Irish architectural firm wins New York City Urban Design Ideas Competition

RKD Architects, a Dublin-based architectural firm has won an international urban design ideas competition, The Metals in Construction magazine 2021 Design Challenge. The challenge – the Sunnyside Yard Competition – sought to generate design ideas for creating an environment suitable for affordable housing and other mixed-use urban development over a portion of Sunnyside Yards in Queens, New York City.

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Covid-19 lockdown leads to further decline in activity, but confidence reaches two-and-a-half-year high

As the construction sector starts to reopen, the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 30.9 in March, up from February’s reading of 27.0, but still signalling a sharp reduction in activity. Falls have been recorded throughout the first three months of the year amid the latest COVID-19 lockdown.

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Maplewood and Grandbrind to commence construction on ‘first of its kind’ joint venture development in south Dublin

Maplewood Residential and Grandbrind Ltd are about to commence construction on a 1,034-home development at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin, Dublin, the first public-private housing project of its kind to get underway in the country. Up to 200 construction jobs will be created through this innovative project, with the phased return of residential construction starting from 12 April.

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