New CIF calendar campaign calls for renewed safety focus in 2022

New CIF calendar campaign calls for renewed safety focus in 2022

As the industry continues to emerge from the effects of coronavirus, the CIF is calling for a renewed focus on safety, health and wellbeing in 2022. “As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, we must not become complacent as regards to safety and health at work and...

Trip down memory lane: Construction photographs from years past

Trip down memory lane: Construction photographs from years past

There is no doubting the very rich and proud history of Ireland’s construction industry and those who work within it. It has helped shape not only the Irish nation, but most corners of the globe, through the skilled and dedicated people who continue to contribute to...

Grant leads the way to innovation success

Grant leads the way to innovation success

Leading home heating solutions company Grant has been announced as a finalist in the sustainability category of The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2021. Operating at the forefront of the heating industry for over 40 years, with their cutting edge sustainable and...

Skillnet Ireland: How to work ON your business, not IN your business

Skillnet Ireland: How to work ON your business, not IN your business

Nobody gets into business expecting sleepless nights and the many hassles that come with running a small company. Somewhere the aim of being in business for yourself and your family gets lost and your time gets eaten up working in the business as an employee. Then all...

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...