Category: EDITORIAL ARCHIVE

WILL MY PROJECT BENEFIT FROM CONTROL FLOW CONCRETE?

A new type of highly flowable concrete bridges the gap between conventional and self-compacting concrete in the United Kingdom Conventional concrete has been used as a building material since Joseph Aspdin invented Portland cement in1824. It works for many building projects since it’s easy to produce and to …

KEEPING GROUND GASES AT BAY

Bernard Cvijanovic, Technical Service Director for GCP Applied Technologies, Europe shares key considerations when selecting protective membranes for safe and secure belowground structure Odourless and invisible but very much a hazard, ground gases can present serious challenges for underground building and construction projects. Toxic, asphyxiating or explosive gases …

€2.28BN OF INCOME-PRODUCING PROPERTIES CHANGE HANDS IN 2017

A booming economy, rising rents and continued low interest rates drove spending on income-producing property in Ireland to €2.28bn in 2017. While the supply of investment product is tightening, Dr. John McCartney, Director of Research at Savills, says that there are still plentiful opportunities for investors to deploy …

FAST FORWARD

“The output of the Irish construction industry in 2017 amounted to approximately €17.5 billion, which represents an increase of 17% over the 2016 level and follows on from a similar increase the previous year,” says Derry Scully. “We expect a similarly significant increase of 15% during 2018, which …

IT’S IN THE BLOOD

David & Seamus Duggan were destined to take on the role of construction industry professionals. They are joint Managing Directors of leading construction company Duggan Brothers and were happy to share the story of their journey and their insights with Irish Construction Industry Magazine. ICIM: What attracted you …