Sisk @ 150

Sisk @ 150

Postby trace » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:46 pm

Just can't let the sesquicentenary pass without a nod to the great Irish builders, Sisk, who celebrated 150 years in business this year. Check out 'The Big Bank', a 32-minute, brilliantly bonkers builder's account of getting the Central Bank up, with nary a mention of Sam Stephenson and that ends with "Buddy, can you spare a dime?". Who'd ever have thought?

Another absolute treasure, 'We Built This City', 13 minutes long, filmed for Dublin's Millennium in 1988 with great archive footage of Arthur Gibney and David Slattery.

And a sadly incomplete film about the building of Ballymun, with loads of fascinating detail:

More power to their elbows!
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Re: Sisk @ 150

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:33 pm

the video on the central bank is well worth a watch - love the Sisk Computer
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Re: Sisk @ 150

Postby PVC King » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:10 pm

Having worked with them on mutual clients they are a very impressive firm. They have carved out a real niche for themselves in large scale restoration projects in recent years. No doubt they will be one of the major winners once the consolodation process the Irish construction industry is going through completes.
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Re: Sisk @ 150

Postby engstu » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:32 pm

They also have a very interesting book that was just published on their Sisk150 website towards the end of December - you can see it at the below link - you need to have a PDF reader to open it.
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Re: Sisk @ 150

Postby cinders » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:03 pm

class vid well worth watching pity it wasnt done for all large buildings
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