IrishConstruction.com logo

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

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.

IRISH CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY MAGAZINE
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014

Cover Story

GDA Boss Michael hand provides insights into the development of the massive Grangegorman campus

Planning

New Planning reforms - will they be a missed opportunity?

Residential Development

There are 2,233 hectares of land potential available for development

LEAD STORIES OF THE MONTH
WAVIN EXPERTS IN QUALITY CONTROL

On the 1st March 2014, the new Building Control (Amendment) Regulations came into effect to address failings in previous systems. With significant advances in construction methods, the new model is unsurprisingly one of the most significant changes to the Building Control Code since the Building Act was introduced in 1990 READ MORE

TENDERING AT HOME & ABROAD

One Complete Solution Limited applied to court seeking a review of a decision of Dublin Airport Authority to award Maybin Support Services a contract. READ MORE

GROWING HOUSING CRISIS COULD BE STEMMED BY REFORM OF OUTDATED TAX POLICY

A leading solicitor is calling on the Government to update the tax policy. READ MORE

COMMERCIAL VACANCY RATE UP TO 12.6% IN Q2

The national average commercial vacancy rate increased from 11.9% in Q2 2013 to12.6% in Q2 2014 according to new research published by GeoDirectory. READ MORE

MAKING THE PLANNING PROCESS CREDIBLE AND TRANSPARENT

The planning system needs to serve the consumer and to do this it needs to have certainty, consistency, transparency and credibility, writes Mary Hughes, President of the Irish Planning Institute. READ MORE

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT INCREASED

The volume of output in building and construction increased by 4.1% in the second quarter of 2014 when compared with the preceding period. READ MORE

 Linking to 10 STEPS TO ADDRESS  HOUSING SHORTAGE 10 STEPS TO ADDRESS HOUSING SHORTAGE

An innovative ten step housing strategy document has been unveiled by The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). READ MORE

 Linking to POSITIVE SIGNALS FOR BUILDING  AND WIDER ECONOMY POSITIVE SIGNALS FOR BUILDING & WIDER ECONOMY

Two notable economic indicators have been released which give us a good insight into the prospected for the construction and wider economies. READ MORE

 Linking to CONFIDENCE STRONG IN RESIDENTIAL SECTOR CONFIDENCE STRONG IN RESIDENTIAL SECTOR

The National Housing Construction Index compiled and issued
by Link2Plans has illustrated a strong confidence in the residential sector. READ MORE

 Linking to SIGNIFICANT HOUSING SHORTAGES PREDICTED  SIGNIFICANT HOUSING SHORTAGES PREDICTED

The ESRI has examined the impact of projected population change on housing demand at the county level. 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

READ MORE

PLAN MAGAZINES STORIES OF THE MONTH
NOTHING MODEST ABOUT THE PRAISE FOR CHANGING FACILITIES

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown’s County Council has made an impressive job at Sandycove Harbour. READ MORE

BRINGING BACK THE JOY OF IT ALL

Plans have been unveiled to restore the park to its original Georgian design. READ MORE

SCIENCE BUILDING MOTIVATES AND STIMULATES

IT Sligo has officially unveiled its McMunn Science building which completes redevelopment of IT Sligo's campus. READ MORE

BACK IN 5 MIN! - MAK DESIGN SALON

With Back in 5 min, Robert Stadler has produced a suspenseful juxtaposition of historical and contemporary spatial impact and design for the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, MAK DESIGN SALON #03. READ MORE

TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

The Forms in Nature Chandelier is the work of Danish designer duo Hilden & Diaz. READ MORE

BIGGEST NAMES FEATURE IN WORLD'S BIGGEST ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS PROGRAMME

Projects that have been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards 2014. READ MORE

PLAN MAGAZINE
 Linking to NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 ISSUE PLAN MAGAZINE

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 ISSUE

Young Blood TAKA making a name for itself

Chapel of colour A21's Rainbow Chapel design finds the Pot of Gold

PLAN - SEP/OCT 2014 ARTICLES

THE GOLDEN TOUCH - O'DONNELL & TWOMEY

Irish architects Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey have been named as the 2015 recipients of the Royal Gold Medal. READ MORE

PAUL DUNNE, MD WITH BISLEY OFFICE FURNITURE IRELAND

Plan Magazine spoke to Paul Dunne about business here, coming out of a recession and trends among office clients. READ MORE

MUSEUM ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Waterford city's Medieval Museum has received a prestigious international award from the UK Civic Trust for its outstanding architecture and positive civic contribution. READ MORE

THE BEST OF THE BEST - MANSER MEDAL

The shortlist for the 2014 RIBA Manser Medal,  the UK’s most prestigious housing design award, has been announced. READ MORE

YACHT CLUB DE MONACO SETS SAIL

The new Yacht Club de Monaco clubhouse, designed by Foster + Partners. READ MORE

SCIENCE BUILDING MOTIVATES AND STIMULATES

IT Sligo has officially unveiled its McMunn Science building which completes a five year €35 million redevelopment of IT Sligo's campus. READ MORE

POLYGONAL DESIGN MAKES A SPLASH

Dutch firm Wiel Arets Architects (WAA) has completed the sinuously designed Regiocentrale Zuid in Maasbracht in the Netherlands. READ MORE

THE FORCE IS WITH AEDAS

Given that some of the filming of Star Wars is taking place in Ireland, it is not a jump into hyper space to include Global architects Aedas in this issue. READ MORE

CLIFFHANGER

Australian modular construction firm Modscape has come up with this spectacular five storey modular home that clings to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design. READ MORE

ENGINEERING AND MATHS INSPIRES MUSEUM DESIGN

Zaha Hadid Architects have been chosen by the Science Museum.  READ MORE