Winter 2012 Archive

Rebuilding the construction sector

The Construction Industry Council has made a series of recommendations to Government. DERRY SCULLY explains. The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has launched a new report entitled ‘Building Our Future Together’, which sets out a series of recommendations for Government to restore the construction sector to sustainable levels of output, as

Debate winners

Over 1,500 secondary school students, teachers and parents attended the annual Institute of Technology Carlow Open Day on November 9. Among the many activities taking place on the day was the inaugural IT Carlow/SCSI Built Environment schools debate. Teams from eight secondary schools debated the motion ‘Women should be incentivised to enter the construction industry’. CBS Enniscorthy won first place with

Davis Langdon leads on UCD Student Complex

A project management team from Davis Langdon, led by Gregory Flynn, provided project and cost management services on the recently completed UCD Student Leisure Learning and Sports Complex. The team led the development, including managing and co-ordinating the client, end users, perator, stakeholders, design team, main and specialist contractors, manufacturers and suppliers to completion and opening of the facility to the

Active moves to former home of rugby

Active Facilities & Property Management has moved offices to the former IRFU headquarters at 62 Lansdowne Road. Among the largest property managers in Ireland, Active chose the property because of its iconic location and sporting history, and the company was particularly drawn to the ‘own door’ nature of the building, a popular trend in the increasingly fluid and competitive property market.

Mapping the Metropolis

Mapping, Measurement and Metropolis, How Land Surveyors Shaped Eighteenth Century Dublin by Dr Finnian Ó Cionnaith was launched recently at the Dublin City Library & Archives on Pearse Street. This interesting book charts the key role that geomatics/land surveyors played in the shaping of Georgian Dublin and how their legacy lives on in the modern world. Its chapters demonstrate that despite advances