CIF Conference Exhibitors Announced

26 Sep 2014

CIF Conference Exhibitors


The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is delighted to welcome a range of companies, organisations and services who will have stands at our Annual Conference. 

Please find below some information about each of the exhibitors. 


AFFINITY COVER was established in early 2014 by the CIF and CAPITAL COVER to provide a range of  insurance products exclusively for members of the CIF.


AFFINITY COVER products are tailor made to suit the requirements of those operating in the construction industry and has been structured to enable members purchase the range of products through their insurance broker. Recently AFFINITY COVER  has been extended to include those companies registered with CIRI in recognition of the important role CIRI will have in providing a mechanism to the public in highlighting those contractors who follow best practice. 

For further information please contact your insurance broker or local CIF office.


With over 3,000 active and deferred members, CERS is an umbrella scheme providing pension and protection benefits to individual employers in the Construction and Related Industries. CERS is a Master-trust arrangement with an independent Trustee Company.

Through its flexible structure, CERS can meet the particular needs of each employer and member by providing bespoke and varying pension solutions for each participating employer.  For further information see



The Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) has been established and is operated by the CIF. The independent Construction Industry Registration Board establishes the criteria, standard and procedures for the registration process and assesses all applications for CIRI registration. CIRI has been established initially on a voluntary basis but will be place on a statutory footing by 2015. CIRI Members commit to abide by an Industry Code of Ethics and Member Obligations. CIRI registration is designed for all competent and experienced construction practitioners including:

  • Main contractors and builders.
  • Specialist contractors and sub contractors.
  • Other specialist trades and building elements.

Please visit for more information. 



Construction is the official magazine of the Construction Industry Federation, covering news, topical issues, member activities, economic trends, new products and developments covering all sectors of the industry. As the most widely circulated building magazine in Ireland, Construction informs key decision makers on the issues affecting the industry. Published for over 60 years the magazine is the authoritative voice for the Irish construction sector.



CPL Resources plc is Ireland’s largest recruitment agency. We are a leading provider of recruitment, staffing and outsourcing services through 36 offices worldwide and we recruit across a wide variety sectors, with specialised teams focusing on specific areas and industries. Prior to the economic downturn, this included a dedicated construction recruitment team.  

Over the past six months, Ireland’s economic recovery has generated huge growth in the construction sector – in areas like Architecture, Quantity Surveying and Property Management in particular – and led to the re-introduction of Cpl’s Construction Recruitment desk. We now have two experienced recruitment consultants dedicated to meeting the new demand in the construction industry.



FNM Digital ( is a Website Development and Digital Marketing Company which enables companies to maximise their online Sales potential.FNM Digital is the Digital Consultants of choice for the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).  

FNM delivers online marketing solutions, which keeps senior management fully informed how much revenue is generated by every euro invested online. This is achieved through accurate monitoring and reporting systems and Analytics.  We work very closely with the client to ensure that the service delivered is the service required. We can even rate the efficiency of your current website against internationally recognised standards and let you know how your rating could be improved, at no cost. Contact us by email [email protected] or call 01-254 2280 or 087 765 8007.



Grant Thornton Ireland can trace its history back to 1899. Today, the firm comprises over 600 people operating from offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway, Kildare and Limerick.

In addition to audit and tax, we provide tax planning, corporate finance, corporate recovery and insolvency, forensic and investigation services, business risk services, computer assurance, IT consultancy, corporate secretarial services, family business consulting and personal tax and financial planning consulting. Our clients include privately held and dynamic businesses, large corporates and financial services.



The Register of Heritage Contractors provides contractors with the opportunity to demonstrate their competency in the field of heritage works, while providing both public and private clients with an accessible list of accredited heritage contractors.


The Register is overseen by an independent Registration Board which works to ensure that all heritage projects in the field of conservation meet the highest quality standards. The Registration Board establishes and oversees appropriate standards of ethics, competence, skills and knowledge. Heritage Contractors are assessed against these prescribed standards before entry onto the Heritage Contractors’ Register. Please visit for more information.



