Saturday, 6 February 2016

May/June 2015

Nama Funds 40% of capital's house building

New orders and activity growth quickens for 3rd month in a row

Award winners
The winners of the Irish Building & Design Awards 2015

October/November 2015

FIEC Warning  New thinking needed in a new age of risk

Legal Opinion Resolving the issue of vacant development land

Housing Boost €1.7B for Social Housing plus Boost for Modular Housing

New Voice in Consulting Engineering

Irish Construction Industry Magazine caught up with Dr Sarah Ingle, the recently appointed Secretary General of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI). READ MORE

Building on Recovery with 27b Capital infrastructure Package

A large scale investment programme that will increase the State’s infrastructure, support economic recovery and jobs, support sustainable communities throughout Ireland and provide modern, fit for purpose buildings to deliver services to our citizens has been announced by the Government. READ MORE

Budget and Capital Investment Plan - what the industry makes of it!

Irish Construction Industry Magazine got the reaction of key industry associations and some leading construction sector firms to the Government’s recent budget measures. READ MORE

Increased new orders leads to strong rise in activity

A further sharp rise in new business was central to improvements in activity, employment and confidence at Irish construction firms in October. Companies also continued to increase their purchasing activity, while the rate of input cost inflation moderated for the second month in a row. READ MORE

Fastest increase in employment for five months

The release of October data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI®, produced for Ulster Bank by Markit, signalled continued growth of output and new orders at the start of the fourth quarter of the year, with companies increasing employment at a faster pace in response. READ MORE

NAMA targets 20K residential units between 2016-2020

The NAMA Board has conducted a preliminary, high-level analysis of development sites controlled by its debtors and receivers. READ MORE

Solving the housing crisis - Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015

Following the dramatic transition from boom to bust, wherein the Irish construction industry moved from completing 93,000 houses in 2006 to 8,000 houses in 2013. READ MORE

New housing package

The announcement by Minister Alan Kelly that he is to reduce levies for construction & make changes to planning standards. READ MORE

Public Private Partnerships Drive Innovation

This is an interesting perspective of the much talked about PPP model and comes from KPMG in the United States. READ MORE

Eight steps to a brilliant city

Cities have never been more important, nor the competition between them more intense, writes Stephen Engblom, an urban planner and designer, and global director of AECOM Cities. READ MORE

Significant Moves for Geomatics Professionals

SCSI formally signed an Agreement on the 29th July 2015 that would see the transition of membership from IIS to SCSI/RICS.  READ MORE

1.7b for Social Housing Plus Boost for Modular Housing

Significant additional funding will be available to tackle housing needs in 2016, according to the Government. READ MORE

 Linking to Building Information Modelling: An Overview of the process from an Irish Construction Project Management perspective BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING

An Overview of the process from an Irish Construction Project Management perspective

Article written by Paul Stewart


Architects come up with innovative housing policy

A Housing Policy to help create a framework to deliver sustainable housing solutions.

Out of this world by Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners New York’s design for a modular habitat on Mars has been shortlisted amongst 30 finalists for the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge.

The Italian Job

Embedded within the summit of Mount Kronplatz, 2,275m above sea level at the centre South Tyrol’s most popular ski resort, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones in Italy is surrounded by the alpine peaks of the Zillertal, Ortler and Dolomites.

December/January 2016

Lifetime Achiever - Des McMahon wins the coveted James Gandon Medal

Flour Power  - Impressive new concept for Boland's Mill

September/October 2015

Out of this World! - Foster + Partners vision of Life on Mars

High Life - Ballymore Property's stunning Embassy garden scheme in London

Alejandro Aravena wins the 2016 pritzker prize

Alejandro Aravena has been announced as the 2016 laureate of the pritzker architecture prize.

Emailbag - Nathalie Weadick Director of IAF

Plan Magazine was pleased and lucky to catch up with Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation Nathalie Weadick, given she had been taking to hopping time zones in the pursuit of promoting Irish architecture and design.

Looking Good - New Horizon_architecture from Ireland

New Horizon_architecture from Ireland presents the work of emerging Irish architecture practices in three major venues around the world.  Plan Magazine has already featured the UK event and this issue it looks at the exhibition that has just opened at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Kilsaran Supplies New 120mm Depth Paving For The Majestic Grangegorman Redevelopment

Kilsaran International, Ireland’s largest independent manufacturer of paving and concrete products, supplies a bespoke product range to the wonderful regeneration of the old Grangegorman complex, where the new DIT College finds its new home.

Modular Housing Solution to Homelessness

The four Dublin local authorities, together with participating modular housing providers have opened a Modular Housing Demonstration Project on East Wall Road, Dublin 3.

Zaha Hadid first woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal in her own right

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that the globally-renowned             architect Dame Zaha Hadid will receive the 2016 Royal Gold Medal.

Ripple Effect

On 11th of June at the St Vincent de Paul residential facility in Longford a unique construction project came to fruition and was commissioned and made ready for its new occupants.

Design of Clondalkin Scheme for People with Disabilities Acclaimed

A housing scheme purpose-built to cater for the needs of people with disabilities has won the overall award in the Community Housing Awards.

Heneghan Peng and Niall McLaughlin make Stirling Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the prestigious 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building, now in its 20th year, has been announced.

A new Statue of Liberty for the Liverpool Waterfront

A prominent Liverpool architect has designed the city's very own version of The Statue of Liberty.