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Attend the National Construction Summit on 14th June 2017

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The 3rd National Construction Summit will take place on the 14th of June at the RDS. Construction Information Services (CIS) are once again a proud sponsor and would urge anyone who sells their services into the industry to come along to what is guaranteed to be an insightful day of content from main stage speakers and seven themed workshops.

Reserve Free Delegate passes for yourself and colleagues to attend the biggest construction event of the year!

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The exhibition space will once again be expanded this year to accommodate the demand from exhibitors which range from design professionals, contractors, suppliers and much more. Many delegates, exhibitors and supporting associations have already signed up to participate once again this year following the huge success of the first two years.

This Summit is supported by all of the key associations and stakeholders involved in the construction sector including the Construction Industry Federation (CIF)


The Key Themes of the 2017 Construction Summit will be:

•             Brexit
•             Investment in Infrastructure
•             Skills, Training, Jobs, Education
•             Housing
•             Innovation, Lean & Design
•             Sustainability
•             Regulations
Keynote speakers confirmed to date include:

  • Martin Dalby – CEO - Centre Parcs Scheme in Longford
  • Eilish Hardiman – CEO - National Children’s Hospital
  • Kieran Burke – Procurement Director – Grafton Group plc
  • Hubert Fitzpatrick – Director Housing, Planning & development– CIF
  • Hugh Wallace –MD - Douglas Wallace Architects          
  • Thomas O' Connor - European Operations Manager - Collen Construction



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Most Viewed ROI Construction Projects in Q1 2017

Below is a table of the Top 10 Most Viewed ROI construction projects on the CIS database in Q1 2017. On our fremium subscription you can view up to ten of these projects as part of your monthly allowance. Premium CIS customers have unlimited project views on out system. For more information on our subscription packages email or call 01 2999 200.


Project ID

Site Name




€950m - New Children's Hospital




€46m - Student Accommodation Development




€67m - Shopping Centre Extension

Commercial & Retail



€59m - Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility




€110m - Capital Dock Development

Commercial & Retail, Residential



€26m - Student Accommodation




€19m - Residential Care Centre




€100m - Manufacturing Building




€18.9m - Student Accommodation Development




€60m - Bio-Pharma Production Facility



Over 6,350 Construction Projects Worth in Excess of €19bn Have Moved Stage in 2017

Key stats

The Residential sector leads the way in construction activity with a volume of 1,410 projects added/moved stage on the CIS database to date in 2017, with a collective value of €4.9bn

The Commercial sector is a close second with 1,092 projects worth €3.2bn added/moved stage so far this year.

Top performing counties by region are as follows:

  • Leinster – Co. Dublin: 1,130 projects worth €7.9bn
  • Munster – Co. Cork: 548 projects worth €1.1bn
  • Northern Ireland - Co. Antrim: 708 projects worth €3.2bn
  • Ulster ROI – Co. Donegal: 218 projects worth €94.1m

 Volume And Value

Stage And Value

Stats By County

CIS Construction Activity Overview to Date in 2017

See below the graphs highlighting the volume and value of Irish Self Build construction projects submitted for planning to date in 2017. 


Plans Submitted Self Build

The following graph shows the volume of key and major construction projects nationwide that have been granted planning in the first three months of this year.

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Below is a map of the volume of projects that have been added or have moved stage on CIS Online in the last week alone. Call us on 01 2999 200 or email for more information on our construction activity statistics.

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Construction Activity - CIS Weekly Review

The tables below highlight the volume and values on construction projects added/updated on the CIS Online database in the past week. 

757 Construction projects were added/updated on our database across all sectors and locations in the past week with a total worth of over €2.1 billion.

334 projects were submitted for planning worth over €288.7m and 89 projects moved to tender stage in the last week, worth €590.9m.

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Statistics of Construction Projects at Plans Submitted Stage to Date in 2017

In the table below, see the value of construction projects in each sector submitted for planning in 2017. For more current construction statistics/information, call us on 01 2999 200

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2016 Review of Construction Activity in The Social, Sport and Leisure Sector

CIS has identified over 275 projects which have moved On-Site in 2016, an increase of 32% on 2015 volumes. However, there is a 10% decrease in the value of projects when compared with the same period last year. Almost €230 million worth of projects have gone On-Site in 2016. As can be seen by Fig. 36, Munster has performed strongly in 2016 with the €67 million redevelopment of Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

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Future Pipeline of Social, Sport and Leisure Projects

CIS estimates that over €500 million in projects have been granted planning in 2016, an increase of 130% on 2015 levels with the bulk of the value in Leinster (Fig. 37).

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Fig. 37

This can be explained by the Curragh Racecourse redevelopment and the Center Parcs Activity Centre in Longford. The number of projects granted planning in 2016 is actually down 17% on 2015 levels.

The volume of projects submitted for planning in this sector in 2016 is also down by 20% when compared with 2015 levels. (Fig. 38). CIS estimates that only 420 projects were submitted for planning in 2016, down from over 500 in 2015.
All regions have seen the number of projects submitted for planning fall, with the exception of Leinster where a 1% increase has been identified.

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Review of 2016's Construction Activity in the Education Sector

Just over 400 Education projects moved On-Site in 2016. This is a decrease of 2% on 2015. Leinster has the largest share of the market at 120 projects with Munster closely behind with just over 100 (Fig. 30).

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Fig. 30

In monetary terms the value of projects On-Site in 2016 fell 9% to just under €400 million compared to 2015 data. Leinster, Munster and Connacht all experienced reductions in spending with only the Trinity Business School in Dublin minimising the drop in value.

Future Pipeline of Education Projects

The sector has experienced a 40% decrease in the value of projects granted planning permission in 2016 when compared with 2015 (Fig. 31). This is due in no small part to the number of college campus schemes which went through the planning process in 2015.

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Fig. 31

The volume of Education projects which have been submitted for planning in 2016 has fallen 3% with 513 projects submitted in 2016 when compared with 2015. Munster and Leinster have the largest proportion of the sectoral breakdown.

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Fig. 32

Construction Sector Activity in Last 7 Days

The tables below highlight the volume and values on construction projects added/updated on the CIS Online database in the past week. A total of 659 projects worth €1.724bn have been added/updated to CIS Online in the last week.

366 Construction projects were submitted for planning across all sectors in the past week worth almost €280m.

The top project activity by region is as follows:

Leinster: Co. Dublin - 114 projects added/updated

Connacht: Co. Mayo - 20 projects added/updated

Munster: Co. Cork - 56 projects added/updated

Northern Ireland: Co. Antrim - 72 projects added/updated

Ulster ROI: Co. Donegal - 24 projects added/updated

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3270 construction projects with a total value of €22.8 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