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CONSTRUCTION – AN INSIGHT INTO GROWTH TRENDS

Despite Ireland’s relatively small geographical size, the construction industry in both the ROI and NI is being shaped by a number of trends, and is no doubt being heavily influenced by current political and economic changes happening both at home and internationally according to the AECOM Ireland Annual …

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 …

IRELAND’S VISION FOR HOUSING

At some 150 odd pages ‘Ireland 2040 Our Plan’ – The draft National Planning Framework – is the Government’s proposed long-term strategic planning framework will guide national, regional and local planning and investment decisions over the next 25 years. We have decided to focus exclusively in this article …

GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING

The government has responded to the country’s critical infrastructure deficit in housing and other sectors by committing to increase public investment over the next few years but given the scale of our infrastructural shortcomings the planned increases will not be enough, says Professor Eoin Reeves is Head of …

GUARANTEED CHAMPION

Brexit, skilled labour shortages, and the slow progress in implementing sustainable housing policies are key challenges facing suppliers to the construction sector, according to business organisation Guaranteed Irish. Irish Construction Industry Magazine had the pleasure of catching up with CEO Brid O’Connell to get an insight into how …

WHERE ARE WE AT WITH THE CAPITAL PLAN 2016-2021

It sets the scene for decisions by Government on the allocation of the additional €4.1 billion in Estimates 2018, for capital investment over the period 2018-2021, and the preparation of a new 10 year National Investment Plan to sustain national economic and social progress over the longer term. …