Murdocks complete acquisition of Brooks Group following receipt of CCPC approval

Murdock Builders Merchants (“Murdocks”), the Newry headquartered timber suppliers and builders’ merchants, has completed the transaction to acquire Brooks Group (“Brooks”) following clearance from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Brooks, which has been acquired from Welsh-based Premier Forest Products Group, comprises Brooks Builders Merchants and Dublin Plywood and Veneer (“DPV”).

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ACEI members aim to be carbon neutral by 2030

The current president of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI), David McHugh, would appear ideally qualified and experienced for the role he has taken up, considering the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the coming year and beyond for the association. The senior director responsible for renewable energy and business development at RPS in Ireland also has eight years of experience in global roles as a corporate executive and management consultant specialising in sustainability. With its recently published ACEI Sustainability Vision, the association is setting out an ambitious programme for its members to become advocates for climate action and sustainable change in Irish construction and lead by example by becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

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Construction activity ramped up in June following loosening of restrictions

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – remained well above the 50.0 no-change mark in June 2021, posting 65.0 following a reading of 66.4 in May. Activity increased for the second month running following the full reopening of the sector and at one of the strongest rates since the survey began 21 years ago. Index readings above 50 signal an increase in activity on the previous month, and readings below 50 signal a decrease.

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Read the latest Irish Construction News

The latest issue of Irish Construction News is out and features interviews with PJ Rudden, Chairman of the Construction Sector Group’s key Innovation and Digital Adoption SubGroup; David McHugh, President, ACEI; Eamonn Stapleton, Managing Director, Clonmel Enterprises; Des Mulcair, Director, Roadbridge; and Tony McCarthy, Director, Jennings O’Donovan on the rollout of national roads infrastructure.

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United Metals Recycling Group – Maximising the value of construction waste materials

United Metals Recycling (UMR) Group was established in 2010 as a joint venture between the Donlan and Hegarty families, two highly-respected families within the recycling sector. The company is best described as a dynamic family business with vast generational experience in metal recycling and demolition.
Since 2010, the UMR Group has grown to become a top metal recycler in Ireland, currently employing over 70 people directly.

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