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CIF survey: 64% of Construction companies believe they have an inclusive culture

19 Sep , 2019  

The CIF is encouraging construction companies to sign up to a Diversity and Inclusion pledge launched last night by its President Pat Lucey.   Those companies signing up to the CIF Diversity and Inclusion Charter commit to improving D&I in their organisations.   The initiative is seen as a step by industry to ensure all people feel […]

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CIF Budget Submission: Extension of the Help to Buy scheme key to solving housing crisis

10 Sep , 2019  

CIF is calling for an extension of the Help to Buy scheme as a top priority in their recent Pre-Budget 2020 Submission.   Many housebuilders have reported that between 40% and 80% of homes sold to first time buyers are currently enabled by the Help to Buy Scheme.  The measure is considered the most effective intervention […]

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Lagan’s exceptional delivery of Shannon Airport runway rehabilitation recognised

9 Sep , 2019  

Lagan Asphalt Ltd. was nominated for an Irish Construction Excellence Award for its exceptional delivery of the Rehabilitation of Runway 06-24 at Shannon Airport project. Building Ireland touched base with Paddy McHugh to find out more about the €12.3m project and what the ICE Award nomination means to the company. Lagan Asphalt Ltd. were strongly […]

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Construction SMEs excluded from public sector contracts

5 Sep , 2019  

Small and medium Irish businesses are excluded from securing public sector contracts by multiple barriers. Currently, SMEs account for 99% of businesses in Ireland but smaller companies deliver less than 33% of public sector projects. A CIF report identified several barriers militating against SME participation in public sector contracts. These were identified as: · a […]

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Closing in on 35 years

5 Sep , 2019  

Founded by Jack Coughlan in 1985, JCA Architects is today an established multi-disciplinary architectural practice with offices in Cork City and Dunboyne, Co Meath. Building Ireland learned more from one of the company’s four directors, Gareth O’Callaghan, recently. Business is thriving at present at JCA Architects and the plan is to try and keep things that […]

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Grafton Merchanting ROI rebranding to Chadwicks Group as part of a €5m investment

4 Sep , 2019  

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company today announced it is rebranding to Chadwicks Group as part of a €5m investment programme in the business.  The €5m investment over the next three years includes a nationwide rebrand, in-branch refurbishments and a technology upgrade to enhance the overall customer experience. All Chadwicks Group branches will […]

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Derry’s celebrate 40th anniversary

4 Sep , 2019  

For any business to reach the 40-year mark is truly a great achievement and for this month’s edition of Building Ireland we profile one such company that is doing that in 2019. Derry’s Ltd is internationally recognised as a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality, durable contract and trade furniture. Headquartered in Annaghmore, Co […]

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75% of CIF members are not confident that infrastructure projects will materialise in their regions

4 Sep , 2019  

The Southern region of Cork, Limerick and Waterford has seen several essential road projects delayed over the past 18 months. The CIF is warning that the slowdown in investment threatens growth in region in the next five years. In a CIF member survey 75% of respondents were not confident that essential projects Project 2040 will […]

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The “biomass boiler people”

3 Sep , 2019  

In February, Woodco Renewable Energy won the Green Product Award at the 2019 Green Awards for its new Biogenic Processor. Building Ireland heard all about it from the company Marketing Manager, Jane Foley in the days after the success at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin. Woodco Renewable Energy is a world leader in design and […]

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Glenbeigh’s expertise safeguards the history and future of Clancy Quay Officers Mess Building

30 Aug , 2019  

Glenbeigh Construction Ltd. was shortlisted for a coveted 2019 Irish Construction Excellence Award in the Public or Heritage Building category for their exceptional work in transforming the dilapidated Clancy Quay Officers Mess Building – a protected structure – into 13 high-end, bespoke residential units. The sheer master craftsmanship in terms of conservation, repair and change […]