Wednesday, 24 August 2016

July/August 2016

Property Insight
Dublin has office capacity to attract new occupiers

House Crisis
Creative solutions to housing crisis

Development Land
The uneconomical costs of development in Ireland

May/June 2016

House Building
The real costs of building houses has been revealed

Legal Opinion
Why you can't ignore the Buiding Control (Amendment) Regs

Leadership Interview
Industry Captains talk opportunities and leadership styles

21% growth predicted but costs & skilled resources major threats

The Irish construction sector is expected to continue its recovery and grow by 21%. READ MORE

On-site Construction Value tops 5.6 billion and increasing

The value of all construction projects which went On-Site in 2015 in the Republic of Ireland was €5.6 billion in 2015. READ MORE

Report reveals just over 8,000 housing commencements in 2015

The next Government must do better to address the housing crisis. READ MORE

Global construction market to grow $8 trillion by 2030

We look at two new reports on global construction markets, with the first one a new report entitled Global
Construction 2030. READ MORE

Outlook for global construction industry is getting brighter

The global construction industry is gradually regaining strength, having endured a prolonged period of sluggishness. READ MORE

Key amendments to Public Works Contracts Published

‘Construction procurement – revision of arrangements for the procurement of public works projects’ READ MORE

Construction tender prices and output increase

The latest Construction Tender Price Index published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) shows that tender prices increased by 2.8% in the second half of 2015. READ MORE

Tender Prices and Input Costs Need to be examined

As activity in the Irish construction industry picks up, tender prices are continuing to rise. READ MORE

56 million to Improve Older People's Homes

Some € 56.25 million will be made available in 2016 for Housing Adaptations. READ MORE

CONTRACTSX150 Adjudication and the Construction Contracts Act 2013

The  Construction Contracts Act was enacted in 2013.  The Act  has still not been commenced. READ MORE

Fit for Purpose Review of Bord Pleanala published

The Government has published an Organisational Review of An Bord Pleanála. READ MORE

Big Hike in Value of Projects in 2015

The total value of all construction projects commenced in 2015 jumped significantly throughout the 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


July/August 2016

Stirling Prize - Short List for 2016 prize revealed

Design on Song - Herzog & De Meuron's spectacular Elbphilharmonie

May/June 2016

Apollo House Lifts Off - OPW's plans for City Centre site

Boost for DIT Students - Mont Kavanagh Awards to promote architecture excellence

Heart of a Nation

Dublin’s GPO is indelibly associated with the 1916 Rising and the events that led to the creation of an independent Irish state.

Boland's Quay Development Progressing Nicely

Speaking ahead of the official marketing launch for the project which takes place this evening, Mark Reynolds of Savills (the receiver), said they aim to appoint a main contractor by the end of July, with a view to being on-site at the beginning of September.

Plans for Dublin's Tallest Commercial Office Building unveiled

Planning permission for ‘THE EXO’ – a 224,500 sq. ft. office building at the Point Village in Dublin’s Dockland’s – has been approved by Dublin City Council.

NI RIBA Shortlist Announced

Five buildings have been shortlisted for RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Regional Awards 2016 in Northern Ireland.


The first apartment created to showcase homes designed by renowned architectural firm Gehry Partners is opening at Battersea Power Station.

Salone del Mobile Draws big Numbers

One of the biggest dates on the world's furniture calendar has just wrapped up in April, marking the week long the annua Salone Internazionale del Mobile.