Euroconstruct is Europe’s main construction, finance and business forecasting network. DKM Economic Consultants is the Irish member.
Euroconstruct was established in 1975 by a number of specialised research institutes and consulting organisations as a study group for construction analysis and forecasting. It has since expanded from the core group to include almost all Western European countries and a number of Central and Eastern European states. It currently has member institutes in 19 European countries.
Euroconstruct's network also extends to the Baltic States (through our Finnish partner), Japan (Research Institute for Construction and Economy, RICE, Tokyo) and Korea (Construction & Economy Research Institute of Korea, CERIK, Seoul).
Euroconstruct’s aim is to provide decision-makers in the construction sector and related markets, agencies, national and international associations as well as private sector companies, with information, analysis and forecasts to enable them to plan their business more effectively.
Twice a year Euroconstruct holds an international conference on:
- Short-term forecasts by its member institutes, across the nineteen Western, Central and Eastern European countries, for the main market segments: housing, non-residential buildings, infrastructure and civil engineering, all sub-sectors with a breakdown in new work and renovation/ modernisation activities
- A series of presentations on a special topic selected for its medium-term impact on the construction industry (e.g. transport and other infrastructure, climate change opportunities, demographics, technological change, privatisation, consolidation and diversification, changes in the demand and supply structure).
The proceedings of the conference are available in a selection of reports from DKM. The forecasts are widely used both by the industry and, increasingly, the investment world.
The 85th Euroconstruct conference will be held in Helsinki on 7 and 8 June 2018.
The conference is organised by Euroconstruct’s Finnish member, and will analyse up-to-date trends in the construction industry in Western, Central and Eastern Europe up to 2020, based on in-depth country reports for each member country.
As well as providing the most up-to-date macroeconomic and construction projections to 2020 for the main Euroconstruct markets and sub-sectors of the construction industry, the Finnish Conference special topic will be the renewal of built environment.
In-depth conference reports and forecasts will be available to buy from DKM after the event.
The 84th Euroconstruct conference was held in Munich on 23rd and 24th November 2017.
The conference analysed construction industry trends in detail in Western, Central and Eastern Europe up to 2020, based on in-depth country reports for each member country.
There was a special focus on the economies of Iran and Mexico and construction opportunities in both.
In-depth reports and forecasts from the conference are available to buy. Please contact DKM on +353 1 6670372.
Find out more
Euroconstruct provides detailed bi-annual construction market forecasts for the overall economy and all main construction sectors: residential construction, non-residential construction and civil engineering. These are initially presented at Euroconstruct conferences and published in Euroconstruct’s Country and Summary Reports. Non-participating clients based in Ireland can buy the reports from EY-DKM. The latest reports are based on the 84th Euroconstruct Conference held in Munich, 23-24 November 2017.
To find out about Euroconstruct conferences and order reports, please contact Annette.firstname.lastname@example.org: +353 1 475 0555
Meet the team
Head of Transaction Advisory Services
Shane Mac Sweeney
Head of Government, Infrastructure and Economic Advisory Services
Partner, Transaction Advisory Services
Luke is a Restructuring Partner and Head of Ireland’s Transaction Advisory Services practice.
He specialises in formal insolvency, independent business reviews, creditor and debtor advisory, and providing strategic restructuring advice to banks, financial institutions, equity investors, multi-national and indigenous SME clients. Luke works cross-sector, and has experience in real estate, property retail, hotel, pubs and leisure, brewing, manufacturing, engineering, health, credit unions, public sector and transport.
His previous roles with EY were focused on corporate finance and transaction support. Luke is a qualified chartered accountant and a licensed insolvency practitioner with membership of ICAS, ISIP, R3 and Insol.
Shane is a Partner in EY's Transaction Advisory Services team and leads our Government and Infrastructure Advisory team.
He has over 16 years’ experience working on large infrastructure projects globally. He focuses on providing commercial, financial and economic advisory services in the infrastructure field to government and corporate clients – including project finance and public private partnership (PPP) transactions – in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Recent projects include Regional Rail Link (Melbourne, Australia), Second Sydney Airport, Cross River Rail (Brisbane, Australia), Northern Beaches Hospital PPP (Sydney, Australia), Social Housing PPP (Sydney, Australia), Dublin Metro North PPP (Ireland), NRA PPP Roads Programme (Ireland), Mass Rail MRT-J (Jakarta, Indonesia), King Abdullah City (Saudi Arabia), and King Hamed General Hospital (Bahrain).
John has been working as an economic consultant for over 20 years. After completing an MSc (Econ) in UCD in 1993, he joined the Environmental Policy Research Centre in the ESRI, where he was principally engaged in research on energy, transport and environmental services.
Prior to that he worked as an accountant for Avonmore, aid agency Concern, and Coopers & Lybrand, in Ireland and overseas. John is the firm’s project and programme appraisal and economic impact expert, and has developed and applied appraisal methodology to over 50 major public sector investments, including the M1 Motorway, the Mater Adult Hospital, the Poolbeg Urban Waste Water Treatment Plant, and Galway Harbour Redevelopment.
Annette and has over thirty years’ experience in the areas of economic research, analysis, strategic planning and consulting, working for a range of public and private sector clients. She previously worked for John Laing plc in London, BP Ireland and lectured in economics at the University of Limerick. As EY-DKM's housing and construction analyst, she has authored most of the housing and construction studies, covering market and policy issues.
Annette is an economics graduate of University College Cork and has served on State boards and councils, including the National Competitiveness Council and latterly, Solas, the national training agency.
He specialises in providing commercially-focused solutions to listed and private clients internationally and across Ireland, including aviation, agri-food, telecoms and consumer products.
His valuation experience includes valuations for financial reporting, taxation, intellectual property, complex securities, dispute resolution/litigation and transactions.
Simon has led the development of business modelling solutions for transactions, debt raising, forecasting and decision support. He provides advice on developing feasibility studies, investment cases and business plans which are robust and able to withstand stakeholder challenge.
Simon graduated from University College Cork with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Masters in Business Studies. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Annette and has over thirty years’ experience of economic research, analysis, strategic planning and consulting, working for a range of public and private sector clients. She previously worked for John Laing plc in London, BP Ireland, and lectured in economics at the University of Limerick. As EY-DKM's housing and construction analyst, she has authored most of its housing and construction studies, covering market and policy issues.
Annette is an economics graduate of University College Cork and has served on state boards and councils, including the National Competitiveness Council and Solas, the national training agency.
Neil is EY Chief Economist in Ireland, providing economic advice, commentary and modelling input across service lines.
Current areas of focus include helping firms prepare for Brexit, forecasting the Irish economy, and working with government clients to ensure a policy focus on long-term competitiveness.
Neil is a visiting Professor of Economic Policy at Ulster University. He was formerly head of global cities and regions for Oxford Economics and a Professor of Economic Policy at Ulster University, and the first Director of the Economic Policy Centre.
He is a regular commentator in the media on economic matters in Ireland and, prior to joining EY, their senior economic advisor across the island.