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CONSIDERATE CONSTRUCTORS SCHEME LAUNCHES IN IRELAND 

  The Considerate Constructors Scheme – the organisation established to improve the image of the construction industry is now international, having launched its first registered site in Ireland.   The Scheme is delighted to announce John Sisk & Son is its first contractor to register a project in Ireland.   The first registered Irish site […]

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GROUNDFORCE CONTRIBUTES TO CIRIA GUIDANCE ON EMBEDDED RETAINING WALL DESIGN 

Groundforce

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) recently published an updated version of its Guidance on embedded retaining wall design (C760), with a significant contribution from Groundforce Shorco. The updated Guidance provides a comprehensive Eurocode compliant design manual for embedded retaining walls. Groundforce Shorco supported and contributed to the new guidance document based on their experience in this specialised field of engineering. The information they supplied included specialist design guidance on […]

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Do you have one of these guys in your work place?

Ayrton Group

Ayrton Group’s ‘catchy’ video highlights construction site risks Hats off to the team at Ayrton Group who have released a catchy musical video to highlight safety risks on construction sites. With a fresh take on an extremely serious subject the Ayrton Group’s video takes a ‘tongue in cheek’ look at safety in the workplace, with […]

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OPW Building Maintenance Services awarded Safe-T-Cert

Safe-T-Cert

Presentation of OPW Safe-T-Cert at Collins Barracks Building Maintenance Services, a branch of the Office of Public Works (OPW) has been successful in its audit with Safe-T-Cert.  Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), Tom Parlon, made the presentation on Wednesday 26 April at Collins Barracks in Dublin. Pictured receiving the certification from Tom Parlon (left) is Dave Farrell, Safety […]

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How does cifjobs.ie website work

cifjobs.ie

How to post and apply for jobs on cifjobs.ie Construction jobs website www.cifjobs.ie offers CIF members an great opportunity to fill vacancies with the minimum of fuss. In addition, it gives Irish construction professionals and tradespeople an opportunity to progress their construction careers in a sustainable way. Hence, employers and jobseekers now have a direct […]

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“Coordinated follow-through is key”

Reacting to the Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, Director General of the CIF, Tom Parlon has said, “there is widespread agreement that the housing supply shortage is a major challenge facing Irish society. “The strategy is a welcome step in addressing this challenge of unlocking supply in a sustainable way. “The ambitious targets set […]

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Ireland’s National BIM Council, launched in Dublin

Ireland’s National BIM Council (NBC) a national body to support the advancement of digital in the construction sector was officially launched this summer. NBC was formed as a recommendation of the Enterprise Ireland 2014 National BIM Forum and is a key measure in fulfilling the Government’s national ‘Construction 2020’ strategy. The inaugural meeting was convened […]

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Winthrop Engineering sponsor energy awards

Stuart Murphy has become the first winner of the inaugural Winthrop Energy Award at WIT. Stuart, from Tramore, Co. Waterford won the award for his poster presentation based on his dissertation on “The Feasibility of Upgrading a Small-Scale Hydro System in Ireland”. Nelson Paz, from Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, won second place for his poster presentation […]

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New order growth eases but remains “sharp

Activity and new orders continued to rise sharply in the Irish construction sector during May, despite further signs of a slowdown in growth. Meanwhile, the rate of job creation ticked up slightly over the month. Cost inflation gathered further momentum amid reports of higher costs for fuel and raw materials. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ […]

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Avoiding construction disputes

The risks of delay and disruption on construction projects is as old as construction itself – even the Parthenon in Greece was blighted by delays. The CIOB’s 2008 study ‘Managing the Risk of Delayed Completion in 21st Century’ found that 31% of high-rise and 33% of power generation projects finish more than three months late. […]

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