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26

Sep

Kilmainham Offices and Training Centre, Dublin 8

  • By Cooney Architects

Four-storey office and training building, located in the heart of Kilmainham on a restricted site, granted planning permission.

 

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22

Sep

National Sports Campus Courtyard Building

  • By Cooney Architects

Refurbishment of courtyard building and stable managers house, Protected Structures, located to the rear of Abbottstown House, on the National Sports Campus, for Sports Ireland, due to commence on site in the coming weeks.

 

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19

Sep

James Street, Dublin 8

  • By Cooney Architects

Five-storey-over-basement apartment refurbishment for Clúid Housing, located on James Street, Dublin 8, starts on site.

 

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06

Sep

Well done Lucy!

  • By Cooney Architects

A big congratulations to

Lucy Yang,

Cooney Architects-

Graduation ceremony at UCD on 05th September.

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08

Aug

RIAI Good Practice Guide Quality Scheme Equals ISO 9001 Quality Management International Standard

  • By Cooney Architects

Today, we were given our first training course by Marjorie Brooker (BSC MBA FCIOB) of Brooker Consulting  on Internal Quality Audits.

We are in the process of implementing the RIAI Good Practice Quality Scheme (which equals ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management International Standard) and internal auditing will be an on-going process of this QMS system.

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The first half lecture was about introducing quality auditing.

What is quality management?

“Co-ordinated activities to direct and control an organisation with regard to quality.”

(Note: Direction and control with regard to quality generally includes the establishment of a quality policy and quality objects, quality planning, quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement)

{NB: Quality Management also includes Communication.}

What is quality assurance?

“All those planned and systematic actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that a product or service will satisfy given requirements for  quality”.

What is quality?

“The totality of features and characteristics of a product or service that bear on its ability to satisfy stated or implied needs.”

What is quality auditing?

A systematic and independent examination to determine whether activities and related results comply with planned arrangements and whether these arrangements are implemented effectively and are suitable to achieve objectives.

Auditing is-

*An independent means of checking that the processes are being carried out correctly and effectively, as per written procedures, formal quality standard, and the Client’s requirements, i.e. checking that the organization is “doing what it says it does”, doing what it promised the Client and in accordance with all legislation.

*A discipline devoted to the establishment of facts. It is not an inquisition of people! Auditing is also a risk management tool.

*Report constructively to achieve maximum improvement to the management system.

During the second half of the session we had to quality audit each other.

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10

Jul

A New Hill of Uisneach Visitor Centre

  • By Cooney Architects

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Cooney Architects new Hill of Uisneach Visitor Centre is coming soon, originally designed by Bosco Dillon Architects.

For more information about Ireland’s historic place Hill of Uisneach, Co. Meath,  please click the link below:

http://uisneach.ie/history/

04

Jul

Hill of Uisneach Fire Festival

  • By Cooney Architects

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“On Bealtaine (May time), a fire was lit on Uisneach to celebrate the coming of summer. The lighting of the Uisneach fire was the signal for igniting fires on many hills across the whole island creating a unique, fire eye, with the Uisneach fire being the pupil.”

Cooney Architects directors attended the Fire Festival held in May and witnessed the lighting of a thousand fires.  We are delighted that the Visitors Centre at Hill of Uisneach, one of our current projects (originally designed by Bosco Dillon Architects), will be completed later in the Summer.

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28

Jun

RIAI Highly Commended Meath GAA Centre of Excellence

  • By Cooney Architects

 

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IMG_1523Cooney Architects attended RIAI Irish Architecture Awards on Friday the 24th June, in RHK Formal Gardens. We are delighted that Cooney Architects Meath GAA Centre of Excellence was awarded with Highly Commended in the Leisure Category at this year’s RIAI Awards ceremony. We would like to take this opportunity to give a special thanks to everyone involved in this project, and all our supporters and collaborators who continue to support our endeavors.

31

May

Coiste na Mí GAA Centre of Excellence at Dunganny, shortlisted for the RIAI Architecture Awards 2016

  • By Cooney Architects

Coiste na Mí GAA Centre of Excellence at Dunganny in the Boyne Valley, has been shortlisted for the RIAI Public Choice Awards 2016.

To vote for the Coiste na Mí GAA Centre of Excellence please visit https://www.irisharchitectureawards.ie/public-choice-2016

 

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Please click here to know more about:  Coiste na Mí GAA Centre of Excellence

 

Mr. Noel  Dempsey and Mr. Liam Mulvihill (on behalf of Coiste na Mi)

“Coiste na Mí wanted a Centre of Excellence that was functional, sustainable and which reflected the pride Meath people feel in their county and their teams.

Cooney Architects and their team delivered for us beyond our expectations. Since our official opening the response from all who visited or used the facility has been totally positive. The design of the building works remarkably well whether it is being used for training, meetings or for our administrative staff.”