The strong recovery of construction employment has been welcomed, but it will bring challenges when it comes to recruiting talent in the coming years.
Pictured at Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow seminar at the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork on Tuesday, 14 May, l to r: Jason Horrex, Training Manager of Technical Academy; Willie Keane, Chartered Engineer at HomeBond; and John Morehead, Principal Architect/Managing Director at Wain Morehead Architects Ltd. Kieran Holohan, Marketing Director of Saint-Gobain Ireland, has announced that […]
he Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a free short online course, ‘Asbestos Safety for Tradespeople’, aimed at assisting tradespeople who may encounter asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the course of their work.
SOLAS has announced that it has extended the CIF Apprenticeship Sharing Initiative, a scheme that was initially set up by CIF South East Branch in 2015. The core concept is that contractors, who may not consider taking on an apprentice themselves, for reasons such as they do not have the trade skills in-house or are […]
A day-long seminar for those considering an apprenticeship in the construction plant and machinery sector is being organised by Komatsu distributor, McHale Plant Sales at its offices on Greenogue Industrial Estate, Rathcoole in late-September/early October (Date to be finalised). Free to participants, the programme will comprise a mixture of conference-room presentations covering all critical areas […]
The Irish Concrete Society recently launched their 2018 ‘Fundamentals of Concrete Technology’ course. Commencing on the 07 September in UCD, the course provides participants with essential information on concrete technology and construction. The programme includes two half-days of lectures and a half-day on site. There will also be time spent in a civil engineering laboratory […]
CIF will host a Breakfast Briefing – Selling to Government – on Tuesday 25 September, at CIF Headquarters, Dublin, which will be delivered by Intertrade Ireland. The briefing is entitled Selling to Government – Advanced Breakfast Briefing”. What will the briefing address? The Selling to Government Briefing content will include the following: Obtaining feedback and […]
Saint-Gobain launches Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) training courses for Irish construction professionals The Saint-Gobain Ireland Technical Academy has announced that it is adding to its existing training portfolio by launching a series of nZEB modular courses. Starting this July, these innovative nZEB courses will offer those working in construction in Ireland a chance to upskill, free […]
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a short, interactive online course titled ‘An Introduction to Construction Safety for Small Contractors and the Self-Employed’. The course has been developed by the HSA with the support of the CIF, in order to provide relevant health and safety information to small construction contractors and to raise […]