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SCSI – Rising Construction Costs Could Hinder New National Planning Framework


Latest Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) figures suggest that construction tender prices are set to rise by 7% this year, bringing prices back up to 2008 levels. After a sharp fall in 2008, tender prices have risen continuously since 2011. In 2017, according to SCSI, tender prices jumped by 6.2%. Aine Myler, Director General, […]

SCSI appoints New Director General


The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has appointed Áine Myler as its new Director General. Áine Myler has been a key member of the SCSI’s executive and leadership team over the last decade and joined the management team as Director of Operations in January 2016, following many years in private practice as a company […]

Capital plan welcomed but concrete timeframes required

There has been a broad welcome for the Government’s capital programme plan from the construction sector. Central to the plan is the creation of 45,000 construction jobs. “The increase in construction jobs and infrastructural projects announced by the Government is a welcome injection of much needed long term investment in the construction sector,” said the […]

Report calls for a National Housing Authority

A new report has called for the establishment of a new National Housing Authority (NHA) to implement, direct and co-ordinate housing policy and strategy.  The author of the report, Tony Foley from DCU, said that given the current housing situation the primary focus of the Authority had to be on implementation; “The housing market has long […]

Tender Prices increase by 3% in first half of 2015

The latest Tender Price Index published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), shows that construction tender prices increased by 2.6% in the first half of 2015. According to the SCSI Index, which is the only independent assessment of construction tender prices in Ireland and has been running since 1998, tender prices are up 5.5% […]