Portakabin to showcase some of Ireland’s most versatile sustainable building solutions at Facilities Management

3 Mar , 2017  

Portakabin will exhibit its market leading modular and portable buildings at Facilities Management Ireland between 7-8 March in Dublin. The Portakabin team will attend the exhibition to showcase the versatility of their products which provide peace of mind on projects of any size, use or sector anywhere in the country. The event, held at RDS, […]


RIAI Honours Dr Ellen Rowley and Shane O’Toole

28 Feb , 2017  

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), the regulatory and support body for architects in Ireland, presented two esteemed awards at its Honorary Fellowship Lectures, which took place at the RIAI headquarters on Merrion Square in Dublin last night. Award-winning architectural critic Shane O’Toole received an Honorary Fellowship, while architectural historian Dr Ellen Rowley received an Honorary […]


Minesto and Stena Line engage in joint project for build-up of the renewable energy sector in Wales

27 Feb , 2017  

Swedish-based companies Minesto and Stena Line have engaged in a joint project to invest in Wales’ transition to renewable energy. Stena Line will build an assembly hall in Holyhead, which Minesto will utilise in their upcoming rollout of the company’s unique technology to generate clean electricity from the ocean. Minesto and Stena Line have today […]


GSA Group announces Bennett Construction as partner on Brunswick Street Development

22 Feb , 2017  

GSA (Global Student Accommodation) has announced the appointment of Bennett Construction as the contractor on its purpose-built student accommodation project in Brunswick Street, Dublin 7. The two companies are already working together on the 491-bedroom student development at Kavanagh Court in Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. Featuring 21,000m2 of predominately student accommodation incorporating 571 en-suite rooms, […]



Irish Concrete Society’s ‘Concrete Ticket’ Programme launched by Minister Damien English

15 Feb , 2017  

A new initiative to promote excellence in concrete practice has been unveiled which will see concrete operatives in Ireland offered a formally recognised education and guidance course on working with concrete. The ‘Concrete Ticket’, an initiative by the Irish Concrete Society, was officially launched in Dublin today by Minister of State for Housing and Urban […]


ROCKFON creates the perfect learning environment

23 Jan , 2017  

St Joseph’s Secondary School, set in a picturesque village in County Clare is a new state-of-the art learning facilitiy created as part of an ambitious multi-million Schools Bundle 4 PPP Programme. ROCKFON® ceiling solutions were installed to help create the ideal conditions for learning and enhance the architect’s contemporary design. Pat McManamon from BAM Building […]


Malcolm Brodie Media Centre opens at National Football Stadium, Windsor Park

18 Jan , 2017  

A specially commissioned interpretative display honouring the memory of the sports journalist Malcolm Brodie has been unveiled at the National Football Stadium, Windsor Park, Belfast. It was presented by Martin Lennon, managing director of O’Hare & McGovern, the Newry-based construction company, which was the main contractor for the £35m redevelopment scheme at the stadium. The […]


ROCKFON brings its experience to Skibbereen 

17 Jan , 2017  

Skibbereen Community School, situated on the southern tip of Ireland in County Cork, is a new state-of-the art learning facility created as part of an ambitious multi-million PPP programme. ROCKFON ceiling solutions were installed to help create the ideal conditions for learning and enhance the architect’s contemporary design. ROCKFON ceiling systems were selected for Skibbereen […]



Growth may lead to a ‘dearth’ of top class people warns industry leader

10 Jan , 2017  

The general uplift in the economy, and the improvement in trading conditions likely to benefit plant and machinery distributors as momentum in the construction and infrastructural development sectors gathers pace, are factors that could pose difficulties for those seeking to recruit experienced staff, one leading distributor has warned. Michael McHale, managing director of Komatsu, Metso, […]


Extra 112,000 workers needed in construction industry by 2020

15 Dec , 2016  

A report commissioned by the CIF, (Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020) and carried out by DKM economic consultants, states that construction activity can sustain an additional 112,000 jobs up to 2020 with an estimated €17.8billion worth of projects in the pipeline in 2017. The report identified the demand for the different professions and […]