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

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This is the third article in the series of six by Paul McCormack, detailing the advantages of digitalisation for the built environment and why companies must engage in the process to secure sustainable growth and success. This final piece in Part 1 of the series, “The Tools”, builds on the previous digitalisation and BIM articles...
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It is widely accepted that digitalisation is a game-changing strategy that will empower the construction sector to thrive and deliver the expertise for sustainable energy skills (see Building Services Engineering May/June 2021). In this, the second article in our Digitalisation Series, Paul McCormack, Innovation Manager, Belfast Metropolitan College, focusses on the significant role BIM has...
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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...
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The crucial role of specification writing has been so severely downgraded that it is undermining building designs, writes David Fitzpatrick, Chair, CIBSE Patrons, in the latest edition of Building Services News.
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In recent years we have witnessed the ever-increasing digitisation of our economy and application of “big data” to deliver more cost-effective services to meet new and expanding customer needs. The rate of adoption has been exponential whether its Uber, Airbnb, Amazon or fintech applications that allow you seamlessly make a purchase. However, one sector that...
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Chris Hallam is a partner at Pinsent Masons specialising in infrastructure, construction and engineering transactions. He recently posed this question on the BIM Linkedin Group and then published an article as a consequence of the discussion that ensued. An abridged version first appeared in Construction Manager and BIM Plus but the full article is reproduced...
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BIM is not about the future … it is about now. Building professionals and contractors not adopting BIM are like airlines not using online booking … they will soon go out of business.
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Lighting design is one of the fastest-changing areas in engineering, both with regard to standards being set and to changing technology. In recent years standards have been set by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) for all countries in Europe through EN 12464 Lighting for Workplaces, and EN 15193 the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.
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CITA, the Construction Information Technology Alliance, came together over a decade ago to help the Irish construction sector adopt information and communication technologies.
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This article will focus on the specific details relating to building information modelling, the design of typical mechanical services, and how they are carried out in software programmes such as Revit MEP.
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