086_WEST_LOGO_REVThe West region is a hub for members across all sectors of engineering and who are based in Galway, Mayo or Roscommon. It represents many sectors of the industry, including third level education, local authorities, central government, contractors, companies, researchers and many more. The region provides CPD and social networking events for engineers of all grades and disciplines.

The Gaeltacht region of Galway and Mayo is also included in the West region and welcomes participation "as Gaeilge" with an annual  Leacht as Gaeilge.

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NUIG and SMEs collaborate in EU Horizon 2020 project in energy-efficient buildings call

  National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway research team, led by Dr Marcus Keane, have recently hosted the second project meeting of the European Commission Horizon2020 Built2Spec project in the Engineering Building at NUI Galway. Built2Spec stands for Built to Specifications - Tools for the 21st century construction site (http://built2spec-project.eu/). The project consortium of 20 European partners brings together a new and breakthrough set of technological advances for ...

Improved problem solving capability reaping rewards for Galway medical device company

  Author: Peter Delmer, principal manufacturing engineer, Boston Scientific, Galway Boston Scientific Galway develops and manufactures critical-to-life medical devices in an evolving and competitive environment. Excellent performance in safety, quality, service and cost is crucial to patient care and maintaining position as a global market leader, but this cannot be achieved without a mechanism for continuous improvement. Background The journey to becoming a CPD award finalist ...

How implementing the Bike Share Scheme in three regional cities under one tender became a first

  Author: Shane Fitzgerald MIEI, chartered engineer, is a senior engineer with Arup in Dublin and is working with the National Transport Authority as the project manager for the regional bike share schemes in Galway, Limerick and Cork The Coca-Cola Zero Bike Share Schemes were deployed in Cork, Limerick and Galway in late 2014, and the multi-city project follows the dublinbikes scheme in the capital, which is widely regarded as one of the more successful in the world. The first ...

Industry and academia collaborate to improve energy efficiency in concrete buildings

  Authors: Magdalena Hajdukiewicz, postdoctoral researcher and adjunct lecturer, and Jamie Goggins, senior lecturer and chartered engineer, NUIG Energy provides safety, comfort and mobility to people and is essential for industrial, commercial and societal growth. However, generation and consumption of energy emit greenhouse gases and various air pollutants, and issues such as waste generation and oil spills are associated with various fuels. All of those factors have a negative impact ...

Building better in Ireland: Exploring nearly zero-energy building retrofit technologies

  Author: Dr Jamie Goggins, a senior lecturer at NUIG and chartered engineer, has worked as a consulting engineer in Ireland and the UK on a variety of local, national and international projects People spend approximately 90 per cent of their lives indoors. Thus, it is very important to maintain safe, healthy and comfortable living conditions in buildings. However, it is now widely acknowledged that a substantial proportion of energy is required to maintain these conditions in ...

Irish part of EU group developing sensor device that improves life quality for Parkinson's patients

  A small sensor, headphones and a mobile phone - the elements of a prototype kit that is giving hope of relief for sufferers of Parkinson's disease. The European-backed research project being spearheaded in Barcelona - and with an input from a team at NUI Galway headed up by Professor Gearóid ÓLaighin - does not offer a cure for the degenerative condition, but it could improve the quality of life of patients and give them more autonomy. An initiative to help develop wearable ...

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