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Guide to Project Management responsibilities

The process. Fifteen tests with fifteen possible results, or diagnoses. Anything other than what is anticipated and the system stops. There are two outcomes to the system stopping, one is that a new or revised system is adopted, the other is that it simply stops and there is no outcome. Which of the above relates…
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Building costs.

We are emerging it appears from a fiscally dull period and into a new era. We hope! The time when providing favours to those seeking work has in Dublin at least passed. By this I mean attitudes that I’ve witnessed in people who apparently expect services or works to be carried out below cost as…
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Water charges and use.

The average Irish adult uses about 150 litres of water per day at home. http://www.progressio.ie/water/water-in-ireland/ 150 litres per person equals about 600 litres for a household of four persons, or about 220,000 litres each year. Ok, that’s average! What can we do? As architects we can ensure that new developments or renovations use taps and…
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Low energy building.

Low Energy house record of temperatures. Attached is a temperature chart relating to a low energy house, the front of the property is North facing, therefore subject to lower temperatures. Temperatures in this building were recorded over a period of two years and the attached is a sample dating from 1st March 2011 to 3rd…
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