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The application process for the ACEI Annual Design Excellence Awards is now closed. Thanks to all firms for their project nominations. The winners will be announced at the ACEI Awards dinner on 8th April 2016 in the Shelbourne...
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Since late 2014, the OGP has been working with public sector body clients (“PSB clients”) to identify and deliver sourcing needs. Based on initial client requirements gathered, the OGP developed a programme of work to leverage common requirements, which was published in December 2014. PSB client requirements gathering has been ongoing since the initial programme was published. In view of the significant volume, value and...
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On 6 January 2016, the European Commission adopted the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) that will considerably reduce the administrative burden for companies, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), who want to have a fair chance at winning a public contract. The ESPD will replace the current system, which can differ drastically between Member States. While some countries have already introduced some form of...
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The NSAI launched the public enquiry for the revision of I.S. 370 on the 8th of December 2015. This enquiry will run until the 8th of February 2016. Any comments received will be dealt with by the technical committee. To comment, click on the following link to access I.S. 370:201X. http://www.nsainep.ie/Home/Details/5247 . You may comment on any clause of this document. Simply enter the clause number, make your comment...
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The first national survey to benchmark the level of Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption in Ireland revealed that 67% of the industry sample possessed confidence in their skills and knowledge to deliver BIM. While only 6% reported no confidence the remaining 27% reported a general knowledge of BIM and a gradual improvement in BIM skills. 75% of the sample reported an increase in demand for BIM in Ireland. The survey was undertaken by...
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