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LightBytes Masterclass, Dublin

LightBytes Masterclass, Dublin

The second LightBytes event of the brand new, peer-reviewed SLL Lighting Knowledge Series will take place in at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin on 30 November 2017. In a reworking of the previous Masterclasses, the Society invites participants to a day of peer-reviewed, bite-size presentations focusing on the key factors relating to the following topics — design,…

‘Deep Retrofit’ Breakfast Briefing at Architecture Expo

‘Deep Retrofit’ Breakfast Briefing at Architecture Expo

With an estimated one million homes in Ireland considered to be significantly energy inefficient, SEAI is undertaking a Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme to identify the depth of the problem, and to highlight the large-scale opportunities it presents to those engaged in the sector. It will also inform the nature of SEAI’s grant support for deep…

Adam Dent joins Kerrigan Mechanical

Adam Dent joins Kerrigan Mechanical

Adam Dent, B.Eng, has been appointed Project Manager at Kerrigan Mechanical, the multi-disciplined engineering contractors with a wide range of experience in commercial plumbing, heating, ventilation and extract systems. Kerrigan Mechanical evolved from Midland Heating and Plumbing, which was originally established in 1998, and has now commenced a new strategic development phase. Adam is a DIT…

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Building Regulations Part B and Fire Rated Downlights (Updated 31.08.17

Building Regulations Part B and Fire Rated Downlights (Updated 31.08.17

When is a fire-rated ceiling not a fire rated ceiling? When the installer cuts holes in the
ceiling and installs non-fire-rated light fittings, writes Mark Walshe, Technical & Quality Manager, LED Group and Lighting Association Ireland Technical Committee member.

New focus on health and ‘WELL Being’ in building design

New focus on health and ‘WELL Being’ in building design

In recent years, green building design has gained traction in the Irish building market, using green building certification systems such as LEED, BREEAM or Exceed. Indeed, such certifications are now almost expected, especially for high-profile office buildings. Whereas these certification systems focus on the environmental impact of the construction, a new focus is turning towards the building occupant. With people spending an average of 90% of their time indoors, the question arises: how are buildings affecting our health and well being? The article by Mona Holtkoetter, Arup, is reproduced in full here but can also be accessed in pdf format by clicking on This Issue on the Home page.

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