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Most Viewed Construction Projects Week Ending 21st August

€134m Office Development For Microsoft At South County Business Park

See what our CIS customers and live trialists have been looking at most this week. Customers can login directly to view these and thousands of other projects on the CIS database.

Non-customers can simply click on the project ID below to be directed to a project enquiry page or why not get on board with a Free 7 Day Trial of our system to view specific project opportunities for your business.

Project ID

Project

County

Sector

Views

815560

€20.2m - Manufacturing Facility

Co. Waterford

Industrial

79

715515

€9m Special Care Residential Unit

Co. Dublin

Care Residential

69

133674

€28m Mixed Use Development

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

57

748513

£31m School Building

Co. Londonderry

Education

57

840284

€13.7m Upgrade to Phoenix Park Tunnel

Co. Dublin

Civil

56

748997

€3.1m - Change of Use - Retail Warehouse to Cinema

Co. Louth

Leisure

51

783103

€134m Office Development

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

50

143687

€67m Páirc Uí Chaoimh Redevelopment

Co. Cork

Sport

49

763723

€3m - Library Building Extension & Refurbishment

Co. Tipperary

Social

49

827355

€40m - Production Facility Development

Co. Monaghan

Industrial

49

773029

€91m Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project -  Wastewater Treatment Plant

Co. Cork

Utilities

47

715953

€1.6m Filling Station Development

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

46

728541

€8m Service Station and Restaurant

Co. Galway

Commercial & Retail

45

723089

€1.2m - Community Mental Health Day Centre

Co. Galway

Medical

44

808497

€12m - Office Development

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

43

809954

£161m Investment in Manufacturing & Research Facility Redevelopment

Co. Antrim

Industrial

43

741390

€5m - School Extension

Co. Kildare

Education

39

774855

€11.5m Letterkenny Courthouse

Co. Donegal

Civil

37

756616

€70m Trinity College - Business School and Student Accomodation

Co. Dublin

Education

36

799563

€4.8m - Ward Redevelopment

Co. Tipperary

Medical

36

Civil Sector Construction Activity

View a comprehensive selection of major civil projects that are live on our CIS Online database. View this week's open projects of the Kevin Street HQ in Dublin, the Phoenix Park Tunnel Upgrade and the new Mayo Power Plant. Customers can login to view full project details and non-customers can click on the project IDs listed below to enquire about more information.


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NDFA Garda Divisional Headquarters

 €27m Kevin Street Garda Divisional Headquaters
Construction work is expected to be complete in Q1 2017.

€25m Wexford Garda Divisional Headquarters, New Ross, Co. Wexford. Construction is expected to commence in September 2015 and take in the region of 24 Months to complete. Project ID: 57099

 €15m Galway Garda Regional and Divisional Headquarters, Dublin Road, Co. Galway. Work expected to commence in August 2015 and take in the region of 24 months to complete. Project ID: 587600



€13.7m Upgrade to Phoenix Park Tunnel

Work has commenced on the upgrade to the Phoenix Park Tunnel and is expected to take 12 months to complete





€100 Power Plant 

Work has commenced the main construction works on this power station in Ballina, Co. Mayo. Construction work is expected to be completed in Q1 2017.

 

€120m NDFA Courts Bundle PPP Programme

It is intended that new courthouse buildings will be developed in Drogheda (Project ID: 755372), Letterkenny (Project ID: 774855), Limerick (Project ID: 690070) and Wexford (Project ID: 774856) and also that refurbishment and extension works to existing courthouses will be carried out in Cork (Project ID: 774857), Mullingar (Project ID: 142028) and Waterford (Project ID: 636109). 

A major contractor has been selected as the preferred bidder for the construction of the courts bundle. Construction work is expected to commence in November 2015 and take in the region of 18 months to complete.

 

 €52m Harbour Redevelopment

Plans have been submitted to An Bord Pleanála for the Galway Harbour extension. The construction of a phased development of the existing Galway harbour which will incorporate the moving of the port south by reclaiming land from Galway Bay. Construction work is expected to commence in Q4 2015 and take 36 months to complete.

