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Galway businesswoman, Tara Flynn, completes year-long term as President of the Master Builders’ and Contractors’ Association

22 Nov , 2022  

Galway businesswoman, Tara Flynn, this week completed her year-long term as President of the Master Builders’ and Contractors’ Association, a constituent body of the Construction Industry Federation.  The Director at Paul Flynn Construction, based in Ballinasloe, assumed leadership of this national association a year ago, which represents firms involved in main and general building contracting. […]

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96% of construction companies report increase in cost of materials

5 Oct , 2022  

96% of construction companies have reported a rise in the cost of building materials between June and August 2022, with 85% expecting cost rises to continue to year end, according to the latest Construction Industry Federation Economic Outlook research. This comes as the Government plans to impose a 10% levy on concrete products.  86% reported […]

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Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Annual Conference takes place at Croke Park, Dublin on this Thursday, 6th October 2022

4 Oct , 2022  

WHAT: This year’s Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Annual Conference will take place at Croke Park, Dublin on this Thursday, 6th October 2022, chaired by entrepreneur and broadcaster Ivan Yates. This year’s theme is ‘Building a resilient industry’ and will examine how we can increase the industry’s resilience to prosper in a cyclical, ever-evolving market. The CIF’s […]

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Construction Industry Federation: Southern Construct Summit & Exhibition

17 Aug , 2022  

This year’s Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Southern Construct Summit & Exhibition will take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork on 8th September 2022, chaired by broadcaster Jonathan Healy. Expert keynote speakers and panellists will explore how industry and government can successfully work together by examining best practice in Europe and further afield. Some of the […]

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Construction Outlook Survey shows 9 out of 10 construction companies unwilling to take on fixed price contracts

23 May , 2022  

Nine out of 10 construction companies say they are unwilling to take on fixed price contracts given the ongoing exceptional increases in raw material costs. That’s according to a new Construction Outlook Survey from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). The survey also found that 91% of construction companies believe the economic sanctions arising from the […]

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Government measures on inflation positive say CIF but reform of Public Works Contracts needed

10 May , 2022  

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has welcomed measures announced by Government to help deal with inflationary costs in public works contracts describing them as a “positive step”. However they have also outlined their concerns that Government measures will not go far enough to address the high cost base in the sector and underline the need […]

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More than half of companies using Modern Methods of Construction don’t believe the right skills are available in Ireland

4 May , 2022  

More than half of the companies (54%) using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) don’t believe the right skills are currently available in Ireland according to new research launched today. The report, “Modern Methods of Construction: Defining MMC Business,” was launched by the Construction Professionals Skillnet and researched and delivered by Quality Positive.  MMC is an […]

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Outdoor workers urged to be SunSmart as they have a higher risk of developing skin cancer

3 May , 2022  

The HSE’S National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), Healthy Ireland, and the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) have teamed up to support builders and outdoor workers to be aware of an invisible hazard: the sun’s ultraviolet radiation (UV). This includes workers in construction and farming industries, as well as construction, postal, landscaping and the public service. Skin […]

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Civil engineering contractors believe public works tendering structured to incentivise below cost bidding – CIF

27 Apr , 2022  

86% of civil engineer contractors believe the tendering process for public works contracts is structured to incentivise below cost bidding.  That’s according to a new report produced by Idiro Analytics on behalf of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), the civil engineering body within the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).  The report is entitled Public Tendering Practices […]

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Industry seeking effective price variation clause included in public works contracts

31 Mar , 2022  

The Government is to respond to hyperinflation issues in the construction sector over the coming weeks, according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). This follows a meeting between the CIF and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD.  At the meeting the CIF highlighted the considerable impact hyperinflation was having on costs […]