CIF News

The Economic Outlook for Construction 2021/2022

15th Sep 2021 The economic outlook for 2022 and the medium-term is largely positive – provided that the re-opening of labour-intensive sectors of the economy continues and that no further containment measures in the face of new Covid-19 variants are introduced. In advance of Budget 2022, the Department of...

Let’s Roll Up Our Sleeves

7th Sep 2021  The Construction Industry Federation is calling on all our workers to take a stand against COVID-19 and do our part to help protect as many as we can and move forward to brighter times.When COVID-19 hit in 2020, the construction industry had to adapt working conditions to provide...

Kingspan Klargester Powers Ahead with Winning Warranty Campaign

26th Aug 2021 Our corporate partners, Kingspan, have launched a new campaign "Winning Warranty", designed to encourage installers and homeowners to register their BioDisc systems. Launching the Winning Warranty with Kingspan campaign are: Paschal Troy, Area Sales Manager; Ronan Freeman, Area...

How to get to the root of the problem

18th Aug 2021 Ahead of Budget 2022, CIF Director Housing, Planning and Development, James Benson, puts forward a solution-based plan to help address some of the issues facing Ireland’s homebuilding sector. The provision of more affordable housing has a profound benefit both socially and economically, and a...

Springboard 2020/21 – Applications now open.

29th Jul 2021 For your information, applications are now invited for many Springboard+ courses for entry Autumn 2021/early 2022.  The Springboard+ upskilling initiative in higher education offers 90%-funded courses at certificate, degree and masters level for those currently employed.  Some courses are free...

Private Sector Contract and Force Majeure Webinar

26th Jul 2021 On 13 July 2021, the CIF in conjunction with Engineers Ireland and SCSI hosted a webinar on “Private Sector Contract and Force Majeure”.The Private Sector Contract for Building and Engineering Works Designed by the Employer was launched in September 2020 and a Standing Committee was...

How to ensure inspections are time and cost effective

14th Jul 2021 In our latest guest blog, Tom Boland, Head of Digitisation with our corporate partners Zutec, discusses cost-effective inspections.Keeping tabs on Quality Control and safety compliance can be a challenge on construction projects. Inspections are therefore essential, to scrutinise the quality...

Engineering Services Management Launch

2nd Jul 2021 On Thursday, 24th June 2021. CIF hosted a webinar, delivered by MTU, to launch the MTU Engineering Services Management apprenticeship degree. View the webinar below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGtkCASzSms

Construction Contracts, Disputes and Dispute Avoidance

25th Jun 2021 On Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, the CIF hosted a webinar, delivered by Decipher, LK Shields & Herbots Solicitors entitled "Construction Contracts, Disputes and Dispute Avoidance".Description• Introduction and background / discussion of CIF policy documents with Sean Downey,...