Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal
Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal

About us

Building Services Engineering is Ireland’s only dedicated building services magazine. Established and first published in April 1961, it has been in continuous circulation since then. The magazine has undergone various format and name changes down through the years, reflecting and indeed helping shape the evolution and development of the building services industry in Ireland for nearly half a century.

In addition to the print edition, there is also the online pdf version, and a very strong Facebook presence.

Every publication since the first edition in April 1961 is now archived, and freely accessible in pdf format, at Arrow is the noted Dublin Institute of Technology research journal publication platform.

Building Services Engineering is now the recognised voice of the building services industry in Ireland, and the official partner of the leading industry representative bodies, including the following: —

  • CIBSE Ireland
    Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
  • ASHRAE Ireland
    Association of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • HPA Ireland
    Heat Pump Association of Ireland
  • IRI
    Institute of Refrigeration of Ireland
    Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors of Ireland
  • HPAI
    Heating & Plumbing Association of Ireland
  • LAI
    Lighting Association Ireland

In addition, Publisher and Editor Pat Lehane sits on the executive of many of these bodies.

Building Services Engineering is the critical industry conduit through which product and systems manufacturers, agents and distributors reach specifying mechanical and electrical consultants; mechanical and electrical contractors; plumbing installers; refrigeration engineers; property and facilities managers; BER assessors; energy consultants; plant managers; etc.

Building Services Engineering also plays a pivotal role in spearheading building services industry initiatives. These range from the establishment of new industry bodies to facilitating liaison between various interested parties, be they associations, representative bodies, or individual companies. Building Services News is not merely a publication serving the Irish building services industry … it is very much an integral part of it.

SDAR Journal
Pressline also publishes the SDAR Journal in collaboration with the Dublin Institute of Technology and CIBSE Ireland. This annual journal includes peer-reviewed applied research papers in engineering and the built environment. It is published in print format and distributed with the December issue of Building Services News. It is also freely available online at and