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London Metropolitan University Unveils Ambitious £284m Campus Development Plan

    London Metropolitan University Unveils Ambitious £284m Campus Development Plan

London Metropolitan University has announced ambitious plans for a comprehensive £284 million development initiative across its campuses in Holloway, Aldgate, and Shoreditch. The university seeks to appoint a single contractor

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State-Supported Courses Elevate Skills in Construction, Sustainability, and AI Expertise

    State-Supported Courses Elevate Skills in Construction, Sustainability, and AI Expertise

In a significant strategic move, Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris is set to unveil a groundbreaking initiative aimed at strengthening expertise in key sectors such as renewable

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Ecocem and Biodiversity in Schools Launch Nationwide ‘Wildwalls’ Campaign

    Ecocem and Biodiversity in Schools Launch Nationwide ‘Wildwalls’ Campaign

Ecocem, a pioneering force in low-carbon cement technologies in Europe, has joined forces with Biodiversity in Schools for the ‘Wildwalls’ campaign in Ireland, introducing a groundbreaking initiative with biodiversity prizes

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Irish Government Launches €21 Million Grant Program for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

    Irish Government Launches €21 Million Grant Program for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

In a significant move towards promoting electric vehicle (EV) adoption, the Irish government has unveiled a €21 million (£18m) grant program aimed at installing new EV recharging infrastructure along the

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Government Response to MMC Taskforce Criticism Sparks Controversy in Housing Sector

    Government Response to MMC Taskforce Criticism Sparks Controversy in Housing Sector

In a recent session of the House of Lords’ Built Environment Committee, Housing Secretary Michael Gove rejected the idea of a Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) taskforce, despite a previous

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Robertson Timber Engineering Advances Sustainable Construction Solutions in Pursuit of Net Zero Objectives

    Robertson Timber Engineering Advances Sustainable Construction Solutions in Pursuit of Net Zero Objectives

Robertson Timber Engineering (RTE) has solidified its dedication to mass timber solutions in response to growing customer demands and a collective commitment to achieving net-zero objectives. With a rich legacy

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Dublin Artist and Beekeeper Turns Discarded Materials into Homes and Gardens

    Dublin Artist and Beekeeper Turns Discarded Materials into Homes and Gardens

Dublin-based artist and beekeeper Anthony Freeman O’Brien is on a mission to build sustainable homes using discarded materials. His recent project involved constructing a greenhouse from plastic Covid screens and

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Weev Expands Electric Vehicle Charging Network in Leitrim with Two New Rapid Charging Hubs

    Weev Expands Electric Vehicle Charging Network in Leitrim with Two New Rapid Charging Hubs

Weev, a leading electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure company, has bolstered its EV charging capabilities by introducing two state-of-the-art rapid charging hubs in Leitrim. The newly installed 150kW charger in Carrick-on-Shannon

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Greencells GmbH Awarded Contract for Bullstown Solar Farm Construction

    Greencells GmbH Awarded Contract for Bullstown Solar Farm Construction

Greencells GmbH, a leading global Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) service provider for utility-scale solar power plants, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a

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Sisk toy story celebrates 50 years of apprentice skills

    Sisk toy story celebrates 50 years of apprentice skills

Sisk carpentry and joinery apprentices at its Dublin training centre are celebrating 50 years of its toy making tradition that will see an estimated 800 handcraft toys delivered to children’s

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Crane survey sees record number of office new starts in London

    Crane survey sees record number of office new starts in London

Deloitte’s latest London office crane survey sees the highest volume of new offices being built since 2005 when the study was extended to cover seven central London areas. Currently, 124

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Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence in Dundalk to double capacity in 3D Concrete Printing and Cybersecurity Training to combat skills shortages

    Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence in Dundalk to double capacity in 3D Concrete Printing and Cybersecurity Training to combat skills shortages

To combat the shortage of skilled personnel in modern methods of construction and cybersecurity to meet the evolving industry demand, LMETB’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence in Dundalk (AMTCE)

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MMC Ireland to lead the MMC Stage at the National Construction Summit 2024

    MMC Ireland to lead the MMC Stage at the National Construction Summit 2024

MMC Ireland, an industry organisation comprising over 60 member companies committed to promoting offsite and other modern methods of construction (MMC), has announced its involvement in the National Construction Summit

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Actavo awarded ‘Civil Construction Project of the Year’ at the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2023

    Actavo awarded ‘Civil Construction Project of the Year’ at the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2023

Actavo Civils Division has been awarded the inaugural ‘Civil Construction Project of the Year’ at the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2023. The company, a leading strategic partner for delivering exceptional construction,

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Ireland reduces building emissions by a quarter in past decade but is still set to miss ambitious net zero targets

    Ireland reduces building emissions by a quarter in past decade but is still set to miss ambitious net zero targets

