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PUNCH open new office in Galway

PUNCH open new office in Galway

10 December 2015

PUNCH Consulting Engineers are delighted to announce the opening of their new office in Galway. Located in the village on Oranmore on the outskirts of Galway City, the new office will service the needs of clients new and old. PU...
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PUNCH are Civil and Structural Engineers at South Terrace

PUNCH are Civil and Structural Engineers at South Terrace

26 November 2015

PUNCH is delighted to be Civil/Structural Engineers on a prestigious Cork City Centre project at South Terrace, which has recently been granted planning permission by Cork City Council. The project comprises a mixed use developme...
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Restoration of Liffey Diving Bell

Restoration of Liffey Diving Bell

21 September 2015

PUNCH has recently completed the restoration of the Liffey Diving Bell, which has been sited on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin for almost 150 years. As part of the restoration, the Diving Bell has been lifted off the gr...
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Analog European R&D Centre – First LEED Platinum Office Building in Ireland

Analog European R&D Centre – First LEED Platinum Office Building in Ireland

10 September 2015

On the 14th August 2015 Analog Devices European Research and Development Centre became the first office building in Ireland to achieve the LEED Platinum certification, the highest level of accreditation possible under the US Green...
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Development at Earlsfort Terrace / Hatch Street

Development at Earlsfort Terrace / Hatch Street

03 September 2015

Work in continuing at pace in the double basement structure of one of PUNCH’s high profile projects in Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 This office development is one of the most prestigious in Dublin City Centre, with seven flo...
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St Mel’s Cathedral Collects Three Awards at the Irish Architecture Awards 2015

St Mel’s Cathedral Collects Three Awards at the Irish Architecture Awards 2015

22 June 2015

The Restoration of St Mel's Cathedral proved a huge success at the Irish Architecture Awards in Wood Quay on Thursday night, 18th June 2015. By popular vote, the project won the Public Choice Award after securing a majority of the...
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Emma McKendrick assumes the role of Chairperson of the Thomond Region of Engineers Ireland

Emma McKendrick assumes the role of Chairperson of the Thomond Region of Engineers Ireland

03 June 2015

PUNCH Managing Director Emma McKendrick has assumed the role of Chairperson of the Thomond Region of Engineers Ireland for the coming year. At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Engineers Ireland in Limerick on Wednesday night (...
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Murphy International Ltd new flagship headquarters

Murphy International Ltd new flagship headquarters

02 June 2015

PUNCH are delighted to have been the Civil & Structural Engineers to Murphy International Ltd. for their new flagship headquarters at Great Connell, Newbridge Co. Kildare. The two-storey steel framed structure on piled ground...
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PUNCH’s Ger Neville Receives Honorary Fellowship from Engineers Ireland

PUNCH’s Ger Neville Receives Honorary Fellowship from Engineers Ireland

26 May 2015

At an award's ceremony on Thursday 23rd April, Limerick Technical Director and long term employee Ger Neville was presented with an Honorary Fellowship by Regina Moran, President of Engineers Ireland. With over 37 years experienc...
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PUNCH Collects Three Awards at the Irish Building and Design Awards 2015

PUNCH Collects Three Awards at the Irish Building and Design Awards 2015

28 April 2015

We are delighted to announce our win of three awards at the Irish Building and Design Awards on Friday night, 24th April, 2015. The awards reflect PUNCH's work on two projects: St Mel's Cathedral, Longford, which picked up both In...
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PUNCH Collects Award for National Film Studios

PUNCH Collects Award for National Film Studios

08 April 2015

PUNCH Consulting Engineers is delighted to announce its win of the Building Category award at the Irish Concrete Society Awards on Saturday night, 21st March, 2015. The award is in relation to the National Film School at the Insti...
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PUNCH Skydive for Luke

PUNCH Skydive for Luke

21 February 2015

"Get Luke to St. Louis" is an Irish registered charity in aid of a four-year-old boy named Luke. Luke is son of Peter Herangi, a valued Senior Technician at PUNCH. He has cerebral palsy that affects the muscles in his legs, reduci...
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Industry Review on Newstalk

Industry Review on Newstalk

07 February 2015

Emma McKendrick was a member of the Industry Review panel on Bobby Kerr's Down to Business show on Newstalk  on  Saturday 7th February.  The other panelists were John Power Director General, Engineers Ireland and Da...
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Dublin Airport Departures Road repairs and refurbishment

