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

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Pat Lehane
While it may be hard to believe, up to early 2021 Ireland never had an Irish Code of Practice for heating and plumbing in domestic dwellings. It’s not been for the want of trying, and all credit to SEAI and NSAI – and more especially Paul Martin of SEAI and Fergal Finn of NSAI –...
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Belfast Metropolitan College recently unveiled ARISE, its new £1.12 million European digital construction project which is designed to change the face of delivery and recognition of sustainable energy skills in the construction sector. ARISE’s mission is to support the twin transition of the construction sector and to contribute to the European Recovery and Resilience Plans...
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Recent coverage of tight energy supplies in Ireland is a useful reminder of the need to speed up the deployment of renewable power to ensure a more secure supply of electricity, writes Noel Cunniffe, CEO, Wind Energy Ireland. While concern is understandable, it is important to be clear that the lights will stay on this...
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Noise levels from ventilation systems has become an increasingly pressing topic in recent years, and an onus is now being placed on manufacturers, system designers and contractors to safeguard acceptable internal noise levels for occupant comfort, writes Glen Plunkett, Acoustician with iAcoustics. Noise from mechanical and electrical equipment can be disturbing and fatiguing, and may...
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The global supply chain and logistics industry has always been somewhat of a mystery, except to people who work in it. Consumers and end-users of goods and products have regularly neither known nor cared where their goods come from, or how they get to them. From just-in-time manufacturing to Amazon Prime’s guaranteed next day delivery...
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In the context of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the leading European Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) associations – covering heating, mechanical ventilation, air-conditioning, lighting, and building automation and control systems – have issued a joint statement that asserts the dangers of indoor air pollution and outlines proposals that would help address the problem. It cites the...
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In keeping with its policy of injecting new blood and fresh thinking into the company, Peter O’Brien has been appointed Sales Director of Euro Gas. A qualified building services engineer, Peter is widely known and respected throughout the building services engineering sector, having held key senior roles with some of the industry’s market leaders. His...
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CJK has acquired McGrattan & Kenny and will form a new mechanical and electrical engineering services group projected to have combined 2021 revenues of G45 million. The formation of the new group will create an additional 100 jobs over three years, bringing the total complement to 360 people by 2024. The senior management teams in...
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Chris Satell has been appointed Commercial, Industrial & Ventilation Manager at Hevac. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the HVAC-R industry, beginning with a refrigeration engineering apprenticeship, and more recently completing a business management degree. Over the years he has progressed through service and installation, to project/contract management and design and sales roles,...
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