Construction Industry Federation (CIF)

CIF is the national and regional representative body for construction industry employers in Ireland. It is recognised by Government and public bodies across the country as the representative body and voice of the construction industry in Ireland and a Social Partner. It has sectoral groups within its structure that ensure that each area of the industry has a voice in the decision making process within the Federation.


Construction Industry Register of Ireland (CIRI)

CIRI is an official online register, supported by Government, of competent builders, contractors, specialist sub-contractors and tradespersons who undertake to carry out construction works. Its objective is to be recognised as the primary online resource used by consumers in the public and private procurement of construction services.

When engaging a CIRI registered construction entity, consumers can be confident that they are dealing with experienced people. CIRI standards are high and only construction companies, sole traders and builders who meet the strict eligibility criteria are registered on CIRI By registering with CIRI, members commit to delivering excellence in every aspect of their work. They are competent and capable to deliver the job at hand, they run their business in a professional manner and they sign up to continuous professional development to stay at the forefront of construction best practices.

The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 state that a building owner is required to assign a competent builder who will construct in accordance with the plans, specifications and Building Regulations, and who will sign the Certificate of Compliance on Completion. Builders included on CIRI are regarded as competent for projects consistent with their registration profile.


Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA)

EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association) is the Irish National Quality Association and has been at the forefront of the quality crusade for more than 45 years. EIQA is known as the ‘Guardian of The Q Mark’.

Beneath the umbrella of EIQA, The Q Mark brand currently holds 13 programmes which are widely used nationally and internationally. The Q Mark programmes are Quality Management System frameworks which are all built on the business excellence model of continuous improvement.

The Q Mark Mission Statement

To help companies improve organisational performance through the requirements of audit and assessments that are above regulatory requirements. We will do this through the on-going provision of Q Mark programmes that are based on the principals of continuous improvement and best practice.