With over 14 years of experience in construction, Colm McHugh, recently appointed as managing director of PERI Ireland, is confident that the global business’s newest base in Ireland will grow from strength to strength.
The strong recovery of construction employment has been welcomed, but it will bring challenges when it comes to recruiting talent in the coming years.
The civil engineering sector has long been a key indicator of the overall economic health of the country. Historically, it has been the first to feel the impact of any downturn as governments throttle back on spending in response to falling tax revenues and the private sector recalibrates its longer-term investment plans.
At 60 sq m and with a budget of €120,000, Lidan Designs’ two-bedroom ‘Modular Dwelling’ for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLR) Parks Department is probably the smallest and least costly Project Focus you are likely ever to see featured in Construction magazine.
Ronan Quinn, Chief Executive, Ardmac, discusses digital construction, corporate culture, and the challenge of eliminating single-plastics. Robbie Cousins reports.
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is to seek the establishment of an informal stakeholder advisory group to facilitate the implementation of climate plan actions. The CIF has broadly welcomed the publication of the Government’s ‘Climate Action Plan 2019’ as a very positive statement of intent on behalf of the Government, saying that the plan now […]
To help more people take up wet trade apprenticeships, CIF Western and Midland branches ask members to participate in the ‘Shared Apprenticeship Scheme’.
This summer, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has once again teamed up with the ICS to bring the SunSmart message to all workers and reduce their risk of skin cancer.
The construction industry is on track to have the lowest recorded workplace fatalities this year, with two recorded deaths in 2019. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) reports 164 non-fatal workplace incidents in construction from January to June 2019.
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has officially launched Construction Safety Week 2019, which will run from 21st to 25th October.
Theo Cullinane, Chief Executive, BAM Ireland, has criticised Government procurement processes for facilitating a “race to the bottom”. Speaking at the opening of the new M11 Gorey-Enniscorthy motorway, he also warned that the current process is “leading to a very fragile and under-resourced industry with questionable capacity to meet the demands of Building Ireland 2040 Plan”.