Commenting after the publication of the Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin for Q1 2018 today, which showed that the total volume of construction output in the first quarter of 2018 decreased by 6.5% compared with Q4 2017, Construction Employers Federation Managing Director John Armstrong said...
In addition to the alarmingly high number of jobs lost in the construction sector during the recession, perhaps the most visible aspect of the downturn was the significant drop in both property values and new builds …
There is now a critical need for new homes to be built – from the positive impact this would have on jobs to how new housing underpins both regeneration and economic growth.
With less than 50% of new housing need having been met consistently over the last decade, there is a very urgent need to act and act now – particularly in respect of private housing.
Ray Hutchinson, President of the Construction Employers Federation, spoke this evening at the Federation's Annual Dinner at the Culloden Hotel.
Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower on 14th June 2017, matters relating to cladding and to fire safety in general have become a concern for Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurers. This briefing by Federation Patron Willis Towers Watson will help guide you through the issues.