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Sirus Building Engineering Scholarship at DIT

Sirus Building Engineering Scholarship at DIT

Pat Lehane December 13, 2017 , , , , ,

DIT’s Bachelor of Engineering in Building Engineering is a unique course designed to attract students to fill the strong industry demand for building engineering graduates.


Aircon delivers perfect data centre solution

Aircon delivers perfect data centre solution

Pat Lehane December 5, 2017 , , , , , ,

Aircon Sales and Service of Belfast delivers air conditioning design, supply, maintenance, installation and service solutions across all market segments. “Quality underpins our entire delivery model”, says Ian McFerran, Aircon Managing Director, “with professionalism and attention to detail the primary focus. Coupled with competitive and cost-effective pricing, the overall package we deliver sets us apart from other market players”.


Daikin Home Energy Innovators Forum proves huge success

Daikin Home Energy Innovators Forum proves huge success

Pat Lehane December 4, 2017 , , , ,

Cliff at Lyons was the prestigious venue for a unique initiative called Home Energy Innovators Forum organised by Daikin Ireland early in November. The occasion comprised a day-long programme of networking, presentations, workshops and interactive modules designed to embrace the collective views of invited delegates made up of architects, consultants, local authority representatives and installers. Hosts on the day were John O’Shaughnessy, Calin Tasnadi, Shane McCarthy and Ian Killoch.


Building Regulations Part B and Fire Rated Downlights (Updated 31.08.17

Building Regulations Part B and Fire Rated Downlights (Updated 31.08.17

Pat Lehane October 11, 2017 , , , ,

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

Pat Lehane October 9, 2017 , , , , , , ,

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.