construction Archive

Surfing waves of change

The EU-backed Nearly Zero Energy Building standard will be a game changer for building design and construction in Ireland.

One-off housing: easy but unfair?

One-off rural housing is frowned on by planners but is politically sensitive. Is it time for policy change?

Construction to grow in 2016

The Irish construction sector is expected to grow by 21% in 2016 according to international construction consultancy firm Bruce Shaw.

BIM measures up

What more needs to be said about building information modelling to convince our industry that it is not only...

Construction tender prices increase by 5% during 2014

The latest Construction Tender Price Index published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) shows that tender prices increased by 5% in 2014, but the Society has warned that a shortage of specialist sub-contractors may cause problems for the industry. The SCSI Construction Tender Price Index,