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Some of the Top Viewed Projects of 2015 so Far

Below is an overview of some of the most viewed key projects in 2015 so far as observed by Construction Information Services business intelligence software. If you're a customer you can login to our system, enter the Project ID and to go straight to the project information page.

If you haven't signed up with us yet you can click on the Project ID and be directed to our enquiry page to find out more. Sign up for our Free 7 Day Trial to gain access to our project database and find specific leads for your business.

Project ID Project County Sector Views this week Views this year
 691487 €25m Central Bank of Ireland HQ Co. Dublin Commercial & Retail 23 340
 710438 €26m Liffey Valley Shopping Centre Extension Co. Dublin Hotel & Catering 18 321
 787519 €5m Primary Care Centre Co. Tipperary Medical 18 171
 752045 £9m New School & Resource Centre (Phase 1) Co. Tyrone Education 11 102
 143687 €67m Páirc Uí Chaoimh Redevelopment Co. Cork Sport 72 312
 793090  £8.4m Social Housing  Co. Down  Residential  21 50 
 748184  €13.8m Change of Use - Office and Educational to Hotel and Cafe  Co. Dublin  Hotel & Catering  11 235 
 606846  €4m Wicklow County Water Conservation Project-Stage 3 Mains Rehabilitation Works  Co. Wicklow  Utilities  17 129 
 748318  €3.4m Medical, Education and Training Centre  Co. Donegal  Medical  11 204 
 775741  €50m National Indoor Arena  Co. Dublin  Sport  20 269 

SCSI Report Forecasts a Positive Upturn in Construction Output

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The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) have published a positive report that shows construction output of €11bn in 2014, a 10% increase in volume. These figures are predicted to rise to €12.5bn in 2015 and €15.3bn in 2016.

The report also addresses the concern that construction costs and taxes are driving up the cost of house building, amounting to approximately 20% of the total. The SCSI urged the Government's Construction 2020 Strategy to press forward to aid this welcomed turnaround in a sector that bore the violent brunt of the economic crash.

Your business can get a share in the growing opportunities with the help of CIS Online. 

CIS is an online database that contains researched, up-to-date information on all significant building projects for Ireland, North and South. Our highly qualified research team research valuable projects in great detail to ensure your business can make important decisions quickly and generate the right leads for your pipeline.

To find out more about us, Visit our Website or avail of our Free 7 Day Trial to experience how CIS Online can transform your business potential.

 

An Easy Guide To Get the Best Out of CIS Online

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Construction Information Services (CIS) is the market leader in providing business intelligence to any company that can sell into the construction industry. As well as architects, builders and raw material suppliers involved in the early process of construction, companies that specialise in window fitting, lighting, joinery, IT services and even office supplies can benefit from CIS Online.

Discover the latest updates on all major construction projects across all sectors in Ireland, North and South. We track projects in the following sectors from planning stage until they go on-site.

  • Medical Sector
  • Residential Sector
  • Commercial sector
  • Industrial Sector
  • Education Sector
  • Hotel and Hospitality Sector
  • Leisure Sector
  • Civil Sector
  • Transport Sector
  • Utilities Sector

Sign up to our Free 7 Day Trial to discover how you can tailor CIS Online to generate specific leads for your business requirements. Wondering where to begin when you’re signed up? Read through our step by step guide below to get the most out of our powerful time saving and potential revenue generating tool.

A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO USING CIS ONLINE

When you sign up or login to CIS Online, click on the dashboard button to be directed to the ‘Search for Projects page. In the category option (see figure 1.1) you can select what construction sectors you’re interested in. Here we’ve selected Education.

CIS Online Figure 1.1

Click on the location you want to focus on (see figure 1.2). There are two options here; Ireland and Northern Ireland.

CIS Online Figure 1.2

You can streamline your search by selecting one or more project stages that’s you’re interested in (see figure 1.3). Construction companies would want to know about the ‘Plans Granted’ or ‘Tender’ stages whereas an outfitting company could make a note on the system to contact the architect/project manager when the project is on-site based on the estimated duration of the build.

