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Structures and Construction in the Engineers Journal

How 3D printing is transforming design and creating forms that blow today’s buildings out of the water

Since the industrial revolution, construction materials have been largely confined to a range of mass-produced elements. From steel beams to plywood panels, this standardised kit of parts has informed the design and construction of buildings for more than 150 years. That may soon change with advances in large-scale additive manufacturing. Not since the adoption of the steel frame has there been a development with as much potential to transform the way buildings are conceived and constructed, writes James Rose.

My engineering life Q&A: Arup's Mary Hurley

Chartered Engineer Mary Hurley of Arup writes that 'in school, I was drawn to the sciences and maths. I loved solving puzzles and trying to figure things out – always questioning the why and the how. I also wanted to help people and try to make things better'.

Tackling rising anxiety, burnout and depression in the three most vulnerable workplace areas – construction, healthcare and IT

European researchers – led by University College Cork coordinator Prof Ella Arensman – are developing online tools to help small and medium-sized enterprises improve the mental health of employees.

Punching above its weight as Limerick structural engineering firm celebrates 50th anniversary

Celebrating 50 years in business this year, PUNCH Consulting Engineers was founded in Limerick on November 1, 1973, by lrish engineer Michael Punch.

Statutory payment legislation in Ireland’s construction industry: An overview

Lord Denning’s famous quote is as true today as when he said it when discussing similar legislation in England: 'Cash flow is the lifeblood of the industry'. This is a statement you will undoubtedly agree with if you are in any way involved in the construction industry, writes Quigg Golden's Josh Bates.

The role of the Standing Conciliator – Part I: An overview

Ciaran Fahy considers the role of the Standing Conciliator under the Public Works Contract as used by the Irish public sector for building and civil engineering projects since 2007.


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