Tag: Civil Engineering

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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Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index January 17

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Construction Employment up; Housing & Commercial activity growing, civils improving According to the Ulster Bank PMI January 2017, Irish construction activity continued to grow sharply in January 2017 on the back of higher new orders. The key highlight from the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index survey (PMI) was a […]

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Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index, December 16

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Positive Growth with Housing & Commercial Orders Up, but Civils Down According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), new order growth continued to expand in December, with housing and commercial development experiencing substantial growth, but civil engineering continued to lag considerably behind the other sectors. However, overall […]

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Project of the Month

Roadbridge Civil Engineering

Roadbridge – Galway Wind Park CIF Construction magazine November December issue features a major engineering and construction project by Limerick-based company, Roadbridge Civil Engineering & Building Contractors . Roadbridge was appointed as the Project Supervisor, Construction Stage, and Main Contractor on the Galway Wind Farm in November 2014. Wind Farm Cluster  Galway Wind Park (GWP) […]

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Ulster Bank PMI: Irish Construction sees fastest growth in seven months

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Construction activity rises at fastest pace in seven months   Construction output has increased continuously since September 2013 The Irish construction sector recorded a strong start to the final quarter of the year, with activity, new orders and employment all increasing at faster rates in October. Companies also raised their purchasing […]

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Ulster Bank PMI: Irish Construction orders at six-month high

Third quarter expansion for construction – Ulster Bank PMI According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Manager’s Index® (Ulster Bank PMI ®), the end of the third quarter of 2016 saw a monthly expansion in Irish construction activity. This was helped by quickening growth of new business. Rising workloads fed through to increases in […]

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CIF: Poor infrastructure will scupper job & housing plans

CIF Budget Submission Infrastructure

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned the Government that their housing measures and job creation plans will come to nothing unless they invest in infrastructure. The CIF has met with Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform officials to outline their pre-budget proposals.   CIF Director General Tom Parlon (pictured) says […]

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CIF calls for use of emergency flooding laws

Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation has called for the Government to use emergency EU legislation to repair flooding damage and restore access to homes and businesses. “The appalling flooding that has struck the country over recent weeks has destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure,” stated the CIF Director General. ” The number […]

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Future infrastructure planning vital says EI

Ireland needs a dedicated unit inside the Department of Taoiseach to plan capital development projects. Engineers Ireland Director General Caroline Spillane made the call, saying the new body would be similar to Infrastructure UK, a unit based in the treasury, which co-ordinates across all British government departments. The Director General, quoted in The Irish Times, […]

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Metro North returns but capital plan delayed

The civil engineering sector is set to receive a much-needed boost with the news that a revised Metro North scheme will form the central part of the Government’s capital spending plan. The original €2.5bn Metro North plan was shelved in 2011 after the new Government came to power. The new scaled back plan is expected […]

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