Commenting on this morning’s Judicial Review Appeal Judgement on the A6, Construction Employers Federation Managing Director John Armstrong said...
An important benchmark on which any government should be judged is their performance on financing and delivering key infrastructure projects…
The financing and delivery of such projects is a crucial barometer as a means to unlock investment, create thousands of jobs both directly and through the construction multiplier effect, and give the local construction industry and greater sense of Northern Ireland’s infrastructure pipeline.
By growing and enhancing our infrastructure offer, as well as looking at innovative funding solutions, we can enhance our competitiveness and attractiveness as a region to do business and invest in.
The Northern Ireland Construction Group, which brings together the leading trade and professional bodies in the region, has organised a talk of industry-wide significance to address major issues of building quality that have come to light in recent months. The hard hitting talk “Is anyone watching the quality?” will focus on the findings from the Independent Inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools which was established after the collapse of a wall at Oxgangs Primary School and the subsequent closure of 17 schools. The talk will be delivered by Northern Irish architect John Cole who led the inquiry.
CEF/BDO survey finds construction companies performing strongly – but with challenges on the horizon
The first Construction Employers Federation (CEF)/BDO Northern Ireland Half-Year State of Trade Survey has revealed the books were full or nearly full for two-thirds of local construction companies during the first 6 months of 2017.