The Future of the Construction Industry in the RMB

Author: Albert Sala Jofre

Collection: Industrial Pact Dossiers

The objective of this study is to re-direct the public policies that have an impact on the construction sector in the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona (RMB), and the strategies of the main agents that comprise it, in a way that more easily enables the transition of the sector towards a new, more competitive model. With this in mind, the study has carried out a diagnosis of the construction sector in the RMB, with the participation of its main agents, which has identified new innovation opportunities that should guide its future. A detailed action plan is also proposed, to include seventy actions that make up the direction to be taken in order to achieve transformation of the sector over fifteen years. The study highlights that the future of the sector must be based on a sustainable construction model – which implies the planning of the building work to take place, taking into account the entire serviceable life of the building, including its dismantling- in which more importance is given to innovation, training, and building rehabilitation.