Construction management jobs are rising at an annual rate of 10,000 to 12,000 jobs in Ireland, according to the Construction Management Institute (CMI).
It says the rise is the result of the new construction industry that is increasingly focussed on the construction of skyscrapers.
The report, published today, found that the construction sector in Ireland has expanded by 11% between January and March 2018, with an estimated 1,500 jobs created.
The CMI says the construction industry in Ireland added 9,600 jobs in the 12 months to March 2018.
This has seen the number of construction jobs in Irish construction increase from 8,400 to 11,600, which it says is the fastest growth in the country’s construction sector since the recession.
However, the CMI said it is important to recognise that there is still a long way to go to reach the high level of employment that the sector needs to reach.
The building industry needs to continue to invest in building facilities and the skills needed to operate them, the report says.CMI chief executive Dr John Collins said: “The construction industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in Ireland.
There is a need to ensure that the industry continues to grow and we need to be able to build skyscrapes from scratch.”CMI says its latest report is an assessment of the construction jobs industry and highlights the current and potential opportunities.
In the next five years, it says there is a real opportunity for the construction workers and the businesses that are in the construction supply chain to be connected and connected to each other in the building industry, by creating a real connected workforce.
The Irish construction industry was the most active in the global construction sector last year, with 5.5 million people employed.