With the recent announcement from the Irish Government of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2021 – 2030 valued at €165 billion, what does this mean to the construction sector, local jobs and the built environment within Ireland.
The Taoiseach recently described the NDP as “the most environmentally conscious programme in the history of the state with over €5 billion to be invested in energy efficiency, to include the National Retrofit Plan which will improve Ireland’s housing stock and reduce carbon emissions significantly throughout the country”.
Based in Edenderry, Co. Offaly – The Bretland Group have a national reputation for construction excellence and harbour ambitious achievable targets to lead the industry in ensuring all their building projects are delivered with sustainability, client value and a social responsibility to the community at the core of each development. Managing Director (Bretland Group), Fechin Daly says “Embracing climate change initiatives has become an increasingly important culture within the company and we are committed to encouraging our supply chain to follow strict environmental guidelines, certifications and protocols.”
Having achieved the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Certificate on a number of their projects within Ireland –the Bretland Group boasts an experienced Team of professionals focused on providing the client with a completed project that will complement the customers’ existing environmental agenda and carbon footprint reduction plan.
The Bretland Group are continuously investigating new ways to improve operations, resulting in increased performance and better value to clients and end users. Having achieved accredited ISO certification in 2020, comprised of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems and ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – the Bretland Group have become one of just a small number of construction companies to embrace this management transformation. The ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification specifies global best practice in quality management, using a process-driven approach to improve and maintain leadership, governance, communications and employee engagement to deliver unique, high quality customer and brand experiences. The ISO 45001:2018 OHSMS certification provides a framework for managing OH&S risks and opportunities in order for the organization to eliminate hazards and minimize OH&S risks by taking effective preventative and protective measures. Thus far the integrated management system has proven its effectiveness and the Bretland Group are delighted to have recently passed the year 1 surveillance audit.
The Bretland Group are recognised as one of the most innovative construction companies in Ireland today, with a string of exciting projects and a self-professed desire to “transform the construction experience.” Some of these exciting projects would be in; Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Heritage, Healthcare, Industrial & Commercial, Residential and Educational. The company has the track record, scale, and capacity to successfully undertake large, complex, multi-disciplinary programmes, and are recognised by global customers as world leaders in the safe delivery of quality projects.
Fechin Daly (MD) continues; “our strategy is to create value for our customers, partners, and people through technical knowledge, ability, and experience:
• We collaborate with our customers and supply chain to provide technical and delivery solutions in an open and can-do way to meet aligned objectives.
• We offer a full range of solutions where safety, innovation, quality, efficiency, and value are integral to everything we do.
• We deliver projects and programmes in key sectors such as Data and Technology, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Infrastructure, Healthcare, Residential, Retail, Industrial, Education, etc.
We put our Clients’ interests first, providing a level of service that enables them to concentrate on their business in the knowledge that their project is in safe hands. One of our key strengths is our ability to forge strong partnerships and long-lasting relationships across clients, professionals, and supply chain. We are owner-driven and passionate about our work, with a hands-on collaborative approach and genuine commitment to delivering value and excellence in everything we do. Construction is all about people and performance, and our people are skilled and highly-trained with the experience and ability to deliver the most complex and challenging projects within demanding project deadlines and meticulous quality standards.”
Commitment to Health & Safety
Bretland Group is committed to the continual improvement of Health and Safety for all of the day-to-day operations by ensuring performance meets the highest possible standards at all times. The company is dedicated to maintaining a safe working environment for all employees and significant resources are deployed to ensure best practice in all areas of Health & Safety. Bretland Group have implemented and maintains a Health & Safety Management System which is accredited to the ISO 45001:2018 Standard.
As project size increases, and as the demands on all levels of management and subcontractors increase, The Bretland Group recognise that improved efficiencies, including methods of short-term planning, are required on sites. This requirement was also heightened with the undertaking of fast-track projects due to demands by clients to reduce durations on site and deliver projects in an accelerated manner due to their business-driven deadlines.
As part of Bretland’s approach to meet these demands and improve sustainability and efficiencies for their clients, The Bretland Group will soon be adopting Lean principles and Lean initiatives to all of their projects. Lean in construction is a relationship focused production management system that aims to eliminate waste (Time) from the construction process and deliver greater value to clients. Lean offers a clear framework for improving the process from design through to completion.
The culture of continuous improvement within the day-to-day operations at Bretland Group means that the organisation continuously strives to exceed the clients’ expectations through the adoption of new and innovative practices. The successful delivery of large and complex builds depends largely on the rigorous and systematic approach to scheduling – a tactic that Bretland embraces from project initiation stage right through to project handover. This culture empowers the project delivery teams to challenge the status quo and make the best plans even better.
To learn more about The Bretland Group visit www.bretland.ie