CIS Online Figure 1.3

Your next option is to narrow down your project search by highlighting only the price range your company is interested in (see figure 1.4). As we’re using ‘Education’ as our category, we can include a price range that would cover a small extension to a complete build.

CIS Online Figure 1.4

Based on the value range you selected, you can determine whether your project preferences are ‘Small Scale’ or ‘Large scale’ or maybe the medium value of ‘Both Large and Small Scale’ (see figure 1.5).

CIS Online Figure 1.5

You can decide to view only projects that were updated from between a week to six months ago or between dates you select yourself (see figure 1.6).

CIS Online Figure 1.6

If you’re happy with your selection you can click the ‘Search’ button or click on ‘Display more Search Fields’ to streamline your search further. Here you can search by funding type, planning authority and tender deadline dates for example (see figure 1.7).

CIS Online Figure 1.7

When you click on the search button you will see your list of projects that match the criteria you requested. This particular search yielded 98 results (see figure 1.8).

CIS Online Figure 1.8

If you’d like to narrow this down to a list of more manageable leads you can click the ‘Modify Criteria’ button on the right of the screen to go back and scale down/up your value range or reduce project stages to see only projects that are out to tender for example. When you have revised this you can click the ‘Search’ button to be met with a neater list of 23 project leads (see figure 1.9).

CIS Online Figure 1.9

You can sort this list by clicking on the ‘County’ and ‘Last Updated’ buttons on the right of the screen. Save your search by naming it in the box provided. You can opt to also have this search sent conveniently to your inbox for later reference. Below this, under the ‘Export Search Results’ heading, you can choose to print this list of projects, download CRM data or export to Excel or Word formats.

Clicking on the first project on the list will lead you to figure 1.10.

CIS Online Figure 1.10

If there’s a project you’re particularly interested in, click the ‘Add to Watchlist’ button to receive direct updates on this project to your inbox.

So there you have it...a step by step guide to using CIS Online. If you would like any further help on setting up project searches etc, contact our sales team by email or call +353 1 2999 200.

Visit our website for more information on our three great value Subscription Packages or to find out more about key construction projects. CIS Online is by far the most efficient tool to generate solid leads for your buisness, with all the information you need at your fingertips. Can you afford not to try us?

 

 

Design and Professional Tenders - March 2015

CIS have just published the latest Design Tenders that were released in March 2015. This comprehensive report details all tender opportunities across Ireland, North and South. Click on the project IDs below to request further details on these projects or take advantage of our 7 Day Free Trial to find specific tender opportunities for your business

Design and Professional tenders March 2015

  Project ID Tender Name Location Closing Date
  818659 Consulting Engineer  Co. Cork Fri 17 Apr
  816776 Gas Boiler Servicing Framework Co. Cork Fri 08 May
  818094 Design Team Services  Co. Cork Mon 20 Apr
  819525 Structural/Materials Testing Contract Co. Donegal Fri 17 Apr
  816131 Multi-Disciplinary Team  Co. Dublin Thu 02 Apr
  816168 Design Team Services Framework Co. Dublin Fri 17 Apr
  817799 Design Team Services  Co. Dublin Fri 17 Apr
  817638 Feasibility Study Co. Dublin Fri 17 Apr
  815828 Land Valuations Co. Dublin Closed
  817772 Architectural Service Co. Dublin Tue 07 Apr

Click Here to view the full Design and Professional Tenders Report

 

 

Government Team up with CIF to get Unemployed Construction Sector Back On Site

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Good news from the CSO’s live monthly register regarding a further fall in unemployment to just 10% in March. But what does this mean for the approximately 57,000 unemployed that once worked in industries associated with the construction sector? These workers make up 16.3% of those still unemployed but a plan by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) could help dramatically bring this figure down.

The objective is to raise a greater awareness of employment services already managed by the Government department which include JobsPlus, Jobs Ireland Recruitment Service, Employ Ability Service and JobBridge via the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).

