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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.

Advanced Project Search


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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Try chasing leads the easy way by creating saved searches 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 powering time-saving and lead generating benefits of using CIS Online.

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

Building Site

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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 Kingspan Logo  Tesco Logo  Hilti Logo  Paul Logo
 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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Places Available for DIT Postgrad Cert in BIM Technologies

Geat news! DIT have extended the application deadline for their Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies Course (DT9775) until July 31st 2015. This is a part-time one year course which is available under the Springboard Funding Initiative which means eligible candidates can do this fantastic course for free.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing how buildings, infrastructure, and utilities are planned, designed, built, and managed.

 

During the programme students are grouped/streamed for some classes according to their original profession. At this time they learn the BIM Technology most appropriate to that profession before becoming part of a collaboration design and construct team. 

This Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies has streams in Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, or Surveying & Construction Management. For more information on this and other BIM related courses at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) visit their dedicated webpage.

 

Manage Your Construction Project Pipeline in CIS CRM

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One of the many benefits of signing up to our new CIS CRM Online is experiencing our new Project Tracking feature. Browsing through our comphrehensive database of thousands of construction projects, you can choose to specifically track projects of interest to you. This means that whenever an update is recorded by our research team and added to the system, you will receive an email alert to this change.

Project Pipeline

Working With Your Construction Project Pipeline

The pipeline of projects that are being tracked is accessible from your CIS Online Dashboard. At a glance this will tell you the number of projects and companies you are currently tracking and their status. To view your pipeline of projects click My Projects.

By default the list of projects you are currently tracking is displayed in linear order of Recall Date. If you do not have Administrative privileges you can only see the projects you are tracking. Administrative users can view the pipeline of all users collectively or any individual user.

Tracked Projects List

Projects are displayed in Recall Date order meaning those projects which are due for recall next appear at the top of your list. If a project is past the date assigned for recall it will be highlighted as Overdue. To action a project in your list simply click the Project Title to view the full project details including your own project notes.

You can filter your tracked projects to look at projects you are tracking (Active) or to look at projects you are no longer tracking (Inactive): The choices for the Status by which you can filter projects are:

Active And Inactive Projects

Active Projects: These are projects you are still actively tracking.
Inactive Projects: These are the projects you are no longer tracking
With Outcome: These are all of the projects which have an outcome (whether you are still tracking them or not). You may want to use this list to get an overview of all the projects won and lost.
All: To view all the projects in your pipeline

There are various options for outputting your tracked projects whether you want to see a report of your projects or use the data for analysis, reporting of in some other system. Below is an example: 

Crm Pipeline Report Excel

If you have a company that can sell into the construction industry; be it window fitting to office supplies then CIS CRM is a vital tool in helping you identify live opportunities and many more in the pipeline. We make it our mission to cover every single key construction project taking place across all 32 counties of Ireland so you can tailor and save searches of the projects you're targeting for your pipeline.

If you haven't already signed up for a Free 7 Day Trial you can do so today or call our friendly sales team on 01 299 200 for more information on how CIS can maxmise your sales opportunities.

Construction Activity in Dublin's Commercial Sector

Work is expected to commence in Q4 2015/Q1 2016 on a selection of Dublin's commercial schemes below. For more information on all of these projects, simply click on the project IDs and you will be directed to an enquiry page.

Construction work is expected to commence in Q4 2015 on the €35m office development at 13-17 Dawson Street. Project ID:  817612

13-17 Dawson Street Commercial Offices

Construction work is expected to commence in Q4 2015 on the €12m office development at Molesworth Street. Project ID: 808497

12m Office Development On Molesworth Street 2

Plans have been submitted for the €20m Office development at 4&5 Harcourt Road 

4&5 Harcourt Road Development

 

Work is also about to start on the €35m Burlington House scheme in Ballsbridge. Project ID: 739082

Burlington House

Work is currently underway on €47m office development at Central Park. Project ID: 750242

 Block H Central Park Dublin

Work has commenced on an €8.2m Office Development on Baggot Street Upper. Project ID: 785147

Baggot Plaza

Construction work is expected to commence in July 2015 on the €19m Kestrel House Development at Clanwilliam Place, Dublin 2. Project ID: 685516

Sign up for our Free 7 Day Trial to search for the projects that could bring you business or call our sales team on 01 299 200 to learn what CIS Online can do to grow your business project pipeline.

 

 

 

Active Tenders Schools Summer Works Scheme 2015

Get in on the action with these live tenders for the €36 million Summer Works Scheme 2015. Currently we have 18 Active Tenders and approximately 137 of the 559 projects have gone to tender so far.The CIS Research Team will report on all new tender updates to this list in the coming weeks.

Subscribe to our blog and follow our Twitter and Linkedin pages to discover construction opportunities as quickly as we do. Click on the project IDs listed below for more information. Sign up for a Free 7 Day Trial to experience the time saving and lead generating benefits of CIS Online.

