The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) has published a report, peer-reviewed by TU Dublin, which aims to understand and address the reasons for low levels of productivity in the Irish construction sector.
Economic Analysis of Productivity in the Irish Construction Sector
Economic Analysis of Productivity in the Irish Construction Sector was commissioned by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER), produced by KPMG and Future Analytics Consulting Ltd. and peer-reviewed by Dr Avril Behan and Dr Róisín Murphy of TU Dublin. The purpose was to understand and address the reasons for low levels of productivity in the industry and identify specific recommendations and actions that can be undertaken to address these issues. The research was carried out in 2019, so does not take into account the impact of Covid-19.
A range of factors impacting productivity in the construction sector in Ireland has been identified in the research. These causes have been considered across three main stages of the project lifecycle:
- the initiation and planning stage
- the execution stage
- the performance and monitoring stage
To read the report in full, visit the DPER website.
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