Carbon, tendering points and staff morale: Why a new 35,000sqm Dublin warehousing complex is made of wood
High steel prices and demand for green standards have pushed developer Newpark Real Estate to switch to timber frames for its latest industrial buildings. Its financial backer Bain Capital supports the move.
The level of home commencements is growing. Unfortunately, the data reveals it is not nearly enough
Surpassing the government’s target of 33,000 – as seems possible by 2025 – will be far from sufficient. Realistically, the country needs to be building at least 45,000 homes per year and probably closer to 60,000 homes per year for decades.
Costs, controversies and the courts: Why the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh is heading to the High Court
Having been blighted by overruns, the fall-out from the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh into a 45,000-capacity stadium is now increasingly litigious, with several legal actions taken. Just what is going on?
Croí Cónaithe, developer profits, and the state’s decision to subsidise apartment construction
Some of those criticising the Croí Cónaithe scheme have been consistent in their suspicion developers are making large profits from building homes. The problem with this theory is that there is effectively no evidence for it.
A millionaire in his twenties, Marco Herbst now wants to use AI to take delays and disputes out of construction
The construction industry is entering an era of predictive technology and building out this new frontier is Evercam. Founded in 2013, by Marco Herbst and Vinnie Quinn, the company is shaving seven figure sums off the cost of building projects through its use of AI.
The cost of building: The data behind the 3 dysfunctions of the Irish housing market, and how to fix them
Major new data on housing delivery and costs reveal just how weak supply really is. But to fix the problem, we need to focus on land, the role of public housing and the vexed issue of construction costs.