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practice news 2009

16th October 2009 - Galway Harbour Centre pier Ideas Competition 2009
Our Entry in Galway
Our entry in detail
We entered the competion and then traveled to Galway to see the 117 entries
which were on display 16.Oct -18 Oct as part of Open House Galway.

***PRESS RELEASE*** here are the winners:
press for link

11th September 2009 - 3rd Annual Best Shopfront Awards Ferns. Co. Wexford
Ferns best Shopfront 2009
We were asked (with Karen Nolan, Graphic Designer from Wexford) again to Judge
The Best Shopfront Awards by Catherine MacPartlin, Co-ordinator of Ferns Tidy Towns.
It was established two years ago in Ferns, Co. Wexford to encourage good design
and raise awareness of the business community and the general public
of the visual benefits of well maintained premises.

Best Shop Award:             Cahill Butcher
Best Public House Award:  Dunbar of Ferns
Best Commercial Award:    Rynharts Hairdresser

***PRESS RELEASE*** read it here:
Enniscorthy Guardian


11th September 2009 Selfbuild Show City West
Zeno Winkens attended a few seminars at the Selfbuild Show City Wext, Dublin.

20.08.2009 Thermal imaging
We have now purchased a FLIR i5 multi purpose infrared camera from
FLIR Systems a global leader in infrared cameras. This camera can
detect, spot and measure temperature differences over entire surfaces,
it produces instant, point-and-shoot JPEG infrared imagery,
that carries all required temperature data.
The FLIR i5 enables us to analyse the image and create reports in PDF format.
It has the ability to see things that are invisible to the naked eye.

We can now find:
  • Cold bridging
  • Missing Insulation
  • Water leaks
  • defects in radiators
  • Under floor heating pipe faults
  • Air leakage (during blower test)
thermal image  normal image
This thermal image shows missing insulation in a vaulted ceiling.
More examples of Thermal Images *** HERE ***


Wednesday 24th of June 2009

Zeno Winkens took part in an planning meeting with Wexford County Council,
in the Talbot Hotel Wexford. It was an informative meeting on the
up to date thinking of Wexford County Council re planning and
waste water treatment in the County. It was well attended by the public.


Monday 8th of June 2009

Zeno Winkens joined a public talk entitled
"Eco Minimalist Houses and Building using Natural Materials".
Hosted by Professor Tom Woolley.
The talk was interresting with case studies.


Tusday 24th of March 2009

Zeno Winkens took part in 4 hours of CPD in Memorial Hall,
School of Architecture, UCD Richview, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14.Dublin.

UCD Architecture CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
Housing & Energy - Vivienne Brophy, UCD Energy Research Group (ERG)
"Introduction to Part L and Energy Rating"
"Optimising Energy in Design"
"Passive House- No Big Deal"


Saturday 7th of March 2009
Zeno Winkens took part again in the Simon Comunity Open door initative.
Simon Open Door

The RIAI & the Simon Communities of Ireland have again joined forces for the 5th annual
fundraising initiative "Simon Open Door" - whereby participating RIAI Architects around
Ireland will open their offices on Saturday 7th of March, to give members of
the public an hour's consultation with an architect in return for a donation to Simon of 75 euro.

Plan magazine asks about the year ahead.
This is my contribution...
Jan/Feb 2009 - Published in PLAN Magazine

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Plan Magazine

Award for the most unique Christmas Card goes to...
This shows that good design gets noticed !
Jan/Feb 2009 - Published in PLAN Magazine

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Plan Magazine


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