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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

May/June 2015

Investment
Nama Funds 40% of capital's house building

Performance
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 2016

Eye on Planning  An Bord Pleanala's Fit for purpose review

Legal Opinion Construction Contracts Act 2013

House Building Reports show only 8K houses started

January/February 2016

Bright Prospects!  Double digit growth forecast

Regional Construction How are our regions and cities performing?

Planning Shake-up Major legislative reforms for Ireland's planning process

Double-Digit Growth For Irish Construction In 2016

Irish construction will grow by double digits again in 2016, according to the AECOM Annual Review. READ MORE

Moderate Moves on Costs & Tender Prices

Competitiveness is key to sustaining any recovery and the Irish construction industry has maintained tender inflation at modest levels over the last five years. READ MORE

Regional Performers

The performance of the construction industry across Ireland will have a lot of commonality as the underlying general economic performance feeds through the economy. READ MORE

Sharpest increase in new business for seven months

Growth in the Irish construction sector strengthened at the start of 2016, with activity rising at the fastest pace in seven months on the back of an accelerated expansion in new business. READ MORE

New order growth at four-month high

The release of December data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI signalled that the end of 2015 saw further growth of output. READ MORE

Docklands Boost, Profit of 1bn & Social Housing gains-NAMA in 2015

In 2015 to date,  the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA)  has generated cash receipts of €8.8 billion which brings the total cash generated since inception to €32.4 billion. READ MORE

Next Government must do better

They must do better to address housing crisis, the growing skills shortages & infrastructural bottlenecks. READ MORE

Actavo Stations

Irish Construction Industry Magazine talks exclusively to Sean Corkery, CEO and Chairman, Actavo to get his views on leadership, business opportunities and milestones in his business life. READ MORE

Dublin's Docklands city centre's prime residential market

Headlines throughout last year heralded a new beginning for Dublin’s Docklands as development activity recommenced following a six-year hiatus. READ MORE

Social Housing Report Outlines Key Priorities For 2016

Minister Alan Kelly T.D. in collaboration with the Housing Agency, has published the Social Housing Output Report. READ MORE

Another Busy Year for the Irish Commercial Property Market

The Irish property market is moving to the next stage of recovery with a significant escalation in development activity. READ MORE

Major Planning reforms announced

The Gov. has approved the publication of a package of legislative & policy reforms. READ MORE

EIB to pump 200m into flood protection schemes

Flood protection schemes across Ireland will benefit from a new €200 million long-term loan. READ MORE

Emerging Trends in Real Estate

The consensus among interviewees is that the Irish capital has already reached its peak for opportunistic returns. READ MORE

European Construction on a Steady Recovery Path

Construction organisation EUROCONSTRUCT predicted a GDP growth of 1.9% for 2015 in its 19 member countries, and in both in 2016 and 2017, the organisation estimated a 2% GDP growth. READ MORE

Groundforce's Eurocode 'Super' Solution to Complex Basement

No fewer than 17 of Groundforce’s modular hydraulic props – some spanning almost 50m with no intermediate support – have featured in a complex structural support contract for a new luxury housing development in Hammersmith, London and the first project completed by Groundforce to EC3 Eurocde. 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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It Shimmers

Bergeron Centre in Toronto designed by Canadian practice ZAS Architects.

Trendy House Trends

Interesting to see that The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published new research forecasting the main trends in UK housing design for the year ahead.

Call to adopt RIAI manifesto

The RIAI has published its election manifesto calling for all General Election candidates to commit to the principles of improved planning and a better built environment.

Vertium Takes Off

Emblematic Office Building to see interest soar

March/April 2016

Inside the GPO - A look at the centrepiece of the 1916 Celebrations

Scaling New Heights - Spanish Cliffside House is a realy eye-catcher

February 2016

Energetic Design - Gas Networks ireland building scores with the pundits

Underwater Musings - Europe's first underwater museum

THE PYRAMID - the pinnacle of design

BTE Architecture’s the Pyramid is located on a peninsula overlooking the U.K.'s largest stretch of inland water, Loch Lomond.

CALATRAVA wins European Prize for Architecture

Santiago Calatrava Valls - the designer of Dublin’s iconic Samuel Beckett Bridge -  has been named as this year’s recipient of the European Prize for Architecture

Email Bag - DATUM

Plan Magazine was delighted to have caught with Cork-based Datum (Design Investigations Studio) 

Designs for innovative new play space in Ballyfermot revealed

Design and architectural practice, Relational Urbanism, has been awarded first place in their international competition to design a unique play and skate park for the community of Ballyfermot in West Dublin.

A Triumph of Design

Denis Byrne Architects has won the Architecture Review’s prestigious 2016 Work Award for its Gas Networks Ireland Services Centre in Finglas, Dublin

Heneghan Peng Definitely with a Paddle

Heneghan Peng's organic vision lands canoe museum project

Apartment Living - an inside view

Open House Dublin 2015 and The Big Hosing Debate

Serpentine Pavilion 2016 to be designed by BIG

The Serpentine has announced that it is expanding its internationally acclaimed programme of exhibiting architecture.

Bringing Creativity to new depths

Jason deCaires Taylor is an internationally acclaimed sculptor who creates underwater living installations.

World's Tallest Wooden High rise is no joke

Construction of the world's tallest wood high-rise will begin next spring in Vienna, Austria.

Alejandro Aravena receives the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize

41st laureate of the Pritzker Prize, the first Pritzker Laureate from Chile, and the fourth from Latin          America.