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MICROSOFT’S €134M CAMPUS OPENS IN DUBLIN

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has officially opened Microsoft’s new €134m campus in south Dublin. The 34,000 square metre purpose-built building is now home to the company’s 2,000-strong Irish workforce. Designed by RKD Architects, One Microsoft Place in Leopardstown took three years to construct. Microsoft’s Managing Director for Ireland, Cathriona …

ESB’S NEW HEAD OFFICE DEVELOPMENT GETS UNDERWAY

It was announced today that a new large Grade A office development comprising over 26,000 square metres of net lettable floor area in two distinct office blocks has commenced construction in Dublin’s prime Merrion Square area. The Project will involve the retention and refurbishment of a number of …

GOVT TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF €116BN INFRASTRUCTURE PLANS

The Government will publish plans on Friday 16th February that will detail how more than €116 billion will be spent on infrastructure over the next decade and beyond. Project 2040 will be formally approved by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his ministers at a special Cabinet meeting being held …

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICES RISE BY 12.3% IN THE YEAR TO DECEMBER

In the year to December, residential property prices at national level increased by 12.3%. This compares with an increase of 11.4% in the year to November and an increase of 9.0% in the twelve months to December 2016. In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 11.6% in the …

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

Performance Outlook – Slower growth predicted for construction sector Property Trends – Latest market intelligence on commercial property Conflicting Times – Adjudication put under the spotlight  

PBSA – THE FACTS & FIGURES

Multinational construction consultancy firm, Linesight, has launched a report on the Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) sector in Ireland. The report is an analysis of the supply/demand, pricing, costs and international design trends in the sector and captures feedback from 16 interviewees with the Higher Education Institutions ( HEIs) …

SAFETY FIRST & FOREMOST

Ridgeway are a leading supplier of site products and are dedicated to safety while working on site. Over the last 45 years we have led the way through innovation for the construction industry in Ireland by introducing many new products to the local market. We stock market leading …

BUDGET 2018 REACTION

It was arguably the most anticipated budget in years and its impact on the Irish construction industry will be a defining moment in the development of the industry going forwards. Irish Construction Industry Magazine rolled up its sleeves and over the coming pages has looked at the key …

6 CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES FACING PROJECT MANAGERS

The construction industry is once again on the rise, and is facing into an era of both opportunities and challenges. At the centre of each of the country’s construction projects will be project management, controlling time, cost and quality. Gareth McElhinney, Technical Director at RPS Group and member …