A complete list of all articles published to date, in category order. Click on article to read.
Keep your wood stove burning hot
Preparing for Winter
3 obvious improvements for electric cars
Immersion heater verses boiler to heat water at home
How do heat recovery systems work? Thermal Wheels
Green energy options for Irish Schools
How much does my immersion heater cost to heat water?
The advantages of Stoves
The relative costs of using different fuels to heat your home
How much does an oil boiler cost per hour
Make your fire last longer
How to reduce your home energy bills
Check your roof insulation
External boiler houses discussed
Existing building issues
Cleaning algae from external walls
Winter Tips. A solution for slippy decking
Low Quay Walls in Dublin City Centre
Are your wall vents ducted?
House insurance. Rebuilding cost.
Precious copper roof cladding
Building advice for school managers
Servicing an oil boiler
Using a chipper to turn waste branches into useful mulch
Is your timber decking slippy?
Measuring cracks with tell-tales
Guest article: Preventing ignition failure in an auger fed wood pellet boiler
Repairing burst copper water pipes
Attic water tanks advice
Timber rot discussed
Mould in houses advice
Lead paint advice
Attic conversion advice
Walking our engineering landmarks: Parteen Weir
The tin church in Sallins
Over-engineered? The unique Grand Canal overflow
Transporter Bridges: The bridge at Rochefort
Somewhere to go after it has rained: Balrothery Weir
Babylonian Law: The first building regulations
Irish dry stone walls
Historic buildings and sustainable design
War Bunkers: Part of the Atlantic Wall
Skew arch bridges in County Kildare
Too big to knock. The U-boat base in Saint Nazaire
What if an earthquake hit Ireland and the UK
Sallins sugar factory: Irelands first RC building
Behaviour of cyclists in Dublin City centre
Cycling to work in Dublin City
Parteen Revisited – Water extraction from Parteen for Dublin
Irish Rail: Exposed hydraulic lines
The Worlds first ever fatal car accident, Birr, County Offaly
Keeping rivers flowing
The bridges of the River Liffey
Get out of my space. Problems with designated car parking spaces
Thoughts on road signs
Funny and confusing Irish road signs
Irish Rail: 2013 timetable changes
An alternative to Metro North?
French motorways: 4 ways to improve.
Drive slowly in Obama Country
Swiss bus crash: Lessons for the Dublin Port Tunnel?
Skid Row: A phrase from construction
The Hidden Railway:Irish Peat Bog Railways
Irish Rail. Double charging on some routes?
Irish Rail. Do you love your train station?
Road verses Rail. Part 1: The case for roads
Road verses rail. Part 2, the case for rail
Confusing motorway road signs
Historic French infrastructure. Different ways to cross water
New extension to Dublin’s LUAS line is open. But is it too long?
Why there are no ladders in Irish canal locks?
More tolls proposed for Irish motorways
Irish motorway lane merge markings
M1 motorway in the UK closed due to fire under road
Roads as tourist attractions
A machine that lays instant brick paved road
Irish motorway network complete
New M4 motorway service complex
Dundrum LUAS bridge defaced by phone mast
The importance of railway gauge
New Building Issues
Irish Rain: Keeping Ireland dry
Priory Hall. End self certification
10 features of future buildings
Planning advice for new house
People and Media
From the 1980s – predicting the future
Confused. When does Summer begin?
Eurovision 2014: How to pick a winning song
10 signs that you are mad about AutoCAD
Comparing building sizes with Mapfrappe
Remembering Peter Rice
Saving energy: Irish Rail
Book Review: On Roads
UK Houses: Why Romney was partly correct.
Eurovision 2012 prediction
In China: 30 storey building built in 15 days
Stress and worry: How engineers’ tools may help.
Solutions to Bridge Architect: Another engineering game
Elite. The most ground breaking computer game ever?
Irish construction and road deaths at new lows
Stop the press
Britain and the EU
Our e-book is on sale
On engineering – Herbert Hoover
Solutions to X Construction the engineering computer game
Airbus A320 part 2
The Airbus A320 and the miracle on the Hudson
Using Google to predict the future
Engineering and computer games
Appreciation: Len Beadell
TV. ‘Help my house is falling down’
Google sketch up
Technical and Discussion
Mixing ash with your garden soil?
Fresh or dry? When is firewood easiest to split?
Firewood: Hardwood v softwood
US Carriers: More than the rest of the world combined
Computer Software: The crazy craze for updates
Has an access road changed the source of the River Liffey?
How to increase seating capacity on trains
Make your own steam engine
Ireland should buy and aircraft carrier with its air budget
Hand sketches: The buildings of the Phoenix Park
The right tools: Cutting wood.
French Motorways: 7 ideas we should copy
The Tallest Building in Europe: The Shard
Slate. A fragile wall cladding
How to bleed a Firebird oil boiler
Your Car: Ensure your scuttle drains are clear
Turn off your fog lights when there is no fog!
The A380 Super-jumbo: a personal viewpoint
The EU: 10 reasons why Europe has a bright future
An unsung hero of the recent Dublin floods. Pollaphuca Dam
My 10 best WordPress plug-ins, 2011
Cool Irish weather attracts Google: new data centre announced
Obtaining dry firewood should be a burning desire
On the road. Playing chicken with sheep
Corrosion protection of steelwork
A country’s need for heating or cooling
For peats sake, leave the raised bogs alone
Temper the gloom for the little ones
Distinctive Engineering detailing
Strasbourg factory visit: Bitumen roofing membrane
The Irish construction industry and political influence
Snap said my car engines timing belt
Why do steel railways not rust and fall apart?
DART underground completed in Malmo
Salt supplies for de-icing roads
Irish ghost housing estates
Freezing water pipes
Carbonation of concrete
Building frame left exposed to the weather
Dublin moments. Glimpses of a unique place
Satellite flares: Flashes in the night sky
Examples of poor design
What does a Structural Engineer do?
One year of The Helpful Engineer
What’s with the iPhone? Samsung Galaxy S2 V’s iPhone 4
Lunch time: My favorite sandwich
Some of the tallest buildings in the world are oil rigs
Funny builder mistakes
The 29th Irish Concrete Society Awards