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

Cita BICP Global BIM Study

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 09 November, 2016.

The Cita BIM Innovation Capability Program, also known as BICP, seeks to show the capability of the construction industry and academia to meet the increased needs of BIM on Irish construction projects. It is funded by Enterprise Ireland. The BICP is a response to ... READ MORE


This entry was posted in Inspiration on 08 November, 2016.

ARCHICAD is the leading Building Information Modelling software for the architecture and design industry. It was designed with architects, and it focuses on design, creativity, and the latest technology. This unique software allows architects to focus on what they are ... READ MORE

Electrical Engineering Challenges in 2016

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 19 October, 2016.

In Ireland today, the issue of sustainability goes beyond just the use of clean and reliable energy; it involves many feats of engineering. As the global demand for electricity increases and evolves, so does the need for efficiency, customisation, and control. Power is ... READ MORE

Sustainability and Urban Design

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 17 October, 2016.

Our urban infrastructure is one of the most important investments for a safe and healthy future. The World Urban Campaign (WUC) advocates for positive change and raising awareness for green and productive cities. When it comes to sustainable building, our cities can ... READ MORE

Irish BIM Innovation Awards for 2016

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 29 September, 2016.

The Irish BIM Innovation Awards for 2016 are held by CITA and Irish Building Magazine. The International panel of judges are diligently working on the shortlist for the awards. It will be announced on October 25. Building Information Modeling continues to become ... READ MORE

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