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Archive for May, 2012

CITA BIM Presentation to GCCC

Alan Hore from CITA and Ralph Montague (ArchDox) gave a presentation to the Government Construction Contracts Committee (GCCC), about BIM and the work that CITA are doing with respect to promoting the development and adoption of BIM in Ireland, and outlining why BIM should be carefully considered by the government.

A copy of this presentation is available here.

Draft Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Draft Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2012 are available for consultation and feedback by 24 May 2012.

The regulations are here: Draft Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2012

And an explanatory note is here: Strengthening the Building Control System – A Document to inform public consultation on Draft Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Submissions should be made to:

Mr. Paris Beausang,
Architecture / Building Standards,
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government,
Custom House,
Dublin 1,
Tel: + 353 (0)1 888 2321
Fax: + 353 (0)1 888 2693

The deadline for receipt of submissions and comments is 17:30, Thursday, 24 May 2012.

Further information is at the Dept. of the Environment, Community and Local Government webpage here:

Contracts & Design Liabilites Event

Full post: Contracts & Design Liabilities seminar here.

A flyer is available for download here.

Venue: DIT Bolton St, Dublin 1, Rm TBC
Date: Tuesday, 29 May, 2012
Time: Registration from 08:30; Seminar 09:00-17:00
Cost: €120 (€150 for non-members); €60 for students/unwaged/retirees (places limited).

Contract & Design Liabilities Seminar

The Republic of Ireland Branch of the IStructE is pleased to present a one-day seminar on Contract and Design Liabilities on Tuesday, 29 May 2012.

The understanding of contract and design liabilities is becoming ever more important for structural engineers, due to ongoing changes in public liability and environmental legislation. This seminar will comprise four sessions to consider the relevant issues, each presented by a leading member in their area of expertise.

The topics to be covered and the speakers are:

  • Contracts and contract administration – Niav O’Higgins, Partner with Arthur Cox Solicitors. Niav has extensive experience of all standard forms of building and civil engineering contracts and appointments used in Ireland and the UK. She also advises on Health & Safety matters, particularly with respect to construction.
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance – Graeme Tinney, Director of Griffiths & Armour Professional Risks. Having acquired broad experience in liability exposure in Ireland and the UK, Graeme provides strategic advice to construction consultants on managing professional risk. He has represented the interests of consulting engineers with major procurement bodies, including Government.
  • Dealing with contaminants – Paul Foran, Managing Director of OHSS Consulting. With over 15 years’ experience as both a consultant and inspector in the field of Health & Safety, Paul lectures at the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), UCD and TCD. He is a qualified Occupational Hygienist.
  • Health & Safety – Peter McCabe, Chairman of Construction Safety Partnership. A part-time lecturer at TCD, Peter is a chartered member of IOSH and specialises in equipping people with knowledge of how to stay safe in the workplace. He was named the IOSH Ireland branch winner in 2010.

Participants registered to attend will be given the opportunity to submit questions prior to the seminar.

This seminar is open to non-members. We ask members to display the notice prominently in their workplace and to copy it to friends who may be interested.

€120 (€150 for non-members)
There is a limited number of places available at €60 for students / unwaged / retirees.
There will be a mid-morning and mid-afternoon coffee break, and lunch will be provided.

Please register in advance for this seminar by sending your name, contact number and company details to Aileen Phelan at 041 – 983 9958, or to – a response e-mail will issue.

A flyer is available for download here.

Venue: DIT Bolton St, Dublin 1, Rm TBC
Date: Tuesday, 29 May, 2012
Time: Registration from 08:30; Seminar 09:00-17:00
Cost: €120 (€150 for non-members); €60 for students/unwaged/retirees (places limited).

New Dublin Port Masterplan

Dublin Port Company’s Chief Executive Eamonn O’Reilly Chartered Engineer will give a presentation on the new Dublin Port Masterplan 2012-2040.

The presentation will be followed by a networking reception.

Developing a 30 year Masterplan for Ireland’s largest port, Dublin Port’s Chief Executive Eamonn O’Reilly outlines the consultative process undertaken to integrate the many views from the broad range of the port’s stakeholders into the long term development plans of the country’s most important port. Eamonn will also discuss the key outcomes of the consultation process and how the company plans to deliver on the 30 year Masterplan.

The Speaker
The speaker is Eamonn O’Reilly, Chartered Engineer – Chief Executive, Dublin Port Company. Eamonn O’Reilly joined Dublin Port Company in 2010 from Portroe Stevedores, where he was Chief Executive of the Dublin Port-based cargo handling business for five years. During that time, he was also Group Business Development Manager of Portroe’s parent company, Doyle Shipping Group. An electrical engineer by profession, he is a graduate of University College Dublin and holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.

This event will be webcast – for log in details, please see Engineers Ireland’s website

A flyer is available for download here.

Venue: Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4
Date: Tuesday, 8 May, 2012
Time: 18:00 for lecture 18:30, Reception afterwards