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Lighting Association Ireland (LAI) held a very successful DIALux evo training course recently with a capacity attendance participating in each of the two, 2-day courses – foundation level and intermediate level – held from 1 to 4 March. The course presenter was Iain Macrae, internationally-ac expert, and those in attendance included lighting designers, technical personnel,...
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In this special article Samreet Singh, a graduating student from the Building Services (Hons) degree course in TU Dublin, reviews his experience over the last four years. In doing so he highlights areas where the curriculum and course delivery could be improved, and also suggests that prospective employers need to re-appraise how they manage fresh...
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After just over 40 years in the business, Derek Phelan, partner and director of GT Phelan Ltd, has retired to pursue non-business related interests. The news came as a surprise to the industry as, apart from his high-profile role on behalf of GT Phelan, Derek was also involved in general industry matters, most notably as...
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Adam Dent has been appointed Contracts Manager with Kerrigan Mechanical, having previously held the position of Project Manager since 2017. The company has developed significantly throughout that time and Adam has played an instrumental part in guiding its expansion into new market segments. Adam’s brief as Contracts Manager is to continue this development phase while...
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JV Tierney has appointed Rory Burke and Stephen Walsh as joint managing directors. Rory and Stephen have been with the company for many years, both in senior management roles. They take over from Finn Ahern and Joe Lee who have been joint managing directors since 2002. Finn has retired and Joe has stepped into the...
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Greg Hayden, CEO of Ethos Engineering has been named the All-Ireland Business Foundation Entrepreneur of the Year for 2022 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to trade and commerce in Ireland. Since establishing the business 16 years ago, with the support of an exceptional leadership team of long-standing and new talent, Greg has created and...
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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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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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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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