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The Public Sector division is for engineers with an interest in the sciences, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, information and computer sciences, infrastructural planning and development, and local government bodies.

The division works closely with other groups such as The Institute of Concrete Technology, The Institution of Civil Engineers, Irish Planning Institute, and Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.


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Public Sector in the Engineers Journal

Promoting a project management culture in a local authority context

Introduction The acute need for a project management approach within Limerick City and County Council arose from the introduction of a matrix organisational structure in April 2016 following the merger of the two local authorities in 2014. A new operating model was introduced separating strategic and operational functions to create greater focus and efficiency, given the diminishing resources in local government. The approach creates greater agility in Limerick City and County ...

James test What Cape Town’s drought can teach other cities about climate adaptation


James test Cities need to build their capacity to adapt to this range of impacts, and one of the best ways to do this is to learn from other cities’ experiences. One very recent case that cities are watching is Cape Town’s severe drought and the threat of 'Day Zero' – when the city’s taps were due to run dry

Construction of the M17-M18 Gort/Tuam motorway: An overview

[caption id="attachment_46118" align="alignright" width="300"] Aerial view of the M17 Annagh Hill Junction[/caption] Ireland’s newest motorway, the M17 M18 from Gort to Tuam, was formally opened to traffic by Minister for Transport Shane Ross in September 2017, two months ahead of schedule. The motorway scheme runs from the end of the M18 at Gort for a distance of 57km northwards providing safe efficient driving conditions between Gort and Tuam. Reduce journey times between Tuam and Gort ...

Transforming the water industry in Ireland – a local authority perspective

Introduction The Water Services (No. 2) Act, 2013, which came into effect on January 1, 2014, has brought about the single biggest transformation of the water services industry in Ireland in more than a century. From that date, responsibility for all public water and wastewater schemes in Ireland transferred from the 31 local authorities to Irish Water, a new national water utility. The process of transferring all water assets and liabilities to Irish Water also commenced. Local ...

Resilient infrastructure: Designing 'with' rather than 'against' nature

Resilient infrastructure incorporates design and construction features which enable infrastructure to resist or recover from extreme weather events. The FIDIC 'State of the World Report 2009' outlined that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, which will place greater capacity pressures on infrastructure such as transport networks and drainage systems in urban areas as these endure more frequent flooding due to higher rainfall events. In the OECD states, more resilient ...

Engineering change in Cork County Council

Author: Kevin Morey, county engineer, Cork County Council I have recently been appointed as Cork county engineer, having acted in the role since the retirement of my predecessor, David Keane, in April 2017. I am conscious that this is a unique and prestigious position and am delighted to have the opportunity to shape the role within the context of a rapidly changing world of local government. [caption id="attachment_45528" align="alignright" width="300"] Cork County Council ...

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