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Sunday, 29 March 2015

 Linking to MAY/JUNE 2014 ISSUE MAY/JUNE 2014 ISSUE

Who are Ireland's top construction companies for 2014?

Who is on the up and who is sliding in terms of turnover?

Irish Construction Industry Magazine is delighted to bring you the much anticipated Top Construction Companies listings for 2014.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015

NAMA does the business
Agency has generated some
€ 23.7 billion of cash since inception

Construction Output
Despite weakened growth,
employment and optimism at
near-record high 

Housing Policy issue
Are Central Bank moves to prevent
a housing bubble a cause  for concern?

FASTEST RISE IN NEW BUSINESS FOR A DECADE

The recovery in the Irish construction sector gathered pace in October. READ MORE

SOCIAL HOUSING STRATEGY - 3.8 BILLION & 35K NEW HOUSES

In a major announcement that will have a far reaching impact on the house building and property sectors in Ireland. READ MORE

THE BUILDERS' BUDGET IN CONTEXT

The word “troika” comes with loaded meaning in Ireland; it is a word synonymous with austerity and cuts, writes Dr Peter Stafford. READ MORE

100K Houses possible

A new report focusing on the housing supply capacity situation in Dublin. READ MORE

CACOPHONY OF VOICES SHOULDN'T MASK THE SIMPLE STEPS TO FIX HOUSING

The latest Daft.ie House Price Report shows a 14% annual rise in asking prices nationally, led in particular by Dublin. READ MORE

HOUSES PRICES CONTINUE TO HEAD NORTH

Residential property prices at a national level, increased by 15.0% (CSO). READ MORE

BUILDING CONTROL (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2014

The Regulations came into effect on 1 March 2014. READ MORE

INCREASES IN PLANNING APPLICATIONS DRIVES GROWTH IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

Growth in the residential sector remains strong. READ MORE

PLANNING PROCESS REFORM - A MISSED OPPORTUNITY?

Major reforms of the planning system have been announced as part of the forthcoming Planning No.1 Bill which has been approved by 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

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High Standards from Coillte Panel Products

Coillte Panel Products is a leading natural resources company which owns over 442,000 hectares of FSC® certified forest in Ireland. READ MORE

Get to Grips with BCAR with Kingspan Insulated Panels

Ger Higgins, explains how the company can help customers get to grips with new Building Control Regulations. READ MORE

Rainbow Chapel is World Building of the Year

Vietnam practice A21 Studio’s Rainbow Chapel has been named the World Building of the Year by the World Architecture Festival. READ MORE

Gehry makes a statement with the Biomuseo

The Biomuseo sits prominently on the highly visible Amador Causeway at the Pacific mouth of the Panama Canal. READ MORE

The new BC(A)R are here to stay

Since the new B(C)AR were introduced, an extra burden of responsibility has been placed on architects & engineers. READ MORE

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015

Flying High
Original Dublin Airport Terminal hits
the high notes

Nice one Percy
A stunning design by ODOS in Dublin’s Percy Lane

Zhang Yue erects world's tallest prefab tower

A developer in the southeastern Chinese province of Hunan has built a 57 storey skyscraper in just 19 days using its proprietary prefabrication technique. READ MORE

TAKA MAKE YAYA

TAKA Architects (Cian Deegan and Alice Casey) have been shortlisted for the 2014 BD Young Architect of the Year Award (YAYA). READ MORE

'Wow'-filled Interpretative Journey over the Shannon

A new footbridge for Limerick City, which has been allocated €6m capital funding in the recent budget. READ MORE

WEXFORD OPERA HOUSE GETS NATIONAL STATUS

The home of the internationally recognised Wexford Festival Opera designed by Keith Williams Architects with the OPW. READ MORE

Architectural Design Awards to showcase Copper

Entries are now invited for the 2015 European Copper in Architecture Awards 17 – a celebration of contemporary architecture and showcase for architects designing with copper and its alloys. READ MORE

Stormy Castle stands tall

Stormy Castle by architects Loyn & Co, a brave contemporary private house in an area of outstanding natural beauty atop a hillside on the Gower peninsula in Wales, has been named Britain's best new home. READ MORE

Largest Restoration Project in Western Europe

The refurbishment of St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford by a GEM Construction and Purcell Construction Joint Venture should be completed in time for Christmas Eve mass in 2014. READ MORE

Everyman Theatre is Stirling Prize Winner

The new Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins has won the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 for the best building of the year. READ MORE