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Archive for January, 2012

Cork Lecture – Convention Centre Dublin


The 2011 Branch Prize winning lecture on the Convention Centre Dublin will be held in Cork on 7 February, at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. The Branch is hosting the event, in association with Engineers Ireland, Cork Region.

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) centrally located on Spencer Dock on the north bank of the River Liffey in Dublin City Centre is Ireland’s new world-class, purposebuilt international conference and event venue. The CCD with its iconic status combined with spacious, flexible and elegant conference halls, leading-edge technology and an extensive range of support services will provide an exceptional venue for Irish and International conferences and corporate events,. The Centre caters for all types of events, from large conferences and product fairs for up to 8,000 delegates, as well as for Award Ceremonies, Gala Dinners, Board Meetings, Breakfast Meetings, Training Sessions and Seminars, Christmas Parties, Press Launches etc.

Ken Moriarty, BSc, CEng, MIEI, MIStructE, Director, O’Connor Sutton Cronin Multidiscipline Consulting Engineers has worked with O’Connor Sutton Cronin for over sixteen years and has a wealth of experience in Structural Engineering working on a wide variety of complex structures and deep basements which have included, for example, office developments at Mespil/Burlington Road and Herbert Street, in addition to the iconic Convention Centre Dublin development. Ken is a Chartered Structural Engineer and is a recipient of the European Concrete Societies Network (ECSN) award for his role in the National Gallery of Ireland Extension in 2004.

Date: 7 February 2012
Time: 18:30 Tea & Coffee served, Lecture at 19:00
Location: Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

President’s Address 2012

John Nolan, from Co. Carlow, the 92nd President of the Institution of Structural Engineers, will address the members of the Republic of Ireland Branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers during a two day visit to Dublin. He will also present certificates to Republic of Ireland recipients, including those who have recently become members or fellows, and winners of branch awards. Also speaking will be the new Branch Chairman, Mr Joe Ryan, Hanley Pepper Consulting Engineerings.

John Nolan brings a very special combination of career experience to his year in office, A Chartered Engineer who has worked as a labourer, contractor’s engineer, consulting engineer, business owner, property developer and client, John is extremely well placed to challenge consulting engineers on the conundrums of cost versus value.

In doing so, his inaugural address draws on observations from his own business life and offers some practical suggestions and solutions for both engineers and the Institution.

The session will be a unique opportunity for members to meet with the President in an informal setting, to ask questions and exchange views. Members are encouraged to attend what is expected to be a useful and informative meeting.

Making his Inaugural speech as President John said:

Structural engineers offer a great amount to the construction process and it is clear to me that we have a tremendously important role in the area of “cost versus value.

As an Institution we should take the opportunity to raise our profile in this arena, since it impacts on safety; quality; sustainability; project viability and not least, the standing of engineers as part of the modern project team.

John Nolan’s full presentation will be available to view on the webinars page soon.

Date: 2 February 2011
Time: Tea and coffee reception at 18:00. Evening lecture starts at 18:30.
Location: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St., Room 259

Designing Masonry to Eurocode 6

The Irish Concrete Society are holding a half-day seminar as follows:

Designing masonry to Eurocode 6
Using Irish National Annexes & Product Standards and Designing masonry to Eurocode 6
Half -Day Technical Seminar, 31st of January 2012
Venue: IPA, 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
€75 ICS members’ rate; €100 non-members’ rate

This technical update is suitable for all designers, producers, users and specifiers of masonry in Ireland.
Delegates to the event are offered a substantial discount on the list price of associated standards from NSAI.

Full details are available from the Irish Concrete Society website

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Evening Lecture: The Convention Centre Dublin

Venue: Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork
Date: 7 February 2012
Time: 18:30

Annual Dinner 2012

The 2012 Annual Dinner of the Republic of Ireland Branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers will be held in Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, on Friday, 3 February 2012, at 7.30 p.m. (black tie).

The Annual Dinner is the principal social event for members and we would like to welcome all members in groups, or as individuals.  The Branch extends a warm welcome also to members’ guests, colleagues, partners, and friends.

The Branch Committee is confident that the function will be well supported, and that as many members as possible can meet the President of the Institution in 2012, Mr John Nolan, as well as many other notable guests from Ireland’s construction industry.

Our guest speaker on the night will be Ms Terry Prone: business woman, media expert, popular commentator and author. Terry is in constant demand by radio and TV programmes as an authority on communications issues and we look forward to welcoming her on the night.

To confirm your place please use the following Reservation Form, which should be returned to:

Ms Carrie Poettcker, O’Connor Sutton Cronin Consulting Engineers, 9 Prussia Street, Dublin 7

Date: 3 February 2012
Time: 19:30 for dinner at 20:00 (black tie)
Location: Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2