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Make nature part of ‘build build build’ policy, UK green watchdog says

Make nature part of 'build build build' policy, green watchdog says Instead of blaming protected newts for thwarting the “build build build” agenda, politicians and developers must incorporate green thinking into the design of new infrastructure, according to the chair of the government’s conservation watchdog.  Natural England’s Tony Juniper called on the government and planners to change their ...
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Building costs rise over rules on energy

Construction costs are forecast to rise 6.3pc this year as new energy efficiency standards increase demand for specialist workers and materials, according to an industry report. The Tender Price Index forecast by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) shows that costs already have risen 3.4pc nationally in the first six months of the year and are expected to rise a further 2.9pc by yea...
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€26 billion invested in construction and building industry last year

A new report from the Construction Industry Federation shows that over 10,000 extra workers joined the construction workforce last year, an increase of 8% on 2017. The numbers employed in the construction industry now stand at over 145,000. The report also shows that €26 billion was invested in building and construction during 2018, up 20% on the previous year. Housing investment increased b...
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Dublin 7th most expensive place in the world to build

Dublin is the seventh most expensive place in the world to build, with average construction costs at $3,245.10 per metre squared, a new report shows. The International Construction Market Survey, from global professional services company Turner & Townsend, shows that San Francisco takes the top spot in 2019 as the most expensive city in which to build. Dublin is now ranked third most exp...
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What to look out for when buying your new home…is there an oil tank on site?

Oil Leak Clean Up
The National Planning Framework has a National Policy Objective (No 32) to target the delivery of 550,000 additional households by 2040. There will be an increased need for engineers and related professionals, such as remediation experts to provide an excellent service to house buyers as they embark on what for many will be the biggest investment of their lives. Safety A safe place to live is...
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