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Heavy-laden: Completion of major projects prompts industry revenue declines

IBISWorld’s Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction industry has had record activity over the past five years, fuelled by unprecedented investment in several key infrastructure markets. This included a resources boom that supported private investment in mining and energy projects such as the construction of LNG processing plants, coal seam gas fields and pipeline developments across northern Australia. However, reduced investment upon project completion has contributed to an industry revenue slump from the record cyclical peak in 2013-14. Revenue is expected to decline by an annualised 5.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to $37.8 billion. This includes a 30.1% contraction in the current year, contributing to a sharp drop in employment and profitability...

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Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

New entrants are likely to encounter difficulties competing against the existing players in this industry, particularly those with proven capacity to undertake work of varying scale and complexity. The existing large-scale participants have a size and market dominance (through networking and reputation) that is likely to deter newcomers. The tendering process for public contracts tends to favour existing operators that have a proven track record and a good understanding of dealing with the respective public authorities.

There is a general requirement for firms to hold accreditation for quality management (ISO 9000) and environmental management (ISO 14000), particularly for contracting to the public sector agencies and larger private corporations. Suc..

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Industry Products

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 repair 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
Pipeline 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

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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