Author: Denise Maguire, Editor

SAINT-GOBAIN ANNOUNCES 2020 BUILD BETTER ROADSHOW SCHEDULE

Along with brands Gyproc, Isover and Weber, Saint-Gobain has announced the schedule for its 2020 Build Better Roadshows which will commence in Sligo on March 12, 2020. Following the success of the 2019 Build Better Roadshow, which attracted 667 construction professionals, Saint-Gobain has announced that the 2020 Build …

NEW APPOINTMENTS AT IAF

The Irish Architecture Foundation has announced Dominic Stevens and Michael Goan as newly appointed Directors to the Board of the IAF. Michael is a registered architect and a director of GOKU. A graduate of DIT, he has also received an MSc in Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies from …

NEOLITH® LAUNCHES CALACATTA LUXE

Neolith®, a market-leading brand of Sintered Stone, starts the decade with the launch of Calacatta Luxe, a new surface available worldwide for all interior and exterior applications. Building on Neolith’s popular Calacatta slabs, which are inspired by world famous Italian Carrara Marble, Calacatta Luxe takes the pattern to …

NEW FUNDING SCHEME FOR ARCHITECTS ANNOUNCED

The Arts Council and Arts & Disability Ireland have announced the 2020 Arts and Disability Connect funding scheme for artists with disabilities. Architecture is one of the eligible art forms and the deadline for this scheme is Monday 24 February at 4pm. Specifically targeted at individual artists with …

CIARAN O’CONNOR APPOINTED NEW RIAI PRESIDENT

Ciaran O’Connor FRIAI is the new RIAI President for 2020 to 2021. He has taken over from David Browne who served from 2018-2019. In 2012, the Irish Government appointed Ciaran O’Connor as the new State Architect and Principal Architect in the Office of Public Works. Ciaran worked in …

GREEN LIGHT FOR METROPOLITAN WORKSHOP’S DUBLIN HOUSING SCHEME

Metropolitan Workshop’s Dublin office has won planning permission for a 20-home scheme in the city’s southern suburb. The Annesley Gardens project, for Seabren Developments, sits in a former light industrial backland with the site surrounded on all sides by protected period housing. The project comprises two house types: …

TU DUBLIN LAUNCHES BSC (HONS) IN BIM

Technological University Dublin has announced the commencement of its Level 8 BSc (Hons) in BIM (Digital Construction), designed and delivered by the same team who created TU Dublin’s award-winning MSc in aBIMM suite (ICE Awards Third Level Course of the Year 2019). This programme is designed to meet …

A FIRST CLASS IN DESIGN

The Niccolò Cusano University is one of Italy’s most prestigious learning institutions. Its Telematics eCampus has helped bring higher education into the 21st century, providing online classes and contact with a personal tutor every day to its students. The bricks-and-mortar campus itself is a historic site, situated in …