John Sisk & Son has been awarded the contract for the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade Scheme. The project includes changes to the N8, the N25 and the N40 and links to the R623 in Little Island and Burys Bridge in Dunkettle while also making provision for pedestrian and cyclist facilities.
The civil engineering sector has long been a key indicator of the overall economic health of the country. Historically, it has been the first to feel the impact of any downturn as governments throttle back on spending in response to falling tax revenues and the private sector recalibrates its longer-term investment plans.
[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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[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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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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]