Saturday, 28 November 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

October/November 2015

FIEC Warning  New thinking needed in a new age of risk

Legal Opinion Resolving the issue of vacant development land

Housing Boost €1.7B for Social Housing plus Boost for Modular Housing

September 2015

Budget wish list
What the industry wants from the Government's Budget plans

Transport Infrastructure
National transport Authority drills into Dart Tunnel project

Industry Activity
Latest stats reveal surge in new business orders

New Voice in Consulting Engineering

Irish Construction Industry Magazine caught up with Dr Sarah Ingle, the recently appointed Secretary General of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI). READ MORE

Industry Stand - Colm Fitzgerald, PM Group

2014 will be remembered as a record year for PM Group’s Construction Services. READ MORE

Industry Stand - Peter Stafford, Director Property Industry Ireland

I think it is fair to say that the perspectives which businesses have had of construction and property in the last year depends on their role within the sector, and the area in which they operate. READ MORE

Industry Stand - Colm McGrath, Surety Bonds

For the past year or so, genuine optimism has started to return to many parts of the
economy. READ MORE

Industry Stand - Theo Cullinane, Chief Executive, BAM

BAM has been very active across Ireland, with projects in 29 of the 32 counties. READ MORE

Optimism flows from positive signs

We are optimistic about the positive signs we are seeing in the industry with the increase in the number of contracts. READ MORE

Gov Kickstarts social housing construction

The first major direct build social housing programme has been announced by the Government. READ MORE

Man on a Mission

The Irish Construction Industry still faces many challenges and Irish Construction Industry Magazine recently caught up with Andrew Nugent, the new President of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. READ MORE

NAMA - 8b in cash in 2014

The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) NAMA has reported an after-tax profit of €458m for 2014 – an increase of 115% on 2013 (2013: €214m). READ MORE


The Irish environmental arena would seem to be racked with dispute. 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


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

BBC Gets Up and Goes

The BBC has unveiled an innovative, architect-designed mobile recording studio, commissioned for BBC Radio 4’s The Listening Project.

Innovative bee brick has architects buzzing

A brand new building material has launched to market, designed as an easy way to increase biodiversity within buildings.

September/October 2015

Out of this World! - Foster + Partners vision of Life on Mars

High Life - Ballymore Property's stunning Embassy garden scheme in London


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

Onwards and Upwards
Massive Grangegorman campus taking shape

Dun Laoghaire baths redevelopment plan gets go-ahead

€2.5m refurbishment includes gallery, cafes and a jetty for swimmers

EmailBag - Marc O'Rian

Marc O’Riain was born in Waterford, and graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 1994.  He is a lecturer in Cork Institute of Technology’s Architecture Department, and is President of the Institute of Designers in Ireland.

LFA Focuses on Irish Design

This year the London Festival of Architecture selected Ireland as its first Focus Country.

Milan Goes Green

The theme of Ireland’s participation at EXPO 2015 is “Origin Green”; we look at the design of the  Irish Pavilion.

Plans Unveiled for Next Stage of Grangegorman Development

Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) has lodged planning applications for two major academic buildings for Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) as the next stage of development of the Grangegorman campus.

Latest designs for the new children's hospital are shared

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) has unveiled the latest designs for the new children’s hospital.

Glimpse of historic Tait clothing factory before transformation

Locals and visitors to Limerick recently had a unique opportunity to visit a city landmark as part of Open House Limerick

DLR Lexicon - Vocabulary of Great Design

Carr Cotter Naessens Architects are an architecture and design studio based in Cork city.

New approach to Campus design

The academic campus for the Singapore University of Technology and Design reflects an in-depth understanding of the changing requirements of learning institutions today.

Alternative Design pays off

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed spectacular plan to build a high-density housing development in Monterrey, Mexico.