Wishing all our clients, colleagues and friends a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!
On the 7th December 2017 the National BIM Council published the first digital strategy for Ireland's construction industry, titled a ‘Roadmap to Digital Transition’.
This follows the Government Contracts Committee for Construction’s (GCCC) recommendation for the adoption of BIM across the public capital programme for Ireland.
A copy of the NBC report and roadmap is available to download here>>
RYAN+LAMB Architects are pleased to announce our move to new premises in the heart of Dublin City.
To accommodate our growing team, we have relocated to Baggot Hall, 41 Lower Baggot Street, a newly renovated mid-terrace Georgian building less than 1km from Stephen’s Green.
Our new address is now:
41 Lower Baggot Street,
We’re excited to be embarking on a new chapter here at RYAN+LAMB and look forward to welcoming visitors to our new home!
Oakland International are a supply chain specialist for foods. Following our appointment in early 2017, RYAN+LAMB Architects have completed planning and tendering and are now managing the Construction of Phase 1 at FoodCentral. It is an exciting project and is the first that forms part of the FoodCentral Master Plan at Keelings. In time Food Central will becomes Ireland's largest Food Park. Phase 1 of Oakland is due to complete in December 2017.
In recognition of RYAN+LAMB Architects' 'BIM Maturity', the practice was recently invited to participate in the Construction IT Alliances BIM Innovation Capability Programme, a research initiative which provides an in-depth review of Building Information Modelling in Ireland in 2017.
The findings of this research have been published in the BIM in Ireland 2017 Report, which can be read here>>
This report demonstrates the remarkable progress that Ireland has made in building BIM capability in recent years, and provides an in depth review of BIM in Ireland with regards to key government publications, BIM champions, existing standards and procurement routes, BIM training programmes, current initiatives and maturity within public and private sector projects.
Our first Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) house is now substantially underway at Hazel Lane, Clontarf, Dublin 3. Manufactured in factory conditions, it is delivered to site and assembled on a Kore Raft Foundation system. Next week windows will be fitted and the roof will be weathered.
In Foxfield, Raheny we are coming into the last two weeks of the project. This single storey extension includes larger kitchen and dining areas, a new entrance hall and wc and a split level living area.
At Stiles Road in Clontarf we are renovating and extending a 3 bedroom semi-detached house. The two storey structure to the rear is almost complete.
At Hazel Lane work has been completed on a Passive Standard insulated slab. The Koreslab is designed to eliminate cold bridging and provide a high quality insulated foundation. The walls, first floor and roof are prefabricated and ready to be delivered to site. They are formed from Structural Insulated Panels and will be installed over the next two weeks.
Delighted to see our low-energy mews house in Clontarf, which has just gone on site, feature in Passive House Plus, the award-winning bimonthly magazine focused on highly energy efficient, healthy and sustainable buildings.
Congratulations to our newly appointed Associate and BIM Development Manager Barry Kirwan, on receiving his Post Graduate CPD Certificate in Professional Energy Skills in NZEB (Near Zero Energy Buildings).
From January, 1st 2019 every new public building will have to be designed to nearly zero energy building standards. All other new buildings will also have to comply with the new nearly zero energy buildings standards from January, 1st 2021. This arises from the Recast European Performance of Buildings Directive 2010/30/EU.
The course is being run by the Dublin Institute of Technology and has been designed to enable experienced building design professionals (including Architects, Engineers, Building Surveyors and Architectural Technologists) to develop an understanding of the new directive, with particular reference to existing residential buildings.
Barry was presented with his award by Professor Gerry Farrell, Dean and Director of the College of Engineering & Built Environment at a ceremony at DIT Grangegorman on February 21st 2017.
RYAN+LAMB Architects are delighted to announce the appointment of Barry Kirwan as Associate and BIM Development Manager for the practice. Barry has over 20 years’ experience working as a Senior Architectural Technologist with some of Ireland’s leading Contractors across residential, industrial, hi tech, education, retail and commercial sectors.
In 2014 Barry completed a Masters in Construction ICT & BIM, for which he was awarded first class honours. Since then he has gone on to complete BRE Accredited courses allowing him undertake the roles of both Task and Project Information Manager within Level 2 BIM procured contracts which has positioned him as one of the country’s leading professionals within his field. As one of the founding members of the CITA Eastern BIM Region, Barry has served as Secretary to the group since 2015 until stepping down in January of 2017.
In 2016 Barry completed Level 9 post graduate CPD certificate at DIT on residential retrofit towards near zero energy building performance (nZEB). The course includes modules on legislative policy, building fabric and service installations, calculation theories and methodologies, modelling of retrofit interventions through analysis in DEAP together with the principles of life cycle cost analysis for retrofit solutions.
Barry has also been actively involved with the RIAI Architectural Technologist Committee since 2015 and has participated on RIAI visiting accreditation boards for Architectural Technology degree programs at a number of the Institutes of Technology.