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

Varming - Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

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

The European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Recast) requires that all buildings be Near Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) by 31st December 2020. A Nearly Zero Energy Building, as defined in Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings (recast) ... READ MORE

Can IoT Transform Building Management?

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 17 July, 2017.

The Internet of Things (IoT) may be still very much at the embryonic stages of its development, but it is believed to be about to transform building management, in the very near future. Though this eventuality does have the air of inevitability about it, the road to ... READ MORE

What is a Building Management System?

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 10 July, 2017.

At Varming Consulting Engineers, Ireland, we have long and proud history in delivering outstanding results for every one of our clients by delivering sound engineering advice, backed up by a tradition of excellence in design that stretches back to the late 1940s. As ... READ MORE

Varming Consulting Engineers - ‘BIM around the World’ Survey

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 29 June, 2017.

Across the construction world, BIM is technology being utilised on an ever more frequent basis during building design, construction and maintenance. What is BIM? The acronym ‘BIM’ is an abbreviation of ‘Building Information Modelling’, ... READ MORE

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