Construction Industry Resources and Associations

An Bord PleanalaAn Bord Pleanala is responsible for the determination of appeals and certain other matters under the Planning and Development Acts, 2000 to 2014 and determination of applications for strategic infrastructure development including major road and railway cases.

ACEI – The Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI) – established in 1938 – is a voluntary self-regulatory professional body representing the business and professional interests of firms and individuals engaged in Consulting Engineering. – An online CIF initiaive bringing together employers and prospective apprentices.

BMF – The Building Materials Federation (BMF) is a business association within Ibec and represents over 35 of the largest manufacturers of building materials in Ireland.

CIF – The national and regional representative body for construction industry employers in Ireland. It is recognised by Government and public bodies across the country as the representative body and voice of the construction industry in Ireland and a Social Partner. It has sectoral groups within its structure that ensure that each area of the industry has a voice in the decision making process within the Federation.

CIOB – The CIOB in Ireland is a busy, active branch with 5 centres located throughout Ireland. We have approx. 2500 members ranging from Students to Fellows. All centers run a variety of interesting CPD events throughout the year, ranging from site visits to workshops, conferring ceremonies to the CMYA competition, seminars and industry dinners.

CIRI – CIRI is an official online register, supported by Government, of competent builders, contractors, specialist sub-contractors and tradespersons who undertake to carry out construction works. Its objective is to be recognised as the primary online resource used by consumers in the public and private procurement of construction services.

CITA – CITA was established as a research project in DIT Bolton St. in association with Waterford IT in May 2001, with the vision of harnessing the potential of ICT in the Irish Construction Industry. Membership of CITA is open to all stakeholders in the Irish Construction Industry (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Operations – AECO).

Construction Industry Council – The Construction Industry Council is comprised of representatives of the six largest construction bodies operating in Ireland. Chairmanship of the Council is a rotating position. The Chairman is Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland. Secretarial support is provided by staff of the member bodies on a rotational basis.

CWHT – The Construction Workers Health Trust was founded in 1994 by the Construction Group of unions affiliated to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. The Trust is dedicated solely to the promotion of better health and lifestyles among construction workers. The Trust is funded by a small levy, paid by workers who are members of the Construction Workers Pension Fund.

Engineers Ireland – With almost 24,000 members from every discipline of engineering, Engineers Ireland is the voice of the engineering profession in Ireland. We have been representing the engineering profession since 1835, making us one of the oldest and largest professional bodies in Ireland.

Enterprise Ireland – Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets.

Environmental Protection Agency – The Environmental Protection Agency is at the front line of environmental protection and policing. We ensure that Ireland’s environment is protected, and we monitor changes in environmental trends to detect early warning signs of neglect or deterioration.

Hardware Association Ireland – (HAI) is the national representative body for hardware/DIY retailers and builders merchants, as well as manufacturers/distributors to the trade.

Health & Safety Authority – The Authority was established in 1989 under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989 and reports to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. The national statutory body with responsibility for ensuring that approximately 1.8 million workers (employed and self-employed) and those affected by work activity are protected from work related injury and ill-health.

Homebond – HomeBond is a leading provider of structural defect cover for new homes in the Republic of Ireland since 1978. To date more than 600,000 homes have been registered with HomeBond.

IBEC – Ibec is the national voice of business in Ireland. Ibec represents the interests of business in Ireland and provides a wide range of direct services to its 7,500 member companies. Vision: Ibec – The most influential, dynamic business representative organisation in Ireland, driving our business agenda in Europe.

Institute of Civil Engineers Ireland – There are around 525 ICE members living in the Republic of Ireland and working on a huge range of projects across the country. At the heart of everything we do in the country is the Republic of Ireland Local Association.

Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Values – The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) is a modern, progressive and innovative Institute solely representing over 1,000 Auctioneers and Valuers throughout Ireland.

Institute Structural Engineers – The Republic of Ireland Branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers is the local representative body of the institution. Organising local activities for the institution’s members and providing a conduit for structured communication in both directions.

