Saturday, 4 July 2015

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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.

March/April 2015

Global Construction
Market intelligence suggests bright
future for Global Construction

Property Investment
An impressive € 1 billion plus has been invested in property in Q1 2015

Dublin Housing
The capital is still suffering a housing shortage

Plan for Jobs maps out route for construction Industry

- €3.8 Billion for social housing plus 29K jobs is at the centre of the Government’s new Action Plan for Jobs. READ MORE

300m for Social Housing to Deliver 2K houses

A €300m fund for investment in social housing has been announced and is jointly backed by the Housing Finance Agency and the European Investment Bank will target an additional 2,000 social housing units. READ MORE

2014 a Tremendous Year for NAMA

NAMA has outlined an end-year summary of progress made in 2014, €8.6 billion in cash was generated in 2014. READ MORE

Blip doesn't mask positive trend

Growth weakened in the Irish construction sector during January, with rates of expansion in activity and new orders slowing sharply from the end of 2014. READ MORE

Another busy year for Irish Commercial Property

Transaction volumes in all sectors are up significantly in 2014 Dublin, according to Commercial property consultants CBRE. The property consultants say that 2014 marked a pivotal year for the Irish commercial property sector and that an equally busy year is in prospect in 2015. READ MORE

Small construction firms uncertain about the future

SMEs in construction are uncertain about the year ahead, according to
the inaugural Magnet Regional Business Barometer (MRBB), a
study of over 600 SMEs across the Republic of Ireland by Amarach Research on behalf of cloud telecoms provider Magnet. READ MORE


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

Move to prevent housing bubble must not disadvantage regions

The Central Bank of Ireland has introduced of new regulations. READ MORE

Focus back on New house building

2014 was the first year in about seven years where new home construction came back into focus, according to Lisney Research. READ MORE

Shortage of specialist contractors leading to higher prices

Tender prices increased by 5% in 2014, according to the SCSI. READ MORE

Property Market Values on the Increase

Central Bank rules will avoid future credit bubbles but impact of unintended consequences must be considered. READ MORE

Gov outlines new Policy Statement on Planning

The General Scheme of the Planning and Development (No. 2) Bill 2014 has been published by the Government. READ MORE

Review of Public Works Contract Welcomed

The outcome of the first stage of the review of the Public Works Contracts has been announced. READ MORE

Development Land - Strongest Year in Years

2014 was the strongest year since 2007 in the development land market.  READ MORE

Groundforce holds fast for rapid bridge replacement

Four MP150 hydraulic struts from Groundforce Shorco have been used to support the reinforced concrete abutments during a major bridge installation job in Scotland. READ MORE

The MMC V Traditional Construction Argument

Timber Association (STA) released figures at the beginning of this October, confirming a record number of orders for the timber frame sector last year.  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


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

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

March/April 2015

WB Yeats Inspires
An architectural interpretation
of a famous poem

Longford Leader
A dramatic new resort planned
for Longford

Plan Magazine talked to Orla Reynolds furniture designer

Orla Reynolds received a first class honours degree in Design Interior and Furniture from DIT and was awarded the winner of the Grand Prix Award at the Institute of Designers in Ireland Graduate Awards. READ MORE

Flying High at Dublin Airport marks 75 Years

Dublin Airport celebrated its 75th birthday on Monday January 19th READ MORE

RDS international design competition for the multimillion-euro redevelopment

A consortium of architect firms, Dublin-based Newenham Mulligan Architects and London-based Grimshaw Architects, has won the international design competition for the multimillion-euro redevelopment of the RDS Arena. READ MORE

Finnish Wood Award goes to The Gosta Pavilion

The Wood Award 2014 is being granted to the Gösta Pavilion at the Serlachius Museum. READ MORE

Ice Cool Views

Nestled in the wilderness near Finland’s Urho Kekkonen National Park, Hotel Kakslauttanen has one of the Arctic Circle’s best views of the Aurora Borealis. READ MORE

Galactic Vision Lands Award

Zaha Hadid’s Galaxy SOHO project in central Beijing for SOHO China is a 330 000m2 office, retail and entertainment complex that will become an integral part of the living city, inspired by the grand scale of Beijing. READ MORE

The City of the Future

A new exhibition entitled The Future City that examines how future cities have been visualised over the last 100 years. READ MORE


We think that it is cold here. How about this. The ICEHOTEL is the world’s largest hotel built entirely of ice and snow. READ MORE

A House gets A+

Wrapped in textured glass, punctuated by immense sliding windows, intertwined by a minuscule spiraling staircase; A House is concrete composed. READ MORE

Irish well up for MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2015

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced the list of 420 projects competing for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. READ MORE

Belfast design right on Quay

Detailed planning consent has been granted for the second building within Grimshaw’s City Quays master plan for Belfast Harbour’s Clarendon Dock. READ MORE

Farming out the design

Patrick Bradley, has managed to combine his two professions by designing the brilliant
Grillagh Water House. READ MORE