Paul Sheridan, Director, Main Contracting and Civil Engineering, CIF, writes that the right processes, systems, capabilities and resources must be in place to enable Government to maintain the continuity of work.
Construction Industry Outlook 2021
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]