The Construction Employers Federation (CEF) was formed at the request of Government in 1945 as the recognised body to represent the interests of the construction industry. It brought together county based Master Builders’ Associations that had existed since the 1860s. The CEF is the only certified employers organisation for the construction industry based in Northern Ireland. It has a membership of over 1300 companies of all sizes and across all sectors of the construction industry, from civil engineering to general construction, house building and repair and maintenance. 85% of our members are small and medium sized business, yet CEF members account for 75% of Northern Ireland’s total construction output.