Mitigating Project Risk Using Building Information Modelling (BIM)

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 23 January, 2018.

Multiple stakeholding, combined with the many stages involved in the construction process, represent the biggest obstacles any project faces from the outset. If the information sharing protocols in place aren’t smooth enough, then it can lead to inefficient ... READ MORE

The Advantages of Sustainable Building Design in Refurbishment

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 18 January, 2018.

Roughly a tenth of the carbon emissions produced in Ireland are associated with the manufacturing of construction materials and their transportation to site. The same can be said for refurbishment activity, which makes up a significant part of the construction industry ... READ MORE

The Living Building Challenge Explained

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 21 December, 2017.

You may have heard a great deal about the ‘Living Building Challenge’ (LBC) and wondered what it was all about. Well, at Varming Consulting Engineers were here to enlighten you. We love to help spread the word about initiatives that encourage sustainable ... READ MORE

Home Performance Index

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 15 December, 2017.

At Varming Consulting Engineers, we are involved in all aspects of sustainable building design and have been working with the Irish construction industry since 1946. As part of our ongoing mission to educate on the latest concepts emerging in the field, we look now at ... READ MORE

What Is a 'Healthy Building'

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 27 September, 2017.

In the construction industry in Ireland, a question that is often asked is “What is a Healthy Building”. This sounds like an easy question to answer and to some extent it is, but what should not be ignored is how many employees work in what would be ... READ MORE

Promoting Healthy and Energy Efficient buildings in the EU

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 26 September, 2017.

Ireland and other EU member states and their indigenous construction industries have, for some time now, been developing and implementing measures to make every aspect of the building’s energy use as efficient as possible. This is, in part, due to the need to ... READ MORE

Air Systems and the Part they Play in Building Health

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 21 September, 2017.

Within a commercial building, which houses the majority of a business\'s assets and employees, the air quality plays a huge role in the performance of the company\'s success. Good, well- maintained air flow provides a comfortable environment in which staff can thrive, ... READ MORE

What Are the Possibilities When IOT and Building Design Meet?

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

When it comes to technology, evolution tends to happen hand in hand, across all industries in the commercial world. In the last 30 years alone, we have seen the advent of the internet, the ubiquitous paradigm of home computers, smartphones and tablet devices and ... READ MORE

The Growing Demand for Building Management Systems

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 11 September, 2017.

Building management systems, often abbreviated in the industry parlance to ‘BMS’ provides versatility, allowing for intelligent central control of all aspects of a building services operation and maintenance. A recent report highlighted the expectation ... READ MORE

An Introduction into Life-cycle Cost Analysis

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 05 September, 2017.

A life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) is typically carried out in order to calculate the total cost of ownership of a facility. This assessment takes into consideration all costs involved in buying, maintaining and disposing of a building system or individual ... READ MORE

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