Join the Construction Industry Federation
Supporting you, your business and your industry
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF), is the leading representative body for the entire construction sector. We represent companies of all sizes from all parts of the country. As a Federation, we pride ourselves on providing consistently excellent service to all our members irrespective of size, sector or location. Joining the CIF ensures your voice is heard at a national level, regardless of the size of your organisation. The key reason for joining CIF is simple: as a member you can access the leading experts in construction in Ireland for a fraction of the cost of engaging other organisation.
As a CIF member, you will be able to connect with the various regional branches and trade associations. This offers the opportunity to network, access local knowledge and empowers you to input into the CIF national policy. We host multiple briefings each year, designed to help you and your business access insights and get ahead of developments and industry trends.
Joining the CIF will give your company access to:
Industry-leading information, advisory and training and development services
Unique networking and business development opportunities
Up-to-the-minute market intelligence and insights grounded in what’s really happening in your sector
Company, sector and industry-wide representation
Substantial savings through CIF Affinity Scheme, Arachas Corporate Brokers, providing insurance services
Register of Heritage Contractors
Register of Companies Certified to Safe-T-Cert
As part of our Membership service, the VCR application and/or renewal fee is covered by the CIF for fully paid up members and members paying by Direct Debit – (VCR cost is €600 plus vat)
Why Join CIF?
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Leverage CIF Expertise
We have a range of industry leading specialists available to our members. The CIF staff are specialists in their areas and are available to members who require assistance across areas including:
- Tendering and Contracting
- Planning and Development
- Industrial Relations
- Health and Safety
- Education and Skills
When you join the CIF, you will have access to our collective strength, helping you secure work, get paid while accessing the relevant support along the way. Whether it’s up to date knowledge of the regulatory environment, public and private sector contract requirements or the latest HR practices, we can help.
Industry Knowledge and Training
Our dedicated training team offer a wide range of top quality programmes hosted by expert lecturers, sourced from relevant fields within the construction sector. We offer members world-class training at reduced rates, ensuring you and your teams can remain competitive and keep your skills up to date. The CIF Virtual Academy provides CIF members with the opportunity to learn remotely, at a time and location that suits them. The courses are accredited and can be tailored to the needs of you and your team.
Employment and Industrial Relations Updates
We offer our expertise across all aspects of HR and IR. We represent members (when requested), at meetings with trade unions, the Labour Court and Workplace Relations Commission.
In addition, members can access a range of free advice and support including:
- Guide to Employment Conditions in Construction.
- Employee handbooks.
- Employment and Industrial Relations Updates.
- Construction specific contracts of employment.
- Negotiations with trade unions.
- Data protection.
- Grievance handling.
- Upskilling and training staff.
Joining CIF and VCR
Members of the CIF can opt to be included on the Voluntary Construction Register (VCR), at no extra cost. CIRI membership costs €600 + VAT. The VCR is a hallmark of quality and used by consumers in the public and private procurement of construction services. Focused on raising the standards within the construction industry, VCR fosters continuing professional development and frameworks that improve the reputation of members throughout the Irish construction sector.
Promoting your Business
Our extensive network includes industry and broader contacts. Our members are promoted at various times during the year, ensuring your business is promoted to our members and stakeholders. To learn how you can promote your products and services to the CIF membership base, please contact Bernardine Walsh ([email protected]).
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Talk to our membership team
Membership Development Executive
Bernardine is responsible for marketing and membership development at the CIF. She has worked in similar roles in a number of leading representative bodies in Ireland. At CIF, Bernardine’s main responsibilities include securing and growing new business for the organisation.
Please fill out the Membership Application form below