• Design Infrastructure
    January 15, 2020

    A few years’ back when I was applying for the title of Chartered Engineer, one of the essay topics stood out to me in particular interest. ‘Infrastructure in ten years’ time. How will you prepare?’. Inevitably at the time with the Brexit vote having …

  • wind energy
    January 8, 2020

    On the 12th December 2019, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government published the Draft Revised Wind Energy Development Guidelines, replacing the previous Guidelines which were in place since 2006. The guidelines which are out to publ …

  • December 17, 2019

      This year saw the topic of sustainability searched on Google in Ireland at the highest levels since September of 2005. ‘Sustainability’ has become the reborn buzzword of 2019. Greta Thunberg is the breakout figurehead of a new generation, the …

  • Housing Projects
    December 11, 2019

      A quantity surveyor proclaimed during a design team meeting that “a house is a house, but projects are won or lost underground”. The point that he was crudely making is that the cost of building a house can be estimated, but the uncertainty of …

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