“The growth of construction shoots the job market for riggers”
The increasing demand for riggers confirms the recovery of the construction sector. During 2017, the occupation service of the College of Quantity Surveyors, Technical Architects and Building Engineers of Barcelona (CAATEEB) received 80% more offers than during the same period in 2016. The months of January, March and May stand out, with increases that exceed 150% compared to the same months of 2016.
The growth of the building sector is also reflected through the data on works endorsed by CAATEEB, which have grown significantly. Thus, in the first quarter of 2017, the works endorsed stood at 6,827, 11% more than in the first half of the previous year.
For the first time since the start of the crisis, the 25% increase in new and extensive renovation works stands out. Of these, 75% are works in which the surveyor has intervened as a designer and construction manager without the intervention of any other technician.