Gray Design to deliver over 30 new Specsavers stores across Ireland  
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by The Editor
23h ago
Gray Design has been appointed by Specsavers Ireland to upgrade and deliver over 30 new stores across the entire island of Ireland. Gray Design, which has offices in Belfast, Dublin, and Newry, will join the Specsavers Ireland team as a designer and project manager and will be responsible for designing new stores, relocations, rebrands, and expansions. Specsavers is bringing its Ireland stores up to date since the covid pandemic first began and, with the help of Gray Design, intends to include Hearing Centres in many of its new and existing locations. Barry Gray, CEO and Co-Founder of Gray De ..read more
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Kingspan opens Daylighting Centre of Excellence
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by The Editor
1d ago
Kingspan has opened the new Daylighting Centre of Excellence (DCoE). Located in Kingspan’s hometown of Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, Ireland, the €22.3m manufacturing facility is an important investment in ensuring an efficient and effective supply chain for customers and a permanent location for its global offices whilst the building itself exemplifies what can be achieved with Kingspan solutions. A selection of Kingspan Insulated Panels and Kingspan Light + Air products were used to form a highly efficient building envelope. All the interior spaces, from the factory floor to the office areas, are f ..read more
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Engineers Ireland forecasts almost 8,000 sectoral jobs for 2023
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by The Editor
2d ago
Engineers Ireland’s latest employers’ survey, the first since the pandemic, has shown that a shortage of experienced engineers and the housing crisis are among the many barriers experienced by engineering employers undertaking recruitment for 2023. Damien Owens, Director General, Engineers Ireland, said: “Our recent survey has shown that 72% of member-respondents are majorly concerned about the shortage of engineers with the correct skills. These engineering employers see this shortage as the main barrier to business growth. We are all aware of the recent job cuts in the tech sector – many of ..read more
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New Directors appointed to MOLA Architecture
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by The Editor
3d ago
MOLA Architecture, one of Ireland’s leading architectural and interior design practices, has announced the appointment of two new Directors to its management team in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the success and growth of the practice. Naomi Lloyd and Paul Finnegan join the founding Directors, Michael O’Carroll and Ralph Bingham, in running the company’s operations in Ireland and Europe, and in planning its future direction. These appointments are key to the implementation of the company’s growth and evolution plans, and its commitment to enabling career progression at MOLA ..read more
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Adcock Ingram sets the standard for digital transformation
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by The Editor
3d ago
Adcock Ingram is a leading South African pharmaceutical manufacturer listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The Company manufactures, markets, and distributes a wide range of healthcare products and is a leading supplier to both the private and public sectors of the market. Through the recent acquisition of Plush, the Company expanded into the Homecare market. Adcock Ingram started as a small Krugersdorp pharmacy almost 130 years ago and now ranks as the second-largest local manufacturer in the private pharmaceutical market. Its founders branched out into new product development, manufactu ..read more
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Adcock Ingram sets the standard for digital transformation
Irish Building Magazine | Construction News & Information Portal
by The Editor
1w ago
Adcock Ingram is a leading South African pharmaceutical manufacturer listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The Company manufactures, markets, and distributes a wide range of healthcare products and is a leading supplier to both the private and public sectors of the market. Through the recent acquisition of Plush, the Company expanded into the Homecare market. Adcock Ingram started as a small Krugersdorp pharmacy almost 130 years ago and now ranks as the second-largest local manufacturer in the private pharmaceutical market. Its founders branched out into new product development, manufactu ..read more
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ESB Networks announces €10bn investment to 2030
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by The Editor
1w ago
ESB Networks has launched its ‘Networks for Net Zero Strategy’ which outlines its commitment to futureproofing Ireland’s electricity network and making the country’s goal of net zero by 2050 a reality. This will require deploying innovative solutions now which are scalable to meet the electricity needs of the nation by 2040.  The Networks for Net Zero Strategy will underpin an energy transition that will enable electricity customers to adopt new technologies, products and services in the decade ahead, changing how they generate, store and consume electricity. In order to meet the changing ..read more
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Vectorworks and Solibri Inside Integration to Save Architects Time and Money
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by The Editor
1w ago
Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. has partnered with fellow Nemetschek Group brand Solibri to offer users a new way to deliver quality designs confidently. With Solibri Inside, you can validate, report and modify design errors in an easy-to-use model checker directly inside Vectorworks. Created with designers’ needs in mind, the new feature helps to reduce risk with fewer errors and improves efficiency with fewer file exchanges, saving architects, their consultants and clients valuable time and money. “Quality assurance is a critical component of BIM, but many ..read more
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Erisbeg acquires majority stake in ORS
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by The Editor
2w ago
ORS has announced Erisbeg, an Irish-owned investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in the company to support the next phase of its development. ORS is one of Ireland’s leading multidisciplinary building consultancies, headquartered in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. The investment will support the company to grow organically and through acquisition and will see ORS hire over 150 new positions nationwide over the next three years. Established in 1991 by Paul O’Reilly and Finbarr Stuart and currently led by John Brennan, ORS has expanded significantly in recent years due to its award-winning emp ..read more
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Ecocem welcomes Government action on carbon emissions
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by The Editor
2w ago
Ecocem, a low carbon cement technology company has welcomed the government mandate for public bodies to specify low carbon construction methods and low carbon cement for construction projects from 2023 onwards. As part of the Climate Action Plan 2023, the Government of Ireland has pledged to reduce the carbon emissions of industry and enterprise by 35% by 2030 and is specific about reducing the clinker content of cement (responsible for 90% of emissions from cement). The government is also pledging to support innovative research and development of cement and construction materials companies to ..read more
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