Saturday November 28, 2020

Laying the digital foundation

With a marked lack of young people entering Ireland’s construction sector, the CIF is running a national awareness campaign to show that the industry isn’t just ‘all bricks and no clicks’, writes Quinton O’Reilly

7th April, 2019
John Downey, director of sales, EMEA at Topcon; Leslee O’Loughlin, group HR manager at Enterprise Holdings Ireland; Padraig Daly, head of recruitment at JJ Rhatigan Building Contractors; Fergal Murphy, general manager of Kingspan Insulation and Shane Dempsey, communications director at CIF Pictures: Maura Hickey

Of the many challenges facing the construction sector, showing young people how creative the industry can be is a huge one.

The shortage of relevant digital skills, the need for more young people to enter the sector and addressing diversity and equality issues were all heavily featured topics in the latest Construction Management Summit in Croke Park.

With more than 50,000 construction companies on the island of Ireland and some 47,000 of them SMEs, the...

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