 

€18m Cruise Berth Facility Development

A Strategic Development Application has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala for an eight-year permission for the construction of a cruise berth facility comprising a new quay, berth and access causeway, dredging of a navigation channel and associated works, all at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

 

 

 €370m Luas Cross City Scheme

Work commenced last month on the main track laying works for the Luas cross city scheme. The Luas Cross City is expected to be fully operational in Q3 2017.

 

€180m N7 Newlands Cross & N11 Arklow Rathnew PPP Scheme

BAM Contractors Limited, Co. Kildare completed the construction of this project in July 2015 three months ahead of schedule.

 

€25m Thermal Treatment Plant

Tenders are expected to be sought from building contractors in Q3 2015 for the construction of the Thermal Treatment Plant in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. It is hopeful that construction work will commence before the end of 2015.

 

€11.5m N56 Boyoughter to Kilkenny Road Scheme

Work has started on the construction of the N56 Boyoughter to Kilkenny Road Scheme in June 2015. Construction work is expected to take in the region of 18 months to complete.

 

€220m N25 New Ross Bypass PPP Scheme

Construction work is expected to commence in Q4 2015 and take in the region of 30 months to complete.

 

€22m Limerick Prison

The development of approximately 11,000m2 in number of separate structures will include: Sundry Demolition alternations and enabling works. Approximately 100 male cell units and 50 female cell units in separate blocks. Construction work is expected to commence in Q2 2016 and take in the region of 24 months to complete.

 

€30m Cork Prison

Work expected to soon be complete on this project. Construction work commenced in January 2014.


NI Civil Sector Projects



Project ID: 839046 - £110m Roadworks, Belfast

 

Project ID: 836118 - £14m Windfarm development, Derry & Tyrone

 

Project ID: 789264 - £9.5m Infrastructure works, Belfast

 

Project ID: 809946 - £1.5m Belfast Rapid Transit Phase 2

 

Project ID: 789874 - £140m A6 Dualling, Randalstown to Castledawson

Meet the Buyer Events for 14 Primary Care Centres

Meet The Buyer

"Prime Balfour Beatty is delivering 14 primary care centres across Ireland which supports the Government's commitment to developing modern health services with an integrated, multi-disciplinary model of care. The project will be delivered by a consortium of companies including Balfour Beatty Construction, JJ Rhatigan and Co, and Aramark.

Local procurement and promoting supply chain opportunities to SMEs and social enterprises that are particularly interested in engaging with this project is key. Ensuring that your business understands what opportunities are available and how to successfully compete for the work in the future is an important element of this project. In partnership with the NOFA, HSE and Enterprise Ireland, we are running a series of 'Meet the Buyer' events to give you the best opportunity to be selected for the available work.

By registering to attend you will be guaranteed the opportunity to meet one of our procurement team face-to-face. Additionally, we will support your business to complete our supplier questionnaire which determines suitability for work with the project delivery team."

For more information on these events, click here

Primary Care Centre

Below is a list of the 14 individual Primary Care Centre projects. Non-customers can click on the project IDs below and customers can view them here. Please note that our project values are estimates calculated on floor space.

Project ID

Project Name

Location

757265

€4m Primary Care Centre

Westport Co. Mayo

753391

€4.5m Primary Care Centre

Tuam, Co. Galway

777761

€8.3m Primary Care Centre

John’s Hill, Co. Waterford

757108

€4.6m Primary Care Centre

Ballymote ,Co. Sligo

756878

€8.9m Primary Care Centre

Coolock Co. Dublin

772200

€3.6m Primary Care Centre

Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

756401

€4.3m Primary Care Centre

Kilcock, Co. Kildare

753154

€8.6m Primary Care Centre

Summerhill, Co. Dublin

751759

€2.8m Health Care Centre

Boyle, Co. Roscommon

752378

€3.6m Primary Care Centre

Claremorris, Co. Mayo

754485

€4.6m Primary Care Centre

Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary

764439

€3m Primary Care Centre

Lord Edward Street, Co. Limerick

757263

€6.8m Primary Care Centre

Carricklawn Co. Wexford

757262

€6.8m Primary Care Centre

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

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The National Children's Hospital, The Rocky Road To Date...

