Thursday, 27 October 2016

September/October 2016

Slavery Targeted
Eradicate unfair labour practices - CIOB

The Apprentice
Exciting pilot study to boost apprenticeships

BIM in Layman's terms
A guide to BIM for the uninitiated

July/August 2016

Property Insight
Dublin has office capacity to attract new occupiers

House Crisis
Creative solutions to housing crisis

Development Land
The uneconomical costs of development in Ireland

May/June 2016

House Building
The real costs of building houses has been revealed

Legal Opinion
Why you can't ignore the Buiding Control (Amendment) Regs

Leadership Interview
Industry Captains talk opportunities and leadership styles

Rebuilding Ireland to double housing output

Rebuilding Ireland – an Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness has been launched by the Government. READ MORE

Growth of construction activity picks up to four-month high

July saw a further sharp monthly expansion of business activity at Irish construction firms, on the back of an accelerated increase in new orders. READ MORE

Business activity rises solidly in June

The release of June data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI  signalled that growth was maintained at the end of the second quarter. READ MORE

View from the Top

What exactly is An Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s stance on BREXIT?  
How prepared were we for BREXIT and what is the plan going forward? READ MORE

Shock Waves

As a rule we don’t like shocks so Britain’s decision to leave the EU definitely ranks as a massive jolt to the system. Understandably the Irish construction sector,including firms working in the UK, is nervous about the effects of Brexit. READ MORE

Brexit - the Truth is more Complex!

What has been the impact of Brexit on the UK property market, and can Ireland benefit from Britain’s withdrawal from the EU?  Peter Stafford, Director of Property at IBEC gives us his opinion on these issues. READ MORE

Dublin has office capacity to welcome additional occupiers

According to Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL),  we are entering a very sensitive period for global markets. READ MORE

Brexit as bad as expected but sector will bounce back

What’s the view of the UK construction industry to BREXIT? Monika Slowikowska, founder of Golden Houses Developments, reflects on the aftermath of the EU referendum. READ MORE

Misguided Patriotism

Kevin Rudden, President Elect of the EFCA and Chief Executive Officer of international engineering consultants Garland tells Irish Construction Industry Magazine what he thinks will be the impact of Brexit on the Irish Construction sector. READ MORE

Irish businesses need to consider implications of Brexit

The UK electorate has voted to leave the European Union. READ MORE

A Leader by Example

Irish Construction Industry Magazine was delighted to talk to the Chief Executive Officer of the Sammon Group Miceal Sammon about the qualities and attributes that make a successful business leader. READ MORE

New order growth eases but remains sharp

Activity and new orders continued to rise sharply in the Irish construction sector during May. READ MORE

Solid Increase in output in the North

The release of April data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI signalled a further solid increase in output, supported by ongoing growth of new work. READ MORE

NAMA generates 9b plus aims for 20K houses by 2020

The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) has reported an after-tax profit of €1.8 billion for 2015 – an increase of almost 300% on 2014 (2014: €458m). READ MORE

House building costs nailed down

The cost of building a three bedroom semi detached house in the Greater Dublin Area is over €330K. READ MORE


Booming markets like London, New York and Seattle report intense competition, rising costs and shrinking margins. READ MORE


The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (“the 2014 Regulations”) has squarely imposed greater accountability on contractors or builders for breaches to the safety and structural integrity of any building they build. READ MORE

Engineering a better Future

We were delighted to invite Dr. Sarah Ingle, Secretary General, ACEI, to write us an exclusive article detailing the challenges and opportunities facing the consulting engineers’ profession and the stances that the ACEI takes on key engineering and construction issues. READ MORE

House Master

Housing Minister Simon Coveney recently outlined his plans to tackle the housing crisis to a Special Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness. READ MORE

View from the Ground

A traditional and important element of Irish Construction Industry Magazine’s annual Top Companies Listing is the accompanying article detailing the opinions and thoughts of leading executives. READ MORE

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An Overview of the process from an Irish Construction Project Management perspective

Article written by Paul Stewart