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Air Tightness Course Offered as Collaboration Between CIF and CDETB

Valerie Mellema 20/09/2017

A new construction training course focusing on air tightness is being led as a collaborative effort by the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) and the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). The course offers everything you can expect from a CIF course, as it has been devised to meet the requirements of the Irish construction sector. It has been tailored to offer information that has tangible real-world benefits.

The course will start out with an overview of thermal performance, the process of modelling the energy transfer between a building and the things surrounding it. This will be followed by an introduction to air and wind tightness. There will be a brief coffee break at this time so participants can enjoy a few moments of relaxation.

Upon returning, the next topic will involve a demonstration of a site leakage test, which is used to improve air tightness of a building. This will be followed up by a presentation of the materials used in air tightness, along with discussion about the many practical applications of the process. At this time, attendees may leave to enjoy a lunch break.

The last section of the day will be spent learning more about the theory of air tightness and how to calculate it. A demonstration of an air tightness test for building regulations and certification will round out the day. A question and answer session will be available for those who require further information.

The new course will run a full day and attendees may be awarded six Structured CIRI CPD points. To find out more or book a spot, contact Robert Butler at 01 4066071. The course fee will be expected to be paid at the time of booking and runs €165.00 for CIF members and €215.00 for non-members.

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Abrasive Wheels Training Course from CIF

CIF Training 13/09/2017

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is now providing many new construction training courses in various subject areas. One of the most exciting new classes is the abrasive wheels course, which covers a plethora of information related to the use of abrasive wheels on non-precision machines.

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CIF’s Commercial Management in an EPCM Environment Class Available

CIF Training 11/09/2017

CIF is offering a whole new round of courses starting in September, one of which goes over the topic of commercial management in an EPCM environment class. The course caters those who are considering expanding their client base to include large multi-prime sites or multinational companies. It offers the opportunity to speak with a commercial & contracts lead who has worked with massive construction projects for both CM and clients.

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Construction Safety Matters

CIF Training 07/08/2017

Construction workers may find that the work environment is sometimes dangerous. There are many ways in which construction safety can be compromised, resulting in someone being injured. The four largest causes of construction worker deaths include falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught in or between objects or machinery.

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CIF Training: Custom programmes for CIF Training

CIF Training 30/06/2017

Construction Industry Training – a Business Essential

The importance of appropriate training to the construction industry has never been greater than it is today. In a challenging economic climate, construction sites need to operate with maximum speed and efficiency; skills and technical knowledge must be continually developed and updated; and on-site health and safety impact not only on the welfare of the workforce, but also on the success of the project. Effective construction training courses are therefore a vital part of the business plan for every size and type of enterprise in the industry.

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Construction Training Courses in CIF in July 2017

CIF Training 08/06/2017

As the leading provider of construction training in Ireland, CIF schedules a wide range of building industry courses every month. This list gives details of the courses we will be running in the near future.

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BCAR Online Training Programme – Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014

CIF Training 29/05/2017
The Building Control Act 1990 introduced building regulations. This was followed by a statutory instrument, the Building Control Regulations in 1997. The object of the 1990 Act and the 1997 Regulations and subsequent amendments was to achieve minimum standards in building practice in relation to design and construction methods. Historically, the policing of the process has relied on a self-assessment model involving builders and professionals who provided opinions on compliance.

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