A unique feature of CIF membership is the opportunity to network with industry peers, helping companies gain and share insights, exchange information, and benchmark against and stay ahead of the competition. Not to take advantage of this opportunity is to miss the chance to develop business relationships across the industry and ensure that your company knows what is happening in the industry and knows how others are responding to the challenges that you too face.
Through membership of the CIF you also get unique access to potential clients, both within the private and public sectors. As well engaging directly with these on your behalf, the CIF hosts wide ranging and frequent social and business networking events that are attended by representatives of all the main client bodies in Ireland. Membership of the CIF therefore offers you an unrivalled marketing channel within the Irish construction industry and at a minimal cost compared to all other form of marketing.
Membership of the CIF also gives you the opportunity to avail of substantial savings in relation to insurances, your telephone and other telecommunications outlays, and accountancy and legal services. This opportunity is available through the CIF’s Business Membership offerings and Affinity Schemes.
Branch and Association Networking
The CIF is structured around 14 regional branches covering every county in the country and giving members access to on-the-ground expertise on local issues and the opportunity to participate in local branch events, including monthly branch meetings and ongoing engagements with key local stakeholders, including local authorities. The CIF branches are comprised within the following regions:
Each member also joins an Association covering the sector in which the business operates. This gives companies access to advanced discussions, information and advisory on sector-specific issues. Associations include:
- Master Builders and Contractors Association (MBCA)
- Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)
- Alliance of Specialist Contractors Association (ASCA)
- Mechanical and Electrical Contractors’ Association (M&ECA)
- Irish Home Builders’ Association (IHBA)
Social and Business Networking
Networking is a key element of every business’ activities. Networking with prospective clients is vital. Membership of the CIF gives you access to your market through events included:
- Branch and Association Networking
- Monthly Breakfast Business Briefing Series
- Monthly Q&A Construction Business Seminars
- Quarterly Construction Conference Series
- National Construction Conference