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Brogan joins Tritech Engineering

Brogan joins Tritech Engineering

Aaron Brogan has been appointed Project Engineer at Tritech Engineering. Aaron has four years’ experience in the building services industry having previously worked for Hevac Ltd as both a building services engineer and projects manager. Tritech Engineering is a leading mechanical and electrical contractor established in 1999 and is now listed as one of the top 20 M&E contractors in Ireland. It is…

Adam Dent joins Heat Merchants

Adam Dent joins Heat Merchants

Adam Dent, B.Eng, has joined Heat Merchants as Commercial Business Development Manager and will work closely with the Technical Services Team delivering mechanical services, plumbing system design, commissioning and after-sales service. Adam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role having previously worked with Origen Energy (part of the Hevac Group) where he was responsible for designing…

Jim Gannon appointed SEAI CEO

Jim Gannon appointed SEAI CEO

Jim Gannon has been appointed Chief Executive Officer by the SEAI. The appointment took effect on 23 May 2016 and Jim will lead the development and delivery of the Authority’s new five-year strategy. Mr Gannon is an engineering graduate of NUI Galway, has a Masters in Environmental Assessment from the University of Wales Aberystwyth and an MBA from the…

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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.

Decarbonising Ireland — well-meant rhetoric colliding with harsh reality?

Decarbonising Ireland — well-meant rhetoric colliding with harsh reality?

Notwithstanding the idiosyncratic remarks of one newly-elected independent TD, there is no longer any serious scientific doubt that geologically rapid global climate change is underway, and that human activities – especially the extraction and burning of fossil fuels – are the chief cause, writes Professor Barry McMullin, Executive Dean of the DCU Faculty of Engineering and Computing.

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