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.
The developments are reported in the February issue of Irish Construction News, www.irishconstruction.com . Among the local authority projects that will benefit from the ERDF co-funded capital works scheme are the Marina Park development in Cork City's docklands, and a new cyclist and pedestrian bridge at Forbes Street, Dublin.
Flood protection schemes to benefit from the EIB investment include those at Bandon, Fermoy, Skibbereen, Crookstown, Midleton, Ballymakeera, Clonakilty, Douglas and Glashaboy, Co. Cork, as well as Cork City, Waterford City, King's Island, Limerick and Portmarnock Strand, Dublin. The schemes will be overseen by the Office of Public Works (OPW).
Elsewhere in the issue, the growth of the Irish Construction sector in 2016 is predicted as being in "double figures" by John O'Regan of AECOM, and new orders in the industry continue to grow, with December data showing a four-month high in growth rate.