See our CIS Summer Works Scheme Report which was published in May 2015 and provides a listing and contact details for all 556 schools involved. Cover Page Summer Works 2015

 

Project ID

Project Name

Location

Deadline

833257

Fabrication and Installation of Secondary Glazing

New Ross, Co. Wexford

29/07/2015 12:00

834130

External Environmental Works

Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal

30/07/2015 12:00

835791

Window and Door Replacement

Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

31/07/2015 12:00

835944

Roof Upgrade Works

Tallaght, Co. Dublin

31/07/2015 15:00

835799

Refurbishment Science Lab

Bawnboy, Co. Monaghan

31/07/2015 12:00

837115

Window and Door Replacement With Access Controls

Lifford, Co. Donegal

04/08/2015 12:00

837515

Science Lab Refurbishment and Associated Works

Goatstown Road, Co. Dublin

06/08/2015 16:00

835196

High Level Window and Roof Replacement Works

Drogheda, Co. Louth

07/08/2015 12:00

835792

ETB Boiler and Plant Maintenance

Naas, Co. Kildare

07/08/2015 12:00

835942

Window and Door Replacement

Kildorrery, Co. Cork

07/08/2015 18:00

835712

Replacement of External Doors and Windows

Kilnamanagh, Co. Dublin

07/08/2015 12:30

836445

Boundary Fencing Works

Moate, Co. Westmeath

07/08/2015 12:00

836963

Window Replacement and Electrical Refurb Works

Athy, Co. Kildare

07/08/2015 00:30

837514

Replacement of Existing Windows and Ext. Doors

Ashford, Co. Wicklow

07/08/2015 17:30

815712

€25k School Extension

Youghal, Co. Cork

10/08/2015 12:00

837116

External Works

Newcastle Road, Co. Galway

14/08/2015 17:00

835796

Home Economics Room

Wicklow town, Co. Wicklow

11/08/2015 14:00

836438

Replacement of Windows, Doorsets, Screensets etc.

Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

17/08/2015 12:00

836562

Enabling Works

St. Patrick's Close, Co. Dublin

17/08/2015 12:00

 

 

 

Most Watched Projects on CIS Online This Week

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.

ProjectID

Project

County

Sector

Views

133674

€28m Mixed Use Development

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

79

715515

€5m Special Care Residential Unit

Co. Dublin

Care Residential

70

761049

€9m - Clinical Education & Research Centre

Co. Limerick

Medical

64

792989

€6.5m - Mixed Use Development

Co. Dublin

Commercial & Retail

63

780293

€8.6m - Sports Arena Extension

Co. Limerick

Education

49

792180

€5.5m Sports Pavilion Building/Spectator Viewing Terrace

Co. Dublin

Sport

46

812636

€1.6m - Pharmaceutical Extension

Co. Waterford

Industrial

45

782677

€3.2m - Mixed Use Development

Co. Dublin

Residential

39

683806

€4m School Extension

Co. Louth

Education

37

742264

€2m Residential Development

Co. Dublin

Residential

37

796769

€1m Supported Accommodation Unit Refurbishment

Co. Dublin

Hotel & Catering

37

807686

€3.9m - Institute Extension

Co. Dublin

Education

37

694460

€8.3m Extension and Refurbishment - Hospital Paediatric Unit

Co. Cork

Medical

36

620957

€10m Library Building

Co. Limerick

Social

34

785026

€1.4m - Warehouse Building

Co. Tipperary

Industrial

34

689013

€27m Residential Care Facilities

Co. Dublin

Care Residential

33

760468

£8.8m Redevelopment of Stadium

Co. Londonderry

Sport

33

778939

€7.3m Primary Care Centre

Co. Dublin

Medical

32

583220

€100m Electricity Generating Station

Co. Mayo

Utilities

31

589962

€10m School Redevelopment

Co. Dublin

Education

31

CIS Project Activity Report in Education Sector

School Extension

The CIS Research team have updated 17 education construction projects in the past week, 8 of which contract has now been awarded and 9 of which are now on-site. Click on the project IDs listed to get more information on these projects.

The following school extensions are now on site with the majority due for completion by start of September 2015 school year.

School Projects - On-Site

  Project ID

Project Name

Location

Duration

Finish Date

  675537

School extension

Tipperary

2 months

26th August 2015

  781349

€288k school extension

Dublin

3 months

29th September 2015

  785341

€460k school extension

Cork

5 months

29th November 2015

  801963

School extension

Cork

2 months

29th August 2015

  803673

Clinical Science Building Refurb

Galway

2 months

27th August 2015

  805545

€262k school extension

Dublin

3 months

29th September 2015

  812704

€113k School extension

Dublin

2 months

30th August 2015

  814854

€113k school extension

Wexford

2 months

30th August 2015

  816727

€82k Modular Classrooms

Cork

2 months

29th August 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contracts have been awarded for the following school projects with most due for completion by the end of 2015.

School Projects - Contract Awarded

  Project ID

Project Name

Location

Duration

Finish Date

  776144

€112k school development

Cork

1 month

2nd August 2015

  781466

€193k school classrooms

Cork

1 month

31st July 2015

  808179

€567k school extension

Cork

7 months

8th February 2016

  810612

€107k school extension

Cork

3 months

6th October 2015

  811660

€127k school extension

Kerry

2 months

8th September 2015

  812274

€126k school extension

Wexford

3 months

7th October 2015

  813692

€1.1m school extension

Dublin

12 months

7th July 2016

  816801

€320k school extension

Cork

4 months

7th November 2015

4164 construction projects with a total value of €16.8 billion have been added/updated to our comprehensive dataset in the last 100 days. Gain access to the details of all these projects and more.

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