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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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The Trans-European Transport Network: developing Europe’s motorways 1950-1990

Author: Paul MacDonald, Kildare National Roads Office The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) is a combined road, rail and maritime transport network which integrates the European Union. It was initiated in the 1990s with the unification of Europe and was developed from the existing transport infrastructure with the motorway network being an important element of the TEN-T transport network. The development of Europe’s motorway network commenced on an experimental basis in the ...

Concrete maturity monitoring – strengthen your specifications

  Monitoring of concrete maturity to ultimately deliver strong and durable concrete – and to minimise any cracking as a result of restrained early-age thermal effects - is of vital importance from an economic point of view and more importantly, it’s a health and safety issue. For companies involved in concrete production - from Readymix to Precast - the required European Standard that applies is ‘I.S. EN 206-1: 2002, Concrete - Part 1: Specification, performance, production and ...

It's time we had a unified rivers agency in Republic, says Grimson

  The Republic is in serious need of a unified rivers authority, Engineers Ireland president Bill Grimson told a flooding forum held at Clyde Road and which was chaired by Engineers Ireland Fellow and broadcaster Pat Kenny. The findings were revealed at the Engineers Week 2016 forum, ‘Engineering Solutions to Flooding’, hosted by Engineers Ireland Fellow and broadcaster Pat Kenny, that focused on the recent challenges in this area and the role advanced engineering skills can play in ...

Friction after polishing – initial experiences of new test method to predict skid resistance of Irish road surface materials

Authors: Dr Shaun Friel, business development manager, Hillstreet Quarries Ltd, Arigna, Co Roscommon, Ireland; Dr David Woodward, reader in infrastructure engineering and director for the Centre of Subjects Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER) at Ulster University, School of the Built Environment, Jordanstown, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, BT37 0QB The friction after polishing (FAP) test has recently been included as a requirement in the new NRA Specification for Road Works ...

'Our ability to communicate as important as our ability to calculate' - ICE president

At an Engineers Ireland breakfast event to be held on Thursday, February 18, at 22 Clyde Road, among the many issues that ICE president Sir John Armitt will cover in his address - ‘Civil engineers: Shaping ourselves and our world’ - he will point out that engineers' "ability to communicate is as important as their ability to calculate". "Throughout my career I’ve been lucky to have worked on some significant and high-profile infrastructure projects, not least the delivery of the venues ...

Why young Josh gives thumbs up to Ireland's first 3D printed hand

  Last summer, Josh McKenna, a fifth class student in St Patrick’s BNS received a prosthetic hand from a group called e-NABLE. Josh was the toast of his classmates after becoming the recipient of Ireland's first 3D printed hand. Josh, a 10-year-old from Portarlington, was born with just a thumb on his right hand but his life has been transformed by a prosthetic hand printed by a team of students and staff from Institute of Technology Tallaght. In December 2015, staff and students ...

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