Thursday, 28 July 2016

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

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

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


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

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

Zaha Hadid RIP

It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE has died suddenly in Miami

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.

Design that's off the scales

Sometimes words don’t  do a project justice so here is a montage of a  'dragon-skinned' residence.

Sydney to get spiralling library

A striking circular building at Sydney’s Darling Harbour will house a new City of Sydney library for the area’s existing and incoming residents, following an agreement with Lendlease.

SSH awarded the design for a new luxury hotel in Kuwait

International architecture and engineering firm SSH has been named the lead consultant for all the design phases and permitting, starting from data collection and concept design phase through to tender documents and services, for a new luxury 4-star hotel in the Governorate of Hawally, Kuwait.