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Posted June 11, 2018

Private Sector Building Booms

State infrastructure building slowed last month as construction of homes and offices rocketed ahead, a survey published on Monday shows. The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows that commercial and house-building drove further expansion in the industry last month. The…
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Posted June 1, 2018

Permission for €1bn development in Cherrywood granted

International developer Hines has received planning permission to build a 2.1 million sq ft town centre at Cherrywood, including almost 1,300 apartments, office and retail space. The approval by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council paves the way for the urban development project to…
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Posted May 30, 2018

UK construction will use thousands of drones by 2030

The UK construction and manufacturing sector is set to employ nearly 5,000 drones by 2030, increasing productivity by 3.1%. That’s according to a new report by PwC called Skies without limits, which examines how drones will aid economic growth. The…
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Posted May 14, 2018

Dublin crane count rises to 78 for May

There were 78 construction cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on May 1st. This is a rise of seven – or 10 per cent – on last month’s total and two less than the 80 recorded on December 1st, 2017…
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Posted April 24, 2018

€56 Billion worth of Construction Projects mapped for Ireland

Esri Ireland today announced that Construction Information Services (CIS) has leveraged its digital mapping platform to present its members with a visual guide to construction projects around Ireland. 36,500 construction projects, worth €56 billion, are currently mapped on this visual platform….
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