Still time to book places for CIF roadshow events

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is currently holding a range of free briefings around the country on the new building regulations and the construction register.

Members and non members of the CIF are invited to attend, the only requirement is that they register in advance. The events are free to attend.

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The roadshow started 5th March in Limerick and there has been a strong events at the events held so far.

The remaining dates and the booking details are:


Venue: Tullamore Court Hotel, Co. Offaly.

Date: Monday 10th March at 5pm.

To book please contact Brid Cody on or by calling 021 4351410.

Galway & Mayo

Venue: Pillo Hotel, Galway.

Date: Wednesday 12th March at 9am.

To book contact Brid Cody on or by calling 021 4351410.

Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal

Venue: Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo.

Date: Wednesday 12th March at 4pm.

To book please contact Brid Cody on or by calling 021 4351410.

Dublin, Meath, Kildare & Louth

Venue: CIF, Construction House, Canal Road, Dublin 6.

Date: Thursday 13th March at 2pm.

To book please contact Gillian Heffernan on or by calling 01 4066016.

The new building regulations took effect from 1st March 2014 and this has generated a lot of discussion and interest throughout the construction industry. There has also been a lot of confusion about how these regulations will impact on local construction companies and sole traders. The CIF briefing aims to provide clear details on the building regulations and how they will impact the sector locally.

Information will also be provided on the new register for the construction industry. Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) is being set up to help distinguish competent, experienced construction companies from those who have given the industry a bad name.

Under the new building regulations anyone listed on CIRI will be deemed a competent builder and this has generated a lot of interest amongst those involved in the construction industry. The CIF briefing will provide construction companies, sole traders and builders with details on how CIRI works, why it has been set up and how they join the register.

There will also be information on all the other areas of interest to the sector, covering topics such as industrial relations & human resources, tendering and contracting as well as health and safety.

Speaking about the briefings, CIF Director General Tom Parlon said, “These briefings are aimed at providing useful information to construction companies and sole traders. Undoubtedly the new building regulations and the CIRI register will have implications for everyone involved in the construction industry, so we want to help ensure those in the industry are kept informed.

“There seems to be a lot of confusion about the CIRI construction register and the new building regulations, so we hope these briefings will help clear up some of those misconceptions. We’ll outlining clear, easy to follow information about the regulations and CIRI, how they will operate and what changes they will mean for construction companies and sole traders.

“We would like to invite anyone representing construction companies and sole traders to attend the briefings. CIF members and non members are welcome. That goes for builders, plasterers, sub contractors, carpenters, painters, glaziers, plumbers – anyone who is involved in any aspect of construction is welcome to attend. Our only request is that all those who would like to attend book a place in advance. There is no payment for attending the briefing.

“As well as the two big issues of concern we will also be using this briefing to discuss a range of other issues concerning the construction industry. A more informed construction industry is a better industry so we hope this will benefit everyone who attends and there will be a strong attendance as the roadshows tour the country,” Mr. Parlon concluded.