National Broadband Plan surveying to commence on three islands off the coast of Cork

20 Nov , 2023  

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company rolling out the National Broadband Plan (NBP) has announced that surveying works are to commence in the coming weeks on three Cork offshore islands – Cape Clear Island Sherkin Island  and Bere Island). Peter Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer of National Broadband Ireland, said: “NBI’s mission is to ensure that […]


Actavo awarded ‘Civil Construction Project of the Year’ at the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2023

16 Nov , 2023  

Actavo Civils Division has been awarded the inaugural ‘Civil Construction Project of the Year’ at the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2023. The company, a leading strategic partner for delivering exceptional construction, engineering, and infrastructure services,  was recognised for its project Rock Road Sustainable Transport Scheme, which was carried out on behalf of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County […]


International Energy Research Centre Maximising Daylight to Improve Health

15 Nov , 2023  

Researchers at the International Energy Research Centre (IERC) are developing novel daylight enhancing techniques to improve health and wellness while also potentially eliminating the use of electrical lighting during the day. The health and wellness benefits of exposure to natural daylight have long been recognised. Accessing the right levels of natural light at the appropriate […]


Leading materials scientists call for wider adoption of low carbon cement technology to slash emissions by 2030

15 Nov , 2023  

A group of leading materials scientists has called for the cement and construction sectors to urgently adopt low carbon cement technologies to radically reduce CO2 emissions. Cement is responsible for almost 8% of global CO2 emissions – more than shipping, aviation and long-haul trucking combined. Convening at a symposium in Paris hosted by Ecocem, Europe’s […]


QBM unroll the next generation of self-adhered roofing membranes with Elevate Rubberguard SA

9 Nov , 2023  

QBM, one of Ireland’s leading roofing materials suppliers, officially unrolled the future in partnership with Elevate showcasing their new Rubbergard SA at the Grand Hotel in Malahide, Co. Dublin. Among the main challenges that the construction industry is facing today are a shortage of skilled labour, increased demand for productivity, and the need for durable solutions […]


Limerick company first to achieve UKCA mark through NSAI subsidiary

7 Nov , 2023  

Croom Concrete in County Limerick has been announced as the first Irish company to achieve the UKCA mark from NSAI Certification UK, a subsidiary of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). As a result, the precast concrete supplier, which employs over 90 people in Limerick, can export its precast concrete products to England, Scotland and […]


Second intake announced for Kirby Bursary Programme

6 Nov , 2023  

Kirby Group Engineering has announced five winners of its third level bursary programme. This is the second year of the initiative, which provides exciting opportunities for women to gain experience in the wider engineering industry.  Kirby is a leading mechanical and engineering contractor operating across Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and South Africa. It directly […]


Honorary Award for Northern Ireland professional at trade body conference

2 Nov , 2023  

The Chairman of a Northern Ireland builders merchant has been recognised with an award by national trade body, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). Ian Haldane is Chairman at Haldane Fisher, based in Belfast and was presented with the BMF Honorary Achievement Award 2023 at the BMF Annual Members Conference and Awards. The award recognises his […]


Glenpatrick Sport Horses installs Brett Martin Marlon CST Heatguard at Co Antrim stables

26 Oct , 2023  

One of Ireland’s leading sport horse producers says that innovative Polycarbonate daylight roofing system installed at its Templepatrick stables is leading to significant improvements in the well-being of its horses and the operation of its business. Glenpatrick Sport Horses, which has stables in Northern Ireland and Belgium, installed ground-breaking roofing Marlon CST materials created by […]


Irish government urged to overhaul VAT structure to incentivise reuse and refurbishment over demolition 

25 Oct , 2023  

Urgent action is needed to reduce the number of Ireland’s buildings being demolished instead of refurbished if the country is to meet net zero targets, says construction industry body The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).  Under Ireland’s current tax structure, a reduced rate of 13.5% VAT is applied to demolition projects, creating a perverse environment […]