A lot to dig into in a new platform for Irish construction

by Gazette Reporter

ESRI Ireland has announced that Construction Information Services (CIS) has leveraged its digital mapping platform to present its members with a visual guide to construction projects around Ireland, with some 36,500 construction projects – worth €56 billion – currently mapped on this visual platform.

Having published a weekly report since the 1970s providing companies with the information about construction projects, and transitioning online in 2008, CIS wanted to provide its subscriber base with a more interactive experience.
As such, CIS approached Esri Ireland to create a map showing the location of all projects around the country.

The result is CIS Mapping – an interactive system that enables construction companies planning for the future to examine the opportunities for new builds throughout the country.

Subscribers to the service can view their search results on a highly-detailed map of Ireland, and filter results using a number of criteria, including project type, location and size of the project.

This allows companies to quickly assess jobs that might be of interest and proceed to the next stage of the process.

Esri’s platform also enables CIS to illustrate other data sets that may be of interest to their customers, including area demographics and zoning information. All of this information can be very helpful to companies bidding for business.

Tom Moloney, managing director, CIS, said: “The construction sector in Ireland is once again becoming an important pillar of the Irish economy after a number of difficult years.

“To ensure this positive momentum continues, companies need access to in-depth, reliable data about projects across the country from the pre-planning to on-site stages.

“This is where CIS Mapping comes in. With more than 36,500 construction projects worth €56 billion already listed on the map, this tool presents organisations with a huge opportunity to quickly and efficiently decide on the projects that interest them most, and that demonstrate the most potential.”

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