Changing urban skylines, cranes stretching to the heavens, and the continuous hum of machinery paint a picture of Ireland's bustling construction industry. But beneath this façade lies a more complicated narrative: a massive talent shortage, a sector grappling with outdated perceptions, and the economic ramifications of a workforce that doesn’t mirror the diverse population it serves
It’s no longer just about muddy boots on the ground - although those boots on the ground are critical - there are so many more roles and career opportunities available, from finance, HR and change management, right through to mixed reality (AR/VR/XR), UX/user experience design and a whole host of emerging technologies.
Last summer David, a much-loved member of the Townmore team, died suddenly and unexpectedly. David was a well-known and highly respected figure within the construction industry. A Civil Engineer by profession, he started his career in construction in the 1980’s.
#ImInConstruction Townmore, one of Ireland’s fastest growing construction companies, has partnered with Kate Fahey, a dynamic and accomplished construction professional, to launch an industry-wide campaign aimed at raising awareness among young people and those outside the industry about the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available in construction today, with a particular focus on modern methods of construction.
The team at Townmore were delighted to hand over state-of-the-art coliving premises in Dun Laoghaire recently to our valued client, Niche Living. From the beginning, it was clear that the team at Niche Living had a strong vision for creating a unique community of like-minded individuals who valued inclusivity, respect, privacy, social interactions, and sustainability.
Lean construction is a methodology that originated in the manufacturing sector and has since been applied to the construction industry. The goal of lean construction is to optimise the use of resources and minimise waste in order to maximise value for the customer. As committed members of Lean Construction Ireland (LCi https://leanconstructionireland.ie/), we truly believe that lean principles are still as relevant and important in the construction industry today, despite - and maybe even because of - the rise of modern methods of construction (MMC).
Townmore has recently been appointed as the Design & Build contractor for the Griffin Point project, which will be located at the former Columban missionary site in Donaghmede. The project, worth €102m, will provide much-needed homes for the Dublin region, with a total of 410 apartments, a childcare facility, and associated residential amenity areas planned for development.
Examples of the circular economy of construction includes strategies to repurpose, refurbish and reuse building components, materials and products, as well as strategies for deconstruction, waste management and material recycling, rather than relying on traditional linear "take-make-dispose" model.
Reducing carbon emissions is a critical goal for the construction industry, as it is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. There are a number of strategies that can be used to reduce carbon emissions in the construction process, including: