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Construction is lagging efficiency gains transforming most other sectors

Paul McNeive


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The bottom-up pressure for change is being driven by building occupiers, particularly multinationals. Photo: Chris Ratcliffe

The bottom-up pressure for change is being driven by building occupiers, particularly multinationals. Photo: Chris Ratcliffe

The bottom-up pressure for change is being driven by building occupiers, particularly multinationals. Photo: Chris Ratcliffe

The construction industry should be conscious that it is lagging behind the advances in efficiency made in other manufacturing sectors, says Dermot Kehily, a quantity surveyor with experience of working in the US and Ireland, and now lecturing at Technological University Dublin (TUD). Too many projects, he says, finish over budget or behind schedule.

I spoke with him to hear more about a radical improvement in how we produce buildings.


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