UK MMC champion and CEO of Cast Consultancy Mark Farmer outlines why clients need to understand the economic fundamentals of off-site manufacturing if they want a sustainable industry to meet their on-site needs. ROBBIE COUSINS reports.
From brilliant manoeuvres on the pitch to smart plays on the manufacturing floor, former Monaghan football stalwart Dick Clerkin is a consummate strategist. The specialist management consultant discusses the changes needed for Irish offsite manufacturers to achieve their full potential.
The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney, has hosted a construction sector stakeholder event focused on identifying ways to drive innovation and boost productivity in residential construction, including through the adoption of modern methods of construction (MMC).
ESS Group has announced that ISG has acquired a majority shareholding in the group.
Martin Searson, Chair of the MMC Group that recently published the CIF report on Modern Methods of Construction, explains to Barry McCall that the Irish construction industry is in for some dramatic changes in the coming years.
Newry based modular bathroom pods manufacturer Connex Offsite Limited is creating 50 jobs in Newry in a £4.6m investment to help it grow its business in international markets.
Established in 2017, Connex Offsite specialises in the design, offsite fabrication and supply of steel framed bathroom pods for the Great Britain (GB) and Republic of Ireland (RoI) construction markets. The new jobs will see the company grow its team from three employees in 2017 to 53 employees by the end of 2022.
Michael O’Reilly, Director, O’Connor Sutton Cronin, writes about how modern methods of construction, and in particular off-site manufacturing, is delivering solutions for Irish construction, but the sector needs to address several issues before it can fully benefit from the construction method.