Business led • Government Supported • Academia Powered

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Business-led, government-supported
and knowledge-underpinned…


Build resilience and capacity amongst SMEs


Collectively address the common challenges


Link with construction businesses and prospects locally & internationally


Connect the ecosystem to benefit all members

About CCI

CCI is hosted at Technological University Dublin is funded by Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Technology Clustering Fund, under Project Ireland 2040.

The construction sector in Ireland is a key contributor to economic growth and employment and currently faces many challenges and opportunities including:

  • New methods of construction, including modular construction, off-site manufacturing and pre-fabrication
  • Green technologies, renewable energy targets, retrofit and sustainable practices decreasing the impact of climate change
  • Supply chain efficiencies addressing industry fragmentation
  • Skills improvement reducing the impacts of human resources shortages
  • Innovative technologies transforming the sector, such as BIM and the digitisation of construction
  • Flattening construction’s discontinuous demand cycles through increased productivity

CCI aims to build capacity among SMEs in the construction sector to ensure they can maintain their competitiveness, internationalise their businesses, and improve their productivity.

What is a cluster?

Clusters are a group of organisations linked by commonalities.

  • Long term
  • Change in mindset
  • Collective power
  • Evolving critical mass

Clusters are a new business model consisting of a critical mass of interconnected industries, companies, associated institutions and government bodies in a geographic area. The cluster encourages both cooperation and competition in a particular sector, thus boosting productivity (efficiency & value creation) across the entire supply chain.


About The Team

CCI’s governance structure consists of a cluster manager, an industry chair and a steering committee representing the industry, academia and government. The founding steering committee and chair have been selected from influential construction sector players. As the cluster matures, these governing functions will be nominated by and from within the membership.

CCI Steering Committee

Siohan Monley

BIM Director
TJ O'Connor & Associates

Lisa Vaughan

Chief Executive Officer
Tipperary Energy Agency

Dr Houssem Jerbi

Chief Executive Officer
Smart PMO

Ross O'Colmain

Department Manager
Enterprise Ireland

Shawna Johnston Cluster Manager

Shawna Johnston

Cluster Outreach Manager

Shawna is the Cluster Manager and the contact point based in TU Dublin, Bolton Street.