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Opening the door to Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

  Author: Michael Hanratty MIEI, managing director, IHER Energy Services Arising from the Recast of the European Performance of Buildings Directive 2010/30/EU), from 1 January 2019, every new public building will have to be designed to nearly zero energy building standards. Also, all other new buildings will have to comply with the new nearly zero energy buildings standards from 1 January 2021. The aim of the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) Open Doors campaign, taking place in ...

€200m expansion project helps Midleton to brew up a storm

  Authors: Brian Nation, master distiller, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard and Maire O'Sullivan, senior process engineer, DPS Engineering Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, in Midleton, is the home of Jameson Irish Whiskey and a number of other well-known brands such as Paddy, Midleton Powers and the single Pot Still range Red Breast, Green Spot and Barry Crockett legacy. There has been a great tradition of distilling in Midleton since 1825 when the Old Midleton Distillery, which is now a ...

Irish-built Falcon Forwarder showcases indigenous engineering

  Author: Marcia Franklin, director, Falcon At the recent National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois, the Overall Winner of the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Award was the Falcon Forwarder, the only Irish-built forestry forwarder. The awards recognise excellence in agri-innovation and 80 innovative Irish companies entered, of whom 30 were shortlisted as finalists. The Falcon F40 Mini-Forwarder is the first forestry forwarder of its type and class to be ...

Ancillary certificates - new rules regarding self-certification

  Author: Eoin O Cofaigh FRIAI, former president, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, (1998-1999) I refer to the article by Cormac Bradley FIEI that was published on 15 September. Starting his article, Mr Bradley writes: “No précis on the consultation process would be accurate if it did not record the fact that the new regime of building control has not been greeted with universal accord. Some professionals have concerns about the new regime and the liability issues that they ...

St Mel’s Cathedral rises again from the ashes

  Authors: Kevin Fay, BSc (Eng) Dip Eng MIEI, contracts director, Gem Purcell Ltd and Jonathan Macauley, BEng CEng MIStructE MIEI, director, Design ID On 20 October 2014, the authors discussed the restoration of St Mel’s – one of the largest conservation projects currently under way in Western Europe – at an event jointly hosted by the Heritage Society and Structures and Construction Division, in association with the Institution of Structural Engineers, Republic of Ireland ...

Protecting the future of ICT - is Ireland being left behind?

  Author: Diarmuid O'Briain CEng FIEI FIET, chief technical officer, Ripple Communications Limited/Computing Division, Engineers Ireland It is estimated that the digital economy is worth €7.7 billion or 4.8% of gross domestic product (GDP) and this is growing. Additionally, there are 50,000 jobs directly attributed to sectors and activities which produce the goods facilitated by the internet and associated services (Indecon, 2012). The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) supports ...

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