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Hazard-identifying App Can Help Designers Create Safer Buildings

    Hazard-identifying App Can Help Designers Create Safer Buildings

Research shows up to half of construction accidents in the UK have a connection to the design of the building, highlighting the importance of improving designers’ knowledge of hazards and

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Extension of the Help to Buy Scheme Key to Solving Housing Crisis

    Extension of the Help to Buy Scheme Key to Solving Housing Crisis

CIF is calling for an extension of the Help to Buy scheme as a top priority in their recent Pre-Budget 2020 Submission. Many house builders have reported that between 40%

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Chadwicks Group Nominated For Prestigious Award by European Commission

    Chadwicks Group Nominated For Prestigious Award by European Commission

Chadwicks Group, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company, has announced that Chadwicks Plumb Centre has been nominated in the 2019 Vocational Education & Training (VET) Excellence Awards for its Builders’ Merchants Sales

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Grafton Merchanting Ireland Launches 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship

    Grafton Merchanting Ireland Launches 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s largest builders’ merchant, has announced that applicants for its 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship programme are now open. This is the second year of the initiative

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Green Legislation and Skills Shortage Driving Up Construction Prices

    Green Legislation and Skills Shortage Driving Up Construction Prices

The cost of commercial property construction in Ireland is expected to increase this year due to a number of factors including new green building legislation and demand for energy-saving options

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IT Sligo and SCSI Launch New Online Courses to Help Address Quantity Surveying Skill Shortage and Greater Regulation of Property Management Sector

    IT Sligo and SCSI Launch New Online Courses to Help Address Quantity Surveying Skill Shortage and Greater Regulation of Property Management Sector

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) in collaboration with Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo) have launched two new courses in a bid to try and meet a growing

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Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow Coming to Galway, Waterford and Limerick

    Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow Coming to Galway, Waterford and Limerick

Kieran Holohan, Marketing Director of Saint-Gobain Ireland, has announced that the Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow will travel to Galway (25th June), with Waterford and Limerick following in October and November. The

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Construction Companies Turning Again to Apprentices to Build the Future

    Construction Companies Turning Again to Apprentices to Build the Future

Construction companies are eager to hire apprentices again after the decade decline in apprenticeship registrations has been arrested. A Construction Industry Federation (CIF) survey has found unanimous support for apprenticeships, however

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Construction Contractors in Southern Region Join Forces to Kickstart Apprenticeship Uptake

    Construction Contractors in Southern Region Join Forces to Kickstart Apprenticeship Uptake

Construction companies throughout the south gathered at a briefing in Cork recently to learn more about how they can join forces to increase the amount of young people entering apprenticeships

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20 Trainees Accepted onto Ireland’s First Builder’s Merchants Sales Traineeship

    20 Trainees Accepted onto Ireland’s First Builder’s Merchants Sales Traineeship

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s largest builder’s merchant, has announced 20 trainees have been accepted onto Ireland’s first Builder’s Merchants Sales Traineeship programme. The QQI accredited programme, which is run by

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Majority of Construction Companies Plan to Implement BIM Within Next 3 Years

    Majority of Construction Companies Plan to Implement BIM Within Next 3 Years

A European survey conducted by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB NI), as part of a Belfast Met-led EU Horizon 2020 BIM (Building Information Modelling) programme known as BIMcert, has shown

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Grafton Merchanting to Invest €500,000 in Chadwicks Brand This Year

    Grafton Merchanting to Invest €500,000 in Chadwicks Brand This Year

Grafton Merchanting, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company which operates brands including Chadwicks, Heiton Buckley and The Panelling Centre across 49 locations, has announced a €500,000 investment in its Chadwicks brand this year.

