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Building Control Regulations

The ‘Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014’ S.I. No. 9 of 2014 came into effect on 1st March 2014. The effects of this are wide reaching in that the responsibilities of parties to any development have become highly defined and legally binding. The onus on clients or building owners to appoint competent and qualified persons as…
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What is architecture? Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings and other physical structures. It is both an art and a science and is therefore open to interpretation from both a factual and emotional perspective. To me it is personal. It is my task to provide spaces to my clients’ requirements. The effect…
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Active Energy Building.

A current project requires that I expand on a passive ventilation system proposed as part of my architectural thesis more than 20 years ago. A double layer of external glazing with a ventilated cavity generates passive ventilation and I propose expanding on this to harness energy. My current calculations are proving positive and therefore it…
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