Reductions in carbon emissions from buildings are stalling in several G20 countries in Europe (UK, France, and Germany) and emissions are now rising in the USA, warns a major new

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Ireland and France begin construction work on ‘Celtic Interconnector’ and sign joint energy declaration

    Ireland and France begin construction work on ‘Celtic Interconnector’ and sign joint energy declaration

Construction work on the Celtic Interconnector project has commenced. The start of construction on the project signifies an important step forward for the energy future of both countries. The Celtic Interconnector

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Payback for solar panels drops to six years

    Payback for solar panels drops to six years

The average household can achieve freedom from costly electricity bills in just over six years by converting to solar panels, the latest Swyft Energy Solar PV Index has found. With

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VBC expands its operations with the opening of a Global Centre of MMC Excellence in Ireland

    VBC expands its operations with the opening of a Global Centre of MMC Excellence in Ireland

The expansion of global modular building specialist, Volumetric Building Companies, continues with the opening of its first operation in Ireland. This new facility is set to become an international center

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Multi-million pound floating wind farm proposed off Northern Ireland coast

Work is under way on a bid to open a multi-million pound offshore floating wind farm off the coast of Northern Ireland by 2029. Offshore energy specialist SBM Offshore is

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Henry Brothers sets bar for sustainability in construction sector

SOUTH Derry construction giant Henry Brothers has launched a strategy to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The company – named recently as Northern Ireland’s Responsible Business of the

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Massive Cork Harbour clean-up reaches completion

    Massive Cork Harbour clean-up reaches completion

The Taoiseach has heralded in a new era of recreation, tourism and economic benefits for Cork Harbour following the completion of a massive €144m engineering project to end the discharge

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Construction begins on €139m wastewater treatment plant in Arklow

    Construction begins on €139m wastewater treatment plant in Arklow

Raw sewage discharges to be eliminated into river Avoca in Co Wicklow. Construction on a €139-million wastewater treatment plant for Arklow, Co Wicklow began on Monday, marking the end of protracted delays in

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50 solar farms across Ireland and UK to be financed by German bank

    50 solar farms across Ireland and UK to be financed by German bank

50 solar farms across Ireland and the UK are to be financed by German bank Berenberg. Berenberg Green Energy Junior Debt Fund III has entered into an agreement with solar

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German bank to lend €36m to Irish energy group to build solar power projects

    German bank to lend €36m to Irish energy group to build solar power projects

German bank Berenberg will loan €36 million to Irish group Elgin Energy to back the development of solar power projects in the Republic and

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Statkraft begins work on Ireland’s ‘largest’ solar farm

    Statkraft begins work on Ireland’s ‘largest’ solar farm

Statkraft has begun construction on Ireland’s “largest” solar farm, which will create enough energy to power over 40,000 homes, according

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Construction begins on Ireland’s largest solar farm in Co. Meath

    Construction begins on Ireland’s largest solar farm in Co. Meath

The Ballymacarney solar farm is expected to create enough energy to power more than 40,000 homes. Renewables company Statkraft has

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CU Greener Homes scheme a one stop solution for home energy efficiency upgrades, credit union members will have warmer, more comfortable homes

    CU Greener Homes scheme  a one stop solution for home energy efficiency upgrades,  credit union members will have warmer, more comfortable homes

Motivated by comfort and warmth as well as energy savings, homeowners across Ireland are looking to invest in home improvements

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CIF calling for reopening of construction sector in April

    CIF calling for reopening of construction sector in April

The Director General of the Construction Industry Federation is warning that the Level 5 restrictions are having a significant impact

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2020 National Construction Summit Postponed Until 22nd October

    2020 National Construction Summit Postponed Until 22nd October
As a result of the uncertainty caused by the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the 6th annual National Construction Summit, which was
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Winners of the Irish Planning Awards 2020

    Winners of the Irish Planning Awards 2020

The Irish Planning Institute (IPI) has announced the winners of the 2020 Planning Awards. Limerick City and County Council’s ‘Living

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Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

    Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the expert speakers for its National Conference, with former Irish Rugby

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National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin

    National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin

The annual National Construction Summit is being held on Tuesday, 24th March 2020 at a new venue – the National

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Another Year of Solid Growth For Kingspan

    Another Year of Solid Growth For Kingspan

Kingspan, the global leader in high-performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported a 7% increase in group revenue to

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StormHarvester Develops New Green Technology to Help Reduce Environmental Pollution

    StormHarvester Develops New Green Technology to Help Reduce Environmental Pollution

Lisburn-based technology start-up, StormHarvester, has developed a system to monitor and control water and wastewater levels within drainage networks. The

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Kingspan Teams Up With NCAD to Launch ‘Reuse, Recreate’ Challenge

    Kingspan Teams Up With NCAD to Launch ‘Reuse, Recreate’ Challenge

Kingspan Group, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelopes, has named Emily Jennings from Kilcloon, County Meath,

