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Civil Engineering in Ireland – A Challenging Environment

Civil Engineering Ireland

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.

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Lidan Designs – Modular Dwelling

Lidan Designs

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.

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CIF Warns Government ‘Climate Action Plan 2019’ Needs to Be Implemented Without Delay

Climate Action Plan

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 […]

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Construction Industry on Track to Have the Lowest Recorded Workplace Fatalities This Year

Construction Safety Week 2019

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.

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BAM Ireland Boss Issues Warning About Current Government Procurement Processes

Theo Cullinane BAM Ireland

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”.

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