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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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Pulpit Rock Bridge Scotland

Pulpit Rock Bridge Scotland

12 February 2014

We are approaching completion of our Cat 3 Checking commission on this £10M bridge and the first sections of the 150m long steel box girder were recently sent from the fabricator’s yard to the paint shop. The steelwor...
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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; D&B €2.44M; O&M €1.65M). The detailed design of the works is s...
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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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Management changes – new Director and Regional Director appointed

Management changes – new Director and Regional Director appointed

03 September 2012

As part of planned and ongoing development at PUNCH Consulting Engineers we are pleased to announce recent changes in the senior management of our practice. Emma McKendrick, who manages the company’s Environmental Division,...
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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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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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TPE Appointed to design Cochlear Implant Centre at KFMC Riyadh, KSA

TPE Appointed to design Cochlear Implant Centre at KFMC Riyadh, KSA

31 March 2011

The Cochlear Implant Project is a purpose built 4-storey facility over 8,000m2 on the King Fahad Medical City Hospital campus. The building will provide Research, Training, Administration accommodation along with Treatment areas a...
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TPE wins Masterplan commissions at King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh, KSA

TPE wins Masterplan commissions at King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh, KSA

30 March 2011

King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) is one of the largest independent Medical Cities in the Middle East.  It consists of a Main Hospital, Women’s Specialist Hospital, Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Hospital.&nb...
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PUNCH are Consulting Engineers to Summa Construction for the D&B Burj Al Baher

PUNCH are Consulting Engineers to Summa Construction for the D&B Burj Al Baher

03 March 2011

TPE are Consulting Engineers to Summa Construction for the D&B Burj Al Baher, Triploi, Libya. The Project is a 95,267 M2 mixed use development comprising, 32 story hotel tower, 28 story residential tower, 21 story office tow...
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New Tesco Superstore Roscrea

New Tesco Superstore Roscrea

04 January 2011

Construction has commenced on a new Format 35 Tesco superstore in Roscrea Co. Tipperary in which PUNCH Consulting is the Civil & Structural consultant. The new store is being developed by Tiernan Properties with SISK having be...
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Older Persons Accommodation Southill

Older Persons Accommodation Southill

16 December 2010

PUNCH Consulting Engineers have successfully tendered for Older Persons Accommodation Southill with ABK Architects. As part of the Regeneration programme that was first published in October 2008 an integrated plan was prepared by...
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Civic Centre and Public Library in Carrickmacross

Civic Centre and Public Library in Carrickmacross

15 December 2010

PUNCH Consulting was commissioned as part of a Design & Build team with John Sisk & Son for the new 2000m2 Civic Centre and Public Library in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. The complex will house both Carrickmacross Town a...
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Killua Castle, Co Westmeath, receives Commendation at Irish Georgian Society Awards

Killua Castle, Co Westmeath, receives Commendation at Irish Georgian Society Awards

06 October 2010

The Irish Georgian Society awarded a Commendation to Killua Castle, Co. Westmeath for the completed conservation work. The castle contains the core of a fine late-eighteenth-century house, greatly extended, probably by the archite...
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Taoiseach Opens 2 New Buildings at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Taoiseach Opens 2 New Buildings at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

24 September 2010

Taoiseach Brian Cowen was in attendance for the opening of the Tailteann & Teamhair (Tara) Buildings at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. PUNCH Consulting Engineers are the lead Civil/Structural Engineers on both projects. An...
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PUNCH Awarded Contract to Deliver New Ferry Pier at Doolin, Co Clare

PUNCH Awarded Contract to Deliver New Ferry Pier at Doolin, Co Clare

01 September 2010

PUNCH Consulting Engineers was recently appointed by Clare County Council to provide Project Management and Engineering services for the development of a new ferry pier in Doolin, Co Clare. The project shall comprise of the constr...
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Planning Lodged for €750m million Redevelopment Project in Cork Docklands

Planning Lodged for €750m million Redevelopment Project in Cork Docklands

01 August 2010

A planning application was lodged to Cork City Council on Wednesday 11th August 2010 by Businessman Gerry Wycherley for the redevelopment of Marina Commercial Park (MCP), a 24 acre in the heart of Cork city’s docklands. ...
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An Daingean Marina Refurbishment

An Daingean Marina Refurbishment

06 May 2010

PUNCH Consulting Engineers recently secured the contract to provide Marine Engineering Consultancy to the Department of Agricultural, Fisheries, and Food to design the refurbishment works of the steel mooring piles in An Daingean ...
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New business name for Michael Punch & Partners

New business name for Michael Punch & Partners

27 April 2010

We are delighted to announce an exciting change to the look of our company with a brand new website, stationery and logo.  We continue to provide the same top quality services as we always have but have updated our look to ma...
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PUNCH Wins 2010 ACEI Award for Thomond Park

PUNCH Wins 2010 ACEI Award for Thomond Park

26 March 2010

PUNCH Consulting Engineers was awarded the 2010 ACEI Excellence in Design Award at a recent function in the Four Season's Hotel in Dublin. The project involved the transformation of the 'Home of Munster Rugby' into a 26,000 seater...
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