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ATC aid Capuchin Day Centre

ATC aid Capuchin Day Centre

Declan Donnelly, ATC, presenting Jonathan Smyth with a cheque for the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin recently. On the right is Paul Martin, CIBSE Ireland. The Capuchin Day Centre is this year’s CIBSE Ireland nominated charity and the contribution was raised at ATC’s open day.

BIMcert means Finis Coronat OPUS

BIMcert means Finis Coronat OPUS

BIM is a key part of the fourth revolution (digitalisation) of the AEC industry and an enabling tool for a cleaner and more sustainable built environment. This has been recognised by the European commission and a number of H2020-funded projects – including BIMcert – are focused on providing training frameworks and support to upskill the…

Part F ventilation changes — application date fast approaching

Part F ventilation changes — application date fast approaching

The Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English, TD, has signed into law amendments to Part F of the Building Regulations, which relate to ventilation. The NZEB standard is achieved, in part, through improved air tightness in a building. New-builds will require more effective ventilation systems to achieve the improved air tightness. The application date of 1 November 2019 is fast approaching. See full explanatory…

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No place for ‘cut and paste’ design specification

No place for ‘cut and paste’ design specification

The crucial role of specification writing has been so severely downgraded that it is undermining building designs, writes David Fitzpatrick, Chair, CIBSE Patrons, in the latest edition of Building Services News.

Jacinta Caden blazes trail for women in engineering

Jacinta Caden blazes trail for women in engineering

From “the tools” to the top of the refrigeration engineering profession, Jacinta Caden – now Business Development Associate, Europe, Critical Project Services – has done it all. Little did she think when she started in DIT Bolton St as a refrigeration and air conditioning trade apprentice at 22 years of age that in June 2019 she would be named among the Top 50 Women In Engineering (WE50) by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) in the UK.

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