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QUINTAIN SEEKING PERMISSION FOR 1,000 PLEASING NEW HOMES

QUINTAIN SEEKING PERMISSION FOR 1,000 NEW PLEASING HOMES Quintain seeking permission for 1,000 new homes before year end in its Cherrywood Village development in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Co Dublin. When complete, Cherrywood Village will comprise over 1,300 homes, two public parks and over 50,000 sq. ft. of retail and …

SOLAR PV ELECTRICITY- ENERGY-SAVING

SOLAR PV ELECTRICITY – ENERGY-SAVING LAW CHANGE TO HERALD A proposed change in planning legislation could herald a quiet revolution that would see Ireland generate 5% of its electrical needs from its rooftops. The proposal in the Programme For Government to remove the current restrictions on solar panels …

DART KILDARE LINE EXPANSION & PROMISING IMPROVEMENT

DART KILDARE LINE EXPANSION &  PROMISING IMPROVEMENT Atkins to develop Dart Network’s expansion, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, with joint venture (JV) partners TYPSA and TUC RAIL and supported by RPS, has been appointed by Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail to provide multi-disciplinary services for the 20km expansion …

YOUR FUTURE at HOME CHALLENGE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

YOUR FUTURE at HOME CHALLENGE WINNERS ANNOUNCED The Engineers Ireland STEPS programme has announced the winners of the inaugural STEPS Engineering Your Future at Home challenge. Launched in May 2020, the new at-home programme was established in response to COVID-19 restrictions and its impact on the STEPS Engineering …

TALKING TECH WITH… PAUL BRENNAN

IN EACH ISSUE OF ICIM, WE’LL BE CHATTING TO A TECHNOLOGY EXPERT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. FIRST UP IS PAUL BRENNAN, HEAD OF DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION, BAM IRELAND WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE? I manage everything digital construction-related at BAM Ireland including mobile tech, cloud tech and engineering applications. …

LEAN CONSTRUCTION – LEAN IN

WHAT IS PROCESS MAPPING AND HOW CAN IT HELP YOUR COMPANY BECOME MORE PRODUCTIVE? Alongside digital technology and BIM in particular, Lean construction techniques are becoming a necessary element of a project rather than an optional extra. Large firms like Sisk have been very vocal about their Lean …

RMD KWIKFORM – SAFETY FIRST

IAN FRYER AT RMD KWIKFORM EXPLAINS HOW THE LATEST SAFETY SCREEN SOLUTIONS HAVE OVERCOME SOME OF THE OBSTACLES AND CHALLENGES FACED BY TRADITIONAL EDGE PROTECTION PRODUCTS Increasing urbanisation has led to a growth in the construction of high-rise and other tall buildings around the world. While the skylines …