Site Managers and Supervisors are the people who are responsible for overseeing the work on construction sites to ensure all Building Control Regulations are complied with. This key role need to understand the impact of the regulations and technical guidance have on new buildings, alterations and extensions. It is essential that all buildings comply with the regulatory standards of safety, accessibility, sustainability and design. The role will usually encompass responsibility for the following issues:Read more
CIF learning & Development Will Help Overcome the Challenges Facing HR Professionals in the Construction Industry
Implementing and tracking changes in human resource management (HRM) policies presents a challenge in the construction industry due to the large mobile workforce. HRM professionals often need to recruit qualified and experienced construction professionals on a project-specific basis and, with each project being uniquely different, finding the right talent takes both time and effort. By its very nature, the construction industry works to very tight timelines for delivery of projects, having the ability to attract and keep critical skill is an essential part of the business.Read more
While construction workers are typically well versed in the type of hands-on training and practical skills needed on site on a day to day basis, the softer, macro skills necessary for effective management often take a back seat.
When it comes to moving up the career ladder, practical skills need to be combined with these ‘soft’ skills.
Our short programmes covering soft skills have been designed to ensure that those who demonstrate the ambition to further their career prospects, can get the training they need to succeed.Read more
The construction industry has traditionally been a risky industry in which to work and this is recognised by the amount of health and safety legislation that has been brought into play in a bid to protect workers from injuries in the workplace. There are so many activities on a construction site that pose a potential risk to construction personnel and today we’re going to take a look at Lifting.Read more
Although PRINCE began as a standard for IT project management, PRINCE2 was developed to be more universally useful. This foundation programme providers learner with a platform to start their Construction Project Management career path.
According to the AXELOS 2016 PRINCE2 report, PRINCE2’s has been widely adopted in the construction industry in Ireland. PRINCE2 is also globally established. The AXELOS report also claims most survey respondents with PRINCE2 qualifications are from the broader European Union member states. Having a globally recognised qualification expands your network and the demand for your services.Read more
The construction industry is one of the riskiest sectors in which to work – this is true in all parts of the world. Here in Ireland we’re lucky enough to have strict health and safety legislation designed to ensure the safety of workers in all industries and this is particularly so in construction.
Moreover, we enjoy a stringent enforcement process with regular inspections of construction sites to ensure that health and safety legislation is complied with – after all, rules and regulations are only effective when they are complied with. In the construction sector, compliance with regulations is essential for building companies and other construction businesses.Read more
The waste from construction project accounts for about a third of all waste produced in Europe so the correct handling of waste is essential, especially the disposal of some of the hazardous waste encountered in construction. The person responsible for all waste disposal on a construction project is the construction manager or site supervisor who need to know exactly what to do with each different type of waste produced during the preparation of the site, the activity during the construction processes and the final clear up at the end of the project.Read more
Construction is one of the oldest activities known to man, from the early days of building rudimentary shelters to the age of the skyscraper, it’s construction that counts. The industry has changed remarkably in recent years with the adoption of digital technology and innovative new materials and construction is now a wide-ranging and complex subject with many differing disciplines. Construction site managers and supervisors require wide knowledge on all different aspects of construction, including land management.Read more
Having learned the lessons of the past, health and safety in the workplace is a vital issue nowadays, especially on modern construction sites. After all, construction remains one of the riskiest sectors in which to work. According to Ireland’s Health and Safety Authority, a large percentage of fatalities in the workplace over the past eight years have been in the construction industry. Figures clearly demonstrate that more stringent health and safety regulations have resulted in decreasing the number of fatal and non-fatal injuries, but that doesn’t mean we should become complacent – there are still improvements to be made.Read more
The construction industry has seen some wide-ranging changes over recent years as the sector has modernised. Developments in other industries have been making their way into construction, digital and technological progress has meant new developments in materials technology too, and it’s changing the way in which we work in every sector, not just construction. Whilst traditional construction skills are still a vital part of our industry, the progress in other areas of construction mean that those working in the industry can benefit their careers by keeping up to date with the new developments.Read more