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  • Construction News: February Round-up

    22 Feb
    Construction News: February Round-up

    February 2016  saw several positive developments for the Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering sector in Ireland, including the announcement of €127m in regional capital works by local authorities, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and a €200m investment in vital flood protection schemes by the European Investment Bank.

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  • Civil Engineering Graduates in High Demand

    04 Jan
    Civil Engineering Graduates in High Demand

    Civil Engineering graduates are in high demand, due to the increase in Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering opportunities and the present low numbers of graduates in the State, Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland stated at a recent address.

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  • Shortage of Civil Engineers reaches Crisis Level - careersnews.ie

    04 Dec
    Shortage of Civil Engineers reaches Crisis Level - careersnews.ie

    A strong pipeline of public and private construction projects in Ireland's recovering economy has led to strong demand for Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering graduates. Demand for graduate engineers has outstripped supply for the last two years, leading to an increase in graduate salaries as employers compete to recruit the best graduates.

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  • London's 42km CrossRail Tunnel Completed

    07 Jun
    London's 42km CrossRail Tunnel Completed

    Tunneling work which started in 2012 for the CrossRail project in London has been completed. With the completion of the 42km tunnel across London, the €25bn CrossRail project is now two-thirds complete, and on schedule to open in 2018.

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  • Arup: Continued Growth and Recruitment of graduate Civil Engineers

    06 May
    Arup: Continued Growth and Recruitment of graduate Civil Engineers

    Arup, one of the world's leading engineering consultancies, is seeing strong demand in Ireland from sectors such as Infrastructure e.g. airports, pipelines, energy generation and highways;  Science and Industry, including work arising from foreign direct investment such as pharma plants; and "Commercial" which involves office buildings and hotels.

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  • 16 New Schools

    18 Dec
    16 New Schools

    €450 million to be spent in 16 new Schools Construction projects In Ireland. It is part of the Irish Government's €2.2bn stimulus programme announced in 2012 and will see more than 28,000 school places created by the end of 2015. Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan said the news was a major boost to pupils across Ireland.

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  • Ireland could benefit from greenhouse gas finding

    06 Nov
    Ireland could benefit from greenhouse gas finding

    Professor Kiely, Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UCC and his team have found that Irish Grasslands capture atmospheric carbon. The research by the Hydrological Research Group (HYDROMET) which is ongoing for the past decade at several experimental field sites in Ireland is now backed up by similar studies in other EU countries. Currently Irish agriculture gains no financial benefit from this carbon sequestration. It is now time to lobby to realise these benefits to Irish agriculture.

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  • Protecting vital infrastructure – SSE invests over £1m in flood defences

    03 Dec
    Protecting vital infrastructure – SSE invests over £1m in flood defences

    “Water and electricity do not mix”, states Chris Slingsby, Major Projects Manager of UK electrical utility SSE, announcing over £1m investment in flood defence equipment. The measures are necessary to protect electricity substations from flooding due to extreme rainfalls and high tides. Protecting vital infrastructure from flooding is one of the most important challenges of adapting to climate change in the coming decades, and one that will require the problem-solving skills of tomorrow's Civil Engineers to overcome."

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Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Innealtóireacht Shibhialta agus Timpeallachta

University College Cork, Cork

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