1993: A proposal is put forward for the construction of a new National Children's Hospital at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. It recommended the hospital be built on an adult hospital site.

2006: The McKinsey report recommended a single national children’s hospital should be located along with an adult hospital unit. This would mean merging the Dublin's three existing children’s hospitals.

2006: The HSE chose the Mater campus as the preferred site in June and the government endoreses this. There is a high number of objections to this proposed site.

2007: The then Minister for Health Mary Harney establishes the 'National Paediatric Hospital Development Board' for the development of the hospital.

2010/2011: Plans for the new hospital lodged with An Bord Pleanala in late September 2010 under the Strategic Infrastructure Act 2011. The estimated cost of the build is €430m.

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2012: An Bord Pleanála delays a decision due to case complexity in January. A month later, planning permission is refused. The board said proposed development would “constitute overdevelopment”.

2012: St. James's hospital campus has been idenitfied as the new location to submit fresh plans for the childrens hospital. Controversy remains high for the new choice with objections to the limited car parking space that will be available and cramped site size.

2014: The project brief for the new hospital has been approved by the HSE but the planning application experiences further delays. 

2015: A planning application was lodged on Monday 10th August. If the application is successful building work would begin next year with the facility fully operational by 2020.

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This Week's Selection of Updated Major Projects

Below is a selection of major projects that have had project updates this week. To view full details of these and thousands of other projects, visit the CIS website and sign up for our Free 7 Day Trial. Or click on the project IDs below to submit a project enquiry to our team.

 €134m Office Development For Microsoft At South County Business Park

Plans Granted

€52m Hotel Development at Dublin Airport                             Project ID: 804861

€13m Nursing Home in Tallaght, Dublin                                  Project ID: 819489

 

Tender

€12m School Development in Wexford                                   Project ID: 802706

€10m Mental Health Facility, Portlaoise                                  Project ID: 818277

 

Contract Awarded

€5m Teaching Centre IT, Carlow                                           Project ID: 784873

 

On-Site

€134m Microsoft Offices, Dublin                                            Project ID: 783103

€31m LinkedIn HQ, Dublin                                                    Project ID: 619546

€4.2m Warehouse, Athlone                                                    Project ID: 790140

€52m Residential Dev., Kildare                                               Project ID: 795155

€3m Change of Use to Mortuary, Dublin                                   Project ID: 793990

€2.3m Cusack Park Re-Dev., Clare                                         Project ID: 800202

Cusack Park Redevelopment

Most Viewed CIS Projects This Week

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Below is a list of the most viewed projects in the past week on the CIS Online system. Customers and trial users can see project details directly by entering the project IDs.

Everyone else can click on the live links below to go to our enquiry page where you can request specific details. Avail of our Free 7 Day Trial today to see these and thousands of other construction projects across all 32 counties of Ireland.

Project ID

Project Name

Location

Sector

Views

739082

€34m Burlington House Office Development

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

86

815560

€20.2m - Manufacturing Facility

Co. Waterford

Industrial

77

733252

€8m - Commercial/Retail Development

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

72

822001

Bio-Pharmaceutical Facility Development

Co. Dublin

Industrial

72

721211

€12m - 75 Bed Ward Block

Co. Galway

Medical

67

741390

€5m - School Extension

Co. Kildare

Education

67

699295

€5m School Extension

Co. Meath

Education

66

768198

€17m - Residential Development

Co. Dublin

Residential

59

801874

€3.8m - Nursing Home Extension

Co. Kildare

Care Residential

59

808497

€12m - Office Development

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

59

784250

€4m Fortress Spike Island - Phase 1

Co. Cork

Social

58

792180

€5.5m Sports Pavilion Building/Spectator Viewing Terrace

Co. Dublin

Sport

48

790903

€2.9m Residential Development

Co. Dublin

Residential

47

788191

€2.9m - School

Co. Dublin

Education

46

809658

€1.4m Motor Showroom

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

45

816659

€23m Apartment Development

Co. Dublin

Residential

45

828614

€30m - East Quad - Grangegorman

Co. Dublin

Education

45

812678

€5.4m - Residential Development

Co. Dublin

Residential

42

797840

£2.4m Headquarters Office Building

Co. Tyrone

Commercial & Retail

41

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Most Viewed Construction Projects This Week