Maples and Calder is a leading international law firm with over 1,000 people worldwide, 250 of whom are based in our Dublin office. Leading corporates and financial institutions turn to us for expert legal advice on their most complex and innovative transactions.  

At Maples we provide a full range of services to our clients including Commercial Property, Corporate, Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Finance, Investment Funds and Tax. Our Construction Group focuses on providing a full service to the large contractors operating in Ireland – both Irish and international contractors – and we undertake both contentious and non-contentious construction work. Our team is best known for this focus on contractors and for the fact that the team acts for almost all of the large contractors that are active in Ireland.



This is a new business established by CIF Pension Administration Services Limited (CPAS) in 2014. Milestone Advisory brings expert, independent financial advice to members of the construction related industries. Their rigorous approach to personal and company financial solutions are delivered by their highly qualified team.

Combined with their specific sector focus, this brings unrivalled advice benefits to both employers and individuals. Their approach is to assist clients identify and achieve their financial objectives through expert impartial financial advice. 

Additional information about Milestone Advisory and their services is available at



The QualiBuild programme is a project to address one of the main issues identified within the Irish Build Up Skills (BUSI) Roadmap i.e. Many construction workers lack the core knowledge in relation to low energy buildings. It has developed a Foundation Energy Skills Programme for construction workers and a Train the Trainers programme to increase the knowledge and competency of trainers involved in construction training.

Itis funded by the European Commission Build Up Skills Initiative and is being managed and coordinated by Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) with partners Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Blanchardstown Institute of Technology (ITB), the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) and The Construction Industry Federation (CIF). 



Roomex for Business is an innovative hotel booking system designed especially for corporate travel. It does everything that a standard hotel booking portal does – such as finding and booking hotels worldwide – but because it is tailored for corporate use it does much more.  Roomex is an Irish owned company with over 300 clients, including Central Bank of Ireland, Dairygold, Irish Dairy Board, Kepak, Laya Healthcare, Musgrave Group, Sisk Group and Topaz. 

This is a free service – there is no cost or contract involved nor any ongoing fees. Our clients saved on average 24% on hotel costs over the last 12 months by using a personalised booking portal which provides access to restricted corporate hotel rates that are not visible on our public site.  In addition to the financial savings we create huge efficiencies in areas such as reporting, payment and reconciliation which for many users are as valuable as the financial savings.  To find out more about how your company can benefit – come along and see us at the 2014 Construction Industry Federation Annual Conference or visit for more information



Software Support Systems Ltd was founded 24 years ago by Colm O’Neill, Declan Costello and Ronnie Fleming, as a one stop shop to supply and support computer software, hardware and networking to the Construction Industry. We have aligned ourselves to the leading players in the IT industry enabling us to provide top quality products, service and support to our clients.  Ph: 01 297 3322 or e-mail: [email protected]

Manage your Project Costing with Advanced Business Manager Construction Accounting Software (ABM) has been designed and developed by accountants to create the next generation of accounting software for progressive business. The software manages your suppliers, sub-contractors, job costing, ROS on-line, service department and payroll in one database.

CIS Reporting managed with Maximizer Customer Relationship Management (CRM)The software solution of choice to manage all of your business relationships, sales pipeline, documentation, e-mail and communication with clients and suppliers alike.



The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is the leading provider of training courses for the construction industry in Ireland. Our courses have been devised to meet the needs of the construction sector, informed by those working on the frontline of the construction services. 


We provide a wide range of top quality programmes, with expert lecturers sourced from relevant fields within the construction industry. This has led to our construction training programme being highly regarded, both in Ireland and abroad. All our courses provide accreditation, a key factor for construction companies which has become increasingly important throughout Irish industry and internationally.


CIF construction training courses are accredited to bodies such as QQI/ FETAC, IOSH, CIOB and SOLAS. 


For further information see or email [email protected]






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