Dublin Airport Departures Road repairs and refurbishment

26 January 2015

PUNCH have been appointed as sole Consultant for the repairs and refurbishment of the Departures Road at Dublin Airport.  The Departures Road is essentially a 280m long concrete bridge which covers the Terminal 1 Arrivals Hal...
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St Mels Cathedral Longford

St Mels Cathedral Longford

22 December 2014

On Saturday 20 December 2014 Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh & Clonmacnois, reopened the now restored Saint Mel’s Cathedral five years after a devastating fire destroyed the building on Christmas morning 2009.&nbs...
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Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Works Update

Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Works Update

09 December 2014

PUNCH Consulting Engineers are engaged as Employer’s Representative on behalf of Irish Water for Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Plant Design, Build, Operate (DBO) Contract. Phase 1 of the Design-Build Phase included the de...
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Earlsfort Terrace Office Development

Earlsfort Terrace Office Development

05 December 2014

This is a high profile office development in Dublin City Centre, over seven floors, with a total floor area of 23,000m2. A double storey basement is also included as well as the refurbishment of a terrace of four houses including ...
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Hamilton House 3 and 4

Hamilton House 3 and 4

02 December 2014

PUNCH Consulting Engineers is the civil and structural engineer on the first significant construction project to be undertaken in the Mid-West since the economic collapse. The project is a €25 million extension to the Hamilto...
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Structural investigation and assessment of masonry arch bridges

Structural investigation and assessment of masonry arch bridges

27 November 2014

PUNCH Consulting Engineers, in collaboration with partners Doran Consulting Engineers NI, completed the stage 2 structural assessment of 105 masonry arch bridges in the Munster region for the National Roads Authority. Intrusive in...
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Engineers Ireland Trip to Aran Islands, Co. Galway

Engineers Ireland Trip to Aran Islands, Co. Galway

10 November 2014

PUNCH recently co-hosted a tour for Cill Ronain Harbour, Inis Mor as part of the Thomond region of Engineers Ireland in conjunction with the West Region and the Civil division. The trip started with a site visit to the Doolin Mari...
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Kilmallock School

Kilmallock School

13 October 2014

PUNCH Consulting Engineers are working on  the design of a multi-million euro extension at Colaiste Iosaef in Kilmallock for which planning permission application has just been lodged. If given the green light, it will see th...
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The Peace Link, Clones

The Peace Link, Clones

29 September 2014

The facility was officially opened by President Higgins on Friday September 26th. The centre provides a 1600m2 sports building including a 600m2 hall and changing areas, an 8 lane IAAF athletics track with multi-use infield area,...
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Private Student Accomodation, Former Montrose Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin

Private Student Accomodation, Former Montrose Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin

19 September 2014

The project consisted of the conversion of the former Montrose hotel into student accommodation. The student accommodation is the first, purpose built, private student accommodation in Ireland. Our services included full Civil &...
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Dublin Airport Terminal 1

Dublin Airport Terminal 1

08 September 2014

PUNCH are Consulting Engineers to the Dublin Airport Authority for the Refurbishment of Terminal 1 short term car parks A, B & C and Departures Road assessment. Initially our brief involved the structural inspection, opening ...
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Doolin Pier Development

Doolin Pier Development

26 August 2014

Construction of the new pier at Doolin is advancing well with installation of the PCC pier units progressing for Main Contractor L&M Keating. The facing units are being fabricated off site by specialist Banagher Contractor bef...
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Obama Plaza Moneygall

Obama Plaza Moneygall

11 July 2014

The official opening of the visitor centre and meeting suites took place at the Obama Plaza, Moneygall, appropriately on the 4th July last Friday. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny joined Pat McDonagh, Managing Director Supermacs Ireland an...
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Limerick Regeneration

Limerick Regeneration

11 July 2014

In 2013 Limerick City & County Council and the Office of Regeneration, following wide ranging consultation, launched its Framework Implementation Plan. Its focus is on building and delivering sustainable communities and it&rsq...
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OPERA Centre Limerick

OPERA Centre Limerick

11 July 2014

PUNCH Consulting Engineers were commissioned by Limerick City Council in January 2012 to carry out structural condition surveys of the vacant structures located in the historic Georgian Opera Quarter of Limerick City. The site, co...
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Adult Acute Mental Health Unit, Galway

Adult Acute Mental Health Unit, Galway

10 July 2014

PUNCH are the civil and structural consulting engineers for BAM Building Ltd on the new €15M D&B development consisting of a 50 Bed AAMHU and circa 238 bay multi-storey carpark at University Hospital Galway. This pro...
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The ‘Mardyke Gardens’ at Fitzgerald’s Park

