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COMMISSION INTRODUCES EU C&D WASTE PROTOCOL

In a lifetime, an average European citizen generates at least 160 tonnes of construction and demolition waste and this amount is increasing. Recycling and re-using of construction and demolition waste is the answer, that’s why the European Commission is introducing a new protocol on construction and demolition. Based …

UNDERSTANDING FIRE LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS FOR APARTMENTS

Irish Construction Industry Magazine asked leading law firm LK Shields to outline the essential elements of current fire safety legislation for apartments and multi-storey buildings. If there was one defining moment within the construction industry in 2017 it was the Grenfell Tower disaster. On 14 June 2017 a …

CAN GRENFELL TOWER TRAGEDY HAPPEN HERE?

Alan Baldwin says that: “The Grenfell Tower tragedy has left many involved in the Irish construction and property sectors asking: “Can a similar situation happen here?” At this stage with the UK investigation ongoing, we simply do not have the specifics to answer that question. However, we can …