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# building - Friday 5 April, 2013

Death toll reaches 45 in India building collapse
# India
# India

Death toll reaches 45 in India building collapse

Apr 5th 2013, 7:15 PM 3,552 Views 1 Comment

The seven-storey building collapsed yesterday evening into a mangled heap of steel and concrete about eight metres high.

# building - Sunday 31 March, 2013

9 spectacular Irish buildings that were never built
# Unbuilt Ireland
# Unbuilt Ireland

9 spectacular Irish buildings that were never built

Mar 31st 2013, 9:45 AM 19,851 Views 34 Comments

The designs range from a proposed raised railway along the Liffey, to a railway terminus in Blacksod Bay, Co. Mayo to an unbuilt design for St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork.

# building - Monday 25 March, 2013

Homeowners will have to prove 'significant pyrite damage' to receive Property Tax exemption
# Regulation
# Regulation

Homeowners will have to prove 'significant pyrite damage' to receive Property Tax exemption

Mar 25th 2013, 7:12 PM 8,874 Views 23 Comments

Speaking in Ashboure today, Phil Hogan said the issue was “yet another problem inherited from the previous government”.

# building - Monday 25 February, 2013

Building costs up 3 per cent as material and energy prices rise
# Construction
# Construction

Building costs up 3 per cent as material and energy prices rise

Feb 25th 2013, 5:00 PM 4,651 Views 12 Comments

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland said that recent trends in below cost tendering are unsustainable as companies continue to fail.

# building - Friday 15 February, 2013

Planning applications down 17 per cent as construction remains in doldrums
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

Planning applications down 17 per cent as construction remains in doldrums

Feb 15th 2013, 6:15 AM 3,867 Views 10 Comments

Donegal was the only county which saw an increase in planning applications in 2012.

# building - Monday 4 February, 2013

Rory McIlroy -- the new face of Nike is also the new face of this San Diego building
# Team Swoosh
From The42
# Team Swoosh

Rory McIlroy -- the new face of Nike is also the new face of this San Diego building

Feb 4th 2013, 8:54 PM 3,579 Views 0 Comments

Guess you’ve made it now, Rors…

# building - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Dutch architect to build house with 3D printer
# WALLPAPER
# WALLPAPER

Dutch architect to build house with 3D printer

Jan 27th 2013, 12:00 PM 13,480 Views 18 Comments

The 12,000 sq ft ‘house’ would take around 18 months to build (and you might even be able to build it on the moon).

# building - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Before the Boom: building houses in Kilbarrack, 1951
# Rewind
# Rewind

Before the Boom: building houses in Kilbarrack, 1951

Jan 9th 2013, 12:01 PM 9,545 Views 17 Comments

Take a trip down memory lane…

# building - Thursday 3 January, 2013

CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012
# Investment
# Investment

CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012

Jan 3rd 2013, 10:45 AM 3,916 Views 7 Comments

The company announced today that it undertook 18 acquisition and investment initiatives in the second half of 2012.

# building - Monday 10 December, 2012

Rate of decline in construction activity unchanged in November
# Construction
# Construction

Rate of decline in construction activity unchanged in November

Dec 10th 2012, 7:10 AM 3,121 Views 2 Comments

Jobs were also being cut at a sharper pace during the month, in line with reduced workloads, according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction PMI.

# building - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Construction group calls for passing of law to avoid further Kilfinane school incidents
# Building
# Building

Construction group calls for passing of law to avoid further Kilfinane school incidents

Nov 24th 2012, 7:45 AM 4,640 Views 13 Comments

The legislation, which has already been introducted, would ensure construction employees receive proper and swift payment for work.

# building - Monday 12 November, 2012

Sharp fall in construction continued in October
# Economy
# Economy

Sharp fall in construction continued in October

Nov 12th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,004 Views 6 Comments

Index from Ulster Bank shows that the rate of decline has slowed – but is still heading downwards.

# building - Friday 26 October, 2012

Are Angie and Brad settling in Limerick?
# Brangelina
From The Daily Edge
# Brangelina

Are Angie and Brad settling in Limerick?

Oct 26th 2012, 4:05 PM 35,030 Views 23 Comments

According to a Limerick County Council planning application they are…

# building - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Report vindicates belief that State is not responsible for pyrite problems - Hogan
# Building
# Building

Report vindicates belief that State is not responsible for pyrite problems - Hogan

Oct 18th 2012, 7:20 PM 7,418 Views 47 Comments

He added, however, that he supports the affected homeowners who have been suffering for “far too long”.

