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Tag: Civil Engineering

Main Contracting/Civils – If Contractors Are To Invest, They Need A Line Of Sight And A Pipeline Of Work

Paul Sheridan

Paul Sheridan, Director, Main Contracting and Civil Engineering, CIF, writes that the right processes, systems, capabilities and resources must be in place to enable Government to maintain the continuity of work.

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.

Acceleration of National Development Plan Critical to Solving Housing Crisis

Conor Gunn, EY Ireland, explains why the timely delivery of core civil infrastructure is essential to the successful delivery of critical components of the National Development Plan. One of the most socially harmful and visible manifestations of Ireland’s infrastructure deficit is the housing crisis. Specifically, the challenge of producing sufficient housing supply that is commercially […]

Civil Engineering Excellence Awards to be Presented at CECA Annual Dinner in September

CECA Excellence Awards

CECA Awards judging panel, L to r: Martin Lang, Director, Main Contracting, CIF; Jerry Grant, Managing Director, Irish Water; Tim Ahern, Chairman of Judging Panel; Maurice Buckley, Chairman, Office of Public Works and Michael Nolan, CEO, Transport Infrastructure Ireland. The CECA Excellence Awards will be presented on the occasion of the 12th Annual Dinner of the […]



The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) recently published an updated version of its Guidance on embedded retaining wall design (C760), with a significant contribution from Groundforce Shorco. The updated Guidance provides a comprehensive Eurocode compliant design manual for embedded retaining walls. Groundforce Shorco supported and contributed to the new guidance document based on their experience in this specialised field of engineering. The information they supplied included specialist design guidance on […]

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index January 17

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank According to the Ulster Bank PMI January 2017, Irish construction activity continued to grow sharply in January 2017 on the back of higher new orders. The key highlight from the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index survey (PMI) was a near-record rise in employment as companies responded to greater workloads. […]

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index, December 16

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), new order growth continued to expand in December, with housing and commercial development experiencing substantial growth, but civil engineering continued to lag considerably behind the other sectors. However, overall the Irish construction sector continued to expand on the previous months. […]

Project of the Month

Roadbridge Civil Engineering

CIF Construction magazine November December issue features a major engineering and construction project by Limerick-based company, Roadbridge Civil Engineering & Building Contractors . Roadbridge was appointed as the Project Supervisor, Construction Stage, and Main Contractor on the Galway Wind Farm in November 2014. Wind Farm Cluster  Galway Wind Park (GWP) is situated in Uggool, Oughterard […]

Ulster Bank PMI: Irish Construction sees fastest growth in seven months

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Construction activity rises at fastest pace in seven months   Construction output has increased continuously since September 2013 The Irish construction sector recorded a strong start to the final quarter of the year, with activity, new orders and employment all increasing at faster rates in October. Companies also raised their purchasing […]