Thomond

083_THOMOND_LOGO_REVThe Thomond region is a hub for members based in Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary, representing all sectors of the industry, providing local CPD and networking events for engineers.

 Some of the events previously held in the Thomond region include:

  • The 2018 Engineers Ireland Annual Conference – Infrastructure, Industry and Innovation
  • Site visits including the Limerick Gasworks Remediation Project and Ardnacrusha
  • Technical presentations and social events

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Rehabilitation of Runway 06-24 at Shannon airport: An overview

In 2017, Shannon airport carried out the resurfacing of 75 per cent of its main runway, within extremely tight night-time possession windows. The €14 million investment ensures the integrity of the runway for the next 20 years. Eoin Colgan, who managed the project on behalf of RPS Consulting Engineers, outlines the issues with the runway, discusses the technical solutions available, and describes how the project was successfully and safely delivered. Background Shannon airport is ...

University of Limerick engineers are at the heart of a shipbuilding revolution

Engineers from the University of Limerick (UL) are set to play an important role in a new European research project that seeks to revolutionise the shipbuilding sector, by replacing steel with composite materials for the construction of more efficient large-length ships. FIBRESHIP is an ambitious project that will allow for the construction of light commercial vessels, passenger and leisure transport and oceanographic vessels more than 50 metres in length using fibre-reinforced polymer ...

UL students scoop honours at international Engineering and Commerce Case Competition

A team of four undergraduate students from the University of Limerick were the 2017 winners of the internationally renowned Engineering and Commerce Case Competition (ECCC) held in Montreal, Canada at the start of March. Patrick Lu (second-year Electronic and Computer Engineering), Eoin Hann (third-year Civil Engineering), Darren Fehilly (second-year Mechanical Engineering) and David Monaghan (second-year BBS) travelled to Montreal to take part in the four-day-long competition and emerged ...

Virtual project team-types and impact on project success

The virtual team concept emerged in the early 1990s when US multinationals and their affiliates overseas began using dispersed teams in order to integrate their work practices. Since then, increased globalisation and rapid improvements in communication technology have resulted in growth in the use of virtual teams, so that today nearly all organisational teams are virtual to some extent. It is therefore important that the working and functioning of virtual teams is well ...

CIT students' lifesaving device wins Irish leg of 2016 James Dyson Awards

In August 2015, three men were working on a maintenance platform suspended beside the Thomond Bridge in Limerick. The platform was sent underwater when the cable holding the maintenance platform failed. The three men were equipped with automatic-inflation life jackets. However, because their safety harnesses were connected to the maintenance platform by a lanyard, when their life jackets inflated, the buoyancy lifted them away from the sinking platform. Two of the three men were unable to ...

FESTA Strategic Career Manager: supporting women’s progression in academia

The FESTA Strategic Career Manager (FESTA-SCM) is a decision support system for junior to mid-level academics and researchers. It provides individuals with a personalised career-development profile based on their responses to questions. While this system has emerged from research with a focus on women and on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), it is useful to both women and men, and to academics and researchers from disciplines outside STEM. FESTA-SCM was developed in ...
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