Engineering is the professional discipline that applies scientific knowledge to design structures, products and industrial processes that serve the economy and society. The industry has been a large beneficiary of the mining boom over the past five years. Large capital-intensive projects have created a stream of new engineering work, in servicing the mining and gas extraction markets. Large public sector projects have also contributed to industry growth over the past five years.
The industry's expansion has been accompanied by a trend of consolidation and strategic alliances between the leading consulting firms.
Firms in this industry supply engineering consulting services and, to a lesser extent, quantity surveying services. Primary activities include the design and management of construction and engineering infrastructure projects, environmental projects and industrial processes and equipment. Assignments may involve the provision of advice, feasibility studies, plans and designs, technical and management services for construction and evaluation of environmental projects.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.