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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Building

All time
# shortage
This is what is being done to allow Ireland to build more houses
A review into An Bord Pleanála’s is taking place and should be finished by the end of the year.
# mica
Houses are crumbling in Donegal and we should soon know why
A campaign group said the issue affects both private and council homes.
# Brothel
Shocking photos show Cork flat complex littered with heroin paraphernalia
Residents have been expressing concern at the situation.
# brickies
This robot can build a house in just two days
It could make bricklayers a thing of the past.
# Spending
€83m spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over five years
It’s estimated on average a prefab costs around €13,500 a year to rent.
# it's epic
Pictures: A Hollywood producer is building the largest mansion in US history
Yours for $500 million. Take a look…
# Construction
Qatar isn't happy about claims of thousands dying on World Cup construction sites
The Washington Post estimated that as many as 4,000 workers will die by 2020.
One dead after attack by two men "disguised as women" on NSA headquarters
One person was shot dead after driving an SUV into the agency’s building.
# growing the idea
People in Italy are living in this treehouse
This structure was designed by Luciano Pia and incorporates more than 150 trees.
# bricks-and-mortar
New home building across Ireland has pulled into the slow lane
But land values are predicted to rise, which could mean more property eventually on the market.
# narrow ambition
Building a house where the parking space is meant to be
Architects in Japan have built this triangular property that makes the most out of a narrow space.
# Building
It's taken a long time, but the construction industry is doing ok (especially on commercial projects)
The rate of growth in commercial activity remained sharp, despite easing for the third month running.
# printed perfection
This building was constructed using a 3D printer. Yes, a BUILDING.
The structure in Shanghai was constructed using a printer that is over 150 metres long.
# You wooden believe it
The €216 million treehouse that Taiwan wants to be its Eiffel Tower
The building of the banyan tree-inspired structure has been faced opposition from Taichung mayor Lin Chia-lung.
# sprawl
This is how many new homes are being built this year (and importantly, where they are)
Dublin is still growing and growing.
# Threat
Electricians union will do 'whatever is necessary' to get 5% pay rise
The TEEU’s conference heard that they wan ta roll-back on concession made over the last seven years.
# Housing Crisis
Some councils are taking developer’s money instead of building social housing
Under the law, a developer can pay a levy in lieu of building social housing.
# the old school
The Upgrade: Inside the salvage yard - tips for homeowners spoke to the owner of a salvage yard about what they have to offer home renovators.
# shovel ready
The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
# the rising
There's been a surge in new building projects since January
Project commencements are up 40 per cent, compared to the first 8 months of 2013.
# Build it up
Pressure is on to get building, but those in construction need to learn new skills
The Irish Green Building Council says Ireland is going through a “revolution in standards and regulation”.
# Build it up
House building growth was at its fastest since 2000 last month
And employment is growing, too.
# Housing
Builders are not happy with the government's new social housing plan
But a housing charity thinks it’s not so bad.
# Royal Gold Medal
Irish duo win the 'world’s most prestigious architecture award'
Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey are the first Irish architects to win the Royal Gold Medal in almost 40 years.
# Building
Ireland is building even fewer homes than in 2013
New figures show that the volume of residential has decreased for a second quarter.
# Red Zone
Pakistan state TV back on air after protesters storm building
The military urged the protesters to leave saying it was ‘embarrassing to everybody’.
# Put up a parking lot
Asbestos found at University Hospital Galway
However, the HSE says there is no danger to the public.
# Construction
Here's how many construction workers are on the dole
Despite a recovery, nearly 80,000 workers remain unemployed.
# Housing Crisis
Construction might be slow but a flood of new orders means it won't be for long
Ulster Bank says that new orders are at their highest level for 10 years.
# residential
Construction activity remains "robust" in tenth month of growth
The rate has slowed slightly in the past couple of months but remains strong according to an index by Ulster Bank.
# Statement of Priorities
These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016
From access to childcare to disposing bank assets, they’ve covered a lot in the Statement of Priorities.
# Housing Crisis
Council sale of four acres would provide just 22 social housing units
A councillor in south Dublin said the plan would to “nothing to tackle the growing house crisis” in the area.
# safe conclusion
Man who spent over four hours on six-storey Dame Street building taken away safely
Gardaí, ambulances and the fire service are all responded to the scene at Dublin’s College Green.
# residential
Number of people looking for planning permission and building homes is on the rise
There were 3,524 residential construction projects started in the first four months of 2014 compared with 1,517 for the same period in 2013.
# burst bubble
The number of houses granted planning permission will probably surprise you
The latest CSO figures show a drop of 30.5% in the first three months of the year.
# Housing Crisis
Irish construction output is on the way up, but house building is still down
The sector is 7.7% bigger than this time last year, with most gains in commercial property.
Is this the 'ambitious action' needed to fix Ireland's social housing market?
A new report has said the sector is ‘at a crossroads’.
# Recovery
Construction activity eases slightly, but suppliers are now hiking their prices
The recovery continued to be centred on housing and commercial activity.
# up for grabs
NAMA to sell major site next to half-built former Anglo headquarters
It is envisaged that the completed development will be similar in size to the commercial footprint of the Spencer Dock development.
# right on time
Sewer work will not delay children's hospital project
The development board for the hospital said the project is on target and transition of services will start before the end of 2018.