Creating a Unified Approach to BIM

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

Europe has become a leader in sustainable building, with initiatives to develop a more unified approach to environmental concerns, through modern technology and digital construction. Along with this unified approach to sustainable building practices, the European ... READ MORE

Building Smart with Digital Data

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 03 August, 2016.

There is a strong BIM environment in Ireland, cultivating real change and progress towards a sustainable future. ( To meet the goal of creating a global standard, the building industry worldwide needs a reliable means of sharing digital information ... READ MORE

The Future of BIM and CAD Technologies

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

Until the recent growth of technology, buildings were designed largely with traditional methods involving two-dimensional drawings and blueprints. This simpler approach meant that many errors or miscalculations were not discovered until the structure was already ... READ MORE

What is Building Service Engineering?

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 28 July, 2016.

Building Service Engineers play several different roles when it comes to building construction, design, and planning. These services are utilised for many different types of building projects including commercial buildings, healthcare facilities, industrial plants, and ... READ MORE

Understanding the Value of Building Information Modelling

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 25 July, 2016.

Building Information Modelling, also known as BIM, helps to integrate the design and construction processes. BIM has many advantages. It can reduce costs and increase productivity. It can also improve the building environment and reduce costly mistakes. It is ... READ MORE

Developments and Impacts of Consulting Engineering in Europe

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

According to the latest survey conducted by the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA), developments in this industry are improving throughout Europe, from Italy to Ireland. The Task Group at the EFCA produces a bi-annual report based on ... READ MORE

Technology and Teamwork in Modern Building Design

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 18 July, 2016.

Diversity and teamwork are fundamental in creating great architecture. From the architects to the interior designers, consulting and structural engineers to landscape designers, successful and sustainable buildings are developed by a team of these experts.  With ... READ MORE

NZEB, Today’s Standards for Nearly Zero Energy Building

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 28 June, 2016.

In Ireland, and throughout Europe, new buildings are required to meet the rising needs of an energy-driven world, even more efficiently and effectively than with the standards already in place. Nearly Zero Energy Building means designing to a standard primary energy ... READ MORE

Smart Technology in Ireland’s Building Industry

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 24 June, 2016.

The year 2020 is the mark for real change in the building industry in Ireland. Ensuring up to 40% of consumed energy comes from renewable energy sources is the ultimate goal. Currently, these goals are not being met when it comes to the expectations of the European ... READ MORE

Augmented Reality in Building Design

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 15 June, 2016.

As the Construction Industry evolves, applying the benefits of advanced technologies, efficiency and sustainability are becoming easier to achieve, from single structures to entire cities. One of the most sophisticated technologies available for advancing building can ... READ MORE

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