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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Construction

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# Economy
House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study
The ESRI warns that the challenges facing the construction industry may impact supply.
# Coronavirus
Phase One: Slow, steady and plenty of nerves as Dublin embarks on gradual re-opening
Across Dublin, traffic was a little busier as the country began the first stage of the Covid-19 roadmap.
# indoor/outdoor
Varadkar says indoor construction such as home renovations will not be permitted during Phase One
Those who can work outside can now return to work.
# Construction
Construction to resume at three social housing developments in Dublin from early next week
Contractors are understood to be on site at the three locations to ensure social distancing can be maintained.
# High Court
BAM 'welcomes' legal action taken against it by board of National Children's Hospital
The dispute relates around the validity of a contract to commence Phase B of construction of the Children’s Hospital without a design.
# Construction
Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site
The contractors had been criticised for continuing construction at the site after new government guidelines.
# essential service
Most construction work will stop unless essential to pandemic, Harris says
Construction will not be on the list of essential non-retail services due to be published today, Harris confirmed.
# Construction
Union calls for immediate closure of construction sites
It comes after criticism that the construction industry is not responding quickly enough to the ongoing Covid-19 emergency.
# on the tools
'You can't roof a house from home': Construction chiefs say they await HSE order to down tools
Right now, there are over 100,000 people still involved in construction across the island.
# Complaints
Council warns National Children's Hospital contractor about working hour breaches on site
One local councillor says local residents feel “under siege” from the constant construction work near their homes.
# rebuilding ireland
Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites
Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.
# echelon data centres
540 jobs on the way as planning permission granted for €500 million data centre in Wicklow
Echelon Data Centres was granted permission for the facility to be built at the Avoca River Business Park.
# hsa
40% drop in the number of site accidents in the construction industry this year
There have been 166 incidents recorded up to June 2019 – two of which were fatal.
# progress update
Construction has started on the building frame of the National Children's Hospital
The hospital board will appear before an Oireachtas committee today.
# Aungier Street
Residents beside site for new student complex protest over noise levels and rats
The new 300-bed student accommodation complex is expected to be completed by 2020.
# Report
Construction costs to rise further as Dublin one of most expensive cities to build in the world
It is the third most expensive in Europe behind London and Zurich.
# Bad to worse
Spiralling costs, scarce materials and penalties: How Brexit could impact the housing crisis
Increased costs and problems securing staff could hinder the industry’s response.
# Housing
Plans to rezone industrial lands in Dublin to allow for housing revealed
A Dublin City Council month meeting last night was informed of potential “new growth areas” within the M50.
# Housing
Number of homes built in 2018 rose by 25% compared to year previous
The total number of new dwellings completed in 2018 was 18,072, according to the CSO.
# Health and Safety
37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018
Figures have revealed that work-related accidents hit an all-time low in 2018.
# brickies
'Thousands of non-national construction workers will be needed to meet housing targets' - Ibec
Ibec says there are not enough skilled workers here to meet demand.
# st cuthbert's park
Gardaí investigating further criminal damage at Dublin building site
Last month work at the site was stopped because of anti-social behaviour.
# boom boom
For Ireland to build the houses it needs, it'll need foreign workers... but they won't be able to afford the rent
This would be necessary if housing supply was to increase as planned, the ESRI has said.
# Housing Crisis
Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates
The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.
# digging in
'A poorly-paid job in horrendous conditions': Archaeologists' strikes to continue as they demand better wages
The union has disputed the claim of a 65% increase in wages in the last four years, as its members’ contracts currently stipulate an hourly wage of €12.50.
# building inspections
HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'
The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.
# crumbling
'Totally and utterly ruined': The eight-year battle by homeowners affected by mica concrete block scandal
The government recently announced a redress scheme which has been welcomed, but it has come too late for some.
# Motel One
A major German boutique hotel chain's first Irish venue has been cleared for north Dublin
The nine-storey Abbey Street development will operate under the Motel One brand.
Opinion: Do we need a Minister for Construction for Ireland?
The sector should have a standalone ministry to help avoid the mistakes of the past and help overcome future challenges, writes Andrew Power.
# Construction
'It's an absolute relief': Contractor to be appointed to complete schools impacted by Carillion collapse
In mid-January, it emerged that work had stalled on a number of schools after the UK-based firm went bust.
# Liquidation
Sammon liquidation: Schools say they're still optimistic they can open their doors in September
On Tuesday, Sammon Contracting Ireland Limited was placed into liquidation.
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
A construction firm is creating 100 jobs in Monaghan because of the county's 'work ethic'
House frame manufacturer Entekra has just secured €46 million in funding.
# Housing Crisis
Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments'
Minister Eoghan Murphy has claimed the cost of building apartments has dropped by as much as 15%.
# mill street
Students living in €249-a-week accommodation offered partial refunds due to months of construction work
A number of students have complained about loud construction work ongoing since October.
# Construction
How will Ireland 2040 be delivered? For starters, we need more brickies, tilers and plasterers
Ireland 2040 has big plans – but will we have enough construction workers to deliver government pledges.
# on site
Where will all the construction workers come from to build the Ireland 2040 plan?
In the long-term apprenticeships will help, but what about in the next few years?
# On the rise
Construction tender prices to rise by 7% this year, surveyors warn
“Success is measured in what you build, not what you spend.”
# building and property
Two building giants battling over pyrite 'should make sure homeowners are paid first'
Ballymore Group is suing Ireland’s biggest company, CRH.
# Building
Claims about bogus self-employment in construction 'grossly exaggerated'
The construction industry’s representative body did acknowledge a reluctance in contractors to directly employ workers and said the government needs to make this more attractive.
# Construction
'Alarm' and frustration as newly built Irish schools stalled by Carillion collapse
A new building for a school in Co Wicklow has been completed – but the collapse of Carillion means they haven’t moved in yet.