New voices in construction: Gerard McShane

New voices in construction: Gerard McShane

Construction runs in the McShane family blood so when it came to choosing a career path, pursuing a trade was the natural choice for Gerard McShane. The 24-year-old works as an apprentice joiner with specialist construction business Pure Fitout. With offices in...

Scaffolding apprenticeship reaches new heights at Mount Lucas

Scaffolding apprenticeship reaches new heights at Mount Lucas

New scaffolding training due to get underway this autumn will help meet the evolving needs of the industry. CIF and the National Association of Scaffolding and Access Contractors (NASAC) in collaboration with Laois and Offaly Education Training Board and the National...

IHBA report: The rising cost of home sweet home

IHBA report: The rising cost of home sweet home

Rising building costs and supply shortages due to a heady mix of Covid and Brexit are expected to continue into the second half of the year. This is likely to result in uncertainty within the housebuilding sector and a need for greater flexibility and lead times for...

Keeping the industry open is a priority that relies on us all

Keeping the industry open is a priority that relies on us all

January 2021 brought with it an immediate closure of almost 60 per cent of the construction sector as the country and world battled the new variants of COVID-19. While this was understandable, we would expect the scientists advising government would make their...