Turner & Townsend’s Republic of Ireland market intelligence report points to competitive conditions for contractors, with strong competition and moderate tender prices. Figures from surveyed firms show that 90% of companies’ believe current tender conditions to be cold or lukewarm.
Residential and childcare facility building to return on 12 April, Full return of construction in May
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin has announced that house and childcare facility construction will return on 12 April.
According to political and public health leaders, a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases could endanger plans to reopen the construction industry on 05 April.
Actavo Event Solutions has been contracted by RocDoc as its infrastructure partner for the construction and roll-out of three haulage testing centres in Dublin, Wexford and Gorey.
HealthWatch, a company that has been working with the Construction Workers Health Trust since 2013 providing on-site health screening, has developed a fast-turnaround saliva-based serial Covid-19 test that can detect the presence of RNA from SARS Cov2, the virus that causes Covid 19.
Covid-19 Restrictions on Construction Activity in Ireland: Covid exemption period for social housing projects extended to 30th April 2021.
BAM Ireland introduces fast turnaround PCR Testing by Healthwatch at its New Children’s Hospital Site
BAM Ireland has introduced weekly Covid-19 testing for all workers at its National Children’s Hospital (NCH) site. The introduction of testing adds to existing protocols at the site and results in over 1,000 workers being tested weekly in a partnership with HealthWatch Screening.
Murphy International rapid antigen testing programme addressing risk of coronavirus being brought into workplace
Following the Christmas break, on 04 January, all Murphy International staff and workers returning to sites, depots and offices underwent rapid antigen testing, with a second round of testing completed on the week starting 14 January. This was to ensure that all of its employees are further safeguarded from Covid-19 and were given extra security in their working environments.
Sisk FCC Statement re Covid-19 case on Grangegorman, Dublin. “A member of the Sisk team on one of our sites in Dublin has tested positive for Covid-19.
Stephanie Good, People & Organisation Consulting, PwC Ireland, discusses both the immediate and longer-term actions that leaders in the construction industry should take to emerge in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.