Counting the real cost of delivering new homes

Counting the real cost of delivering new homes

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has published its report into ‘The Real Cost of New Housing Delivery 2023’, which analysed the cost of delivering a typical three-bedroom house across 80 sites nationwide. The report follows on from their 2020 analysis...

Green light: Embracing sustainable products and building practices

Green light: Embracing sustainable products and building practices

For a country whose brand identity is green, Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions are 51 per cent higher than the EU average - and the third highest in Europe per capita. But as the world gets ready to make its way to the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, Irish...

Clicks and mortar towards a greener future in construction

Clicks and mortar towards a greener future in construction

Philip Crampton is the newly-elected President of the European Construction Industry Federation and will take up his role in May 2022. Following the publication of the CIF’s new Guide to Supporting Green Construction, he considers the benefits of a smarter, greener...

Green economy roles expanded in new five-year apprenticeship plan

Green economy roles expanded in new five-year apprenticeship plan

Apprenticeships are set to double to 10,000 a year under a new five-year Government plan released in April and aimed at boosting ‘earn and learn’ options for school leavers. In what is being seen as another major and necessary boost for the construction industry the...