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Plan – Getting nimble

Plan – Getting nimble

Getting the type of information you want, quickly, can be surprisingly difficult. But there are exceptions; property websites in the United States for instance will routinely give you information about schools in the area, how long the property’s been on the market, the average selling price for similar properties in the area, some even going as far as providing you with crime statistics.

When less is best

When less is best

The digital revolution and the way in which it has completely transformed most of our lives, at least to some degree, has rather overshadowed another revolution that affects everyone; the cost of energy. In the course of a similar time period, energy has gone from being cheap and plentiful to expensive and a dwindling resource. […]

Plug and heat

Plug and heat

Boilers could become a thing of the past if Ireland decided to adopt the low cost, sustainable alternative of District Heating  District Heating (DH) is a utility system which delivers heat to households through an underground network of hot water pipelines. It operates in much the same way as other utilities which deliver gas and […]

Full steam ahead

Full steam ahead

In their current form, shipping containers have been around since the 1950s but have only become a construction material in the past decade to construct the popular shipping container home. This global housing and architectural trend spread to Ireland in the form of small or student projects, none of which are believed to have been […]

‘I’d like to thank the academy….’

‘I’d like to thank the academy….’

Pictured at the announcement (l-r): Alex White TD, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources; Brian Dolan, Managing Director, Saint-Gobain Ireland and Claude Imauven, Saint-Gobain Senior Vice President of Construction Products Sector. The Irish construction industry has received a major boost with the announcement that Saint-Gobain is to set up a construction skills academy that […]