As a Member of the CEF, you are joining 70% of all construction activity in NI and adding your voice and receiving the information our members value. Members of the CEF are entitled to a range of services, many of which are available either free of charge or at a discounted rate. If you are a current member, log-in to find out more about the services listed below.
Exclusive CEF discounts and offers
Free Legal Hotline
CEF offers members exclusive free legal advice with our legal Patrons, Mills Selig, one of NI's leading legal teams, for up to an hour. If any additional time is required, members engage directly with Mills Selig.
We provide members with a variety of assistance and information regarding employment law issues including a standard set of employment documents as well as conditions of employment that include wages and holidays.
Members receive regular updates on tax matters of specific relevance to the industry from our Patron PKF-FPM.
Environmental Support and Advice
We provide free professional advice to members on legal environmental queries and provide regular updates to an Environmental Law Register. We also maintain our own environmental management system – NVIR-O-CERT.
Tender Query Support
The Federation takes a pro-active role in promoting and persuading clients to follow best practice in tendering for construction projects and are often successful in changing onerous tendering conditions.
Health & Safety Support & Advice
Members can avail of a wealth of health and safety support and advice. Services include a Site Safety Inspection Service, the Construction Skills Register, Safe-T-Cert, Courses and Seminars and regular Best Practice Guidance.
Courses and Seminars
We provide a wide range of highly useful and informative courses, seminars and other events aimed at both managers and construction professionals. Most of the courses count towards CPD points required by professional bodies. CEF members are entitled to a 25% discount and many courses are approved for CITB grants.
We always ensure members are kept up to date with all developments in the industry, tender information and the work that we undertake on their behalf. We do this through our Weekly News Update, regularly updated website, circulars, Committee and membership meetings.
A Membership Certificate is issued annually and members can also add the CEF logo to their website and stationery. Members also have the opportunity to participate in the annual CEF Construction Excellence Awards to showcase their own achievements. Through our bi-annual State of Trade survey members are invited to provide anonymous company data that, combined, gives the most accurate picture of the industry in Northern Ireland. In addition, members can hire meeting room/s at the Federation’s office on the Malone Road in Belfast.