Road and Bridge Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road and Bridge Construction Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3101 | May 2016

Falling flat: Industry revenue has deflated from its 2012-13 high due to project completions

The Road and Bridge Construction market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The performance of the Road and Bridge Construction industry has fluctuated over the past five years, moving in line with the start-up and completion of large-scale motorway, bridge and tunnel developments. The industry has been supported by increased investment into road and bridge construction by federal and state governments, through to a record peak in industry revenue in 2012-13. However, the decline in private sector investment in public toll roads over the past five years has adversely affected the industry.

Industry revenue is projected to average flat growth over the five years through 2015-16, contained by the sharp reduction in construction activity during 2013-14 and 2014-15 that stemmed from the completion of several major projects... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic distribution of industry activity is partly determined by population distribution, as this reflects the demand for road networks and correlates with taxation revenue. However, industry activity is also related to the size of each state and territory, and the various stages in each state's construction cycle. A substantial amount of new roadworks are carried out in regional areas, where roads and bridges are constructed to link major urban or economic locations (e.g. mining sites and power-generation facilities). Most large private firms have offices in all the major capital cities, to best take advantage of the broad spectrum of work in each state... purchase to read more


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What is the Road and Bridge Construction Industry?

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

Industry Products
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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