Just recently the building services industry in Ireland lost a true friend and guiding light of many years, Greg Traynor. In this appreciation Alex Foran recalls Greg’s immense contribution to building services in Ireland, and accurately captures his essence as a human being, apart from his professional persona.
The re-launch of the CIBSE YEN Ireland Branch kicked off in May with a unique event that combined a CPD-rated site visit (incorporating a competitive edge) to Glen Dimplex in Dunleer to view the purpose-designed Zeroth Energy System installation, and go-karting on the nearby Championship Circuit at the WhiteRiver Park kart racing complex.
The world is changing. Technological, environmental and human advances have disrupted many industries. The internet revolution has changed the way we shop, listen to music, watch TV and even engage with politics. Further advances in big data, AI and virtual reality are promising to do the same for many others, including consultancy and engineering, writes Hannah Vickers, CEO, Association for Consultancy & Engineering.
The CIBSE Ireland Workshare Exchange Programme is a new initiative devised to build and strengthen relationships between engineering and contracting companies in the building services sector. It is individual rather than company focused, the core of the concept being that two people – one from a consultancy and the other from a contracting company – workshare on a particular project over a set period of time.
Ireland will host the 27th Annual International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) Conference in Dublin from 1 to 7 July 2019. It already promises to be the largest IGLC yet with workshops on the leading edge of lean construction practices, keynotes from global thought leaders, and current best practice from international and local case studies. IGLC 2019 will also bring like-minded thinkers from Irish and international industry and research together to openly discuss the latest research, developments and thinking. The present and future of international construction and project delivery will be challenged.