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Saturday, 2 August 2014

IRISH CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY MAGAZINE
 Linking to July/August 2014 Issue JULY/AUGUST 2014 ISSUE

Protecting your business
How well is the industry insulated against fraud and corruption?

Energy fuels opportunities
€1.5 to be spent each year on  sustainable energy solutions

Urban Utopia
How can we develop sustainable cities – experts offer their visions?

TOP COMPANIES ISSUE 2014
 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.

LEAD STORIES OF THE MONTH
8 PER CENT GROWTH IN OUTPUT VALUE IN 2014

Volume of output bottomed out in 2013, started to recover slowly during the second half
of the year READ MORE

STRONG GROWTH IN ACTIVITY, NEW ORDERS AND EMPLOYMENT UP

The Irish construction sector continued its recent run of strong expansion in April 2014 as growth of activity and new business both reached multi-year highs READ MORE

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT

Warning that a shortage of qualified graduates coming into the
industry could threaten the pace of recovery in  property & construction sectors has been issued READ MORE

DEVELOPMENT LAND - DEMAND ON THE UP

The Dublin development land market was active in the first three months of the year READ MORE

INFRASTRUCTURE

A €1 billion capital investment programme for ESB for 2014, has been approved by the Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte T.D READ MORE

GOV AGENCY CALLS FOR 79K HOUSES

A report published by the Government's advisory body on housing has projected the level of housing needed across the Republic in the next five years READ MORE

BISLEY AND BEYOND

What’s in a name? In the case of storage manufacturer Bisley, the name has become synonymous in Germany with multidrawer cupboards. Ein Bisley Shrank has become a generic term, highlighting the power of the brand and its 80-odd years of heritage. READ MORE

GROUNDFORCE TRAINING FACILITY

Groundforce has opened a new purpose built training facility to help improve health and safety standards. 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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PLAN MAGAZINES STORIES OF THE MONTH
CRAWFORD GALLERY ARCHITECT SCORES WITH FOOTBALL STADIUM DESIGN

Erick van Egeraat,  has unveiled his design for a renewed Feyenoord stadium “De Kuip” and the surrounding areas. READ MORE

SAINTLY DESIGN by Fuksas

The San Paolo Parish by Itailian architects Fuksas Architetto in Italy is a carefully articulated play with volumes. READ MORE

VISITOR CENTRE ATTRACTS DESIGN ACCOLADE

The new Visit Belfast Visitor Welcome Centre is a high profile project that has been successfully relocated. READ MORE

ICONIC AMERICAN EMBASSY CELEBRATES THE BIG 50

The iconic American Embassy in Ballsbridge has celebrated its 50th year in Dublin. READ MORE

MODERNISM MEETS TRADITIONAL

Converting a 10,000sq. ft advertising agency called Analog Folk in London’s Shoreditch was one of DH Liberty’s first projects. READ MORE

BRINGING THE EIFFEL TOWER EXPERIENCE TO NEW HEIGHTS

An influenced architecture, designed entirely in diagonals and transparency by architects Moatti-Rivière. READ MORE

RISING OUT OF THE FLOODS

We in Ireland  can appreciate this story given the ravages and destruction that recent  storms and  flooding caused to our towns and buildings. READ MORE

FUTURE MEETS HISTORY IN DESIGN

Spanish architects YLAB arquitectos designed the "Inaugure Hospitality Group" Headquarters in Barcelona at Paseo de Gracia. READ MORE

HIGH DESIGN ON THE HIGH SEAS

Well how about this 51m yacht from Heesen and Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat. READ MORE

SMILJAN RADIC TO DESIGN SERPENTINE GALLERIES

The Serpentine has commissioned Chilean architect Smiljan Radic to design the Serpentine Galleries Pavilion 2014. READ MORE

SHIGERU BAN WINS PRITZKER PRIZE

Shigeru Ban, a Tokyo-born, 56-year-old architect with offices in Tokyo, Paris and New York, is rare in the field of architecture. He designs elegant, innovative work for private clients, and uses the same inventive and resourceful design approach for his extensive humanitarian efforts. READ MORE

VICTORIAN BEAUTY

Jimi House by London architects Pal Archer Design  is the remodelling of a Victorian terraced house in London’s East End, and home to a gallery director and art collector and her family. READ MORE

PLAN MAGAZINE
 Linking to MAY/JUNE 2014 ISSUE

MAY/JUNE 2014 PLAN MAGAZINE

AMERICAN BEAUTY The iconic American Embassy in Dublin's Ballsbridge is celebrating its 50th anniversary

BIENNALE EXHIBITION  Infra Eireann to capture our Architecutral heritage

WHAT'S NEW?  What to expect with NewNowNext

PLAN MAGAZINE STORIES OF THE MONTH

JAW DROPPING DESIGN

Over the Top Design - Sturgess Architecture’s spectacular glacier skywalk overlooks the Canadian Rockies. READ MORE

RANELAGH RETREAT - BOXY CLEVER

Terenure-based ODKM Architects’ work on a project called 12LPA is as impressive and enigmatic as its title suggests READ MORE

NEW NOW NEXT - IDEAS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

NEWNOWNEXT is a series of public talks curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation in collaboration with Arup, revealing current and next generation ideas and architects from across the globe. READ MORE

NUIG BUILDINGS MAKE THE GRADE

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn TD has opened two new buildings at NUI Galway. READ MORE

GAA SCORES WITH STADIUM DESIGN

Located on a 12 acre site on the Andersonstown Road in the west of Belfast, Casement Park is one of the largest stadia in Ulster (at 32,500 seat capacity), hosting football and hurling matches. READ MORE

KILSARAN INTERNATIONAL - SUCCESS BUILT ON HERITAGE

2014 is a significant and landmark year for Kilsaran. It marks the company’s 50th year in business and in that time, the company has evolved into one of the most trusted and respected enterprises in the Irish building industry. READ MORE

EMAILBAG WITH COLM MURRAY - ARCHITECTURE OFFICER AT THE HERITAGE COUNCIL

Colm Murray is ARCHITECTURE OFFICER AT THE HERITAGE COUNCIL and he spoke to Plan Magazine about his passion for conserving our architectural heritage, the wider challenges facing the Heritage Council and dozing off to Lyric FM's  'In the Blue of the Night'. READ MORE

SLAINTE TO A GOOD DESIGN

Heneghan Peng makes the right call for the design of Airbnb's new Dublin office

A VISIONARY NEW DESIGN FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Renowned Irish designers, Gilroy McMahon, have won a prestigious architectural competition with an innovative new concept that will inform how primary schools are designed in the future. READ MORE

FACTORY CHURNS OUT THE PLAUDITS

Cork Institute of Technology’s Architecture Factory has garnered more plaudits for its design, this time being shortlisted for a World Architecture Awards. READ MORE

CONSERVATION BOOST

Funding in principle for 618 projects at protected building and historic structures across the State with a combined value of €21 million are being progressed under the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme 2014. READ MORE