Tuesday, 28 July 2015

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

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

 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.

Construction output to break 15b by 2016

The value of construction output increased to €11bn in 2014 and by 10% in volume terms, according to a new report by the SCSI READ MORE

ESRI predicts strong GNP growth in 2015 and 2016

Ireland's Gross National Product (GNP) forecast to grow by approximately 4 per cent in each year. READ MORE

Mixed Fortunes for residential construction in 2014

2014 saw the residential construction sector in Ireland experience mixed fortunes as the rate of growth fell sharply in the last quarter of the year.  READ MORE

12-15% growth in 2015 Predicted

The Irish construction industry grew by 12% in volume in 2014, by 7% in terms of employment and 4% in tender prices. READ MORE

New order growth picks up in March

The rate of growth in construction activity quickened slightly in March, after having slowed for four successive months. READ MORE

Construction performance across Ireland

AECOM provide a regional assessment of construction performance in Ireland. READ MORE

Activity rises for first time in four months

March data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI®. READ MORE

Move to prevent housing bubble must not disadvantage regions

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


At 419 dwellings per 1,000 of the population, Dublin’s housing shortage is continuing. READ MORE

Strong start to 2015 for Irish investment market with almost 1bn transacted

In Q1 2015, €923 million of Irish investment property was sold, which is a very strong start to the year. READ MORE

Designing a Better Future

Three years ago, Ibec set out a vision of a country that could grow at 3-4% every year; a country among the most prosperous regions of Europe; and a country with a quality of life and a standard of living to match. READ MORE

Sealing Boarders damages Construction Industry

Interesting report by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) on immigration and construction jobs. READ MORE

Bright outlook for global construction market

The global construction industry has regained growth momentum. READ MORE

Latest boom is a different kind of beast

The commercial property upswing is part of a cycle, but differs from last time. READ MORE

Sustainable new homes

New research is said to cast further doubt on long-held claims that a new-build property is necessarily cheaper to run than a refurbished Victorian or period home. READ MORE

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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

May/June 2015

Design speaks volumes
BBC takes to the road with an Architect-designed
mobile recording studio

Onwards and Upwards
Massive Grangegorman campus taking shape

March/April 2015

WB Yeats Inspires
An architectural interpretation
of a famous poem

Longford Leader
A dramatic new resort planned
for Longford


350,000 in funding for Historic Properties and National Monuments

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, TD and Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW), Simon Harris TD, announced funding of €350,000 for the conservation and preservation of a number of historic properties and national monuments across the country.

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