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An Roth is a special interest group for those with a passion for the Irish Language, providing CPD and networking events for engineers.

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Construction Contracts Act 2013: what does it mean for engineers?

  Cassandra Byrne, senior associate, and Jarleth Heneghan, partner, William Fry Projects and Construction Department Recent construction legislation in Ireland presents new roles and responsibilities for engineers using construction contracts. One such piece of legislation, the Construction Contracts Act 2013, was enacted on 29 July 2013. The Act is one of the most significant pieces of legislation in recent years for the industry and is likely to bring new dynamics to the way ...

The challenge of PPPs in turbulent times for construction

  Author: Dr Eoin Reeves, senior lecturer, director of Privatisation & Public Private Partnerships Research Group, course leader for MSc in Economic Analysis, University of Limerick Public private partnerships (PPPs) are set to make an important contribution to capital investment in Ireland in the coming years. The stimulus plan announced by the Irish Government in July 2012 places PPP at the heart of plans for national economic recovery. The majority of projects earmarked for ...

Engineering solutions for efficiency and control in the dairy sector

  It is expected that in the near future, developing countries will increase their consumption of dairy by 2% per annum, with international milk solids prices forecast to hit record highs. Teagasc, the Irish agricultural and food development agency, is aiming to increase production of milk solids for processing by 50% by 2020. Following the abolition of quotas in 2015, it aims to increase production from 5.5 million tonnes to 7.5 million tonnes. As a result, getting control of product ...

Reducing human error rates in pharmaceutical facilities

  Author: Ann McGee, managing director, McGee Pharma International Human error frequently occurs in pharmaceutical manufacturing, even when the organisation considers that it has done everything to prevent its occurrence. Documentation appears accurate, personnel are fully trained and equipment operates as designed, but errors continue to be made. In many organisations, human error is assigned as the root cause of the event, with reasons given such as ‘lack of attention to detail’ ...

Forging ahead as key location for life sciences investments

Ireland has made its mark on the global life sciences stage as a result of its commitment to a robust science, technology and innovation strategy. Significant investments in both attracting the life sciences industry to the country and growing its existing resources have resulted in an economy that supports innovation and scientific advancement. Despite a difficult economic environment, Ireland’s exports have shown significant resilience; Ireland’s pharmaceutical sector plays a ...

Civil engineering's role in Ireland's infrastructural heritage

During the past three centuries, civil engineers have played a central role in providing the infrastructure essential to supporting civilisation on the island of Ireland. In particular, they have been involved in the provision of transport facilities – including roads, inland navigation, railways, docks and harbours, and airports – and in the provision of water supplies, facilities for wastewater treatment and disposal, arterial drainage and power supplies for industrial and domestic ...

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