Changing your mind? Building Services Engineering needs you!

21st Jun 2017 The 1st of July is the final deadline for the CAO’s Change of Mind Facility and ahead of this the CIF would like to take the opportunity to remind students that there are a huge number of very interesting and rewarding careers out there for those who study construction related courses. Over...

Safety Blog: Collen going beyond the call of duty

13th Jun 2017 Our vision: 'To be recognised as a Leader in Safety and Project Execution in the markets in which Collen operates'. Joe O'Dwyer and members of Collen Safety Department Team The Irish building construction services market has entered a major growth phase and it’s envisaged that this growth...

HSA Construction Inspection Campaign – June 12th – 16th 2017

7th Jun 2017 The Health and Safety Authority have advised the CIF that they will be carrying a focused construction inspection campaign during the week commencing the 12th June 2017. This is part of the Authority’s ongoing campaign to raise health and safety standards in the construction sector and...

From the Cradle to the Grave

25th May 2017 Following a CSO report showing that 66% of the construction sector are not saving for retirement, Paula Thornton, Business Development Manager with CPAS breaks down the state pension, how much it is, when it starts and how to qualify for it. For some, it’s a lyric from a song and for others...

Trade & Innovation Show at Cork Builders Providers

25th May 2017 Several hundred people attended the Cork Builders Providers / CIF Trade & Innovation Show held in Cork Builders Providers premises in Togher, Cork, on Thursday, 18th May.A wide range of suppliers to the industry, including Dimplex, Kingspan Renewables, Garo, Polypipe, Instantor-Press, EJ ,...

Apprentices must play a key role in rebuilding the construction industry

16th May 2017 The level of new apprentice registrations must rise from 1,700 to 4,000 by 2020 to deliver housing and infrastructure requirements. Construction employment could rise to 213,000 by 2020 based on DKM and SOLAS analysis. However, Ireland’s economic recovery may be hampered by a potential...