The ‘Mardyke Gardens’ at Fitzgerald’s Park

27 May 2014

Click for Google Street View tour. On Friday 16th May, Cork City Council officially re-opened the The 'Mardyke Gardens' at Fitzgerald's Park.  The project was designed and created by Cunnane Stratton Reynolds and delivers a ...
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Work due to start at Doolin Pier

Work due to start at Doolin Pier

26 May 2014

On 22nd April 2014 Clare County Council appointed civil engineering contractors L&M Keating for the construction of a new €5M pier 65m long alongside the existing pier at Doolin, Co Clare. PUNCH Consulting act as Employer...
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PUNCH strengthened by MPCE acquisition

PUNCH strengthened by MPCE acquisition

28 April 2014

PUNCH Consulting Engineers acquired Murnane & Partners Consulting Engineers (MPCE) on 28th April 2014. The acquisition is designed to strengthen our existing Structural, Civil and Environmental Engineering offerings to Clients...
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Cork Prison Development

Cork Prison Development

26 March 2014

PUNCH Consulting Engineers have been retained by PJ Hegarty & Sons Limited as their Civil and Structural Engineers for the Design & Build Contract for the new €35M Cork Prison development. Construction work has now co...
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New Headquarters for Roscommon County Council

New Headquarters for Roscommon County Council

24 February 2014

The new headquarters for Roscommon County Council is commencing on site in February. Stewarts have been appointed as the main contractor. Located in Roscommon town, the 6,700m2 development will involve the construction of office a...
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Adult Acute Mental Health In-Patient Unit Cork University Hospital

Adult Acute Mental Health In-Patient Unit Cork University Hospital

06 September 2013

We are the civil and structural engineers for BAM Building Ltd on the Design & Build of a new 50 bed acute adult mental health in-patient unit at Cork University Hospital. The project consists of a two storey load bearing...
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Glenstal Abbey Education Wing

Glenstal Abbey Education Wing

02 September 2013

Work is almost complete at the new education wing of Glenstal Abbey in Murroe, Co. Limerick.  PUNCH are the C&S engineers on the €4m development which is being constructed by L&M Keating.  Challenges include...
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Dublin Airport Terminal 1 Car Park

Dublin Airport Terminal 1 Car Park

01 August 2013

The contract for the refurbishment of the multi storey car parks is now in week 10 of 41, with contractor ABM due to hand back Block A at the end of August, and then moving on to Block B and finally Block C. The project involves c...
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Management changes at PUNCH

Management changes at PUNCH

22 April 2013

PUNCH Consulting Engineers are delighted to announce the appointment of Emma McKendrick as our new Managing Director with effect from 1st June 2013.  Emma joined the firm in 2006 and currently heads up the Environmental Divis...
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PUNCH win ACEI 2013 President’s Award for Innovation at NUI Maynooth

PUNCH win ACEI 2013 President’s Award for Innovation at NUI Maynooth

28 March 2013

PUNCH Consulting Engineers have received the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland 2013 President’s Award for Innovation in the Design of the John Paul II Library at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. The...
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Mungret Sewerage Scheme – Civil Works Contract

Mungret Sewerage Scheme – Civil Works Contract

26 March 2013

PUNCH Murnane Consulting Engineers is the Employer’s Representative and Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) for Mungret Sewerage Scheme – Civil Works Contract.  Our client for this project is Limerick County ...
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Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Works

Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Works

13 March 2013

Work is progressing well on the Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Works Design Build Operate project for Limerick County Council (Contract value; Design and Build €2.44M; Operation and Maintenance €1.65M). The detail...
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Cill Rónáin Harbour Project a winner

Cill Rónáin Harbour Project a winner

15 October 2012

Our Cill Rónáin Aran Islands new harbour project, recently completed, has won the Engineers Ireland Project of the Year Award 2012. As lead project engineers and designers, PUNCH Consulting is proud to deliver this a...
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PUNCH Murnane appointed by Limerick CC as Employer’s Representative for the contract stage of Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Works.

PUNCH Murnane appointed by Limerick CC as Employer’s Representative for the contract stage of Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Works.

05 October 2012

PUNCH Murnane has been appointed by Limerick County Council as Employer’s Representative for the contract stage of Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW). The works are being procured under a 20-year Design Build Oper...
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Kilkenny Bridge Inspections

Kilkenny Bridge Inspections

17 September 2012

PUNCH has commenced a contract with Kilkenny County Council to gather an inventory of, and inspect 170 bridge structures throughout the County. The bridge inspections will be based on the NRA’s Eirspan principal inspection m...
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