THE GREAT BOOK OF CONSTRUCTION IN SPAIN
If the Catholic religion has the Bible, gastronomy the Michelin Guide and sex Kamasutra, construction in Spain now has its own great book: White Paper on the Construction Industry in Spain. Construction 2018/19. Trends. An initiative of Cluster Mejores Edificios along with National Construction Confederation and edited by Interempresas Media.
The book was presented as part of the fair ePower&Building in Madrid, and it makes an exhaustive and detailed review of the current situation of the sector, as well as future prospects. All this draws from over fifty articles signed by representatives of major companies, institutions and experts on the subject. Because of this, the book has become the best report on the current situation, in addition to interesting proposals for the future from experts on key topics. An introduction, a presentation signed by the Minister of Development, José Luis Ábalos, an executive summary and an ending dedicated to information about sponsoring companies and entities make up the rest of the document’s structure.
The importance of the publication of this book lies in the topic of construction and addresses what it should do first and foremost. Construction is one of the sectors holding the most weight in the economic fabric of this society. Around 80 % of production is related to the current situation of construction in Spain. It makes up 10.7 % of PIB and 7 % of employment. To this we must also add the carry-over effect of other sectors and indirect job positions. As a matter of fact, gross fixed capital formation for construction in 2017 recorded a year-over-year growth of 8.1 %.
With this data, it was time for a guide, a bible, a great book of knowledge that established the where are we coming from andwhere are we goingfor construction.