Troubled waters: Revenue has sharply declined due to the completion of major projects

The Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction industry provides skilled engineering construction and project management services on a diverse range of infrastructure projects for public and private sector clients. The industry's performance surged to record activity in 2013-14, fuelled by unprecedented investment in most infrastructure markets and, in particular, the private investment boom in mining and energy projects, such as the construction of LNG processing plants, CSG fields and pipeline developments.Reduced investment in mining and energy developments due to project completions, and weaker global commodity prices have adversely affected the industry's performance over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$39bn
Annual Growth 14-19
-11.2%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
67,300
Businesses
7,970

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Investment in mining developments has been wound back, contributing to revenue declines
  • Public investment in the rollout of the NBN and rail infrastructure has supported the industry
  • The absence of major new LNG developments is forecast to contain the pace of industry expansion
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The spread of industry activity broadly reflects that of the population and economic activity and distribution. However, activity is skewed towards areas with high private sector investment in mining and manufacturing. The distribution of industry enterprises closely correlates with that of national population and economic activity. However, strong investment in the resources sector has contributed to a surge of work in resource-rich states of Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.Western Australia accounts for about 29.4% of national engineering construction work done and 13.2% of enterprises. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction are:

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Management of seasonal production
  • Ability to change which market the firm operates in
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Actual capital expenditure on mining and Private non-residential construction capital expenditure in the Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction Industry?

    Industry companies primarily construct engineering projects or infrastructure, such as railways, dams, irrigation systems, harbour and river works, and water and gas supply systems. Projects also include oil refineries (excluding buildings); pipelines; on-site assembly of boilers, furnaces or heavy electrical machinery from prefabricated components; and general repairs of such structures, machinery and equipment.

    Industry Products
  • Heavy industrial construction
  • Electricity infrastructure construction
  • Telecommunications infrastructure construction
  • Water and sewerage infrastructure construction
  • Transport infrastructure construction
  • Other construction
  • Industry Activities
  • Boiler, furnace and kiln construction
  • Transmission lines construction and cable laying
  • Electrical machinery installation
  • Harbour works, dredging, and canal, jetty or wharf construction
  • Water supply, dams, lakes, treatment plants and irrigation systems construction
  • Mineral and energy infrastructure construction
  • Pipeline construction
  • Railway construction
  • Sewerage treatment plant construction
  • Recreational infrastructure construction
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining
  • Private non-residential construction capital expenditure
  • Capital expenditure by the public sector
  • Demand from electricity, gas, water and waste services
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Integrated Logistics

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction
  • Gravel and Sand Quarrying
  • Machinery and Scaffolding Rental
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

  • Products & Services
  • Heavy industrial construction
  • Electricity infrastructure construction
  • Transport infrastructure construction
  • Telecommunications infrastructure construction
  • Other construction
  • Water and sewerage infrastructure construction
  • Chart: Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Long-term influences
  • Short- and medium-term influences

  • Major Markets
  • Mining and manufacturing companies
  • Telecommunications carriers
  • Power generation authorities
  • Railway and port authorities
  • Water and sewerage companies
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Subcontractor payments
  • Equipment rent or lease
  • Professional and technical services
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    CIMIC Group Limited, Downer EDI Limited, Bechtel Australia Proprietary Limited,
  • Table: CIMIC Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Downer EDI Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Bechtel Australia Proprietary Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Csg
  • Coal seam gas (CSG) is a natural gas sourced from coal deposits at approximately 400 to 1000 metres underground.
  • Engineering Infrastructure Construction
  • Construction of all non-building structures excluding roads and bridges. This includes the construction of water, sewer, electric power and communications infrastructure.
  • Lng
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a natural gas that has been cooled and transformed into a liquid state for shipping and storage.
  • Public-Private Partnership (Ppp)
  • A contractual agreement between a public sector agency and a private company through which each party shares skills, assets and financial resources to deliver a service or facility for public use.
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy that comes from natural resources and is naturally replenished, including solar, wind, tidal, and geothermal energy.
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