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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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Collaboration and partnerships key to DCON’s award-winning safety excellence

10 May , 2022  

After five years in business, DCON Safety Consultants again came to forefront in successfully claiming another major industry award. The company returned to the winner’s podium recently by receiving the prestigious Guinness Excellence in Business Award for 2022 having already claimed the matching award for 2021. Founder and Managing Director, Diarmuid Condon instantly deflects praise […]

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10 years and counting – attention to detail key for McCabe Architects

9 May , 2022  

The award-winning McCabe Architects is celebrating 10 years in business this year. Founder & Managing Director Declan McCabe looked back on a fruitful first decade for the Donegal headquartered practice and outlines the shared vision which has served the practice well to date. With offices in Donegal and Sligo, the practice has undertaken a number […]

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Respond delivers 44 new homes for people in Ballincollig

6 May , 2022  

An Taoiseach Michael Martin today officially opened a new social housing development at ‘Westview’, Coolroe, Ballincollig. The homes are delivered by Approved Housing Body and service provider Respond in partnership with Cork County Council, now part of Cork City Council. Respond currently has 1,478 homes in construction across Ireland. Westview includes 44 new lifetime homes […]

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Ennis Electrical Supplies celebrates 45 years

6 May , 2022  

Celebrating 45 years in business, Ennis Electrical Supplies Ltd is a one-stop shop for all your wholesale and retail electrical needs. The family-business continues to go from strength to strength as owner Eric Flynn explains. Ennis Electrical Supplies is synonymous with the supply of wholesale products and domestic appliances in the Mid-West region. Providing high […]

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Scaffolding apprenticeship reaches new heights

5 May , 2022  

The chairman of the National Association of Scaffolding and Access Contractors (NASAC), Keith Dwyer, has described the new scaffolding training programme in Mount Lucas, Co. Offaly as a “very positive development” for the industry. The training will help meet the evolving needs of the sector. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and its affiliate NASAC, in collaboration with Laois & […]

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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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Synonymous with quality workmanship

4 May , 2022  

Sandar Construction is a leading and highly-regarded main contractor specialising in residential, commercial, industrial, healthcare, community, educational and conservation projects. The family-run business has come a long way since it was founded by Jimmie Jackson more than two decades ago. Employing 26 people, Jimmie – who is a carpenter by trade – worked as both a […]

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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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A winning combination

3 May , 2022  

Plus Architecture and Scullion Architects came together last year to design and deliver the Printmaking Workshop at the new TU Dublin Campus in Grangegorman, which was nominated for a 2021 Irish Construction Industry Award. Gavin Wheatley of Plus Architecture and Declan Scullion of Scullion Architects, along with their teams, combined their decades of experience and expertise to design the single-storey framed building […]

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