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NBC Digital Roadmap BIM Ireland

   In December 2017, the National BIM Council of Ireland produced its Digital Roadmap 2021. This is designed to underpin and support the Irish Government’s implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) throughout the construction industry. As we know, delivering construction projects is very complex in its very nature, and through the traditional process, requires […]

The face of Irish construction is changing, with pressure on Architects, Specifiers, Contractors, Builders and Manufacturers mounting to provide more housing, better, faster, and cheaper. The challenges are not insignificant. The housing crisis certainly demands that we embrace rapid build solutions, but we cannot afford replicate the mistakes of the past, sacrificing quality and performance […]

Quinn Cement have upgraded their quality testing machinery with a recent six figure investment in a new PANalytical Zetium XRD (X-ray diffraction) XRF (X-ray fluorescence) analyser. The technology combines the functions of the existing quality testing machinery, and uses X-ray to analyse the properties of all process material throughout the cement manufacturing stages. Cement manufacturing […]

There are changes afoot in the European requirements for energy performance of buildings. These don’t come in the form of some wishy-washy broad sweeping statements, but will whittle down to the literal nuts and bolts of how we put our buildings together right here in Ireland. So to put it simply, everyone will be affected, […]

Architecture Expo 2017

Architects from across Ireland flocked to Dublin on Friday and Saturday last to attend one of the biggest events in their annual calendar, the RIAI Annual Conference and Architecture Expo (ArchiExpo), which was held in the RDS. For many Irish Architects, it’s an event which allows them to engage with all areas of the Architectural […]

Representatives of one of the UK’s largest merchants’ buying groups, National Buying Group (NBG), recently visited Quinn Building Products’ facilities in Fermanagh and Cavan. Quinn Building Products presented plans to launch three new bagged cement products in the coming weeks. The new line will include General Purpose Cement, Master Grade Cement, and Premium Grade Cement. […]

   We’re aware of a perception in the Irish market that thermal blocks are all much the same, and there is a belief that if a particular thermal block is specified on a plan, it’s perfectly fine to use another thermal block in its place. It’s a practice that we know is happening on […]

What is nZEB and what does it mean for me?

Our technical team have recently received enquiries about nZEB, with uncertainty about what it means for Irish construction. So our Specification and Product Development Manager, Jason Martin, outlines what nZEB is and what it means for those who are challenged with meeting the new standards in our latest video. nZEB Origins nZEB stands for Nearly […]

Builders Merchants from across Northern Ireland recently attended a British Merchant’s Federation Health and Safety day, hosted by Quinn Building Products. Before their formal Health and Safety Northern Ireland Sub-Committee meeting, which was held in the Quinn Innovation Academy. Attendees were welcomed and addressed by Seamus McMahon, Sales and Marketing Director for Ireland with Quinn […]

The industry is awash with talk of nZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Buildings), and what the impact will be on Irish construction, and with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar officially announcing the upcoming Quinn Building Products sponsored World nZEB Forum, it seems the government also recognises the significance of the legislative changes here.