• 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 …

  • lessons in engineering
    May 13, 2020

    I started working as a Structural Engineer two years ago. The road to structural engineering was a long and winding road, but aren’t they the more exciting roads? I have learned a lot these past few years and my technical skills have grown in abundan …

  • engineering impacts
    April 22, 2020

    Engineering and engineers have been around for thousands of years. In this time, we have had both positive and negative impacts on the lives of millions. The first engineer mentioned by name in history was Imhotep, who we believe was responsible for …

  • construction sites
    April 15, 2020

    On the 28th March 2020, the Department of Health and Department of the Taoiseach issued new Directives regarding public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID19. The Directive requires people to stay at home in all circumstances until 4th May …

  • working from home for engineers
    April 4, 2020

    Mark ups are a simple way of portraying engineering intent onto any documents or images. In recent times, site engineers have started to use digital software to portray information to office based engineers. The savvy modern engineer has already been …

  • advanced engineering
    March 27, 2020

    As said by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins in his 2018 inauguration speech ‘We face many challenges which go beyond borders, require cooperation at a global level but affect and can be affected by the lives of every person in every local …

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