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Edwards Lifesciences receives LEED Gold Certification for its new Limerick plant

25 Nov , 2021  

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation has announced that it has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its new Limerick plant. It is the first medical device manufacturing building to be LEED certified to the Gold level under LEEDv4 in Ireland. LEED, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating […]

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How a Shifting Demographic Is Transforming The Face of the Construction Industry Across Northern Ireland

18 Nov , 2021  

The market-leading paving and walling products manufacturer, AG has revealed it has experienced a significant shift in the makeup of its employee demographics.  Established over 60 years ago, AG, says the demographics of the sector has changed more in the past few years than at any point in its history, helping to dispel the perception […]

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Short tail swing diggers: an idea waiting to be invented

17 Nov , 2021  

Until it first burst upon the scene, the short tail swing excavator was an idea waiting to be invented. With services and utilities providers now locating an increasing number of pipes, conduits and cables underground, need for equipment that can operate safely in busy urban settings has pushed up demand for these mighty street-size digging […]

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Ecocem to supply ultra-low carbon cement to the Athletes Village and Grand Paris Express

9 Nov , 2021  

Europe’s leading provider of low carbon solutions for the cement and construction industries, Ecocem, is set to provide its new ultra-low carbon cement to two major Paris projects – the Athletes’ Village for summer 2024 and the Grand Paris Express. The technology – Ecocem Ultra – is an alternative to traditional cement and will significantly […]

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BAM Glasgiven JV Awarded D&B Contract for Four New National Schools in Dublin and Cork

8 Nov , 2021  

BAM Ireland has been awarded the Design & Build (D&B) contract for four new national schools in Dublin and Cork as part of a Department of Education’s Design and Build Framework Schools Bundle in a joint venture with Glasgiven Contracts. BAM has a proven track record in this area, having delivered twelve schools through the […]

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Senior appointment at John Paul Construction

8 Nov , 2021  

The board of John Paul Construction is delighted to announce the promotion of Gary Howard to the senior leadership team as Associate Director – Mission Critical. Over the past eight years John Paul Construction has expanded their mission critical portfolio, delivering numerous data centre projects in Ireland, the UK and the Middle East. Gary has […]

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LPI Group Become UL Listed Lightning Protection Contractor

3 Nov , 2021  

LPI Group, Europe’s leading lightning protection system, earthing system, and surge protection device specialists have been approved as a ‘UL Listed lightning protection contractor’. Following a thorough evaluation by United Laboratories (UL), a global organisation that establishes industry-wide standards for new products, LPI Group will now offer UL Master Label® certificates to their clients upon […]

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Latest mortgage data from BPFI shows strong growth in mortgage drawdowns and approvals

27 Oct , 2021  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q3 2021 and the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for September 2021. The following are the key figures from the Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q3 2021. The following are the key elements: A total of 11,479 new mortgages to the value of €2,784 million […]

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New Initiative reshaping property finance in Ireland

26 Oct , 2021  

In recent months Initiative Ireland has emerged as a new leading property finance provider, with plans and capacity to lend €1.5bn to property developers and approved housing bodies over the next three-years. For years the values-based lender had operated on the fringes, backed by their impact investor community, helping to deliver smaller residential developments through […]

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HSA set to launch two week nationwide inspection campaign in construction sector focusing on the dangers of working at height

22 Oct , 2021  

The HSA will begin a construction inspection campaign on Tuesday 26th October focusing on safety when working at heights. The two week campaign will target both small and large construction sites nationwide. 16 people lost their lives in the construction sector in 2020 and six were specifically linked to working at height. In 2020, slipping or […]