People

In the executive chair with: Bernard Dwyer, Founder, PHD Group

In the executive chair with: Bernard Dwyer, Founder, PHD Group

Bernard Dwyer began his career in construction as a labourer at the age of 17 in London. But the allure and physicality of scaffolding soon took over and he started scaffold company PHD in 1984 with just £460 in pocket. Following a housing recession he was obliged to...

AG’s dynamic bid to become net zero

AG’s dynamic bid to become net zero

CIF corporate partner company AG has reinforced its position as a leader in sustainable construction by switching to bio LPG energy resulting in a carbon saving of 70 per cent - equal to a person driving around the world three times. The Fivemiletown headquartered...

If it was up to me … with Chris Barrett

If it was up to me … with Chris Barrett

Advice and thoughts on the lighter side of life Chris Barrett is owner and Managing Director of Leading Edge Project Directors, a consultancy firm specialising in project and development management. Chris is also a former inter-county player with Mayo GAA and hung up...

New Managing Director at Dornan Group to lead MMC and digital vision

New Managing Director at Dornan Group to lead MMC and digital vision

Micheál O’Connor has been appointed in the role of Managing Director at Dornan Group. A chartered quantity surveyor and former president of the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland, Micheál brings 30 years’ experience in the industry to the role. Prior to joining...

‘It’s been the greatest challenge I ever faced’

‘It’s been the greatest challenge I ever faced’

Carpenter Gary Dickson spent almost a decade building timber frame houses in the US before returning to Ireland just before the recession hit. What should have been the start of a new life with his family, soon took a tragic turn when a devastating accident almost...

Women in construction: Helen J Finlay

Women in construction: Helen J Finlay

Equal Measures: An insight into a career in construction from a woman’s point of view Helen J Finlay is a Senior Technical Manager with Cairn Homes PLC. She has worked in the industry for 18 years I qualified as an architect from DIT Bolton Street (now TU) in 2003 and...