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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

Pavement mix is an 'overnight' success on Dublin's streets

Authors: Alan Kavanagh (technical manager) and Gearoid Lohan (general manager), Atlantic Bitumen; Denis Ryan (general manager) and Jennifer Molloy (technical manager), SIAC Bituminous Products Ltd EME (or enrobé à module élevé in French) is a very dense, binder rich, continuously graded mix that was developed by the LCPC in France in the 1990s. The binder used to make EME is a very hard 10/20 pen grade. The combination of a dense mix, high binder content (typically of the order 5.3%) and the ...

Bridging the gap between engineering's past and present

  The engineering secrets of Dublin city’s 23 bridges, from Lucan in the west to East-Link in the Docklands, are revealed on a new website launched by Dublin City Council (DCC). – the brainchild of DCC’s city engineer and former Engineers Ireland president, Michael Phillips – is a comprehensive portal showcasing the capital city’s unique bridge infrastructure. The digital archive of information, which is a first for the city, was developed by DCC to bring the city ...

Fats, oils and grease - an opportunity going down the drain?

  Author: Sam Crowley BEng, MEngSc, MIEI, Crowley Services Ltd The fats, oils and grease (FOG) issue has received increasing publicity in recent years. Most recently, a 15 tonne wedge of solidified FOG was removed from a foul sewer at Kingston upon Thames, London in July. The appropriately named ‘fatberg’ incident received significant coverage in the Irish media and was a familiar story for Irish local authority water services staff, who battle the problem in our sewer systems ...

Dublin goes digital with launch of the city's Digital Masterplan

A new plan to prepare Dublin for the digital future aims to see every house in the city enjoying 100 MB fibre-powered broadband by Easter 2016. The Digital Masterplan for Dublin also proposes the setting up of a specialist team within Dublin City Council that will drive delivery of the plan, which was launched last week by European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes with Dublin’s lord mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí. The rollout for the 100MB speed fibre broadband to every home in the Dublin ...

If streets could speak: Dublin from medieval times to Metro North

  Author: Eoghan Madden, senior engineer with Dublin City Council Some older streets in Dublin reflect urban rights-of-way that are up to 1,000 years old. Essex Street, Fishamble Street, Exchange Street and Copper Alley are from this period. The development of the city can be seen from contemporary maps, official documents and accounts. Before these maps, detail can be gleaned from archaeology, and conservation and heritage study, as well as written history. These can add further ...


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