Winter 2014 Archive

The tide is rising

Are you ready to catch the wave of growth? asks DANICA MURPHY. Congratulations! Congratulations to the companies out there who have weathered the economic rough waters. Most likely, the companies that have stayed afloat have lived through rounds of cost cutting, restructuring, hiring freezes and similar measures

Farewell reception

The Society said a big farewell and a warm thank you this October to three members who have stepped down following many years of invaluable contribution to our education function. All three played a key role in the Society’s achievements and milestones over the years, and were

Catching the Rising Tide

The inaugural Property & Facility Management Professional Group Annual Seminar, entitled ‘The Rising Tide’, was held on October 2 in the Croke Park Conference Centre. This event follows the transition of the IPFMA’s (Irish Property & Facility Management Association’s) members and operations to the SCSI in July

Lowering targets, lowering standards

With a potential energy crisis and massive EU carbon fines looming, now is not the time for Government to lower its energy efficiency targets for buildings by 32%, writes ANDREW WARREN. With winter upon us, property values rising and the obligation to produce a Building Energy Rating

Housing, planning, construction

We have a new Minister of State with responsibility for a holy trinity of housing, planning and construction. Paudie Coffey, TD, spoke to PAUL O’GRADY for the Journal. There was irony in the venue for this interview: the Custom House, Gandon’s great icon of the Dublin quays.