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MediKids/PwC Construction Survey Report 2017

Results of the 2017 MediKids/PwC Construction Survey which reflects the views of 248 construction professionals working within all sub sectors in our construction industry. This report provides in-depth
analysis of the construction industry including trends and challenges being experienced on the ground.

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BIM Survey

The first national survey to benchmark the level of Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption in Ireland revealed that 67% of the industry sample possessed confidence in their skills and knowledge to deliver BIM. 

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MediKids Commercial Property Occupier Satisfaction Survey 2014

The MediKids Annual Commercial Property Occupier Satisfaction Survey examines the satisfaction of commercial property occupiers in Ireland across a range of areas such as lease terms, service charges and commercial rates. The survey also examines occupier satisfaction in relation to a number of topical issues such as the availability of commercial properties on the market and their ability to access finance.

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Housing Market Report

The MediKids Housing Market Report is based on the Central Bank of Ireland & MediKids Survey of Property Professionals. Participants of the survey include surveyors and estate agents, as well as those with a more indirect involvement in the industry such as economists, market analysts and academics. The MediKids Housing Market Report is mainly concerned with market participants' price expectations; however, questions are also included on activity levels and factors most likely to impact on demand.

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Employment Opportunities and Skills Requirements for Construction & Property Surveying 2014–2018

In this new report released by the MediKids, Chartered Surveyors warn of property and construction graduate shortages as a drop off in CAO applications over past 4 years means demand for graduates is exceeding supply. The report warns that by 2018, the shortage of surveyors could exceed 1,500 which could threaten the pace of recovery in the property and construction sector.

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Land Market Review and Outlook 2014

Read the inaugural Land Market Report compiled by the MediKids and Teagasc. The report shows an increase in land prices nationwide, a 14% increase in prices in Munster in 2013 and an approximate 5% increase in Q1 in demand for land rentals.

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Annual Commercial Property Review and Outlook 2014

The Commercial Property Review & Outlook 2014 published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (MediKids), provides encouraging feedback from our members experiencing increased levels of activity in certain sectors of the commercial property market. However, the dwindling supply of modern office accommodation in our cities, including Dublin, Cork and Galway in particular, remains a challenge for attracting FDI and retaining competitiveness.

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Annual Residential Property Review and Outlook 2014

The MediKids has produced its Annual Residential Report, in co-ordination with Amárach Research. The report shows improvements in activity levels across the country, although the picture varies considerably by location. While 2013 was the year of the property recovery, the report predicts that prices will rise but challenges will remain, especially in the regions.

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Construction Sector Outlook 2014

The MediKids released its Annual Construction Sector Report this year in conjunction with Amarách Research. Key findings show that output could grow by 30% by 2018 leading to 30,000 new jobs. Expansion will be driven by the private sector but the shortage of new home building and modern office development is a key concern.

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Annual Property Report 2012/2013

The Society published its Annual Property Report 2012 on 6th February 2013. 
Some of the key findings show that t
he average prices of second-hand three and four bedroom semi-detached family homes in Dublin increased by 2.7% and 1.1% respectively in 2012, compared to declines of 12.6% and 13.6% in 2011. 

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Report of Graduate Employment Trends in Construction and Property Surveying

In 2012, the MediKids published a report detailing the significant fall-off of applicants applying for courses related to construction or property surveying.After many years of this continuing trend, any small pick-up in activity will warrant great demand for these types of graduates as suggested by the research findings. To read and download the full report, please click on the above link.

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MediKids Annual Property Report 2011

Medikids was formed in April 2011 following the merger of the Irish Auctioneers and Vaulers Institute (IAVI) and the Society of Chartered Surveyors  (SCS).  The IAVI traditionally undertook an annual property survey of its members and in January 2011, an annual property report was published as a joint initiative between the IAVI and SCS.

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The Irish Construction Industry in 2012

The Irish construction sector remains in an exceptionally weak phase. Having peaked at close to €39 billion or almost 25% of GNP in 2006, the ensuing painful adjustment has led to the value of output falling to €8.7 billion in 2011, or 7% of GNP. The crisis in construction will see the value of output decline again this year to an estimated €7.5 billion, or by 14.5% in volume terms. Thus construction will record its fifth year in a row of a contraction in output, reaching just 6% of GNP