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'Essence of NUI Galway': Prof Padraic O’Donoghue retires after 24 years as civil engineering chair

Prof Padraic O’Donoghue has been professor of civil engineering at NUI Galway since 1997, after previously having worked in University College Dublin as a lecturer in civil engineering for seven years. 

Roman concrete's secret strengthening ingredient? A 2,050-year-old Roman tomb holds the answers

A study about a 2,050-year-old Roman tomb has uncovered some interesting information about the nature of Roman-era concrete. Despite being a very ancient technology, the durability of this material has long stumped experts, until now.

Engineering a catastrophe? How human error causes high-rise tragedies

From Milan to San Francisco, high-rise marvels keep failing disastrously.

Engineering the Hanging Garden of Babylon

Sean Brady examines the remarkable engineering works that may have underpinned one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 

Interstate 90 Connector Tunnel ceiling collapse

Sean Brady highlights potential similarities between the 2012 Sasago road tunnel collapse in Japan and the catastrophic failure of part of Boston’s I-90 Connector Tunnel in 2006.

Before & After: The restoration of European heritage award winner – 18 Ormond Quay

Formerly in need of major structural consolidation and conservation of historic fabric, Dublin Civic Trust engaged in wholesale refurbishment of this designated protected structure as a beacon of best conservation practice and reuse. The most challenging and transformative building project it has embarked on, the trust received Europe's most prestigious award for built heritage conservation, the European Heritage Award/Europa Nostra Award 2021. 


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