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Senior Appointments at Walls Construction

L-R: Cathal Healy, Divisional Director; Kieran Masterson, Divisional Director; Eugene O’Shea, Managing Director; James O’Toole, Divisional Director and Gareth Lloyd, Divisional Director Walls Construction has announced four senior appointments in its construction and quantity surveying teams: Cathal Healy, Gareth Lloyd, James O’Toole and Kieran Masterson. Commenting on the appointments, Managing Director, Eugene O’Shea said: “Kieran, […]

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Construction Industry Targeting Transition Year Students to Avert Future Skills Shortages

Construction needs over 110,000 additional workers to rebuild Ireland over the next 10 years The construction industry has launched a Transition Year initiative to facilitate students interested in working in Ireland’s most innovative construction companies. The initiative will see students completing work experience in the offices of construction companies in addition to on construction sites. […]

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Facilities Management Ireland 06 – 07 March

FM Ireland 2018

Don’t Miss Ireland’s Biggest Free Event for Facilities Management Professionals Facilities Management Ireland convenes over 1500 industry professionals on March 6-7   Free to attend on 06 – 07 March and at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Facilities Management Ireland brings together over 1500 industry professionals working in facilities management, health and safety, security, operations and buildings maintenance. […]

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SCSI – Rising Construction Costs Could Hinder New National Planning Framework

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Latest Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) figures suggest that construction tender prices are set to rise by 7% this year, bringing prices back up to 2008 levels. After a sharp fall in 2008, tender prices have risen continuously since 2011. In 2017, according to SCSI, tender prices jumped by 6.2%. Aine Myler, Director General, […]

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CIF: Implementation is key to ensure €115bn Public Capital Programme and the National Planning Framework succeed

The CIF has welcomed the €115bn investment in infrastructure announced by Government today as a ‘potential gamechanger’. The announcement was made as part of the Government’s 10-year public capital programme and National Planning Framework. CIF Director General, Tom stated that; “Today’s announcement could represent a game-changer for the construction industry, the economy and Irish society. […]

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Dundalk man appointed President of the Master Painters and Decorators of Ireland (MPDI)

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New MPDI President to Focus on Apprentice Recruitment L to r: Sean Downey, CIF Director, Specialinst Contracting; Mark Dilloughry, Outgoing MPDI President; Seamus Duff, President, MPDI and Gillian Ross, Secretary, MPDI. Damian Duff, MD of Seamus Duff & Sons (Ireland) Ltd, has been elected President of The Master Painters and Decorators of Ireland (MPDI) at […]

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L&M KEATING APPOINTS NEW CEO FOLLOWING CBD CAPITAL TAKEOVER

L&M Keating

Gordon O’Regan, CEO and Managing Director, L&M Keating. Civil, Building and Marine Engineering Contractor L&M Keating Ltd has announced the appointment of Gordon O’Regan as its new CEO and Managing Director. With over 20 years industry experience, Gordon O’Regan has a strong track record in senior leadership roles within major civil engineering and infrastructure organisations in the […]

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Jones Engineering achieve Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 Certification

Jones Engineering BIM

Jones Engineering Group has achieved Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 Certification for Design and Construction from BSI (British Standards Institution). The company, which employs nearly 2,400 people, has previously won BIM Initiative of the Year at the Irish Construction Awards 2016, BIM Initiative of the Year at the Irish Building & Design Awards 2015 […]

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Construction industry continued to reduce fatalities in 2017

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Dermot Carey, CIF Director, Safety & Training Construction fatalities dropped from 9 to 6 in 2017 Systematic behaviour change reducing fatalities Ongoing systematic behaviour change in the construction industry has seen construction industry fatalities in 2017 drop by 33% from nine to six. Health & Safety Authority (HSA) fatality figures for 2017 show an ongoing […]

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“GOVERNMENT AND ITS AGENCIES MUST DELIVER INNOVATIVE FUNDING PLATFORMS TO SUPPORT HOUSE BUILDING ACROSS THE COUNTRY” – TOM PARLON, DG, CIF

Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation (CIF), has said that while recent Government initiatives are having a positive effect on the housing sector, market failure in finance is affecting the industry’s ability to deliver on housing output targets. Housebuilding viable again “Recent Government initiatives are having a positive effect on housing supply in some […]

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