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Award-winning GIS system balances business risk and requirements for ESB

In Anaheim, California, on 15 June 2016 at Hexagon’s annual conference, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure presented ESB Networks, Halton Regional Police Service and Madhya Pradesh Police with Icon Awards for their visionary use of software to significantly benefit their customers, citizens and communities. The Icon Awards are Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure’s highest customer award. “We’re proud to partner with industry leaders,” said Steven Cost, president, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. ...

Athbheochan nuálaíochta amach romhainn, in Éirinn agus fud fad an domhain - leis an innealtóireacht i gcroí-lár ár dtodhchaí uile

Essential role of engineering in Ireland’s sustainable innovation future in a globalised economy An ethos of broad economic and social innovation requires the central role of engineering. This article is about both the book, Gombeens at the Gate, by Fionnbarra Ó Brolcháin (Finbarr Bradley) and his An Roth lecture, as Gaeilge, in 22 Clyde Road, on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Bradley holds that it is not knowledge itself but rather a culture of learning that is the essential ...

Addressing the IT skills gap and finding the right candidate

In February, I had a conversation with a client who had just begun the recruitment process for a senior software engineer. There was nothing unusual about the role: his company required someone with five years of relevant experience in the telecommunications industry. I spoke to the client again in June and he still had not found anyone that fitted the criteria. Finally, in August, my client called to say the role had been filled. He told me that a process, which a couple of years ago ...

3D geoscience techniques improve understanding of what lies beneath

Geoscience deals with the geology and subsurface of the earth and involves thinking in 3D. Geological maps are 2D efforts to convey 3D renditions of the subsurface that have tended towards cartoon-like conceptual sketches. Insufficient data and inherent complexity is frequently the cause of such poor understanding and representations. However, modern data collection techniques, coupled with powerful computer generated imagery, have greatly improved our ability to convey and better understand ...

Feeling the force: machines and physics made simple for primary students

Cog & Axle is an Irish company, founded by a primary-school teacher from Dublin working in Limerick, which is providing an innovative engineering education resource that enables students and teachers to enjoy working out simple and functional machines. The company’s founder, Colm Ó hAnluain, is the brains behind the Lévó, a wooden teaching resource for schools, and the author of the storybook, Henry’s Piano, which accompanies it. The Lévó uses levers, wheels and axles, inclined planes ...

Lilian Bland: Ireland’s first female pilot, the world’s first female aviation engineer

In the history of aviation, the early greats – the so-called ‘pioneers’ – spring to mind. Gustav Whitehead and the Wright Brothers (who really flew first?), Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart and Louis Blériot have all earned their places in history. The geographic location of Ireland on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean has meant that this country, too, has played no small part. The ground-breaking flight of Alcock and Brown and the exploits of Douglas ‘wrong way’ Corrigan being the most ...

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