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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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Pallas Foods Distribution Warehouse

Pallas Foods Distribution Warehouse

05 May 2014

The new Pallas Foods Distribution warehouse is located in the North-east Blanchardstown area on a 15.78 hectares (38.47 acres) site. The development primarily consists of office space, Dry and Freezer goods warehouses with ra...
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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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Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Works Update

Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Works Update

27 July 2013

PUNCH Murnane Consulting Engineers are engaged by Limerick County Council as Employer’s Representative for the Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Plant Design Build Operate (DBO) Contract. Coffey Water Ltd. is the appoint...
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RIBA Stirling shortlist 2013 – University of Limerick

RIBA Stirling shortlist 2013 – University of Limerick

26 July 2013

PUNCH Consulting Engineers are pleased to have collaborated with Grafton Architects on the new Medical School and Housing Accommodation at the University of Limerick for Plassey Campus Developments. Click here for more details....
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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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West Clare Water Treatment Plants Sludge Management

West Clare Water Treatment Plants Sludge Management

14 March 2013

PUNCH Consulting Engineers have recently been appointed by Clare County Council to complete a review of existing and future sludge management at four water treatment plants in West Clare. These four treatment plants (New Doolough,...
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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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Clones Erne Sports Centre

Clones Erne Sports Centre

17 September 2012

A publicity event to mark the start of construction of this project took place yesterday (11/09/12).  The €8M project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Bo...
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PUNCH appointed as Civil and Structural designers on the Bernal project at UL

PUNCH appointed as Civil and Structural designers on the Bernal project at UL

23 August 2012

PUNCH has recently been appointed as Civil and Structural designers on the new Bernal project at the University of Limerick. The concept design for this proposed development is at an advanced stage and a planning application is du...
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Arklow Water Supply Scheme

Arklow Water Supply Scheme

12 July 2012

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has approved funding to allow Wicklow County Council to accept the tender of AECOM-Cradock JV for the Arklow Water Supply Scheme Water Treatment Plant Upgrade. This ...
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PUNCH in a Design/Build team for Liverpool development

PUNCH in a Design/Build team for Liverpool development

22 May 2012

PUNCH, as part of their association with TPE, are the structural designers in a Design/Build team for a €12m Hotel, Tesco Retail, and Multi-Storey Car Park in Liverpool. The 8-storey development including a basement, and inco...
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Sod turned for new €13m development at Limerick hospital

Sod turned for new €13m development at Limerick hospital

21 May 2012

Construction on the new €13 million development on the grounds of the Mid Western Regional Hospital has begun.The six storey unit with a total floor area of 5115m2 will contain vital services for patients including treatment ...
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Fethard Road Bridge Widening Clonmel

Fethard Road Bridge Widening Clonmel

17 May 2012

Reconstruction of the existing masonry arch bridge adjacent the Railway station on the Fethard Road is currently underway, with contractor John Cradock Civil Engineering having started work on site in late April. The existing brid...
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Flooding Workshop: Hydraulic Modelling of Fluvial Systems, Portlaoise Heritage Hotel

21 February 2012

The risk of flooding is defined as a function of both the probability of a flood happening and its impact. In urban areas, the impact can be very high because the areas affected are densely populated and contain vital infrastructu...
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PUNCH and Glenman have been awarded LOT 1 of the Rapid Build Schools programme.

PUNCH and Glenman have been awarded LOT 1 of the Rapid Build Schools programme.

05 January 2012

PUNCH in conjunction with Glenman Construction has been awarded LOT 1 of the Rapid Build Schools programme for the D&B of 3 national schools in Cork at Ballincollig, Rochestown and Clonakilty. These projects have a combined va...
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Boyle Abbey Cistercian Church Works Completed

Boyle Abbey Cistercian Church Works Completed

14 December 2011

Boyle Abbey conservation project was declared officially complete by Minister of State Mr. Brian Hayes TD. At the reception in King House to mark the occasion Kevin Clancy & Kevin Mullery, along with other members of the proj...
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Tankfarm Refurbishment at Tarbert

Tankfarm Refurbishment at Tarbert

25 November 2011

Balfour Beatty Ireland is now carrying out hydrostatic testing of the refurbished tanks at Tarbert. Each tank is 14.6m high and has a diameter of 61m.These tanks were originally used for Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) storage when the Tarbe...
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Limerick Student Awarded Michael Punch Scholarship

Limerick Student Awarded Michael Punch Scholarship

22 September 2011

A Limerick student has been named the recipient of the 2011 Michael Punch Scholarship which provides university registration fees of up to €4,500 for a student studying Civil Engineering at the University of Limerick. Padraig...
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PUNCH Consulting Engineers working with Local Authorities in the Implementation of Designated Fats, Oils & Grease Programmes

PUNCH Consulting Engineers working with Local Authorities in the Implementation of Designated Fats, Oils & Grease Programmes

17 May 2011

PUNCH Consulting Engineers are now offering Local Authorities services in the implementation of a designated FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) Programme aimed at reducing maintenance costs and associated environmental risks. Fats, oils...
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