5 Cube Progresses to Tender

The 5 CUBE is the result of a European-wide open design competition, commissioned by Dublin City Council, titled ‘Imagine Energy’, seeking proposals for a renewable energy feature that would highlight the link between renewable energy and demand. The 5 Cube will engage citizens on the benefits of renewable energy; The glossy and reflective black volume physically represents a cube equivalent to the volume of oil consumed every five minutes in Ireland alone. The scheme is progressing to tender and is expected to complete on a site in Dublin's Docklands by Spring this Year

Fully Designed or Equal Approved?

Published BREGs Blog, January 2015 Building Control (Amendment) Regulations (S.I. 9 of 2014) compounds the contradiction at the heart of public procurement It is a commonly held misconception that the introduction of the ‘new’ forms of Public Works Contracts restricted architects in their choice of products and precluded the use of a trade names followed by; ‘or equal approved’. In fact this is quite a long way from the truth. The restriction on the use of trade names when specifying products in public procurement arises from the EU Procurement directive 2004/18/EC (transposed into Irish Law in 2006). That this happened around the same time as the introduction of the Public Works Contracts i

Happy New Year

dSSA would like to wish all our customers, clients, friends and collaborators, a Happy New Year and an active and prosperous 2015! #photo





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