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Saturday 10 March 2018: INFORMATION SESSION

CAO applicants to the Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Bachelor of Science (Hons) Architectural Technology programmes invited to attend Information Session on Saturday, 10th March 2018.

Friday 9 June 2017: NZEB UPDATE
A Dublin School of Architecture conference on NZEB design and education

The Dublin School of Architecture is pleased to invite you to a Continuous Professional Development conference on the educational implications of NZEB for building design professionals.

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The conference will present work-based postgraduate design projects for a series of 30kw/h NZEB dwellings, developed through a blended online education postgraduate upskilling programme.

The conference will also includes briefings on the challenges of meeting the 2018 and 2020 targets for NZEB by State Architect Ciaran O’Connor and the impending changes to non-residential TGD Part L by Department of Housing Building Standards Advisor Sean Armstrong.

The new DIT blended online MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) programme will be formally launched. 

Friday 9 June 2017
14.00 – 17.30
Michael O’Donnell Theatre
DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1

Followed by the formal opening of the Dublin School of Architecture End of Year Show in the Linenhall.

The conference is supported by The Irish Architects Benevolent Society who will issue CPD attendance certificates for 3 CPD hours. 

March 2017: Information Session

Applicants to the Degree in Architecture and Degree in Architectural Technology programmes e-mailed invitation to attend an Information Session on Saturday, 11th March, in DIT, Linenhall.  
Five sessions are scheduled as follows: 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

November 2016: Dublin School of Architecture NZEB Open Doors exhibition in RIAI Merrion Square:

DIT Dublin School of Architecture is pleased to present, in partnership with NZEB Open Doors Ireland, 
an exhibition of NZEB Retrofit postgraduate student work, 8-11 November 2016, RIAI 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

The exhibition aims to demonstrate the challenges and opportunities for upskilling architects and technologists in Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB).


PGCert Residential NZEB Retrofit projects:
Flattop Retrofit (Dublin City Council)
4-in-a-block (BRE Scotland)
Crumlin Cottage (Dublin City Council) 

PGDip Non-residential Retrofit projects:
Boyd Barret Schools (Department of Education & Skills)
Generic Schools (Department of Education & Skills)
NZEB NEAP Office (Liberty Hall)

And introducing:

The MEnS Professional Energy Skills in NZEB module
A H2020-funded upskilling module available free of charge to building design professionals

Opening by RIAI President Carole Pollard
Tuesday 8 November, 18.00

NZEB Open Doors Invitation.

September 2016: CPD Certificate in Information Technology for Site Workers

Information exchange between clients, design teams, builders and finally facility managers is increasingly carried out digitally using Information Technology (IT). The growing use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the focus on Lean Construction processes are driving this, while the growing availability of internet access and wireless technologies on Irish building sites is accelerating the trend at site level.

Information Technology for Site Workers is the latest upskilling course that the School provides to industry, starting September 2016.

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15 April 2016

The Dublin School of Architecture, DIT Bolton Street is pleased to announce:
DIT National Retrofit Conference
Meeting of Energy professional Skills (MEnS)
DIT conference exploring the challenges and opportunities for
upskilling building design professionals in Nearly Zero Energy
Building (NZEB)
Friday 15 April 2016
14.00 – 17.30
Michael O’Donnell Theatre
DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1

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March 2016: Timber hand tools bequest

Pat Quinn is the son of a carpenter-joiner who trained in the old School of Trades in Linenhall. Pat qualified as an Engineer at the College of Technology, Bolton St., and in 1956 emigrated to Canada where he was a founding partner of Quinn Dressel Associates. His firm became one of Canada’s foremost structural engineering firms responsible for many landmark buildings throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has been on the Board of the DIT Foundation for many years.

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5 March 2016

All applicants to the Degree in Architecture and Degree in Architectural Technology programmes are invited to attend Information Sessions in DIT, Linenhall Building. Sessions be held at: 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 13:00 p.m.

Link to Location of Linenhall Building.

2 February 2016: Festool Launch

On 2nd February 2016 the Dublin School of Architecture, in the College of Engineering & Built Environment, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), welcomed a diverse mix of industry representatives, students and staff to celebrate the launch of the new ‘Festool Room’ and the awarding of students prizes.

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November 2015: Exploring Erasmus+ connections worldwide

In March 2015 Joseph Little travelled to Biberach, Baden-Württemberg, in south-west Germany to see the carpentry-joinery training centre and the nearby University of Applied Sciences. This small university has architecture and engineering programmes with a timber focus, and a strong connection to the extensive training centre nearby. The university has recently declared an interest in making an Erasmus+ connection with DIT. Joseph is talking to interested students in DSA.  

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31 October 2015: Graduation of the first Dublin School of Architecture MSc in Energy Retrofit Technology class

The Dublin School of Architecture DIT Bolton Street is proud to announce the recent graduation of its first class of MSc Energy Retrofit Technology (MScERT) graduates, who were conferred with their masters degrees at St Patrick’s Cathedral on 31 October 2015. Click here for further details.

MSc Energy Retrofit Technology graduation 31 October 2015
Left to right: Daniel Coyle MScERT, Daryl Bent MScERT, Cormac Allen Assistant Head of School, Joseph Little Assistant Head of School, Monica Lillis MScERT, Professor Brian Norton President DIT, Ann CanningMScERT, Emma Geoghegan Lecturer, Simon McGuinness Lecturer, Colette Harold MScERT, Dr Sarah Sheridan Lecturer, Orna Hanly Head of School

31 March 2015: Dublin School of Architecture receives Horizon 2020 funding

Dublin School of Architecture receives Horizon 2020 funding to offer Professional Energy Skills in NZEB courses to 120 building design professionals, including architects, architectural technologists, engineers and building surveyors.

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March 2015: Exploring Erasmus+ connections worldwide

October 2015: DIT lecturers Alan O'Donnell, Dublin School of Architecture, and Thomas Raven, Dublin School of Creative Arts, attended the recent TechnoTeachers Conference to promote the range of timber, technical, design and construction programmes offered in DIT.,117200,en.html

24-25 September 2015: 4th Year DSA Architectural students exhibited at 2nd International Oikonet Conference in Bratislava.

2nd International OIKONET Conference

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