Housing

Recent developments in the construction industry in Ireland has shown a marked increase by Private and Institutional investors in the provision of housing both for Build –to-Rent and Affordable Housing. Current estimates indicate that there is between €2 billion and €3 billion in institutional capital looking at the build-to-rent sector in Ireland, according to Tim...

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CIVIL ENGINEERS

  The upcoming negotiations on Brexit, show all the signs of being a difficult, and probably a ‘no holds barred’ process. One of the likely outcomes will be a hard border between the Republic and Northern Ireland. This will have very serious implications for our infrastructure of roads and harbours. One of the benefits of...

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A recent, wide ranging interview with Dermot Byrne, President of Engineers Ireland, highlighted the need for high quality infrastructure which is vital to Irish society, and the continuing improvement of the Irish economy. This is all the more vital as the economy moves into recovery phase. Mr. Byrne emphasised the need to develop a transport...

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Civil Engineers

    There is a growing demand from developers and the CIF for Government to seek extra EU funds to invest in a whole raft of new infrastructure projects across the country. Shortfalls in enabling works that support the provision of buildings whether housing, commercial or industrial are now critical. Infrastructure such as roads, water...

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The most recent figures released by the Central Statistics Office show no sign of abatement in the Construction industry. According to the CIS, € 8.0 billion worth of projects were on site in 2016, an increase of almost €1.3 billion from 2015.  It also indicated that €11 billion worth of projects have been granted Planning...

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GPC is expanding and as a result our team has moved to a new location with bigger office space.  We are now based in Q House, Furze Road, Sandyford Business Park.  We are busier than ever with permanent positions all across Ireland. New Website: Not only have we moved office but we’re also delighted to announce...

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Activity in the Irish Construction Sector continues to rise on the back of higher new orders. The key highlight of the latest monthly figures indicate a near – record rise in employment as Architects, Engineers and Contractors respond to ever increasing workloads. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a seasonally adjusted index designed...

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IRELAND 2040

The much anticipated launch of the IRELAND 2040 policy document was made in Maynooth University recently by Minister for Planning and Housing, Simon Coveney. Key elements of the policy document; Increase in population by 750,000 to 5.6 million. An absolute minimum requirement of 500,000 new houses needed to be built by 2040. The number of...

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There is a real shortage of skilled Architects and Architectural Technologists throughout the industry in Ireland at present. This shortage is not just confined to the Dublin region but is spread throughout the country. Global Professional Consultants (GPC) have noted the slowdown in young, skilled Architects and Architectural Technologists returning to the Irish workplace since...

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New Year, New Career?

As we enter into a new year there is much cause for optimism for the creation of new jobs in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Project Management. This, in spite of uncertainty hanging over the markets by issues such as Brexit, and the soon to be President of the United States, Donald...

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