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Purchasing activity at the second-fastest pace in the Ulster Bank PMI survey’s history

10 Apr , 2017  

In the Ulster Bank PMI March 2017 new order growth was sharp and only marginally weaker than in February. Constructors responded by raising their own input buying and employment levels. Business confidence remained positive as firms generally expect recent improvements to continue over the coming year. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – […]

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Taoiseach opens Frankfurt office for Irish construction company Collen GmbH during trade visit to Germany

6 Apr , 2017  

Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially opened the Frankfurt Office of Collen GmbH today (Thursday 6th April 2017) during a two-day trade visit to Germany. The event marks the launch of the Dublin based family-owned construction company in Europe where its focus will be on construction of turn-key data centres. Speaking at the event the Taoiseach said: “Collen […]

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

31 Mar , 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 […]

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Botament-Ireland wins Best Build Product at Hardware Show

14 Mar , 2017  

Botament-Ireland, a tiling and construction materials specialist company based in Castleblayney in Co. Monaghan, has won a major award for innovation for its RD1 Universal sealant product, taking the first prize in the Best Build Product category at The Hardware Show 2017, which took place recently in Dublin. The very first multifunctional reactive sealant in […]

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Quinn Building Products increases payload and productivity with 5-axle Range Cs

13 Mar , 2017  

As part of an on-going investment programme that will replenish its full fleet over the next four years, leading construction product manufacturer, Quinn Building Products, is driving productivity and efficiencies across its operation by specifying 50-tonne Range K 8x4s and 39-tonne Range C 10x4s. Supplied by the Northern Ireland Renault Trucks dealer, Diamond Trucks, the […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]