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Shelbourne Hotel Restoration Wins Irish Georgian Society Architectural Conservation Award 2017

Irish Georgian Society Architectural Conservation Award

The Restoration of the façade of The Shelbourne Hotel by specialist contractor Acol Ltd and conservation architect Alistair Lindsay for client Kennedy Wilson has won The Irish Georgian Society Architectural Conservation Award 2017. The winners of the Irish Georgian Society’s 2017 Architectural Conservation Award and Original Drawings Award were announced by Michael Wall, Chairman of the […]

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SIGA Man-Made fibre cement slate

SIGA Man-Made

SIG Roofing, Ireland’s leading distributor of roofing products for over 30 years, and synonymous in the Irish Construction Industry for their Capco Natural Slate range of products amongst other leading brands, have just brought to market their brand-new range of “SIGA Man-Made” fibre cement roofing slates. SIGA Man-Made range The new SIGA Man-Made range of roofing […]

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CONSIDERATE CONSTRUCTORS SCHEME LAUNCHES IN IRELAND 

  The Considerate Constructors Scheme – the organisation established to improve the image of the construction industry is now international, having launched its first registered site in Ireland.   The Scheme is delighted to announce John Sisk & Son is its first contractor to register a project in Ireland.   The first registered Irish site […]

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GROUNDFORCE CONTRIBUTES TO CIRIA GUIDANCE ON EMBEDDED RETAINING WALL DESIGN 

Groundforce

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) recently published an updated version of its Guidance on embedded retaining wall design (C760), with a significant contribution from Groundforce Shorco. The updated Guidance provides a comprehensive Eurocode compliant design manual for embedded retaining walls. Groundforce Shorco supported and contributed to the new guidance document based on their experience in this specialised field of engineering. The information they supplied included specialist design guidance on […]

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Do you have one of these guys in your work place?

Ayrton Group

Ayrton Group’s ‘catchy’ video highlights construction site risks Hats off to the team at Ayrton Group who have released a catchy musical video to highlight safety risks on construction sites. With a fresh take on an extremely serious subject the Ayrton Group’s video takes a ‘tongue in cheek’ look at safety in the workplace, with […]

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How does cifjobs.ie website work

cifjobs.ie

How to post and apply for jobs on cifjobs.ie Construction jobs website www.cifjobs.ie offers CIF members an great opportunity to fill vacancies with the minimum of fuss. In addition, it gives Irish construction professionals and tradespeople an opportunity to progress their construction careers in a sustainable way. Hence, employers and jobseekers now have a direct […]

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“Coordinated follow-through is key”

Reacting to the Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, Director General of the CIF, Tom Parlon has said, “there is widespread agreement that the housing supply shortage is a major challenge facing Irish society. “The strategy is a welcome step in addressing this challenge of unlocking supply in a sustainable way. “The ambitious targets set […]

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Ireland’s National BIM Council, launched in Dublin

Ireland’s National BIM Council (NBC) a national body to support the advancement of digital in the construction sector was officially launched this summer. NBC was formed as a recommendation of the Enterprise Ireland 2014 National BIM Forum and is a key measure in fulfilling the Government’s national ‘Construction 2020’ strategy. The inaugural meeting was convened […]

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Winthrop Engineering sponsor energy awards

Stuart Murphy has become the first winner of the inaugural Winthrop Energy Award at WIT. Stuart, from Tramore, Co. Waterford won the award for his poster presentation based on his dissertation on “The Feasibility of Upgrading a Small-Scale Hydro System in Ireland”. Nelson Paz, from Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, won second place for his poster presentation […]

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New order growth eases but remains “sharp

Activity and new orders continued to rise sharply in the Irish construction sector during May, despite further signs of a slowdown in growth. Meanwhile, the rate of job creation ticked up slightly over the month. Cost inflation gathered further momentum amid reports of higher costs for fuel and raw materials. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ […]

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