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Thursday, 27 November 2014

TOP COMPANIES ISSUE 2014
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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
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Tender Prices
Construction Tender Prices have continued
to increase steadily in 2014

Commercial Property
Phenomenal deal flow happening in Irish Commercial Property

 

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GROWING HOUSING CRISIS COULD BE STEMMED BY REFORM OF OUTDATED TAX POLICY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

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

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

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

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

LAST MONTHS NEWS
HOUSE BUILDING AND PRICES ON THE MOVE

Two interesting reports have come on stream, giving insights into the performance of the housing sector.  READ MORE

IRISH WATER TO PUMP 1.77 BILLION INTO WATER SERVICES

Irish Water has revealed its Proposed Capital Investment Plan for 2014 to 2016. 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

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PLAN MAGAZINES STORIES OF THE MONTH
LOTUS BUILDING BLOSSOMS

Australian architects Studio 505 has created a real cultural anchor with its design of a civic building in the shape of a Lotus plant. READ MORE

'BEAUTIFUL' BUILDING WINS DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan has won the Design Museum Design of the Year Award 2014. READ MORE

A BIG SPLASH IN MOSCOW

Moscow firm Arch Group was set up by architects Michael Krymov and Alexey Goryainov in Moscow in 2007 and is involved in designing public interiors. READ MORE

PLAN MAGAZINE

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 ISSUE

The Golden Touch
O’Donnell + Tuomey awarded
much prized RIBA Royal Gold Medal

The ‘Sandcrawer’
The force is with AEDAS judging by its Star Wars influenced design

PLAN MAGAZINE STORIES OF THE MONTH

CREATING A STIR

Donnycarney-based Architectural Farm has just be named in the prestigious Wallpaper index of the world's best young architectural talent that brings together 20 practices, spanning 17 countries and four continents. READ MORE

DRAMATIC UMBRELLAS OPEN UP TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM

There is a saying in Ireland that you can have ‘four seasons in one day’ – from warm spring sunshine to intense summer light, and from lively autumn gales to a sudden wintry shower. READ MORE

JAW DROPPING DESIGN

Over the Top Design - Sturgess Architecture’s spectacular glacier skywalk overlooks the Canadian Rockies. READ MORE

TERMINAL VELOCITY

Anyone travelling to London by Aer Lingus will be now pass through the much talking about Heathrow’s Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal. READ MORE

NORTHERN LIGHTS

Loughloughan Barn by Coleraine-based McGarry-Moon Architects has attracted the eye of RIBA as the project has made the longlist for the UK’s foremost private housing design award, the RIBA Manser Medal. READ MORE

FASHIONABLE IN MILAN

In the centre of historic Milan, Italian architect Marco Piva has come up with a sophisticated interior design for a private apartment in the CityLife complex, specifically in Lot Zaha Hadid. READ MORE

DOLPHIN HOUSE DESIGN TO MAKE A SPLASH

Dublin City Council has revealed the plans for the proposed regeneration of Dolphin House. READ MORE

BALLYMORE TEAMS UP WITH ACCLAIMED SPANISH DESIGNER

Ballymore Group is working with Spanish interior designer Luis Bustamante on its prestigious Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms on the South Bank. READ MORE

DESIGNED WITH DIGNITY AND WARMTH

The design, technically and innovation led architectural practice of C.J. Falconer & Associates  takes us through the key design elements St. Vincent De Paul, Bath Street, Waterford which incorporated an retrofit, and addition of a contemporary extension to a listed building - and has been celebrated by a number of awards and achievements. READ MORE