Structural steel erection is an integral part of many construction projects. Steel framing supports walls and roofs on buildings. Steel reinforcement is combined with concrete to strengthen foundations, tilt walls and pavements. Steel erection services are generally undertaken by contractors in the industry or by prime construction firms, such as Leighton Contractors and Laing O'Rourke, which employ skilled in-house tradespeople. The industry is made up of many small-scale contracting firms operating in narrow regional or niche service markets. The majority of enterprises (96.8%) employ fewer than 20 people and only a handful of firms have more than 200 employees.
Companies in this industry are engaged in the erection (including on-site fabrication) of metal silos, storage tanks or structural steel components for buildings or other structures such as bridges, overhead cranes and electricity transmission towers.
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.