Neil Menzies, Director of Sustainability, Hibernia Real Estate Group, writes about the company’s approach to sustainability within its property portfolio and how it intends to become a net-zero carbon and climate-resilient business by 2030.
Stephen Barrett, Whole-Life Carbon Specialist, Irish Green Building Council, looks at how IGBC’s ‘Roadmap to decarbonise Ireland’s built environment’ can help halve the Irish construction industry’s whole-life carbon emissions.
Henry Hathaway asks when it comes to off-site construction or manufacturing, from a legal perspective, when does construction, in fact, commence on a project?
Dr Magdalena Hajdukiewicz, Co-Director of Ireland’s new national Construction Technology Centre, explains to ROBBIE COUSINS how the centre will support the construction sector as a whole in transitioning to more modern and efficient construction practices.
86,000 residential units submitted for planning in the past 12 months – Construction Information Services
ADAM DARGAN, Residential Researcher, Construction Information Services, details key trends in residential building activity in the past 12 months and analyses applications granted for indications of what residential construction activity there may be in the coming year.
John Desmond, Chair, ITFMA and Managing Director, Cygnum Timber Frame, believes timber frame is the ideal solution to sustainably meet Housing for All targets.
Michael Hynes, Joint Managing Director, Quintain Ireland, tells ROBBIE COUSINS that despite several strong headwinds, the Irish housebuilding market remains an attractive proposition for capital investment and Ireland an ideal location for construction professionals and workers to seek long-term employment, but that reform of the planning system and changes to housing policy are needed to support the sector’s future health.
Declan Murtagh, CEO of LGS structure manufacturer Framespace Solutions, believes the Irish office construction sector is well placed to help meet the output goals of the Housing for All strategy, but manufacturers need a secure pipeline of work to give them the confidence to make the necessary investment.
Gerry Farrell, CEO, Irish Concrete Federation, discusses the essential role of aggregates and concrete products in house building and how progress is being made to ensure the sector plays its part in assisting the construction industry move towards a more sustainable future.
Phelim O’Neill, Head of Property, LDA, discusses achieving 2,000 residential unit completions per year sustainably