Industry contractors work across the gamut of infrastructure markets, on projects such as dams, electric power plants, iron ore mines and paper mills. The resources boom has supported unprecedented private investment into mines, railway and pipeline projects.
Industry revenue has been driven to unprecedented levels since the mid-2000s and is expected to total $70 billion in 2012-13, despite contracting marginally by 2.8% during the current year. Industry value added totals about $24.5 billion, representing 1.5% of Australia's GDP.
Firms in this industry are mainly engaged in the construction of engineering projects or infrastructure, such as railways, dams, irrigation systems, harbour or river works, water or gas supply systems. Project also include oil refineries (except buildings), pipelines, and in the on-site assembly of boilers, furnaces or heavy electrical machinery from prefabricated components, or in the general repair of such structures, machinery or equipment.
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.