CIS: €17bn in construction projects planned for 2017

The CIS Construction Opportunities Report 2017 reveals that there is an increase of €1bn in combined project values over 2016 in construction work planned for 2017 with €17bn worth of projects in planning for 2017. The CIS (Construction Information Services) Report includes comprehensive descriptions and contact details on the largest active and most lucrative projects […]


UK Construction Growth in September

Tim Moore, IHS Markit UK Construction News: First growth since Brexit due to house-building In September, the UK construction industry has seen its first signs of growth since May. The Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) reached 52.3 in September, up from 49.2 in August. UK House-building up This growth has been attributed to a […]


Twitter Highlights: CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 CIF Construction Safety Week 2016 Day 4 Twitter Highlights Some of the Twitter highlights from Day Four of CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, which focused on ‘Plant & Equipment Safety’. Tweets courtesy of BAM Ireland (@BAMContractors), CIF (@CIF_Ireland) , John Paul Construction (@johnpaulconst) and Hegarty Demolition […]


CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 4

CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 4 – Mobile Plant & Vehicle Safety – Your Move It’s Day Four of CIF Constriction Safety Week and the focus switches to Mobile Plant & Vehicle Safety After falls, the most common reason for fatal or serious accidents in the construction industry are incidents with mobile plant and […]


Strong demand mixed with challenges says developer

Woodbank at Shankill, County Dublin is currently being developed by Ravenshall Developments which is run by Matt Gallagher, Eoin Gallagher and Frank Gunning. The scheme consists of 40 houses and 18 apartments and duplexes – all fitted out to the highest specifications. Weather permitting they are looking at a late April launch. There is a […]


ISIF – “We’re very keen to engage with you”

“We’re open for business” was the message from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) when it met with CIF members in a Tullamore hotel recently. The business is developer finance and ISIF says it has over €7.8bn to invest in a range of projects including private and social housing. Eugene O’Callaghan, Director, ISIF, told his […]


Construction Contracts Act close to full implementation

Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD has circulated a comprehensive Code of Practice for the conduct of adjudications, in accordance with the Construction Contracts Act, 2013, to the relevant stakeholder organisations. The publication of this Code is the third and final step required to be taken under this far-reaching legislation and will clear […]


Practical health screening in your workplace

2015 marked another challenging year for the Construction Workers Health Trust. Despite a further reduction in income the Trust still provided screening to just under 5,000 workers on site throughout the country. For those of you who don’t know much about us, the Trust is a registered charity managed by a board of Trustees drawn […]