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S&P appoints  Holmes MD

S&P appoints Holmes MD

Robert Holmes has been appointed Managing Director of Soler and Palau Ventilation Ltd. Robert has extensive experience in the air movement sector, having worked in both contracting and sales throughout an extensive career that took in senior management positions in Ireland and Canada. He joined Soler and Palau Ventilation as Technical Sales Manager approximately 12 months ago and took up his new role as Managing Director in June of this year. Contact: Robert Holmes,…

O’Brien joins Pipelife Ireland

O’Brien joins Pipelife Ireland

Martin O’Brien has joined the growing technical sales team in Pipelife Ireland Ltd, which will rise to five by the year end. Martin’s role is technical sales for the Leinster region with responsibility for the company’s new Qual-PEX Crimp System, underfloor heating systems, low-surface temperature radiators and heat pumps. This is a timely development as this year the company will…

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) – CPD Training

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) – CPD Training

Heat Merchants will present a free CPD training seminar on combined heat and power (CHP) at the Dean Hotel, 33 Harcourt St, Dublin 2 on 27 September next between 6pm and 8pm. The main presentation will be followed by Q&As, networking opportunities and socialising. Refreshments will also be provided. Main presentation will be by Damien Stephens, Key Account…

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Joe Noone (1937-2016) – an appreciation

Joe Noone (1937-2016) – an appreciation

The recent death of my uncle and great friend Joe Noone marked the end of an era for Ireland’s building services sector. Joe was one of the industry’s founding fathers, someone who helped influence and shape the development of the sector over many years. Indeed, his spirit is still very much alive in Chronotherm, the company now owned and run by myself.

Significant changes to Public Works Contracts

Significant changes to Public Works Contracts

The past number of months have seen some significant changes to the landscape of the Irish construction industry in the form of amendments to the Public Works Contracts, an implementation date for the Construction Contracts Act, and EU Procurement Regulations. These changes, in the context of a return to growth in the construction industry, mean that firms must adapt quickly to maximise their potential benefits and minimise the risks associated with the changing market conditions. In this article, Brian Quinn of Quigg Golden, focuses on the amendments to the Public Works Contracts and their potential implications for the building services industry. In a subsequent issue Brian will discuss the likely impact of the Construction Contracts Act.

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