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Development at Pearse Street Library (No.14 Nov-02)

Pearse Street Library, formally Great Brunswick Street was first opened 1st April 1909. The 3 storey building was designed by the Architect, C J McCarthy who also designed Tara Street Fire Station and the Technical College at Bolton Street. The structural form of the building comprises timber trussed roof structure and timber floors supported on a combination of steel frames and load bearing masonry walls. The front faAi??ade comprises sandstone and limestone with the remaining facades in brickwork. The basement comprises mass concrete walls. Read the rest of this entry »

IPD Development of Chartered Structural Engineers (No.14 Nov-02)

The Institution of Structural Engineers published new regulations in 2000 for all applicants for membership of the Institution. We are currently in a transition period with the phasing out of the old scheme described as the ” Professional Development Incorporating a Record of Practical Training” and the full implementation of the new requirements for membership. The new regulations are described as the “Initial Professional Development (IPD) of candidates leading to the Professional review for Chartered Membership”. Read the rest of this entry »

Engineering Infrastructure Projects Update (No.14 Nov-02)

Project: Dublin Port Tunnel, Southern Section of the Cut & Cover Tunnel between the railway crossing and Alfie Bryne Road. The structure is constructed between propped Diaphragm walls. Design by Carl Bro Ireland, Contractor NMI. Read the rest of this entry »

Education Pilot PPPs Near Completion (No.14 Nov-02)

In April 2001, under the Government’s pilot Public-Private-Partnership, the Department of Education selected Jarvis Projects to oversee the construction and running of five post-primary schools throughout Ireland under the NDP to cater for nearly 3,500 pupils. Under the ai??i??81.5m scheme, Jarvis will design, build, finance and operate the schools for 25 years, during which it will be responsible for maintenance, cleaning, security and IT support. After 25 years, ownership transfers to the Government. Read the rest of this entry »

Examination Results 2002 (No.14 Nov-02)

The Committee congratulates the following members for their success in the April 2002 Membership Examinations. Read the rest of this entry »

Health Sciences Faculty At St. James’ Hospital (No.14 Nov-02)


The project comrpises the construction of 12,000mA? of teaching and research accommodation for occupational and physiotherapy and related activities. It is situated adjoining the Phase 1 Health Science Faculty, which was constructed some 12 years ago. The location of the project is adjoining Jamesai??i??s Street at the entrance to St. Jamesai??i??s Hospital at the right hand side as one enters the hospital complex. Read the rest of this entry »

Tom McCormack Memorial Lecture – The Design and Construction of Taney Bridge, Dundrum (No. 14 Nov-02)

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The William Dargan Bridge, Dundrum

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Standing Committee On Structural Safety (Scoss) (No.13 Jun-02)

For some 25 years now SCOSS has been investigating trends, practices and the products of design that were felt to have the potential to lead to a reduction in structural safety margins. Whilst SCOSS would not claim the credit for changes that have come about as a consequence, the Committee would like to think that it has exerted some influence. Read the rest of this entry »

Educating Our Future (No.13 Jun-02)

The Institution of Structural Engineers has announced some key changes to their process of professional training and development. The introduction of Initial Professional Development (IPD) marks another step towards the Institution’s goals as a learned society.

The Institution is the internationally recognised professional body for structural engineering. With a membership exceeding 22,000 in over 100 countries, it is the only qualifying body in the world concerned solely with the theory and practice of structural engineering. Recognised for the technical and professional competence of its members, its image is one of safety, efficiency and excellence both of its operations and in the standards of its members. The Institution qualifies its members by exams ai??i?? for both Associate Membership and Chartered Membership ai??i?? that test professional competence in structural engineering design. Read the rest of this entry »

N8 Glanmire to Watergrasshill Road (No.13 Jun-02)

The Glanmire to Watergrasshill road scheme involves the realignment of the existing N8 National Road from the Northern end of the Glanmire By-Pass to North of Watergrasshill Village. The road scheme is 10 km long and will form part of a motorway/dual carriageway standard route between Cork and Dublin. The line of the route crosses several existing County Roads and watercourses. There is a grade separated interchange at each end of the scheme. Read the rest of this entry »