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3 Jun, 2020 1 min read

The launch of “Economic analysis of productivity in the Irish Construction Sector” – a collaboration with KPMG Ireland and TU Dublin


In collaboration with KPMG Ireland and peer-reviewed by Technological University DublinFuture Analytics Consulting is proud to see the launch of: “Economic analysis of productivity in the Irish construction sector”. This report, commissioned by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER), aims to understand and address the reasons for low levels of productivity in the Irish construction sector.

A collaborative, sectoral wide strategy to drive increases in productivity across the full life cycle of a project is presented, from initiation, planning and design through to execution (construction), performance and monitoring. A roadmap for delivery involving the coordinated participation of Government, State Agencies and private industry is established, with 8 cross sectoral recommendations underpinned by a total of 36 actions.

A range of factors impacting productivity in the construction sector in Ireland have been identified in the research. These causes have been considered across three main stages of the project life-cycle:

  • the initiation and planning stage
  • the execution stage
  • the performance and monitoring stage

While the research was undertaken in 2019 and therefore does not take into account the impact of Covid-19, it was discussed at the most recent online meeting of the Construction Sector Group (CSG) held on 22 May 2020. A process is underway to consider the work in the context of Covid-19 and wider sectoral issues – this will inform the work programme for the CSG which is currently being finalised and is due to be published in the coming weeks.

Future Analytics Consulting Ltd is a leading town planning, socio-economic research and data analytics consultancy, specializing in delivering evidence-based solutions across multiple sectors. To find out how we can help you and your business, please contact us on 01-6394836 or at info@futureanalytics.ie


FAC is a leading Chartered Town Planning, Development and Socio-economic Analytics Consultancy based in Dublin with an extensive project portfolio throughout Ireland. FAC has extensive experience in town and village renewal, town and village health checks, and settlement profiling.