Tag: CIF

How Irish M&E Contractors Became European Mission-Critical & Data Centre Partners

Irish firms remain at the forefront of data centre and mission-critical facility construction across Europe and beyond, but the CIF warns that action is needed to maintain that position. BARRY MCCALL reports. Travel abroad to the UK, western Europe and the Nordic countries, discuss data centre and other mission-critical construction projects, and you’ll find names […]

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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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Hubert Fitzpatrick Appointed Chief Operations Officer of The CIF

Hubert Fitzpatrick

The CIF is delighted to announce the appointment of Hubert Fitzpatrick as Chief Operations Officer (COO). He takes over the role from George Hennessy on his recent retirement. George Hennessy, who worked tirelessly on behalf of CIF members and was instrumental in the development of CIF Pension Administration Services (CPAS), joined CIF in 1982 and was appointed COO in 2007.

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Delays, cost increases and skills shortages are key Brexit impacts on Construction

Key Brexit construction impacts

Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF. The Irish construction industry is struggling to plan for Brexit and resultant delays in housing and infrastructure delivery over the next decade a survey carried out by PWC for the construction industry has found. The Construction Industry Federation and PwC Brexit Survey of the member base of Ireland’s construction industry […]

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Major Apprenticeships Boost for Wet Trades

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 […]

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Construction SMEs Face Liquidation Due to Procurement Issues and Insurance Costs

Glenveagh Properties

The Construction Industry Federation has called for more significant investment to improve conditions and support innovation in the sector and protect its small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The construction industry representative body addressed the Seanad Public Consultation Committee on Small and Medium Sized Business in Ireland on 13 November, following a detailed submission earlier this year.

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