The representative body for construction companies and contractors working across all sectors in Ireland will implement a more focused PR campaign of these services through their online and offline platforms, including blogs, videos, social media, leaflets and mailings.

“What we want to say to employers is ‘If you want to take on staff, we can find the staff for you…Construction companies get the finance they need to build, construction workers are re-employed, and they build the homes that families need” said the Tánaiste Joan Burton at the campaign launch recently.

She acknowledges that upon return to site, many will require upskilling in health and safety procedures but that this would be something addressed with industry employers. CIF Director General Tom Parlon commented that he was positive about the effect the Construction Industry Federation will have in generating a greater awareness of the Government services available;

“This will not only help those who are out of work, but it will also strongly benefit our sector, as well as the wider economy”.

If you’re employed in the industry and are searching for projects to feed into your pipeline, Construction Information Services (CIS) offer a powerful tool in generating leads for your business, whether you’re a small scale construction business or a large building materials supplier.

CIS is an online database that contains researched, up-to-date information on all significant building projects for Ireland, North and South. Our highly qualified research team research valuable projects in great detail to ensure your business can make important decisions quickly and generate the right leads for your pipeline.

To find out more about us, Visit our Website or avail of our Free 7 Day Trial to experience how CIS Online can transform your business potential.

Public Sector Tenders - March 2015

CIS have just published the latest Public Sector Tenders that were released in March 2015. This comprehensive report details all publictender opportunities across Ireland, North and South. Click on the project IDs below to request further details on these projects or take advantage of our 7 Day Free Trial to find specific tender opportunities for your business.

Public Sector Tenders March 2015

Project ID Tender Name Location Closing Date
 767096 €200k - School Extension Co. Cavan Closed
 817256 Repair Works Co. Cavan Thu 02 Apr
 817239 Detailed Geotechnical Investigation Contract Co. Cavan Wed 01 Apr
 818958 Framework For House Maintenance Co. Cavan Mon 20 Apr
 819854 Renovations, alterations & associated works Co. Cork Mon 20 Apr
 816160 Insulation Materials Co. Cork Closed
 819006 Office Refurbishment Co. Cork Mon 20 Apr
 818659 Consulting Engineer  Co. Cork Fri 17 Apr
 818094 Design Team Services  Co. Cork Mon 20 Apr

Click Here to view the Full Public Sector Tenders Report

Lay the Foundations for Better Business Leads with CIS Online

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Finally the sunshine is peaking through the clouds after the dark storm that rained down on the construction sector during the recession. The ground is drying and now is the perfect time for surviving businesses to lay the foundations for a smart and efficient way to grow once more.

CIS caters to all businesses that can lend their services to the construction industry including interior design and carpentry through to supplying furniture and office supplies.

With the tools at the ready, what you need next are solid leads. Rather than wasting valuable time sourcing these leads yourself, go straight to the Construction Information Services website, CIS Online, which is the leading source of business intelligence on all significant building projects in Ireland, North and South.

Our highly qualified research team research valuable projects in great detail to ensure your business can make important decisions quickly and generate the right leads for your pipeline. CIS Online is compatible with all mobile and tablet devices meaning you'll always have the latest project opportunities with you no matter where you are.

CIS Online is designed to let you dictate the criteria for your desired project leads based on what construction sectors you’re focused on as well as location, project stage and value range.

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You can click the search button or click on ‘Display more search fields’ below it to streamline your project lead results further. When the results are in, the next page you’ll see will look something like this...

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From this page you can decide to modify your criteria to reduce the results to a more manageable number. When you’re happy with your list you can click into an individual project to view the most up to date information along with relevant contact details.

So now you have your streamlined leads and all relevant details right in front of you, the time has come for you or your sales team to pick up the phone and get the contracts you want. The time and money CIS Online can save you to reach this point is huge and landing just one contract for your business more than pays for our great value monthly or annual subscription packages. Our product ensures that you’ll always have potential projects in the pipeline when you take the time to modify your search to suit your business needs.