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CIF Proposes Actions For the Next Government

    CIF Proposes Actions For the Next Government

Any future Government will require a thriving and dynamic construction industry to deliver any promises made during the election, according

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€300 Million Investment in Irish Solar Energy Sector

    €300 Million Investment in Irish Solar Energy Sector

Obton has announced details of its €300 milion investment in the Irish solar energy sector. Obton, a Danish solar photovoltaic (PV) business,

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Residential Prices in Dublin Will Grow by Maximum of 5% While New ‘Near Zero Energy Buildings’ Regulations Will Impact Construction Costs

    Residential Prices in Dublin Will Grow by Maximum of 5% While New ‘Near Zero Energy Buildings’ Regulations Will Impact Construction Costs

Uncertainty stemming from global events will be the key aspect of the Irish property investment market in 2020, according to

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Researchers to Explore Louth/Meath Coastal Area For Wind Farm Development

    Researchers to Explore Louth/Meath Coastal Area For Wind Farm Development

A team led by iCRAG, the SFI Research Centre for Applied Geosciences based at University College Dublin, has been awarded government

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Kingspan Unveils New 2030 Sustainability Vision

    Kingspan Unveils New 2030 Sustainability Vision

Kingspan has launched a major 10-year strategy to play its part in reducing the world’s carbon emissions by 45% by

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Carbon Report’s Rallying Cry For Radical Change in UK Construction Sector

    Carbon Report’s Rallying Cry For Radical Change in UK Construction Sector

The leading trade body representing UK builders has called on the construction sector and any future British Government, to act

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Top Irish construction Executives Offer Sustainable Solutions to Government For Post-Brexit

    Top Irish construction Executives Offer Sustainable Solutions to Government For Post-Brexit

As part of Guaranteed Irish Construction Month this year, Guaranteed Irish held a roundtable discussion on ‘Planning for a sustainable

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Miesian Plaza in Dublin Presented With Certification For Global Green Building Standard

    Miesian Plaza in Dublin Presented With Certification For Global Green Building Standard

Miesian Plaza, Baggot Street in Dublin 2, which was developed by Remley, is the first and only development in Ireland

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RIAI Conference 2019 – October 4th & 5th – RDS, Dublin

    RIAI Conference 2019 – October 4th & 5th – RDS, Dublin

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, and RIAI President David Browne will open the Royal Institute of

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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

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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

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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

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Green Legislation and Skills Shortage Driving Up Construction Prices

    Green Legislation and Skills Shortage Driving Up Construction Prices

The cost of commercial property construction in Ireland is expected to increase this year due to a number of factors

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Next Generation of Sustainable Social Housing in Kerry

    Next Generation of Sustainable Social Housing in Kerry

Clúid Housing, in partnership with Kerry County Council, Rebuilding Ireland and Kerry-based Thermohouse Ltd, the leading Irish low energy building system

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Global Standard Achieved by Miesian Plaza in Dublin

    Global Standard Achieved by Miesian Plaza in Dublin

Remley Developments has announced that its development at Miesian Plaza, Baggot Street, Dublin 2, has secured LEED Platinum v4 Certification, the

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Next-generation Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Technology Launched

    Next-generation Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Technology Launched

Mita-Teknik, a global provider of wind turbine control and pitch technology, has launched its new generation of blade pitch system for onshore

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Hibernia REIT Looks to the Future With Rooftop Solar

    Hibernia REIT Looks to the Future With Rooftop Solar

Hibernia REIT has partnered with leading design, manufacturing and installation firms to add 44 solar panels to the top of

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The Vienna Model of Public Housing Exhibition Returns For Second Showing in Dublin

    The Vienna Model of Public Housing Exhibition Returns For Second Showing in Dublin

The internationally regarded Vienna Model of Housing is returning for a second period of exhibition in Dublin’s Civic Offices, Wood Quay

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Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

    Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

Energia Group, the major all-island energy provider and infrastructure investor across Renewable Technologies, Flexible Generation and Customer Solutions, will invest

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Oriel Windfarm Commences Offshore Site Surveys Off the Coast of Dundalk

    Oriel Windfarm Commences Offshore Site Surveys Off the Coast of Dundalk

Oriel Windfarm has commenced investigative works on the future offshore windfarm site off the coast of Dundalk following the granting

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TU Dublin Announces Strategic Collaboration With ESB

    TU Dublin Announces Strategic Collaboration With ESB

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and ESB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of strategic

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Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow Coming to Galway, Waterford and Limerick

    Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow Coming to Galway, Waterford and Limerick

Kieran Holohan, Marketing Director of Saint-Gobain Ireland, has announced that the Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow will travel to Galway (25th June),

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Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

    Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

Dublin City Council’s elected members have approved the Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024. Climate change poses significant risks and challenges

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