Road and Bridge Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road and Bridge Construction Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3101 | Oct 2014

Road to success: Construction activity on new housing subdivisions drives growth

IBISWorld’s Road and Bridge Construction market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Road and Bridge Construction industry has performed strongly since the mid-2000s, driven principally by federal and state government funding into roads and private sector investment into public toll roads. Despite slowing over the past five years, the industry is operating at near record levels of activity. This has paved the way for extensive multiplier effects throughout the local and general economies and improved efficiency and safety for road users.

Industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 5.5% over the five years through 2014-15 to total $15.9 billion. This includes an upswing by 7.4% on the previous year driven by construction activity on new housing subdivisions and ongoing major roadworks... purchase to read more

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The industry has substantial capital inputs compared with most construction industries. Road and bridge contractors require large amounts of relatively low-skilled labour, but also rely heavily on large-scale capital equipment. The industry has a high level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital equipment, the industry allocates $2.31 to wage costs.

In addition to direct wage costs, the industry heavily relies on subcontracted services, including specialist trade services and general labourers. Subcontractor payments and professional and technical services absorb about 27.7% of industry revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Road and Bridge Construction Industry?

Companies in this industry construct roads, bridges, aerodrome runways and parking lots. They also carry out repairs and maintenance. The quarrying of earth, soil or filling and other construction materials is carried out in conjunction with road or bridge construction.

Industry Products
New road and tunnel constructionBridge and overpass constructionMaintenance and repairs to infrastructureAlterations and additions to existing structuresOther non-road construction
Industry Activities
Road construction or sealingAsphalt and concrete pavement surfacing and repairBridge construction Repair or maintenance of roads, bridges and tunnelsRoad sub base or fill quarrying (in conjunction with road construction)Kerbing, guttering and road tunnel constructionAssociated road construction services (e.g. drainage and lighting installation)Airport runway constructionParking lot construction (except buildings)Pedestrian overpasses and cycle path construction

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