• August 19, 2021

    A couple of years ago now, I was talking to the caretaker of a public water supply scheme and he told me a story which I found both funny and thought provoking. I have found myself repeating the story, in order to make a point, on a number of occasio …

  • June 24, 2021

    The construction industry is one of the oldest and largest in the world and plays a vital role towards the economic growth and development of all industrialised nations. Construction projects are faced with many challenges that vary at each stage of …

  • May 4, 2021

    It may come as a surprise to hear that there is no truly correct way of representing the earth as a flat image. The way our planet is represented on a world globe, on a flat paper map or as a flat image on our screens, is related to Projections. A wo …

  • April 19, 2021

      The ability to turn on a tap and have immediate access to clean, safe water is something that the majority of us have grown up with and many of us may take for granted. We have however, become more educated in recent years, as to why clean, sa …

  • February 11, 2021

    Many of the projects in which TOBIN have a key role, involve complex systems and processes. For instance, a wastewater treatment plant may contain mechanical and electrical equipment involved in the treatment process. In order to control and manage t …

  • January 26, 2021

    As we continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19, we see the changes it has made to our working and social lives. While mass gatherings have been suspended, the restrictions now in place have further highlighted the requirement for carefully desig …

  • November 6, 2020

    Irish Swifts are in swift decline and urgently need our help! All town planners, civil engineers and architects need to act quickly and decisively to help save this ancient, charismatic summer visitor to our towns, villages, cities, historic monument …

  • October 14, 2020

    As we enter the latter stages of 2020 and attempt to reopen up our society the constant media reminder of what an awful year it has been only dampens any hope we have of returning to pre Covid times. Due to the vast amount of coverage Covid-19 has re …

  • September 24, 2020

    I’m not a big fan of terms like ‘millennial’ and ‘Gen Z’, because I think people are far more complex than the year in which they were born can determine. When we use terms like these, there is a risk that they somehow frame the way we, as teachers, …

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