Friday, 9 October 2015

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 2015

Global Construction
Market intelligence suggests bright
future for Global Construction

Property Investment
An impressive € 1 billion plus has been invested in property in Q1 2015

Dublin Housing
The capital is still suffering a housing shortage

 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.

Construction output to break 15b by 2016

The value of construction output increased to €11bn in 2014 and by 10% in volume terms, according to a new report by the SCSI READ MORE

ESRI predicts strong GNP growth in 2015 and 2016

Ireland's Gross National Product (GNP) forecast to grow by approximately 4 per cent in each year. READ MORE

Mixed Fortunes for residential construction in 2014

2014 saw the residential construction sector in Ireland experience mixed fortunes as the rate of growth fell sharply in the last quarter of the year.  READ MORE

12-15% growth in 2015 Predicted

The Irish construction industry grew by 12% in volume in 2014, by 7% in terms of employment and 4% in tender prices. READ MORE

New order growth picks up in March

The rate of growth in construction activity quickened slightly in March, after having slowed for four successive months. READ MORE

Construction performance across Ireland

AECOM provide a regional assessment of construction performance in Ireland. READ MORE

Activity rises for first time in four months

March data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI®. READ MORE

Move to prevent housing bubble must not disadvantage regions

The Central Bank of Ireland has introduced new regulations. READ MORE


At 419 dwellings per 1,000 of the population, Dublin’s housing shortage is continuing. READ MORE

Strong start to 2015 for Irish investment market with almost 1bn transacted

In Q1 2015, €923 million of Irish investment property was sold, which is a very strong start to the year. READ MORE

Designing a Better Future

Three years ago, Ibec set out a vision of a country that could grow at 3-4% every year; a country among the most prosperous regions of Europe; and a country with a quality of life and a standard of living to match. READ MORE

Sealing Boarders damages Construction Industry

Interesting report by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) on immigration and construction jobs. READ MORE

Bright outlook for global construction market

The global construction industry has regained growth momentum. READ MORE

Latest boom is a different kind of beast

The commercial property upswing is part of a cycle, but differs from last time. READ MORE

Sustainable new homes

New research is said to cast further doubt on long-held claims that a new-build property is necessarily cheaper to run than a refurbished Victorian or period home. READ MORE

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An Overview of the process from an Irish Construction Project Management perspective

Article written by Paul Stewart


Get to Grips with BCAR with Kingspan Insulated Panels

Ger Higgins, explains how the company can help customers get to grips with new Building Control Regulations. READ MORE

The new BC(A)R are here to stay

Since the new B(C)AR were introduced, an extra burden of responsibility has been placed on architects & engineers. READ MORE

Rethinking Office Space - Google-style

Google’s new Global HQ in Mountain View  in California. READ MORE

Figure 8 makes an impression!

This project is making quiet the splash across global newswires. READ MORE

Frei Otto Receives the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Frei Otto was an architect, visionary, utopian, ecologist, pioneer of lightweight materials, protector of natural resources. READ MORE


Design speaks volumes
BBC takes to the road with an Architect-designed
mobile recording studio

Onwards and Upwards
Massive Grangegorman campus taking shape

March/April 2015

WB Yeats Inspires
An architectural interpretation
of a famous poem

Longford Leader
A dramatic new resort planned
for Longford

Plan Magazine recently caught up with Miriam Corcoran, recipient of DIT's Morrison scholarship

Plan Magazine got Miriam Corcoran's views on inspiring architects, her love of heritage and ballet. READ MORE

Glorious Restoration at Ashford Castle unveiled

Standing grandly on the shores of Lough Corrib, the iconic Ashford Castle has been officially unveiled following a complete restoration, enhancement and refurbishment programme. READ MORE

Yeats Inspires 'Square Moon'

An Anglo-Korean design concept entitled ‘Square Moon’ has been selected as the overall winner of the Yeats 2015 Architectural Competition. READ MORE

All Roads will lead to Longford

Center Parcs, a leader in the UK family short break market has plans to develop a holiday village at          Newcastle Wood, County Longford. READ MORE

Famous Baths get Green Light

The Redevelopment of Dún Laoghaire’s Victorian baths, derelict for almost 20 years, has been given the green light by the Department of the Environment. READ MORE

Heritage Council launches research on construction conservation

A research report on the labour market in conservation skills has been commissioned by the Heritage Council. READ MORE

Clearly impressive

Essex-based Clear Architects came up with this stunning re-modelling project, Forest View, which has morphed as the client expanded the brief. READ MORE

Garden Bridge for London

A proposed 6000sq m pedestrian footbridge, with a new public garden which is free and open to all, and called The Garden Bridge will link Temple and the South Bank, based between Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges. READ MORE


Enterprise South Liverpool Academy (ESLA),  designed by BDP Partnership, has won a UK Civic Trust Award. READ MORE


Denizen Works House No 7 on the Isle of Tiree. READ MORE

Arriving in Delft is unforgettable

Dutch Architects Mecanoo have pulled out the stops with the design of Delft’s new railway station in the City of Delft in Holland. READ MORE


Architect Daniel Libeskind presents Future Flowers, an installation dedicated to the joy of light, colour, and the magic of straight lines. READ MORE