• 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, …

  • contaminated land
    September 16, 2020

    Land use and reuse are critically important for creating greener cities with a high quality of life. Brownfield sites are both a challenge and an opportunity. With a growing demand for land, the reuse or repurposing of previously used land, known as …

  • sustainable development
    August 19, 2020

    Sustainable development is driven by the three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental, and economic. As engineers we have seen a marked shift towards delivering sustainable engineering solutions, not just on account of the current world cli …

  • ireland countryside
    August 6, 2020

    The current advice from the Government of Ireland with regards to Covid-19 and travel remains that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad. As a result, there has been a massive surge in people remaining and holidaying in Ireland. This has all …

  • eagles
    July 15, 2020

    Raptors is a collective term for birds of prey, who primarily feed on relatively large vertebrates.  Raptor species populations have seen a significant decline on a global scale over the past century. This decline can be attributed to human pressures …

  • GIS and CAD
    June 20, 2020

      For the experienced engineer, CAD drawing applications (such as AutoCAD) have been the main method of creating drawings on projects. In fact, CAD software has been around since the 1960s. However, GIS applications have been in use successfully …

  • water
    May 29, 2020

    2020 will forever be remembered for COVID-19. However, as COVID (hopefully) recedes, what is likely to emerge are increased issues with water supply.  Recent monthly weather statements from Met Éireann report that following an exceptionally wet Febru …

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