Saturday, 30 April 2016

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 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


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

Em@il Bag - Philippe Stark

Philippe Starck is an internationally acclaimed French creator, designer and architect.

Heal's London launches Design Ireland initiative

Heal’s, London’s iconic retailer, and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), has announced the largest retail presentation of Irish made design in London in decades

Niall McLaughlin Lands a Big Catch

A beautifully-crafted wooden fishing hut on a small new estate in Hampshire has been awarded the 2015 Stephen Lawrence Prize

Full Steam Ahead for Boland's Quay

Savills has confirmed that full funding (€170m) has been made available by NAMA for the development of ‘Boland’s Quay’ at the former Boland’s Mill site in Dublin’s docklands

Tun Architecture wins school design competition

The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, T.D., has announced that Tún architecture + design is the winner of an architectural design competition for a new primary school in an urban setting

Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, wins Urbanism Award

The Urbanism Awards are the Academy of Urbanism’s primary platform for recognising the best, most enduring or most improved urban environments

Des McMahon awarded the James Gandon Medal

The James Gandon Medal for lifetime achievement in architecture has been awarded to Des McMahon, FRIAI, co-founder of Gilroy McMahon Architects by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.

Copper Fastened Design

The winners of the European Copper in Architecture Awards have been announced.

Sort of Architects win Turner Prize

A direct action collective described by one member as “sort of architects, sort of not, sort of maybe” has won the UK’s most prestigious art prize with an urban  regeneration project.