Sonas News

Posted December 21, 2017

Thinking of returning home in 2018?

As 2017 draws to a close, here at Sonas we’ve been reflecting on a very busy year. We’ve assisted the repatriation of many candidates this year as the Irish construction market continues to grow rapidly. Construction output is projected to…
Posted December 20, 2017

Housing commencements to pass 15,000 for first time since 2008

New housing commencements are expected to surpass 15,000 this year for the first time since 2008, pointing to a significant pick-up in house-building, according to an analysis by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Using commencement data from the Building Control Authority, the federation’s…
Posted December 13, 2017

35-unit housing plan for Cork industrial estate

A 35-unit housing development is to be built in an industrial estate on Cork’s southside after councillors approved a material contravention of the city development plan — at the second time of asking. Two votes were required to approve the…
Posted December 11, 2017

Construction expands at fastest pace in five months

Construction activity increased sharply during November with the rate of growth accelerating, according to the latest purchasing managers’ index from Ulster Bank. The seasonally adjusted index rose to 56.7 last month, up from 54.5 in October, pointing to the fastest rise…
Posted December 8, 2017

Sod turned on Oisin House, Trinity College.

An official sod-turning took place today on the site of Oisín House, the residence for Trinity students currently undergoing its first phases of construction. Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor officiated the sod-turning on the site to mark…
Posted December 4, 2017

UK Construction activity picks up in November

UK Construction activity picked up slightly in November although confidence among builders remained “subdued” due to Brexit-related uncertainty, according to the latest survey snapshot of the sector. The Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 53.1 in the month, up from 50.8 previously, with any…
Posted December 1, 2017

255-bed build proposed for UCC site

A proposed new UCC student accommodation building — the 255-bed development at Victoria Cross — is set to rise to eight and up 10 storeys, across four linked blocks, on the former western suburban site of the Crow’s Nest bar….
Posted November 30, 2017

Growing Enthusiasm for BIM in Ireland

Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Government agency and third largest seed investor in Europe, has released its third national survey to benchmark the level of Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption in Ireland, showing growing enthusiasm for BIM in Ireland. According to…