# building - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Ikea to build a new district in German city
# Ikeatown
# Ikeatown

Ikea to build a new district in German city

Aug 22nd 2012, 11:01 AM 6,501 Views 6 Comments

The mini-city will have shops, flats and office space for thousands of people.

# building - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Planning applications down 19 per cent in 2012
# Construction
# Construction

Planning applications down 19 per cent in 2012

Aug 7th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,967 Views 8 Comments

Only three counties – Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim – recorded increases in planning applications.

# building - Sunday 5 August, 2012

New Zealand begins implosion of quake-hit buildings
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

New Zealand begins implosion of quake-hit buildings

Aug 5th 2012, 2:35 PM 3,928 Views 3 Comments

This was the first implosion of a building damaged by a quake, and thousands of people turned out to watch.

# building - Friday 3 August, 2012

Blacklisted Irish construction workers to sue UK company
# Blacklisted
# Blacklisted

Blacklisted Irish construction workers to sue UK company

Aug 3rd 2012, 5:54 PM 11,810 Views 29 Comments

The company allegedly used information about trade union activity, employment history and workers’ personal lives to refuse them work.

# building - Sunday 22 July, 2012

VIDEO: How Dublin Airport looked as it was being built in 1939
# Newsreel
# Newsreel

VIDEO: How Dublin Airport looked as it was being built in 1939

Jul 22nd 2012, 7:45 AM 8,624 Views 26 Comments

Excited newsreel guy? Check.

# building - Friday 1 June, 2012

Must close at midnight: no 3am Big Macs in McDonald's in Temple Bar
# Lovin' It
# Lovin' It

Must close at midnight: no 3am Big Macs in McDonald's in Temple Bar

Jun 1st 2012, 3:35 PM 11,358 Views 44 Comments

McDonald’s must also submit the materials it plans to use on the building in Temple Bar Square in Dublin, and promise to maintain the current vaulted ceilings.

# building - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Column: Another Priory Hall is coming down the tracks. Here's why.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Another Priory Hall is coming down the tracks. Here's why.

May 22nd 2012, 7:30 PM 135 Views 18 Comments

Phil Hogan is planning to introduce new regulations which are meant to make for better buildings. He’s making a major mistake, writes Mike Morris.

# building - Sunday 22 April, 2012

1,500 building jobs to be created over next two years
# Building
# Building

1,500 building jobs to be created over next two years

Apr 22nd 2012, 12:41 PM 5,054 Views 31 Comments

Hundreds of jobs will be created in the construction industry over the next couple of years as a result of recent announcements for foreign direct investment in Ireland, the Industrial Development Authority has said.

# building - Saturday 21 April, 2012

How a volunteer scheme is finding housing solutions for Ireland
# Habitat For Humanity
# Habitat For Humanity

How a volunteer scheme is finding housing solutions for Ireland

Apr 21st 2012, 8:45 AM 4,566 Views 2 Comments

Global charity Habitat for Humanity was set up in 1976, but has had an Irish branch since 2002. We found out more about the work they do in housing people around the world.

# building - Friday 20 April, 2012

City Council delays Priory Hall appeal to allow ‘resolution process’
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

City Council delays Priory Hall appeal to allow ‘resolution process’

Apr 20th 2012, 6:11 PM 2,125 Views 24 Comments

Dublin City Council tells the Supreme Court it will not continue its appeal over the costs for rehousing the Priory Hall residents.

# building - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Kenny holds ad hoc meeting with Priory Hall residents - but promises little
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Kenny holds ad hoc meeting with Priory Hall residents - but promises little

Apr 18th 2012, 3:41 PM 4,378 Views 50 Comments

Residents of the Priory Hall complex doorstepped the Taoiseach as he visited a nearby industrial estate for a jobs announcement.

# building - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

An Taisce expects more problems in buildings 'thrown up' during Celtic Tiger
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

An Taisce expects more problems in buildings 'thrown up' during Celtic Tiger

Apr 17th 2012, 7:00 AM 3,810 Views 14 Comments

The trust has called for some serious changes to Ireland’s planning enforcement laws and court procedures.

# building - Monday 16 April, 2012

Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce

Apr 16th 2012, 9:58 PM 8,057 Views 51 Comments

An Taisce’s comprehensive report suggests urban sprawl means more time in cars or transport – and less time physically active.

