SeanDowney1Sean Downey, Director of Specialist Contracting Construction Industry Federation

With the imminent commencement of the Construction Contracts Act, we would like to highlight the top ten items members should be aware of when the Act comes into force:

SeanDowney1Sean Downey, Director of Specialist Contracting Construction Industry Federation

As we move towards the end of this year a challenge has been set for the new National BIM Council to develop a high level strategic roadmap that will guide Ireland's Construction Industry and enable it to transition towards a digital economy that is not only fit for purpose but also setting the standard internationally.

GillianRossGillian Ross, CIF Specialist Contracting Executive, discusses the latest Health and Safety Authority alert for scaffolding, how to correctly inspect your site components, and how to minimise damage occurring in the first place.

The HSA and the National Association of Scaffolding and Access Contractors have issued a safety alert to workplaces about scaffolding components.  We’re reminding people that corroded and rusting scaffolding components can lead to serious issues with its structural integrity and can lead to catastrophic failures and collapses.  Ensuring scaffolding is free from rust and corrosion is an essential way to reduce the chances of a workplace accident and increase employee safety.  

EmilyCoghlan1Our CIRI CPD administrator, Emily Coghlan, simplifies the CPD process for us, and explains why it doesn’t need to be time consuming or costly, and can be of real benefit to your work.

A year ago, when I first started working with the Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI), some companies considered Continuous Professional Development challenging and its practice difficult. Time, cost and access to relevant learning options were the most frequently cited barriers to carrying out CPD.

Top50

tomparlon1It’s with great pleasure the CIF presents the top 50 contractors in Ireland.

As you can see from the list, the construction industry is ambitious, dynamic and it is actively shaping Ireland’s future.

The industry is currently building the physical infrastructure upon which our economy grows and our society progresses. However, what’s apparent when you look through the list is the impact Irish contractors are having on other countries.