Acceleration of National Development Plan Critical to Solving Housing Crisis

[siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Media_Image”][/siteorigin_widget] Conor Gunn, EY Ireland, explains why the timely delivery of core civil infrastructure is essential to the successful delivery of critical components of the National Development Plan. One of the most socially harmful and visible manifestations of Ireland’s infrastructure deficit is the housing crisis. Specifically, the challenge of producing sufficient housing supply that […]

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Civil Engineering Excellence Awards to be Presented at CECA Annual Dinner in September

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] CECA Awards judging panel, L to r: Martin Lang, Director, Main Contracting, CIF; Jerry Grant, Managing Director, Irish Water; Tim Ahern, Chairman of Judging Panel; Maurice Buckley, Chairman, Office of Public Works and Michael Nolan, CEO, Transport Infrastructure Ireland. The CECA Excellence Awards will be presented on the occasion of the 12th Annual Dinner […]

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Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index January 17

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Construction Employment up; Housing & Commercial activity growing, civils improving According to the Ulster Bank PMI January 2017, Irish construction activity continued to grow sharply in January 2017 on the back of higher new orders. The key highlight from the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index survey (PMI) was a […]

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Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index, December 16

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Positive Growth with Housing & Commercial Orders Up, but Civils Down According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), new order growth continued to expand in December, with housing and commercial development experiencing substantial growth, but civil engineering continued to lag considerably behind the other sectors. However, overall […]

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Project of the Month

Roadbridge – Galway Wind Park CIF Construction magazine November December issue features a major engineering and construction project by Limerick-based company, Roadbridge Civil Engineering & Building Contractors . Roadbridge was appointed as the Project Supervisor, Construction Stage, and Main Contractor on the Galway Wind Farm in November 2014. Wind Farm Cluster  Galway Wind Park (GWP) […]

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Ulster Bank PMI: Irish Construction sees fastest growth in seven months

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank Construction activity rises at fastest pace in seven months   Construction output has increased continuously since September 2013 The Irish construction sector recorded a strong start to the final quarter of the year, with activity, new orders and employment all increasing at faster rates in October. Companies also raised their purchasing […]

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Ulster Bank PMI: Irish Construction orders at six-month high

Third quarter expansion for construction – Ulster Bank PMI According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Manager’s Index® (Ulster Bank PMI ®), the end of the third quarter of 2016 saw a monthly expansion in Irish construction activity. This was helped by quickening growth of new business. Rising workloads fed through to increases in […]

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CIF: Poor infrastructure will scupper job & housing plans

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned the Government that their housing measures and job creation plans will come to nothing unless they invest in infrastructure. The CIF has met with Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform officials to outline their pre-budget proposals.   CIF Director General Tom Parlon (pictured) says […]

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