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 […]


When does time start to run in the case of a construction claim?

Rhona Henry is Head of Matheson’s Construction and Engineering Group. In this issue she poses a simple question that is sure to be of interest… What the Irish Courts say Most stakeholders in the construction industry know their way around the Statute of Limitations 1957 in the context of time triggers for construction claims. But […]


AECOM predicts double-digit growth for Irish construction sector in 2016

The AECOM Annual Review of the Construction Industry is predicting that Irish construction will grow by double digits again in 2016. John O’Regan, AECOM’s Head of Programme, Cost and Consultancy, Island of Ireland says that construction industry activity grew by 14% in 2015. “We saw the construction industry gradually return to growth in 2014 after […]


New orders fuel construction growth

A further sharp rise in new business was central to improvements in activity, employment and confidence at Irish construction firms in October. Companies also continued to increase their purchasing activity, while the rate of input cost inflation moderated for the second month in a row. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)– a seasonally adjusted […]


Dublin needs to build ‘up’ says Knight Frank

Dublin needs more skyscrapers. That’s according to property consultants Knight Frank, who say Ireland will lose out on tech investment if employees can’t live close to where they work. Speaking to The Irish Times yesterday, Declan O’Reilly, the agent’s commercial director for Ireland, said: “It used to be that when it came to office relocations […]


EIB commits €100m to Dublin Port ABR Project

The redevelopment of Dublin Port is set to be a major construction project involving Ireland’s civil engineering contractors. It has been announced the European Investment Bank has committed to providing a €100m loan over 20 years, reflecting the long-term nature of Dublin Port’s Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project. This is the first time in 20 […]


Embracing a digital future

The first Irish national survey to benchmark the level of Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption in Ireland reveals there is a 75% increase in demand for BIM, with 67% indicating a confidence in the industry to deliver BIM effectively . Details of the survey were announced last night at the Irish Embassy in London, where […]


Construction recruitment challenges

The Irish construction sector is somewhere between finding its feet and breaking into a sprint depending on who you talk to and where in the country you visit. Those who work in construction recruitment now speak of a change in emphasis from expatriation to repatriation, impending personnel shortages and the challenge of finding quality staff, […]


BAM to build €350m M11 motorway

BAM Ireland has won the contract to build the €350m M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy public-private partnership (PPP) motorway project. BAM will lead a consortium, including the Spanish infrastructure group, Iridium, and will begin construction in January 2016 with an expected completion date of 2019. Between 250 to 300 jobs will be created during the project’s duration. […]