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Sustainable energy: a bottom-up approach in a globalised world

  Author: Paul Kenny BEC Eng MIEI, CEO of the Tipperary Energy Agency Our energy supplies are entering a period of significant transition. They are moving from a situation where using cheap fossil fuels was acceptable and climate change and energy security was not a concern, to a future that will include a large portion of renewable energy sources. Governments are taking significant steps to shift from wasteful, carbon-based energy systems to ones that are renewable and efficient. This ...

Irish engineers create medical device to treat tinnitus

  Author: Padraig Rushe, chief commercial office, Neuromod Devices Ltd Irish general practitioners and audiologists will soon have access to a new treatment option for chronic subjective tinnitus patients, in the form of ‘mutebutton’. A new neuromodulation treatment from Irish medical devices company Neuromod Devices Ltd, the mutebutton is expected for release in Ireland in December 2014. Founded in 2010 by biomedical engineer Dr Ross O’Neill, Neuromod Devices has developed a ...

Lean construction in Ireland – from theory to practice

Authors: Paul Ebbs and Raymond Turner, Lean Construction Institute Ireland Community of Practice core group members “Lean thinking will benefit the Irish construction industry and wider economy and the LCI CoP is the way to deliver it.” Core Group, LCI CoP (Ireland) This article will introduce the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Ireland Community of Practice (CoP), identify the core group members and outline to the reader where we are going – ‘we’ or ‘together’ is central to any ...

Anchor watch – design of steel to concrete connections

  Author: Bryan Carroll, managing director, Masonry Fixing Services Ltd Modern fastening technology is becoming increasingly important in civil and structural engineering worldwide. Post installed fastening systems, which are installed in hardened concrete or masonry, have found widespread use in construction practice. Although millions of anchors are installed in concrete and masonry elements on construction sites around the world each year, the state of knowledge about this ...

Dynamic racking project helps PepsiCo rise to the challenge

  Author: Adrian Kelly BSc (Hons) MIEI, maintenance manager, PepsiCo Carrigaline facility On 21 November last, I had the privilege of being in attendance at the annual MEETA awards held in the fantastic atrium of the Engineers Ireland offices. I was accompanied by my colleague Martin O’Reilly, maintenance manager of our sister plant in Little Island. Martin and I were representing not just PepsiCo, but also a team of dedicated individuals who helped put together a project that was up ...

Is CNG the future for Ireland's freight and fleet vehicles?

  Author: Benjamin Cottrell, innovation team analysis, Bord Gáis Networks Bord Gáis Networks is undertaking a revolutionary project to transform Ireland’s road haulage and service fleet sector. Increased competition, concern over the dominance of oil and a focus on emissions provide an opportunity for Ireland to embrace alternative sources of transport energy. The aim of the ‘CNG in Transport’ project is to promote the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a viable alternative to ...

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