Irish Construction News




The latest issue of Irish Construction News is out and features interviews with PJ Rudden, Chairman of the Construction Sector Group’s key Innovation and Digital Adoption SubGroup; David McHugh, President, ACEI; Eamonn Stapleton, Managing Director, Clonmel Enterprises; Des Mulcair, Director, Roadbridge; and Conor McCarthy, Director, Jennings O’Donovan, on the rollout of national roads infrastructure.

Irish Construction News features

In the Irish Construction News main feature, leading infrastructure figures Conor McCarthy, Eamonn Stapleton and Des Mulcair discuss the importance of delivering the national road network the country is expecting and why roads are a critical piece of the sustainable infrastructure map. We will also have a piece from AECOM on how our national rail infrastructure should be reimagined and modernised to improve national and local connectivity. 

Construction Innovation

PJ Rudden, Chairman of the Construction Sector Group’s key Innovation and Digital Adoption SubGroup discusses the important lessons he has learned since taking up the position last year, and how SME contractors will not get left behind in the sector’s transition to digital construction and more sustainable construction practices.

Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland

David McHugh, President of the ACEI, sets out his association’s sustainability ambitions and what he would like done to address the critical PII challenges consulting engineers face at this time.

Irish Green Building Council

Pat Barry, CEO of the Irish Green Building Council, discusses the IGBC’s achievements over its first 10 years in operation and what sustainable initiatives the IGBC will be championing in the coming 12 months.

Legal Opinion

In our opinion section, John FFF O’Brien has the OGP in his sights, as he argues that contractors need to hold firm and get precisely what they are entitled to as a result of Covid-19 stoppages.

Killian Dorney of Beale & Co sets out the eight fundamental risks consultants should be considering when entering into contracts.

Construction cases studies

We have case studies on a number of recently completed projects, including BAM’s Dublin Airport Visual Control Tower, Roadbridge’s N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Scheme, and schemes by Clonmel Enterprises and Actavo. We learn about how UMR Group achieved a 98% waste recovery rate on the demolition of two Limerick industrial units. We also have videos on some of these projects.


Elsewhere, ClearyDoyle celebrates its 60th anniversary in business; find out when there might be an end to spiralling building materials costs; and, look at where a projected €7bn will be spent on data centres in Ireland over the coming five years. Paraic Kelly of suggests seven ways in which contractors can reach more candidates when trying to fill their own skills gaps.

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