Structural trouble: Supply chain cost and competitive pressures have cut into profitability

Operators in the Civil Engineering Project Construction industry, most of which are active players in the wider civil engineering sector, are not responsible for the construction of buildings or engineering works related to distinct classifications of infrastructure. For instance, solutions related to the construction of the UK’s railway network are provided by firms classified in the Railway and Underground Railway Construction industry (IBISWorld report F42.120). Instead, operators in this industry provide ancillary civil engineering services, including supplementary enabling works; land subdivision with land improvement; and the construction of facilities not classified as buildings, such as refineries.Revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.8%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£34.4bn
Annual Growth 15-20
1.8%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
123,068
Businesses
15,413
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The infrastructure development pipeline has remained robust throughout the past five years
  • Several civils contractors have been affected by supply chain cost pressures
  • Engineering contractors are expected to benefit from ancillary supply chain partner opportunities
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    South EastThe South East accounts for 16.2% of industry establishments. Of all UK regions, the South East ranks first in terms of UK population share (13.8%) andsecond to London relative to its share of UK GDP (14.7%). As it falls within the London commuter belt, the South East is a residential hotspot. Property prices in the South East are cheaper than in London, which attracts homebuyers to the region. Demand for housing and local amenities in the South East is high and the region requires an efficient and extensive infrastructure network, supporting investment in civil engineering project construction. As a secondary commercial hub to London, the South East’s commercial and industrial sector has attracted investment in recent years. For...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Civil Engineering Project Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Civil Engineering Project Construction Industry are

  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • Ability to effectively manage risk
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business confidence index and Government capital expenditure in the Civil Engineering Project Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Civil Engineering Project Construction Industry?

    Operators are contracted to provide ancillary engineering solutions not classified elsewhere, including the construction of facilities not classed as buildings (e.g. refineries); enabling works and land subdivision with improvement (e.g. footpath construction and adding residential utility infrastructure); and miscellaneous engineering services. This industry excludes land subdivision without improvement and the construction of distinct critical infrastructure (e.g. main network roads).

    Industry Products
  • Enabling works
  • Facilities construction
  • Miscellaneous solutions
  • Industry Activities
  • Contracted civil engineering services for residential developments
  • Contracted civil engineering services for commercial developments
  • Contracted civil engineering services for infrastructure developments
  • Contracted civil engineering services for other non-residential developments
  • Repair, maintenance, reconstruction and rehabilitation on civil engineering developments.
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business confidence index
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Construction materials price index
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Funding support
  • Private investment
  • Operational issues
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Infrastructure funding
  • EIB funding
  • Insolvency pressures
  • Table: Civil Engineering Project Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Civil Engineering Project Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Building Project Development
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Road & Motorway Construction
  • Railway & Underground Railway Construction
  • Bridge & Tunnel Construction
  • Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction
  • Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Architectural Activities
  • Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing
  • Consultant Engineering Services
  • Mining, Construction & Civil Engineering Machinery Wholesaling
  • Site Preparation
  • Test Drilling & Boring

  • Products & Services
  • Enabling works
  • Facilities construction
  • Miscellaneous solutions
  • Chart: Civil Engineering Project Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Public sector
  • Private sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Civil Engineering Project Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    WagesPurchasesProfitDepreciationMarketingRentUtilitiesOtherSubcontractors
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Civil Engineering Project Construction

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Civil Engineering Project Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Civil Engineering Project 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 Civil Engineering Project Construction Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)
  • IT services and related spend (2011-2025)
  • Insurance (2011-2025)
  • Telecommunications (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Building Information Modelling (Bim)
  • A process supported by various tools and technologies involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of buildings and structures.
  • Computer-Aided Design (Cad)
  • The use of computers to aid in the conceptualisation, modification, analysis and or optimisation of a design.
  • Private Finance Initiative (Pfi)
  • A way of financing public-sector projects through private equity - private firms are regularly contracted to complete and manage public projects.
  • Public Private Partnership (Ppp)
  • A cooperative arrangement between two or more public- and private-sector entities, typically of a long-term nature to provide infrastructure projects.
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