CIF View: Lead by example with a goal-driven diversity & inclusion policy

5th Jul 2017 Lead by example with a goal-driven diversity & inclusion policy. By Jean Winters, CIF Director of Industrial Relations and Employment Services Attracting workers into construction will require a radical shift in the sector’s corporate culture, but make careers in the industry more...

CIF & SERSF run careers in construction workshop in WIT

5th Jul 2017 The CIF South East Branch have been engaged in a number of initiatives recently to help promote careers in the construction industry. By CIF Executive for the Southern Region Ronan O’Brien. Despite the levels of construction activity still being relatively low in the south east with a high...

Top 50 CIF Contractors 2017

29th Jun 2017 Turnover figures in leading Irish Construction companies increased by €1billion last year The Construction Industry Federation Top 50 Contractors 2017 provides us with a unique snapshot of the Irish construction industry. This is an industry that has faced many challenges throughout the...

The impact of bundling on public sector construction procurement

28th Jun 2017 CIF Regional Director, Western & Midland region, Justin Molloy dicusses the pros and cons to bundling projects. Bundling projects refers to the practice of combining a number of smaller projects into one larger project under a single contract. It is assumed that one of the major benefits...

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...