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Ireland trade associations

A comprehensive list of trade bodies, institutes, trade associations and regulatory organisations for the building, heating, plumbing, electrical industries in Ireland.

Governing and qualifying organisations

Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland - The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, founded in 1839, is the representative body for professionally qualified architects in Ireland. The RIAI's qualifications for membership are accepted by the Government, the courts and the EU as the required standard. The objects of the RIAI are the advancement of Architecture and the associated Arts and Sciences, the promotion of high standards of professional conduct and practice and the protection of the interests of architectural training and education.

Construction Industry Federation - The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) actively represents and serves over 3,000 members covering businesses in all areas of the Irish construction industry through a network of 13 Branches in three regions throughout Ireland and through its 37 Sectoral Associations.

Irish Association Of Self Builders - Irish Association of Self Builders where you can find information on self build and house construction including the latest innovations and products and services available to you as a self builder.

Project Management Institute of Ireland - The Institute of Project Management of Ireland was founded in 1989 to help individuals and organisations in both the public and private sectors to develop a knowledge of and high-quality capability in Project Management and to provide a focal point and mechanism for the development and promotion of Project Management in Ireland on a professional basis. The Institute is still today the only Irish organisation devoted solely to these objectives, although other organisations have created specialised departments, or internal, special interest groups dealing with project management.

RECI - Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland - RECI is a self-regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. It was formed in 1992 at the request of the Dept. of Energy in order to improve the standards of electrical installation work in Ireland. RECI's aim is to promote and protect the interests of the public as users of electrical service so that they obtain an acceptable standard of workmanship and technical competence within the electrical contracting industry. It also provides a high level of assistance to the industry to achieve this standard.