Jackson Owens RIP

At GARLAND we were very sorry to learn of the recent death of our former Director, Friend and Colleague, Jackson Owens. Read more

Moving Forward with Net Pledge Zero

At the end of 2021, GARLAND took the ACEI Pledge to Net Zero. This Pledge was established to commit organisations from the built environment sector to take a leadership role in the transition to a Net Zero carbon economy. Read more

HSA Construction Prosecutions Review

The HSA has identified construction as a high-risk sector, embarking on a new three-year Strategy aimed at targeting high risk activities for inspection. A review of past prosecutions can help construction companies identify the risks most likely to attract the attention of inspectors. From… Read more

Construction skills operators to require licences

The Government is to publish the heads of a Bill to establish a construction skills licensing authority to replace the CSCS system. The new system will replace the current Construction Skills Certification (CSCS) and Quarries Skills Certification (QSCS) Schemes. Under the current system, a… Read more

Pilot Scheme for Construction Recycling

The Irish Construction Industry accounts for up to 48% of Irish waste (6.2 million tonnes) so a pilot scheme has been established to divert waste from landfill, incineration and downcycling. Based on a successful model from the Netherlands, the Construction Materials Exchange (CMEx) Project… Read more

Online Tool to Reduce Construction Emissions

A new online tool called the Carbon Designer for Ireland Tool was launched in 2021 to allow designers to quickly assess and visualize the emissions linked to different types of construction techniques and materials. Read more

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