Taisce: Absence of local tax saw councils approve too many developments
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

Taisce: Absence of local tax saw councils approve too many developments

Apr 16th 2012, 4:42 PM 2,073 Views 19 Comments

The national heritage organisation says councils allowed over-development in order to cash in on new commercial rates.

Ennis: "Some of the most senseless zoning excesses of Celtic Tiger"
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

Ennis: "Some of the most senseless zoning excesses of Celtic Tiger"

Apr 16th 2012, 3:00 PM 9,388 Views 13 Comments

Co Clare farmer sold 48 acres for €18.8m – but it was located on a flood plain. But Ennis wasn’t the only place where there were attempts to build on floodplains…

Ireland is Crap at Planning Map of the Day
# Map Of The Day
# Map Of The Day

Ireland is Crap at Planning Map of the Day

Apr 16th 2012, 11:46 AM 9,738 Views 46 Comments

The at-a-glance report card for local authorities’ planning departments. Not ONE scored an ‘A’ or a ‘B’.

The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system

Apr 16th 2012, 10:46 AM 31,071 Views 70 Comments

An Taisce has rated planning systems in 34 city and county councils. Nine of them got an ‘F’ grade.

# building - Monday 2 April, 2012

1 World Trade Centre reaches 100 floors
# New York
# New York

1 World Trade Centre reaches 100 floors

Apr 2nd 2012, 9:19 PM 12,372 Views 32 Comments

The skyscraper being built to replace the terror-wrecked twin towers is now 100 stories high — on its way to becoming New York’s tallest building.

Did Hogan appoint a HomeBond official to a State board?
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Did Hogan appoint a HomeBond official to a State board?

Apr 2nd 2012, 6:45 AM 8,496 Views 77 Comments

Fianna Fáil has asked Phil Hogan to clarify whether he gave a State board job to someone connected with the pyrite controversy.

# building - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Construction company CRH made profit of €700 million in 2011
# What Recession?
# What Recession?

Construction company CRH made profit of €700 million in 2011

Feb 28th 2012, 8:49 AM 2,597 Views 9 Comments

The buildings material company bucked the trend in the construction sector by reporting big increases in profit and revenue.

# building - Monday 6 February, 2012

More than 40 people trapped after building collapses in Lahore
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

More than 40 people trapped after building collapses in Lahore

Feb 6th 2012, 1:04 PM 1,294 Views 0 Comments

Pakistani rescue workers are searching for survivors in the rubble of a three-story factory that collapsed in Lahore today.

# building - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Watch: A Lego factory made entirely out of Lego
# Build It
From The Daily Edge
# Build It

Watch: A Lego factory made entirely out of Lego

Jan 22nd 2012, 11:33 AM 5,410 Views 12 Comments

This impressive mini Lego sorting plant actually works – and has its very own production line.

# building - Monday 14 November, 2011

Nama interested in 'all proposals' amid push for vertical park in Anglo HQ
# NAMAPark
# NAMAPark

Nama interested in 'all proposals' amid push for vertical park in Anglo HQ

Nov 14th 2011, 7:37 PM 1,526 Views 16 Comments

The state agency says it is open to suggestions on the now-derelict Anglo building on Dublin’s quays. One architect wants to turn it into a unique public park.

# building - Friday 23 September, 2011

Irish construction sector continues to contract
# Construction
# Construction

Irish construction sector continues to contract

Sep 23rd 2011, 3:23 PM 363 Views 6 Comments

Central Statistics Office figures reveal that output in the construction sector slowed by 6.4 per cent between April and June.

# building - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

CRH reports near-triple jump in profits - but will fall short of expectations
# CRH
# CRH

CRH reports near-triple jump in profits - but will fall short of expectations

Aug 16th 2011, 1:45 PM 570 Views 4 Comments

The building materials group says it’ll fall short of expectations to grow profits by 11 per cent, despite profits up by 280 per cent.

# building - Monday 13 June, 2011

Gallery: Nominations for Irish Architecture Awards revealed
# Architecture
From The Daily Edge
# Architecture

Gallery: Nominations for Irish Architecture Awards revealed

Jun 13th 2011, 2:14 PM 4,609 Views 0 Comments

Check out some of the 38 projects shortlisted for the RIAI awards, ranging from imaginative home extensions to huge projects which re-shape the skyline.