Welcome to the April edition of Construction magazine where we shine a spotlight on regional development and infrastructure investment.
Supporting growth across the regions, through prosperous and sustainable strategies, is critical to the success of the construction sector as a whole. Connecting Ireland’s economic clusters has long been a priority for the CIF in its role as an industry advocate and lobby group.
Within the pages of this month’s issue we feature leadership voices, both from within the CIF and across the wider industry, to get a snapshot of the built environment in the regions – its challenges, successes and future needs.
Over cover story is Galway city’s Salmon Weir Bridge, currently under construction and due to be completed this summer. We also hear from Water Services Operators Group President Patrick Buckley on how to embrace technology to get work done within the
service and utility sectors.
Ken Aherne, John Sisk and Son’s newly-appointed Managing Director for Ireland East, tells us about the latest industry trends, while SOLAS Project Development Officer Paula Cosgrove shares her perspective as a woman in construction.
Our reporter Aidan Priestley also puts skills and training under the microscope and talks to people working across the regions who are offering new ways to encourage and nurture future talent.
Limerick and Clare Educational Training Board’s Brendan Moore talks about how to build a sustainable career, while Topcon’s Declan Byrne considers how upskilling can boost profitability, productivity and accuracy within the industry. We also review this year’s IHBA Summit and delve into why low-rise, medium-density housing would be a game changer for the housing crisis.
All this plus a round-up of the latest regional news and events, from the return of the Mid West Branch Construction Dinner for the first time in 20 years to welcoming new faces across a number of the CIF’s regional branches.
We hope you enjoy this month’s regional roadshow.
Read the latest edition here: