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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


One in four construction jobs added in 2021 went to women

9 Mar , 2022  

The construction industry will need to entice more women into the sector to meet its future needs, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned.  The CIF made their remarks as new figures revealed that one in four of the construction jobs added in 2021 went to women and the total number of women in the […]


8 Weeks Remaining for Schools to Build The Future for Everyone with the CIF’s National Schools Competition

6 Dec , 2021  

Senior cycle students and schools have just over two months (8 weeks) to enter the CIF Build the Future – Schools Challenge,’ which can be entered via The deadline for entries is January 31st 2022. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) in association with Sherry FitzGerald has opened this competition (in its second year), which is aimed at Transition […]


Budget could be a step towards ending housing crisis, building communities and combatting climate change says CIF

12 Oct , 2021  

The CIF has warned that underspending of the capital budget will undermine economic recovery as industry reports drop-off in public sector project commencements at today’s budget. Recent research by Construction Information Services found that the value of public sector projects in Q2 and Q3 2021 was down by approximately 40% and 30% respectively from the […]


The CIF and its constituent association the IHBA welcomes publication of ‘Housing for All’

2 Sep , 2021  

Tom Parlon, CIF Director General said: “Implementation of the plan will provide opportunities for home builders and contractors in the greater delivery of residential output. Expected infrastructure investment in the forthcoming National Development Plan review will be critical in optimising ‘Housing for All’.’’ The Irish Home Builders Association (IHBA) has today welcomed the publication by Government […]