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No place for ‘cut and paste’ design specification

No place for ‘cut and paste’ design specification

Pat Lehane August 7, 2019 , , , ,

The crucial role of specification writing has been so severely downgraded that it is undermining building designs, writes David Fitzpatrick, Chair, CIBSE Patrons, in the latest edition of Building Services News.


Jacinta Caden blazes trail for women in engineering

Jacinta Caden blazes trail for women in engineering

Pat Lehane August 7, 2019 , , , , , ,

From “the tools” to the top of the refrigeration engineering profession, Jacinta Caden – now Business Development Associate, Europe, Critical Project Services – has done it all. Little did she think when she started in DIT Bolton St as a refrigeration and air conditioning trade apprentice at 22 years of age that in June 2019 she would be named among the Top 50 Women In Engineering (WE50) by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) in the UK.


Greg Traynor — An Appreciation

Greg Traynor — An Appreciation

Pat Lehane June 13, 2019 , , , , , ,

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.


CIBSE YEN Ireland ... making CPD fun!

CIBSE YEN Ireland … making CPD fun!

Pat Lehane June 5, 2019 , , , , , ,

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.


Building Engineering on brink of revolution

Building Engineering on brink of revolution

Pat Lehane June 5, 2019 , , , ,

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.