Institutes of Technology Ireland – IOTI is the representative body for 13 of Ireland’s Institutes of Technology, which are recognised as a major success story in Irish education. The Institutes of Technology operate a unique system in that they allow students to progress from two year (associate degree programmes) through primary degree to Masters and PhD.

Irish Concrete Federation – The Irish Concrete Federation is the national representative organisation for the Irish aggregates and concrete products industry which plays a pivotal role in the development of Ireland’s built environment.

Irish Concrete Society – The Irish Concrete Society was established in 1973 to cater for the needs of all who have an interest in concrete, in its widest sense. Thus, it is the primary organisation in Ireland concerned with the technical aspects of design and construction in concrete.

Irish Institute of Surveyors – The institute representing the interest in Ireland of professional and technical persons who are engaged in the profession of Surveying.

Irish Planning Institute – Founded in 1975, the Irish Planning Institute is the professional body representing the majority of professional planners engaged in physical, spatial and environmental planning in Ireland and Irish planners practicing overseas.

ISME – The Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association is the only independent representative body for owners of small & medium business in Ireland.

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) – ISO is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards.

Lean Construction Ireland is an all-island, independent, and voluntary not-for-profit association whose members passionately believe that Lean Thinking & Practices can enable and sustain enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and profitability for the Irish Construction Sector, Clients, and Supply Chain.

MAAC: The construction industry has one of the highest uses of asbestos-containing materials. Construction materials from cement and caulk to insulation and roofing shingles all have the potential to contain some amount of asbestos. The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center serves as an educational resource to inform the public of the dangers associated with asbestos exposure. MAAC also serves as an informational resource for anybody who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and would like to learn more about causes, symptoms, and types.

National Guild of Master Craftsmen – The National Guild of Master Craftsmen, with 7500 members, is the largest organisation representing skilled and accredited Irish tradesmen and builders. Its aims are to protect the skills and integrity of its members and clearly define the skilled from the non-skilled thus enabling the general public to choose a National Guild of Master Craftsmen member to facilitate the service they require.

National Irish Safety Organisation – NISO, trading as National Irish Safety Organisation, is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital, registered in Dublin, Ireland with registered office at A11 Calmount Park, Ballymount, Dublin 12 and registered company number 183138.

NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) – NSAI serves the nation as an independent and impartial advocate of rigorous standards in all aspects of business practice and consumer protection. NSAI manage one of the State’s largest networks of technical experts and facilitators, proudly pulling together for the common good.

Property Industry Ireland – (PII) is an independent and inclusive representative organisation for all sub-sectors of the Irish property industry. It exists to: Promote the role of property in national economic recovery, Return the industry to sustainable levels of growth and activity, Support job creation and retention of professional industry capacity, Develop innovative solutions to current industry challenges, Create and promote a long term vision for Ireland’s property sector, Seek the development of an appropriate institutional industry framework and Rebuild and enhance the industry’s reputation at home and abroad.

RECI – RECI’s overall function is the regulation of the activities of electrical contractors with respect to safety and the requirements of the Criteria Document as set up by the Commission of Energy Regulation (Commission).

RIAI – The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is the Regulatory and Support body for Architects in Ireland. Support services are also provided for Architectural Technologists.

Safe-T-Cert – Safe-T-Cert is a certification scheme designed for certifying the Safety Management Systems of contractors working in the construction industry. The Scheme’s objective is to improve health and safety management in the Irish construction sector.

Skillnets – Skillnets actively supports and works with businesses in Ireland to address their current and future skills needs. Training and up-skilling are key elements in keeping Irish companies competitive.Skillnets funds groups of companies in the same region/sector, and with similar training needs, through training networks that deliver subsidised training to Irish businesses.

Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland – The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland is the independent professional body for Chartered Surveyors working and practicing in Ireland. Working in partnership with RICS, the pre-eminent Chartered professional body for the construction, land and property sectors around the world, the Society and RICS act in the public interest.

SEAI – The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland was established as Ireland’s national energy authority under the Sustainable Energy Act 2002. SEAI’s mission is to play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices.

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