Automation era: The rise of the smart home and city

Automation era: The rise of the smart home and city

You awake in your temperature-controlled bedroom, notified by an app that your coffee will be ready in five minutes and traffic in your preferred route to work is lighter than usual. The proliferation of the Internet of Things has brought ever closer the dreams of...

‘We watched the house go up in flames’

‘We watched the house go up in flames’

Iain Miller’s life was turned upside down when his house was destroyed in a fire in December 2020. He vowed to rebuild it from the bare bones and thanks to help from the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and supporters, his family were back in their home to...

If it was up to me with … Eamon McGrattan

If it was up to me with … Eamon McGrattan

Eamon McGrattan is the Managing Director of McGrattan & Kenny Ltd, a mechanical services contracting company founded by his father in 1968. McGattan & Kenny is now part of a the CJK Group with a turnover approaching €50million. An early school leaver, Eamon...

It happened to me: How a simple fall changed my perspective on life

It happened to me: How a simple fall changed my perspective on life

CIF members share personal experiences from on and off site to raise awareness of real-life issues affecting people working in the industry Following World Mental Health Day, celebrated on October 10, one of the themes of this year’s Construction Safety Week was Mind...

John Sisk & Son Director Wayne Metcalfe: Safety is in our DNA

John Sisk & Son Director Wayne Metcalfe: Safety is in our DNA

Wayne Metcalfe, John Sisk & Son’s Director for Health, Safety, Sustainability & Quality, on how safety is at the heart of the Sisk value system of care, integrity and excellence John Sisk & Son is proud to be a Gold sponsor of CIF Safety Week 2021. Sisk...

Giving back: Construction building up society

Giving back: Construction building up society

In a year when we have all had to hang together, the construction industry especially has given back. Pádraig Belton looks at some recent charitable endeavours. Darkness into Light Staff at Bennett Construction took part in the Darkness into Light challenge for Pieta...

Susan O’Mara: The time value of money

Susan O’Mara: The time value of money

When writing a piece for the Top 50 edition of the Construction magazine, I always try to find a way to link my piece with the number 50. My colleagues in the Construction Executive Savings Scheme (CERS), celebrate the scheme’s 50th anniversary this year. It made me...