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The Irish Concrete Society Launches Concrete Technology Course

    The Irish Concrete Society Launches Concrete Technology Course

The Irish Concrete Society recently launched the 2018 Fundamentals of Concrete Technology course. Commencing on the 7th of September in UCD the course provides participants with essential information on concrete

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Saint-Gobain Launches Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) Training Courses For Irish Construction Professionals

    Saint-Gobain Launches Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) Training Courses For Irish Construction Professionals

The Saint-Gobain Ireland Technical Academy has announced that it is adding to its existing training portfolio by launching a series of nZEB modular courses. Starting this July, these innovative nZEB courses

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Construction Industry Requires Over 110,000 Additional Workers to Rebuild Ireland Over Next 3 Years

    Construction Industry Requires Over 110,000 Additional Workers to Rebuild Ireland Over Next 3 Years

The construction industry has launched a transition year initiative to facilitate students interested in working in Ireland’s most innovative construction companies.  The initiative will see students completing work experience in

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Sharp increase in numbers of Irish companies availing of training to improve competitiveness

    Sharp increase in numbers of Irish companies availing of training to improve competitiveness

Irish companies are increasingly taking up opportunities for training and up-skilling of staff to meet business needs. Figures from the Annual Report of Skillnets, the national agency responsible for funding

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Ministers announce comprehensive review of National Training Fund

    Ministers announce comprehensive review of National Training Fund

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton together with the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and the Minister of State for Training and Skills, John

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CIF & SERSF run careers in construction workshop in WIT

    CIF & SERSF run careers in construction workshop in WIT

Despite the levels of construction activity still being relatively low in the south east with a high dependency upon work outside the south east for CIF members in the region,

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Construction companies join forces to increase levels of apprentices through share scheme

    Construction companies join forces to increase levels of apprentices through share scheme

The number of apprentices entering the Construction industry dropped sharply in recent years. However, new apprentice registrations must rise from 1,700 to 4,000 by 2020 to deliver Ireland’s housing and

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Foreign competitors may be needed to meet increasing demand

    Foreign competitors may be needed to meet increasing demand

The CIF has stated that the number of new apprentices entering construction must more than double by 2020 or the State will need foreign competitors to satisfy market demand. Dermot

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Second call for new apprenticeship proposals welcomed

    Second call for new apprenticeship proposals welcomed

The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton and the Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation John Halligan has welcomed the opening of the Apprenticeship Council’s second call

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DIT creates new programme for apprenticeships

    DIT creates new programme for apprenticeships

A pilot programme in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), supported by J.P. Morgan and ESB, aims to prepare young people from Dublin’s inner city communities to access apprenticeship positions. The

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Academy set up to address skills shortage in NI construction sector

    Academy set up to address skills shortage in NI construction sector

A new academy has been set up in Co Armagh to address major skills gaps in the construction sector. The National Construction Skills Academy (NCSA) in Portadown will provide tuition

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Irish Concrete Society Launches Formal Education Course

    Irish Concrete Society Launches Formal Education Course

The ‘Concrete Ticket’, an initiative by the Irish Concrete Society, was officially launched in Dublin on Wednesday by Minister of

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Athlone IT Launches Polymer Engineering Scholarships

    Athlone IT Launches Polymer Engineering Scholarships

A persistent shortage of polymer engineering talent in Ireland has prompted the launch of a new scholarship programme, Athlone Institute

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BIM4Analysis 2017 Webinar

    BIM4Analysis 2017 Webinar

The IES team will hold the next instalment of their IES Faculty BIM webinar series on Thursday 2nd February 2017.

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Construction Industry Set to Grow by 9% Annually up to 2020

    Construction Industry Set to Grow by 9% Annually up to 2020

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) launched a career website on Monday in the wake of a report that construction activity

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Less than 1% of apprentices on state schemes in Ireland are women

    Less than 1% of apprentices on state schemes in Ireland are women

The government is facing sharp criticism after figures released by Solas revealed that only 52 of the 9,587 state apprenticeships

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Innovative scheme aimed at increasing apprenticeships in construction industry launched

Four construction companies are participating in a pilot programme where apprentices spend time with each company whilst learning a trade

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Third-level Construction Courses Applications Rise

According to this year’s CAO rates, there has been a rise in students applying for third-level courses in construction.

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Announcing the National Construction Summit 2016, Taking Place in the RDS, Dublin on June 15th

Building on last year’s highly successful event, The National Construction Summit 2016 will be, once again, the largest and most

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Sika opens new Training Academy facility

Dublin-headquartered Sika has announced the opening of their brand new Training Academy facility based at their premises in Ballymun. This

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Reasons for optimism as students look to construction courses

After a gap of nearly ten years, construction and property related courses are once again in vogue for secondary students heading

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Lowestoft College: apprenticeship provision 13% above the national average

Lowestoft College is a leading provider of training and competence services to the construction, offshore, energy and maritime industries. The

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