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SEAI Online Training Academy

SEAI Online Training Academy

Pat Lehane May 26, 2020 , , ,

With the increasingly societal focus on climate change, and the launch of the Government’s 2019 Climate Action Plan, many businesses are seeking to play their part in reducing their climate impact. The SEAI Energy Academy is an ideal starting point and allows employees to up-skill on energy efficiency and avail of tailored online training that…


Humidity & Respiratory Wellbeing in wake of Covid-19

Humidity & Respiratory Wellbeing in wake of Covid-19

Pat Lehane May 12, 2020 , , ,

Scientists and physicians specialising in immunobiology and infection control have joined forces to support a new global petition calling on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to protect public health and save lives. The petition calls for swift and decisive action to establish global guidance on indoor air quality, with a clear recommendation on the minimum lower limit of air humidity in public buildings. This critical move would reduce the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses in buildings and protect public health.


Bob Gilbert — An Appreciation

Bob Gilbert — An Appreciation

Pat Lehane May 12, 2020 , , , , ,

Founded by Bob and Amy Gilbert in 1958, Manotherm Ltd is a name that is synonymous with instruments and controls, catering as it does for all industry sectors, from process and research industries through to building services. Despite the sector over the last 62 years, Manotherm has not only kept abreast of these developments, but has been to the forefront in pioneering their introduction.


BIM – Automate the boring stuff with AutoM8

BIM – Automate the boring stuff with AutoM8

Pat Lehane May 12, 2020 , , , , ,

The rate of development within building services over the past recently-developed technologies allowing projects to be delivered in unprecedented timeframes. However, fast-track projects can put a squeeze on resources within an engineering firm. All too often the fine detail checks, like checking for adequate aside. This can lead to reduced quality and cost variations that very often only become visible at a later project stage, writes AutoM8 developer Paul Flanagan.


CIF Tackling skills shortages

CIF Tackling skills shortages

Pat Lehane April 3, 2020 , , , , , ,

Skillnet Ireland and the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) have established a new Construction Professionals Skillnet (CPSkillnet) to urgently address skills shortages in the industry. The objective is to upskill construction workers and business owners in the industry across a range of operational, financial, managerial and technological competencies.