11th Feb 2020 In order to create balanced regional development as envisaged by “Project Ireland 2040”, the region needs to attract FDI investment which can only be achieved by addressing the regions infrastructural deficits, e.g. the lack of motorways and rail networks is obvious form the following...
29th Jan 2020 Any future Government will require a thriving and dynamic construction industry to deliver any promises made during the election. The reality is that the Irish society needs the construction industry to deliver 35,000 housing units annually. Our capital cities and regional communities require Irish...
10th Oct 2019 Help to Buy scheme extension alone will not address affordability gap for average couple. Public sector procurement reform essential to increasing housing and infrastructure delivery
Construction companies eager to hire apprentices again after the decade decline in apprenticeship registrations has been arrested21st Mar 2019 A CIF survey has found unanimous support for apprenticeships, however 73% of construction companies feel that they are not able to hire an apprentice.
7th Feb 2019 With a number of positive indicators for Irish construction in 2019, but also some major issues to be addressed, CIF directors are positive but cautious about industry prospects in the year ahead.
27th Nov 2018 The CIF BIM Starter Pack is a guide for contractors, enabling them to meet projects digital needs as the construction veers more and more towards the use of these modern methods and innovative techniques in everyday construction projects.
21st Aug 2018 Martin Lang, Director, Main Contracting, outlines how SMEs can increase their knowledge of and as a result their participation in Public Sector Works.
17th May 2018 A survey conducted by Dublin Institute of Technology on behalf of the Construction Industry Federation has found that Ireland lacks the requisite number of apprentices in construction to meet our housing and infrastructure needs.
9th Apr 2018 GDPR is fast approaching and it is a heavy topic. A recent study in the UK has shown that 35% of leaders in the construction industry do not know what GDPR is while at the same time cyber crime is increasing in this sector.