Production in Building and Construction Value Index

19th Aug 2013 Production in Building and Construction Value Index QUARTER VALUE Q1 2006 110.8 Q4 2006 116.1 Q1 2007 104.2 Q4 2007 93.0 Q1 2008 84.4 Q4 2008 60.2 Q1 2009 53.9 Q4 2009 37.8 Q1 2010 35.4 Q4 2010 29.6 Q1 2011 26.8 Q4 2011 ...

Value of the Irish construction sector

19th Aug 2013 The construction sector has seen a sharp decrease in activity over the course of the last six years. In 2006 construction activity in Ireland was valued at €38.631 billion. Since the downturn in the Irish economy that level of activity has dropped year on year, falling to approximately €9.12...

Construction Employment

19th Aug 2013 The level of construction employment has fallen considerably in recent years. At the height of Ireland's construction boom the sector provided 273,900 direct employment positions. However at one point in 2012 the level of direct employment dropped to 99,600. This represents a drop of 174,000...

Register of Builders

19th Aug 2013 The CIF is progressing the establishment of a Register of Builders in consultation with the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government .The plan is to progress the proposed Register using a Commitment Based Registration System. The DoECLG has publicly acknowledged that it is in...

Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2013

19th Aug 2013 The Building Control Regulations 2013 under the Building Control Act 1990 were published by the Minister for the Environment on 4th April 2013. The new regulations will come into effect on 1st March 2014. The new Building Control Regulations require:Submission of compliance drawings and...

CIF Black Economy Survey 2012

19th Aug 2013 Q1) When did you last come across a black economy operation?Answer OptionsResponse Percenta) In the last 3 months76.1%b) In the last year13.4%c) In the last 3 years6.7%d) More than 3 years ago3.0%e) Never3.0%Q2) Have you come across an increased number of black economy operations in the last 12...

Construction Contracts Bill

19th Aug 2013 The Construction Contracts Bill is a piece of legislation aimed an improving the process of payments within the construction industry. It seeks to remove the possibility of payments beingwithheld for extended periods of time. The latest version of the Bill can be read here.The explanatory...

Black Economy

19th Aug 2013 The ‘shadow economy’ or ‘black economy’ as it is also known is a major problem facing Exchequer finances and the Irish economy . A recent report by the EU Commission detailed the size of the black economy in each member state as a percentage of their GDP. The figure they provided for...

Forfas construction report a “prescription for an ailing industry”

25th Jul 2013 Forfas construction report a "prescription for an ailing industry" Forfas Construction ReportForfas Construction Report Action PointsForfas Construction Report Press Release The Construction Industry Federation has welcomed the publication of the Forfás Construction Report, describing it as a...