NRL’s Ireland business led by Divisional Manager Steven Garland, has signed up as a commercial partner with the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).
The CIF are the representative body for the Irish construction industry, and support members with the business, economic, political and regulatory aspects of operating a construction company. Through their regional branch structure, they support organisations across Ireland.
With NRL’s recent expansion into Ireland in October 2020, membership to the CIF aligns perfectly with the local growth plans, as NRL’s Steven Garland discusses.
“It’s been a tough time of late for the Irish construction industry, with a recent joint report from Ernest & Young and CIF identifying that almost 9 in 10 construction workers were on a pandemic related payment scheme at the height of COVID-19 last year. As projects ground to a halt, the industry saw a decline in output and investment.
The silver lining is that now it’s safe to recommence activity there’s still plenty of construction work that is crying out to be built. The CIF does a fantastic job of working with organisations across the industry to help shape the construction and residential housing market, covering important topics such as sustainability, skills and safety.
We’re already working with several construction companies to find them the right talent to support their projects, but with the help of the CIF we’re looking forward to playing our part in bringing even more of these buildings to life. I’m equally keen to being able to get back out to meet with fellow members.”
Source: Economic Implication of the Lockdown in Construction – Ernest and Young, 9th March 2021