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Varming Consulting Engineers - Over 70years of Engineering Excellence

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 06 March, 2017.

Varming Consulting Engineers is a company with decades of experience in Building Services sector and it has been at the centre of a host of major construction projects since its inception. Founded in 1946, by Danish engineer Jorgen Varming, this organisation has a ... READ MORE



Building Energy Management Systems Explained

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 01 March, 2017.

The purpose of a Building Energy Management System (or BEMS for short) may be quite self-explanatory, but what might not be so clear is exactly how much a building can rely on one for effective running. Not only that, but a BEMS can be responsible for multiple ... READ MORE



Passive House Standards in Ireland

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 13 February, 2017.

The intention of Passive house is to reduce the home\'s ecological footprint by employing rigorous voluntary standards for energy efficiency. It can be used in office buildings, schools, and other buildings as well as residential homes. Passive house buildings must ... READ MORE



Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 09 February, 2017.

Nearly zero energy buildings use extremely low amounts of energy. The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive states that all new public buildings must be nearly zero energy by 2018, and all new buildings must be nearly zero energy by 2020. All EU countries must ... READ MORE



The Value of BREEAM

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 07 February, 2017.

BREEAM stands for Building Research Environmental Assessment Method. BREEAM was founded in 1990, and it was the world’s first sustainability assessment method for buildings. It is applied in over 70 countries around the world, and it’s easily adapted to a ... READ MORE



Greening the Building Supply Chain

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 06 February, 2017.

The public, architects, and contractors are all beginning to understand the importance of green building. While there is a large amount of focus on high efficiency buildings, there has been little focus on the resources used in the building supply chain. Few attempts ... READ MORE



The Impact of the Construction Contracts Act

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 16 January, 2017.

The Construction Contracts Act, which was signed into law in 2016, is designed to bring more certainty to the timing and amounts of payments to be made. It also provides parties a new procedure for resolution of disputes related to payments. The Act includes ... READ MORE



Consulting Engineers Challenges in 2017

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 04 January, 2017.

3D printing is beginning to be used in the construction industry. Can it help meet some of the challenges of consulting engineers? The research that’s being done on 3D printing is promising. The Waterford Institute of Technology is researching metal 3D ... READ MORE



Varming is a Member of CITA

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 07 December, 2016.

CitA was initially established as a research project for the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2001 in association with the Waterford Institute of Technology. It was designed to help harness the power of ICT in the Irish Construction Industry. In 2005, CitA ... READ MORE



BIM for Lean Construction

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 16 November, 2016.

Lean construction focuses on eliminating waste, improving processes and productivity, and providing more value for the customer as well as the supply chain. BIM plays a pivotal role in lean construction. Traditionally, paper documents are used for information. They ... READ MORE







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