We offer Three Subscriptions:

  • The Republic of Ireland package covers projects in 26 counties and costs €62.50 per month
  • The Northern Ireland package covers projects in 6 counties and costs €42 per month
  • Our most popular All Ireland package covers projects across all 32 counties and provide3s a saving of 25% at only €83 per month

We are also offering you a Free 7 Day Trial to experience the time saving and lead generating power of CIS Online. Feel free to contact our sales team to discover what our market leading project intelligence software can do for you. Can you afford not to try it?

Positive Signs in the Construction Sector Recovery

It’s no secret that the Irish construction sector was a front seat passenger in the freight train that crashed headfirst into the recession.

Six of the top ten construction firms in 2006 were subsequently liquated and those that survived suffered devastating wounds. Although the scars remain, the companies that survived finally have a reason to smile at the positive figures published in the Special Report for 2015 by the Construction Information Services (CIS).

As mentioned in an article first published in the Irish Director magazine and featured on businessandleadership.com, the CIS Special Report details the “largest, active and ready to go projects for 2015”. There are 518 key projects with a total value of €11bn already in the pipeline.

CIS have obtained almost 55% of these project start dates which to date stands at a number of 284. 110 of these have already started and 242 are projected to start in the first half of this year.

 

 

 

This report, as well as our CIS online database are essential tools in helping companies to identify the project leads they need to build the momentum of their business once again, and enjoy a piece of the cake after what has been a tough few years of survival.

To date in 2015, CIS researchers have published over 600 major projects that have gone on site. This is up 50% on the equivalent period in 2014.

Take part in a 7 Day Free Trial today to discover how the CIS Online database can point you in the right direction of potential revenue for your business.

 

 

Design Tenders Report - February 2015

Good news for Design professionals. CIS presents all of the latest Design Tenders that were published within the last month - February 2015. This report contains opportunities across counties in both Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

Design and Professional Tenders February 2015
815209 Framework for Consultant Engineers Co. Cork Wed 08 Apr
813261 New Sports Fields Co. Derry Thu 19 Mar
812347 Property Condition Assessments Co. Dublin Mon 09 Mar
812360 £765k Extension to Community Building Co. Fermanagh Closed
815563 Reactive Maintenance Co. Kildare Mon 30 Mar
813801 Design Team Services Co. Limerick Wed 01 Apr
814080 Consultant Architectural Services Co. Mayo Tue 10 Mar
811985 Wind Energy Strategy & County Landscape Co. Tipperary Closed
814218 Consultancy Services Co. Wicklow Mon 30 Mar

Click here to download the full report

Public Sector Tender Coverage Report - February

This blog post provides a taster of the opportunities available from the latest CIS Public Sector Tender Coverage Report which is now available for the month of February. This report includes opportunities within the public sector across counties in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the construction sector.

Click on the ID below to request project details or request a Free 7 Day Trial of our database.

Public Sector Tender Report - February 2015

812368 Bridge Rehabilitations 2015 Co. Cork Fri 06 Mar
784250 €4m Fortress Spike Island - Phase 1 Co. Cork Fri 06 Mar
799683 €7m - University Building Co. Dublin Thu 19 Mar
814211 School Development Co. Dublin Fri 20 Mar
144160 €3.5m - Clifden Community School Co. Galway Wed 25 Mar
813800 Pavement and Associated Road Works Co. Mayo Fri 27 Mar
814771 £1.3m WTW Base Maintenance Co. Antrim Fri 06 Mar
812362 3G Hybrid Pitch - Pitches Phase 3C Co. Antrim Closed
814204 Empty Homes Refurbishment - Project 1 Co. Down Fri 06 Mar
814223 Provision of Building Materials & Services Co. Tyrone Fri 06 Mar

CLICK Download to view the Full Public Sector Tender Coverage Report.

3652 construction projects with a total value of €10.7 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 - register for free 7 day trial now