European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO)

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The Italian construction sector’s gross value added (GVA) accounted for 16.7% of Italy’s 2018 GDP, making it one of the most important sectors in the national economy. However, by 2018 the construction sector experienced a steep decline compared with 2010, reflected by the decrease of its total added value and turnover value.  
Post date: 4 Mar 2020
Type: Publication

The Danish construction sector has been on the revival path since 2010, in line with the overall improvement in the general economy. In 2018, there were 74,810 enterprises in the broad construction sector in Denmark, with the narrow construction sub-sector accounting for 49.6% of the total. The number of firms in the broad construction sector has increased by 18.3% since 2010, with architectural and engineering activities experiencing the greatest growth (+21.9%).  
Post date: 25 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

This analytical report is part of the European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO) and aims to provide policy insights as well as highlight a set of evidence-based lessons learnt for policy-makers on how to support housing affordability and sustainability. Some of the key drivers and obstacles around housing affordability are identified and analysed and the relevant policy initiatives are also presented. Finally, the report offers a set of lessons learnt, based on the performed analysis.  
Post date: 25 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

This document illustrates the state of play concerning housing factors: European housing stock, such as the average age of buildings which need renovation; urbanization rates; overcrowding rate; housing overburden rate which, between 2010 and 2017, fell in 17 Member States.  
Post date: 14 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

While most industries have been through fundamental changes over the past few decades, the construction industry has been hesitant to embrace digital innovation.   This does not mean that there is no innovation helpful for the sector. Building Information Modelling (BIM), the Internet of Things, 3D laser scanning and component printing, big data analytics, augmented reality, drones etc. are some examples of innovations, which could have a major impact on the construction sector.
Post date: 22 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

This Analytical Report, elaborated by the  European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO), aims to draw a snapshot of the current skills situation in the construction sector in the EU-28, in the context of Construction 2020, the strategic policy agenda for the construction sector in Europe, specifically focusing on skills under the Thematic Objective 2 “Improving the human-capital basis of the construc
Post date: 29 Aug 2017
Type: Publication