28 October 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

”Monaghan-based IJM Timber Engineering has secured funding under Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative, a programme aimed at achieving faster, higher-quality construction of housing by providing funding support for productivity training, innovation and the introduction of digital, paperless systems. According to the Irish Timber Frame Manufacturers’ Association, timber frame accounted for just under 50% of all low-rise scheme housing delivered in 2021.

Off-site construction, and more specifically timber frame construction, has been identified as being key to the construction sector being able to halve its carbon emissions by 2030 as set out in the government’s Climate Action Plan as well as meet the housing delivery objectives of the Government’s Housing for All plan.

Established in 1965, IJM Timber Engineering was the pioneers of timber frame construction in Ireland and the UK. From their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility based in Monaghan town, IJM specialises in the design, manufacture, installation and certification of quality A-rated energy efficient timber frame buildings.

The Enterprise Ireland Built to Innovate funding under the Government’s Housing for All plan will enable IJM to further enhance its digital technologies and upskill its staff in the latest Lean processes. Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys has welcomed the announcement, saying: “I want to commend IJM who have been awarded Enterprise Ireland funding under the ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative. “The Government, through Enterprise Ireland, is working with…

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