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Hevac promotion for Darren Yourell

Hevac promotion for Darren Yourell

After a successful time as Dublin’s Business Development Manager for the company, Hevac has promoted Darren Yourell to Commercial & Industrial Division Manager. Darren is widely known in the industry and comes from a mechanical engineering background. He is presently an executive MBA candidate at UCD Smurfit Business School. With nearly 20 years experience and…

Conor Quigley joins RVR

Conor Quigley joins RVR

  RVR Energy Technology has appointed Conor Quigley as Technical Sales Representative based in Dublin. Conor holds a Master’s Degree in Building Services Engineering from Sydney University and has over 30 years’ experience in the Irish building services industry. Conor has worked extensively in consultancy, sales and contracting and brings this wealth of knowledge and experience,…

Grundfos to sponsor CIBSE Ireland Golf Outing

Grundfos to sponsor CIBSE Ireland Golf Outing

This year’s CIBSE Ireland annual golf outing will take place at Luttrelstown Castle Golf & Country Club with Grundfos as the principal sponsor. The date is Friday, 7 September. It is a four-man, team event and the format is shotgun start. Bookings are now open but slots are filling up fast. Luttrellstown Castle Golf &…

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Enabling the digitisation of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC)

Enabling the digitisation of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC)

In recent years we have witnessed the ever-increasing digitisation of our economy and application of “big data” to deliver more cost-effective services to meet new and expanding customer needs. The rate of adoption has been exponential whether its Uber, Airbnb, Amazon or fintech applications that allow you seamlessly make a purchase. However, one sector that has been a major procrastinator in embracing the opportunities that “big data” offers is construction, writes John Keane, Commercial Director, MMA Consulting Engineers.

The importance of getting emergency lighting right

The importance of getting emergency lighting right

Fire safety in buildings has been gaining significant attention in the UK and Ireland recently, not least because of the tragic events that took place in Grenfell Tower, London in June 2017. In her report into the incident, Dame Judith Hackett established that there were clear shortfalls and she was damming of the whole regulatory process for buildings. This has placed a big question mark over the competency and responsibility of those designing and maintaining buildings. While it is still unclear what the ramifications will be, the industry is braced for major regulatory change, writes Richard Caple, immediate past President of the Society of Light & Lighting (SLL), and Lighting Applications Manager, Thorlux Lighting.

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