Analysis of construction industry in Iran and giving recommendations for improving its competitiveness

Document Type : Research Article


1 Professor, Dep. of Civil Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology

2 Ph.D. Candidate, Dep. of Civil Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology


The construction industry is one of the most important industries in Iran that, unfortunately, In spite of its potentials to increase new business information and GDP, couldn't be worked out its domestic and international missions, so that it has only a little international market share. This share is not in proportion to its capabilities and potentials in existence, and the special geographic region. Therefore, it is necessary to identify all dimensions and sectors of the construction industry and analyze its performance in Iran.
In this article, first, we identify the construction cluster in Iran by use of cluster approach and Delphi method, and then evaluate its competitiveness. At the end, expert's opinion and other countries' experiences have been used to give recommendations for improving the level of construction industry in Iran.


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