But companies are facing a growing shortage of skilled managers and supervisors.
The latest quarterly Scottish Construction Monitor has revealed a net positive number of firms are confident about their prospects for the next year compared with the previous 12 months. It was the first positive result the survey has produced since it began in 2008.
The survey, which interviewed the 600 employers making up the Scottish Building Federation, found the number of managers and supervisors employed by the industry was likely to grow by 13% in three years.
But while 60% of those looking to recruit for those roles over the past year had managed to do so by developing existing staff, 90% looking to recruit externally reported difficulties with finding suitable candidates.
A third said a lack of finance or weak confidence in their pipeline of work was continuing to discourage them from investing more in the training and development of managerial and supervisory staff.