Automation era: The rise of the smart home and city

Automation era: The rise of the smart home and city

You awake in your temperature-controlled bedroom, notified by an app that your coffee will be ready in five minutes and traffic in your preferred route to work is lighter than usual. The proliferation of the Internet of Things has brought ever closer the dreams of...

‘We watched the house go up in flames’

‘We watched the house go up in flames’

Iain Miller’s life was turned upside down when his house was destroyed in a fire in December 2020. He vowed to rebuild it from the bare bones and thanks to help from the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and supporters, his family were back in their home to...

If it was up to me with … Eamon McGrattan

If it was up to me with … Eamon McGrattan

Eamon McGrattan is the Managing Director of McGrattan & Kenny Ltd, a mechanical services contracting company founded by his father in 1968. McGattan & Kenny is now part of a the CJK Group with a turnover approaching €50million. An early school leaver, Eamon...

It happened to me: How a simple fall changed my perspective on life

It happened to me: How a simple fall changed my perspective on life

CIF members share personal experiences from on and off site to raise awareness of real-life issues affecting people working in the industry Following World Mental Health Day, celebrated on October 10, one of the themes of this year’s Construction Safety Week was Mind...