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ProjectID

Project

County

Sector

Views

619546

€31m Linkedin HQ Building

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

87

611656

€7.3m Office Building Development

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

83

755976

€8m - Post Primary School

Co. Meath

Education

67

96605

€370m Luas Cross City Scheme

Co. Dublin

Transport

66

133896

€650m New National Children's Hospital

Co. Dublin

Medical

61

821466

€20m Residential Development

Co. Kildare

Residential

56

782991

€1.5m - Hospice Extension

Co. Galway

Care Residential

50

145247

€3.9m - Nursing Home

Co. Mayo

Care Residential

49

818479

€1.8m - Housing Development

Co. Dublin

Residential

46

107777

£24.7m Office Complex

Co. Antrim

Commercial & Retail

43

587600

€15m - Garda Headquarter Building

Co. Galway

Civil

41

738246

£9m Innovation Centre

Co. Antrim

Commercial & Retail

41

656579

€31m - Commercial and Residential Development

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

39

798395

€13m - Residential Development

Co. Dublin

Residential

38

834246

€4.4m - Housing Development

Co. Cork

Residential

37

769108

€13m - Housing Development

Co. Dublin

Residential

36

815560

€20.2m - Manufacturing Facility

Co. Waterford

Industrial

36

828608

€19.5m - Mixed Use Development

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

36

785147

€8.2m - Office Building

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

35

782029

€5m Crematorium

Co. Dublin

Social

34

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Increase Business Leads With CIS Online

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What's your method of chasing leads to secure your next construction project? Do you scan newspapers, ring architects or employ a sales team to chase opportunities out on the field? What if you could create an online search to identify construction projects in the pipeline according to county, value, industry sector and much more? What if you could save this search and have an email sent to you as soon as something changes in that project status?

You can, with the help of Construction Information Services. We are an Irish company that identifies, tracks and monitors thousands of key construction projects taking place across All-Ireland from pre-planning to On-Site stages. Here's just a taste of what our new CIS CRM system can do to boost your business lead tracking efficiency.

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CRM functionality gives you the tools to track and manage all of your CIS project leads whether you are a manager, single user or part of a larger team. With CIS CRM you can also stay up to date with client (and competitor) activity.

USING CIS CRM EFFECTIVELY

The journey from turning opportunities into new business begins with your search profile – setting out clearly what projects your company are interested in. It is important to define and prioritise your profile in terms of the sectors, regions and stage of project lifecycle that present you with the best opportunities.

By doing this you will be able to streamline the large volume of project leads available into a manageable set of candidates for your business. Having a profile that is too wide in scope will yield too many leads and quickly become unmanageable.

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The other important element of making CIS CRM work efficiently for you is time. You need to set aside time each day or week to keep your pipeline up to date and manageable. Getting your profile right and spending a little time each week on your prospects will make CIS CRM an effective tool in generating new business opportunities. The CIS team are always on hand to help you define your profile.

THE CIS SALES CYCLE

Once you have defined your profile and are receiving regular details of relevant projects through your saved searches then by following these steps you can be sure that your pipeline is up to date in terms of yielding you the best quality opportunities.

Build Track Action

Track Projects & Set a Recall Date

Look at new leads presented by your profile and track those that you feel offer an opportunity. Decide what action you are going to take on these opportunities and set a recall date for that action or for any future action.

Action alerts from CIS

Once you track a project CIS will monitor it and send you an alert if anything significant changes. For example, if the project goes out to tender or if planning is decided. When you receive these alerts you can look at the tracked project and decide if the change in the project’s status warrants any action on your part.

