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This report was prepared on behalf of the Construction Industry Federation as Ireland’s initial contribution to the Leonardo da Vinci Project: Euroconstruction.
The report is divided into 3 sections.
Section 1 concentrates on the recent and likely future changes in the structure of the Irish construction market and the impact of these changes on project management and project financing. The recent growth of the industry is documented and predictions for the future of the industry in Ireland are summarised. The conclusions reached show that an increased involvement in the financing of public projects is required from the private sector if current levels of construction activity are to be maintained.
Section 2 identifies the needs of construction companies and project management specialists in the areas of project management and project financing. The findings show that an increased level of training, particularly in the area of project financing is required.
Section 3 reports on the existing educational and training courses in Ireland, both public and private, on project management and project financing. The report concurs with the results of the survey in section 2, that the area of project financing is not well catered for at present.
Gunnigan, L. and Orr, T.L.L.: Euroconstruction Report 1, Paper on project management education inIreland prepared as part of a Leonardo De Vinci project on behalf of the CIF, April 1998.