Arch Job Losses

Have you been affected by the job losses in the architecture profession?

No
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12%
Yes
255
64%
Not yet, but I think there's a good chance
96
24%
 
Total votes : 398

Re: Arch Job Losses

Postby SirRaymondMang » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:03 am

lostexpectation wrote:noticing (2) architecture firms ads on tv...


Who are they? What are they advertising?
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Re: Arch Job Losses

Postby trace » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:42 am

:eek: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2009/0919/1224254861255.html by Barry O'Hanlon in today's Irish Times

Almost 150,000 jobs in construction lost since 2007, says study

CLOSE TO 150,000 builders have lost their jobs since the construction industry went into recession in 2007, according to Government figures released yesterday.

The Department of the Environment’s Construction Industry Review and Outlook states that the recession in the sector is deepening, and predicts that the sector will contract to its mid-1990s level by the end of 2011.

The report, written by Annette Hughes of DKM Economic Consultants, estimates that direct employment in the industry fell to 167,000 by the end of August, implying that 107,000 jobs were lost since 2007.

“Including an estimate for indirect employment, the total number employed was 233,800 at the end of August – a reduction of 147,000 jobs since the peak,” the report adds.

The value of the industry last year fell by €6.4 billion to €32 billion, a decline of 16.5 per cent.

The report predicts that it will fall to €20 billion this year, a decline of nearly 33 per cent on 2008.

As the economy is unlikely to begin growing again for two years, the building industry’s value is set to fall to €13 billion in 2011, the report says.

At that stage, it will account for 10 per cent of the wealth generated in the Republic that year, compared with 25 per cent in 2006.

In volume terms, the industry’s output – what it builds – will have halved since 2006, reducing its scale to that of the mid-1990s, the report says.

It warns that there are risks that the industry’s value could fall even further over the next two years. If public spending on infrastructure were to be cut by €13.3 billion over the 2009 to 2011 period, construction output could drop to €11.7 billion, less than one-third of its peak in 2007.

Added to that, further falls in house prices would hit residential building, forcing output closer to €10 billion.

The report states that measures are urgently required to sustain investment in the industry. “The Minister for Finance, in his budget speech, indicated that there is scope to explore alternative options for funding public infrastructure,” it says.

“With the industry already heading for its most severe contraction in 30 years, such initiatives need to be urgently brought forward to protect jobs, retain the skills base and provide much-needed infrastructure.”

The report adds that, given the spare capacity in the industry, there is a good argument for incentives to boost energy efficiency in existing buildings.
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Re: Arch Job Losses

Postby missarchi » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:42 pm

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Re: Arch Job Losses

Postby missarchi » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:54 am

Dept of Environment, Heritage and Local Government publish Annual Construction Industry Review 2008 and Outlook 2009-2011

On 18 September the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government published the Annual Construction Industry Review 2008 and Outlook 2009-2011. This report independent report prepared by DKM Economic Consultants. The report can be downloaded from http://www.environ.ie and http://www.dkm.ie.

The report forecasts that the volume of construction output will decline by 23.8% in 2010 and by 8% in 2011. Thus over the period 2008-2011 construction output volumes are forecast to decline by 52.5% or by an average of 22% per annum. Thus volumes by the end of 2011 are expected to return to where they were at in the mid-1990s.

Key highlights:

* The construction recession is deepening and the recovery is a long way off
* Construction jobs hit hardest by the recession - a total of 147,000 direct and indirect jobs lost since Q2 2007
* An unprecedented increase in corporate failures in construction
* The housing supply overhang in residential market will discourage new building activity for next four years with only 10,000 completions per annum forecast in 2010 and 2011
* Public sector construction is suffering from the deterioration in the public finances
* Key measures urgently required to stem the deepening recession
* A strong construction industry is essential to support the recovery
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Re: Arch Job Losses

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Re: Arch Job Losses

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Re: Arch Job Losses

Postby wearnicehats » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:13 pm



yeah but we're not feeling the pain you know
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Re: Arch Job Losses

Postby onq » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:49 pm

Nice to see someone doing well out if it.

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Re: Arch Job Losses

Postby SirRaymondMang » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:14 pm

just to get back to the original thread, what are all the unemployed architects and technicians doing now? Any of you out there? I am one of those still clinging on (short time working as well), but the office where I work is now less than half the size it was when I joined. I think it will get worse before it gets better.
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Re: Arch Job Losses

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Re: Arch Job Losses

Postby Cliff Barnes » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:00 am



Is that nonsense the long anticipated Movie version of "Fair City" ?
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Re: Arch Job Losses

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