20% Growth in the Expected Construction Industry in 2019
There is expected to be an approximately 20% growth in the construction industry in the coming year however, only 15% were said to be equipped to deal with the skills shortage.
The skills shortage continues to be an issue for the industry as the demand for housing as well as the commercial and office areas within construction seeing it’s supply being continuously behind demand with a continued lack of enough skilled workers in a variety of areas.
There was increase in 2018 in terms of housing however there continues to be shortfall within this area.
According to Director of AECOM Ireland, “the strongest growth has been within Dublin with the commercial and office sector” with the most significant coming in residential in the past and coming year.