Breedon plc in April 2018, Kevin Lagan has outlined his plans for the targeted and sustainable growth of his retained companies, Lagan Homes, FastHouse and a new investment arm, Lagan Investments. Kevin, who has been the driving force behind one of Ireland’s most successful construction and […]

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John Paul Construction Achieves BIM Level 2 Certification

  John Paul Construction Achieves BIM Level 2 Certification

Leading building and civil engineering contractor John Paul Construction has achieved Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 Certification for Design and Construction from the British Standards Institution (BSI). The BSI BIM level 2 certification is highly sought after in Ireland and the UK and is the premier kite-mark in the construction industry. This demonstrates that […]

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Opening of €11 Million Social Housing Development in Dublin

  Opening of €11 Million Social Housing Development in Dublin

Oaklee Housing’s newest €11 million turnkey development in Stormanstown House, Dublin, has been officially opened, further reducing the social housing waiting list. The €11million development completed in early October is part funded through a combination of funds from the Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF) (30%) and private finance from the Housing Finance Agency (70%). The […]

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Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

  Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

Flynn, one of Ireland’s leading contractors and fit out specialists, is adding 50 new jobs to its current workforce over the next two years. This will bring its headcount to a total of over 200 by 2021.
These jobs will be based across its Irish operations and in the company’s London office. The new roles will […]

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Sisk Living Delivers 90 Social Houses in Tallaght

  Sisk Living Delivers 90 Social Houses in Tallaght

Sisk Living, the housing division of construction company John Sisk & Son, has formally handed over a development of 90 homes at Sheehy Skeffington Meadows in Tallaght to the client South Dublin County Council. The new homes, which will be used for social housing, were built as part of a design and build contract worth […]

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Ballymun’s Rediscovery Centre Wins SEAI Sustainable Energy Building Award

  Ballymun’s Rediscovery Centre Wins SEAI Sustainable Energy Building Award

Funded by the Government of Ireland, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the winners of its Sustainable Energy Awards. The Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun, Dublin received the Buildings Award. The Awards reward excellence in energy management in businesses, communities and public sector organisations.
The Rediscovery Centre is a creative space in Ballymun connecting […]

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Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

  Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

daa has awarded the main construction contract for Dublin Airport’s new North Runway to a joint venture comprising Irish firm Roadbridge and Spanish infrastructure company FCC Construcción (FCC). The contract is for the design and construction of the new 3.1 km North Runway at Dublin Airport. Mobilisation and preparatory site works will begin immediately, and […]

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Property Bridges Launches Ireland’s First Peer to Peer Property Loans

  Property Bridges Launches Ireland’s First Peer to Peer Property Loans

PropertyBridges.com – a new Irish owned peer to peer property development company – has opened for business and has launched Ireland’s first peer to peer property development investment opportunity. The PropertyBridges.com platform will raise money for small developers, small construction companies and private companies looking to develop housing and match them with thousands of lenders […]

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Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

  Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

Efectis is establishing a new business in Northern Ireland, offering fire testing services to UK and Ireland based manufacturing businesses who are servicing the construction sector. Seven new roles will be created as part of Efectis’ investment, which is locating at Ulster University’s Fire Safety Engineering Research and Technology Centre in Jordanstown.

Welcoming the investment, Invest Northern Ireland’s […]

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SDCC Agrees Innovative 1000 Home Joint Venture Initiative in Dublin 22

  SDCC Agrees Innovative 1000 Home Joint Venture Initiative in Dublin 22

Following a detailed master planning and competitive tender process, South Dublin County Council has now agreed on the joint venture development of 975 homes on 72 acres of council lands at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin, Dublin 22. The mixed tenure development which will include 294 social housing units (30% of the development) is the first of […]

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CRH Completes Phase 2 of Share Buyback Programme

  CRH Completes Phase 2 of Share Buyback Programme

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has completed the second phase of its share buyback programme, returning a further €350 million of cash to shareholders. Between 29 August and 18 October 2018, 12.5 million ordinary shares were repurchased on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Dublin at an average discount of 1.3% to the […]

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ISME Expresses Concern With Lowest Price Bid Tendering

  ISME Expresses Concern With Lowest Price Bid Tendering

Following the award of school building contracts to Western Building Services after fire defects had been identified, ISME, the Irish SME association, has expressed concern with how public works contracts are granted to the lowest cost tenderers.
Commenting on Western Building Services investigation, ISME Vice Chair Ross McCarthy noted: “While we do not know the details surrounding structural safety […]

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Ireland’s Major Utilities Launch New Construction Safety Campaign

  Ireland’s Major Utilities Launch New Construction Safety Campaign

ESB Networks and Ireland’s other major utilities, Gas Networks Ireland, Irish Water and Eir have joined forces with a new ‘dial before you dig’ campaign that encourages construction workers to contact utility owners to check the location of underground services before breaking ground. ESB Networks has also published a new guidebook for safe construction practices […]

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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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New Peer to Peer Business Model Launches For Housing Crisis

  New Peer to Peer Business Model Launches For Housing Crisis

PropertyBridges.com, Ireland’s new ‘peer to peer’ property platform, has officially been launched. The platform will raise money for small developers, small construction companies and private companies looking to develop housing and match them with thousands of lenders from the ordinary citizens of Ireland.
The business is being run by David Jelly (pictured left), Michael Fitzpatrick and Marc […]

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Fingal County Council Commences Procurement For Development of Ballymastone Site

  Fingal County Council Commences Procurement For Development of Ballymastone Site

Fingal County Council, as part of its commitment to increasing the supply of private and public housing in the County and creating sustainable communities, has commenced procurement for the development of a site at Ballymastone, Donabate, Countyy Dublin. This is the next step in an ongoing process and follows on from the Market Soundings which […]

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New Appointment at Ardmac

  New Appointment at Ardmac

Ardmac, the leading international construction specialist, has appointed Sarah McDonnell as Head of Interiors. Ardmac employs over 300 people across Ireland, the UK and Europe, and provides specialist construction services to the commercial fit out, life sciences and data centre sectors.
In her role, Sarah will be responsible for the management of Ardmac’s interior and fit […]

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Majority of Construction Companies Plan to Implement BIM Within Next 3 Years

  Majority of Construction Companies Plan to Implement BIM Within Next 3 Years

A European survey conducted by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB NI), as part of a Belfast Met-led EU Horizon 2020 BIM (Building Information Modelling) programme known as BIMcert, has shown that two thirds of construction companies are planning to implement BIM within the next 3 years, highlighting the increasing need for companies to adopt and […]

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