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Surveying from the sky with DroneSpect

13 Dec , 2016  

They’re reaching new heights in Crumlin. No, we’re not talking about the Conor McGregor phenomenon, but rather DroneSpect Ltd. With bases in both Dublin and Tyrone, DroneSpect capture high quality stabilised imagery and video from difficult to reach heights and angles for a range of different uses, employing a strong focus on construction and civil […]

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Price flexibility key to helping customers buy within a budget says McHale Plant MD

7 Dec , 2016  

In line with their marketing approach of bringing High Street thinking to the construction plant sector, Komatsu distributor McHale Plant Sales is to adopt what their managing director, Michael McHale, terms ‘an item and price’ approach that he believes will be a boon to customers for whom ‘the clouds of recession have not yet fully […]

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Rossmore Civils get a ‘Like’ from Facebook

29 Nov , 2016  

When Cork-based civil engineering contractor, Rossmore Civils was contracted to carry out site development and access road works at Facebook’s new data centre in Clonee, they put their latest Komatsu machines to the task. Recently, the company increased its 30-strong fleet of Komatsu units with the addition of five new PC138US-10 excavators – supplied by […]

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Grifols Logistics Centre wins ‘Be Inspired’ competition at RIAI Architecture Expo

28 Nov , 2016  

Grifols International Logistics Centre by PM Group has won the Irish heat of the ‘Be Inspired’ design competition voted for by attendees at this year’s Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Architecture Expo show in Dublin. Curated by Kingspan Insulated Panels, ‘Be Inspired’ is an international competition to showcase the most attractive uses […]

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Preventing Natural Stone Staining by Sealants

17 Nov , 2016  

“We have without a doubt been leading the way in the area of Joint sealants for nearly 30 years,” explains Seal Systems Ireland Managing Director Ray Brennan. “This position is held due to both our unrivalled expertise and the quality of our products. The unsightly remains from plastisizer migration into natural stone is a global […]

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Dublin Port opens up Port Centre to the City as Wills Bros sign contract 

15 Nov , 2016  

Dublin Port has announced details of a new project to soften its boundaries to the City and provide public realm at Port Centre for the first time in 35 years. This is the largest physical intervention by Dublin Port to reintegrate the Port with the City, as committed to in the company’s Masterplan. Recognising the […]

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Wood Concepts supplying an innovative new I-Joist

2 Nov , 2016  

As the Irish home building industry picks up apace, so too has the arrival of new innovations into the construction sector. This is no more evident than in the increasing use of I-Joists as a replacement to conventional timber joists, as I-Joists are designed to give the architect more scope to increase the size of […]

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Actavo partners with ScottishPower in smart metering roll-out for Glasgow, Edinburgh & Fife

27 Oct , 2016  

Actavo, a leading international engineering solutions company, has signed a five-year partnership with ScottishPower to help deliver the majority of a smart metering installation programme to 1.5 million homes in Scotland. The contract will see Actavo creating 230 new jobs in Scotland in order to supply in the region of 780,000 meters to homes across […]

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Stormont Hosts CIOB Conferring Ceremony

26 Oct , 2016  

On Saturday 15th October 2016, Parliament Buildings at Stormont was the setting for a Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) Conferring Ceremony. Almost 100 guests were in attendance where 17 people were awarded Chartered membership and nine members were upgraded to Fellow membership of the Institute. Ivan McCarthy FCIOB, Trustee of the CIOB was the special […]

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Kingspan SBS introduces colour-coded studs and tracks

13 Oct , 2016  

Kingspan Steel Building Solutions has introduced colour coding to its steel framing systems (SFS) to simplify site installation for contractors. Available nationwide, the new coding will reduce time on site and the potential for errors, making costly remediation work less likely. All studs and tracks are now colour-coded according to their gauge, with the colours […]