The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – remained well above the 50.0 no-change mark in June 2021, posting 65.0 following a reading of 66.4 in May. Activity increased for the second month running following the full reopening of the sector and at one of the strongest rates since the survey began 21 years ago. Index readings above 50 signal an increase in activity on the previous month, and readings below 50 signal a decrease.
The latest issue of Irish Construction News is out and features interviews with PJ Rudden, Chairman of the Construction Sector Group’s key Innovation and Digital Adoption SubGroup; David McHugh, President, ACEI; Eamonn Stapleton, Managing Director, Clonmel Enterprises; Des Mulcair, Director, Roadbridge; and Tony McCarthy, Director, Jennings O’Donovan on the rollout of national roads infrastructure.
The completion of the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Scheme will open another section of the north west to the rest of the country, as well as removing a fatal accident blackspot in Co Sligo.
Cleary Doyle directly employs over 50 highly skilled professionals, many with vast experience in the construction industry. Cleary Doyle has a strong focus on encouraging and assisting its team members to maximise their potential through education and having direct input on project decisions.
United Metals Recycling (UMR) Group was established in 2010 as a joint venture between the Donlan and Hegarty families, two highly-respected families within the recycling sector. The company is best described as a dynamic family business with vast generational experience in metal recycling and demolition.
Since 2010, the UMR Group has grown to become a top metal recycler in Ireland, currently employing over 70 people directly.
Laois Hire has almost 30 years of experience in the hire industry, with staff who have been with them since the beginning. In 2000, they set up their Powered Access Division, which is solely dedicated to providing a huge range of powered access solutions to their trade customers and key accounts.
In 2020, UMR Group was contracted for the demolition and waste management for Bays 77 and 79 in the Shannon Free Zone for Shannon Commercial Properties. The demolition provided 1.034 hectares of fully serviced sites for redevelopment. As the project was to be a LEED-certified project, UMR was engaged to assist the project to claim credits in various categories.
The Clarendon Street Area Improvement Scheme in Dublin city centre was completed by Actavo Civils Division in July 2020, a time when the capital had a growing need for more user-friendly city centre spaces.
The latest statistics from construction jobs board ConstructionJobs.ie show housing as the sector with the most jobs on offer, with northern Europe being the top jobs location next to Dublin.
BAM Ireland’s construction of the new Dublin Airport Visual Control Tower, which is now Ireland’s tallest occupied building, required the contractor to employ several complex construction processes.