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PUBLIC SECTOR PROCUREMENT REFORM ESSENTIAL

The Help to Buy scheme has been welcomed by the CIF but warned it will not address the affordability gap that faces the average couple together with rising construction costs. Director of the Irish Home Builders Association, James Benson, said: “Our analysis shows that average couple, even with …

GREEN LIGHT FOR €530M CELTIC INTERCONNECTOR FUNDING

The decision by the European Commission to provide €530 million of funding to the Celtic Interconnector, a high-voltage electricity cable linking Ireland and France, has been broadly welcomed. An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton have confirmed a €530 million investment …

THE ONLY WAY IS UP?

RMD KWIKFORM HAS LAUNCHED A NEW WHITE PAPER DETAILING HOW HIGH-RISE PROJECTS CAN DRIVE PRODUCTIVITY AND IMPROVE ON-SITE HEALTH AND SAFETY Should Ireland be building up instead of out? High-rise construction is a topic that has been dividing opinion in Ireland for decades and it doesn’t look like …

SAFETY FIRST

THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IS ON TRACK TO HAVE THE LOWEST RECORDED WORKPLACE FATALITIES THIS YEAR According to the most recent Health and Safety Authority (HSA) report, there were two deaths in the construction industry in 2019. The report also cited 164 non-fatal workplace incidents in construction from January …

BIM: SHARING IS CARING

ARE IRISH CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES EXPLOITING THE BENEFITS OF BIM AND IF THEY’RE NOT, WHAT’S STOPPING THEM? ICIM TALKS TO BIM EXPERT EMMA HAYES ABOUT WHAT THE TECHNOLOGY CAN DO FOR YOUR BUSINESS A couple of months ago, the results of a CIF survey were released, revealing that 56% …

A LOT DONE… MORE TO DO?

THE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN IS AN AMBITIOUS EFFORT TO TACKLE CLIMATE BREAKDOWN. BUT HAS THE GOVERNMENT BITTEN OFF MORE THAN IT CAN CHEW? As this issue of Irish Construction Industry Magazine was going to press, news broke that Iceland was about to mark the passing of Okjokull, its …