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Economic Analysis of Productivity in the Irish Construction Sector

Economic Analysis of Productivity in the Irish Construction Sector
3 June 2020
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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.

About TU Dublin

The new University has well-developed campuses in Dublin City and in the two largest areas of population growth in the Greater Dublin Region – Blanchardstown and Tallaght. Now, a new city campus is being developed on a spectacular 73-acre site at Grangegorman in central Dublin. This is the largest higher education development project in Europe. The campus will provide an exceptional learning environment that supports research, innovation, and the advancement of knowledge and will welcome more than 10,000 students in September 2020. A further 5000 students will relocate to the campus by 2022.

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