Commenting on this morning’s Judicial Review Appeal Judgement on the A6, Construction Employers Federation Managing Director John Armstrong said...
Recent years have seen industry’s engagement with government on matters of public procurement improve significantly...
With a public sector capital budget in Northern Ireland of over £1 billion a year, that engagement has been geared towards making procurement processes easier and more straightforward for local companies.
On matters such as the centralisation of the procurement and delivery of key infrastructure projects, social clauses and Project Bank Accounts it is though critical that industry continues to have its voice heard.
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.