As this is a tracked project you will already have a future recall date set and actions to take and it may be that these are sufficient regardless of the change in project status.

Action Projects Due for Recall

From your tracked project list you will quickly see which projects are due for recall. By examining your project notes you can take the appropriate actions. After making notes on your latest actions you can then set a future recall date for the project or, if it no longer represents an opportunity, you can stop tracking the project and record an outcome i.e. Contract Won, Contract Lost or whatever reason you have for no longer tracking it.

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What is Lean Construction?

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Lean construction is a more efficient version of the traditional construction process which is based on the concept of lean manufacturing. This concept was first introduced by Japanese car manufacturers to improve their work output, cut down on waste and increase profit margins.

The aim of lean construction is to approach a building project with a solid plan in mind on how long it will take, who’s involved and managing that team to produce their best work in the shortest time they can. Building materials are economically sourced and waste control is carefully monitored.

The Principles of Lean Construction

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  • Identify the project construction process and report on the specific costs and timeframes of each stage.
  • Keep building waste material to an absolute minimum
  • Have a plan in place that no material is brought on-site until it is to be used imminently
  • If some building structures can be built off-site to avoid congestion, include that in the project construction plan.
  • Pursue the goal of a ‘perfect’ build through the process of clever planning, close monitoring and continued reports to boost improvement

Lean Construction Philosophy

The philosophy of Lean Construction is about designing and operating the right process and having the right systems, resources and measures to deliver things right, first time. The elimination of waste materials, activities and processes that absorb resources but create no value is an essential part of making this concept a reality.

In regards to Lean Construction, waste includes avoidable building errors, slow work progress, delayed starts, site overcrowding and poor site maintenance. Lean construction is not about cutting costs, it’s about increasing value by encouraging an efficient team output and enthusiastic involvement in continuous construction process improvement.

The idea of ‘right first time’ is essential to the lean philosophy. ‘Right’ in this context means designing a straightforward plan and process so that it can’t go wrong. This approach involves an extremely rigorous, questioning analysis of every detail of product development and production, continuously seeking to establish the ultimate source of problems. Only by eliminating the sourced cause can the fault be indefinitely eliminated.

Lean Production

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Any building structures or products that can be assembled off-site will be in closely located ‘cells’ so that work flows continuously, with each step adding more value to the product. The standard time for all activities is known and the aim is to completely eliminate all delays in the entire production process.

The construction team is kept informed of progress towards their production and cost targets by use of information displays so that they can see the project status at all times. Work teams in lean construction are highly trained and multi-skilled, and many of the traditional supervisory and managerial functions have been delegated to them.

Lean construction has become a hot topic in the industry in recent years due to its phenomenal cost saving and deadline meeting achievements when done properly. And it doesn’t have to start when your team get the contract to go on-site and fulfil their role. CIS Online is an All-Ireland construction project database that reports on all key projects from pre-planning until they go on-site.

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4197 construction projects with a total value of €17.8 billion have been added/updated to our comprehensive dataset in the last 100 days.

So instead of chasing leads through self-sourcing or out on the field you can create a search on our CIS Online system to find all the projects you want to target, according to province, sector, cost and much more.

Sign up for our Free 7 Day Trial today and start experiencing the ‘lean’ benefits of using CIS Online.

Top Construction Companies That Use CIS Online

CIS Online is an excellent tool to identify and track construction project leads across Ireland. Some of the very best in the business use our innovative online system to quickly source the projects they want get involved in. They scan the comprehensive list of contact details provided in each project to pick up the phone, make the call and secure their next contract.

Here are some of our loyal customers who use CIS Online to maximise their leads and ultimately their profits, year on year.

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 Cpl Logo  Savills Logo  Walls Construction  Duggan Steel Logo
 Phs Logo  Sisk Logo  Tracey Concrete  Sig Logo

Visit our website Testimonials page where some of them describe the positive impact CIS has had on their business performance. 

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