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Heavy Engineering Construction in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Heavy Engineering Construction in the US

Over the past five years, the industry has fared well because of assistance from the federal government and recovering private investment. Government funding also supported initiatives in environmental restoration, hydropower and water treatment. Government spending has remained weak over the five-year period, despite a more favorable economic environment. Therefore, industry operators have been forced to increasingly rely on renewed private investment, which has been on the rise due to growing corporate profit across the United States. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to continue relying on the private sector, as the federal government pursues greater fiscal responsibility and attempts to restructure its infrastructure funding. Additionally, corporate profit is expected to consistently expand, translating into greater private investment and involvement in construction.

Operators in this industry are primarily engaged in heavy and engineering construction projects, with the exception of highway, street, bridge and airport construction. Work performed includes new work, reconstruction, rehabilitation and repairs. The industry also includes specialty trade contractors, if they are primarily active in activities related to engineering construction projects. Construction projects include waterworks, marine facilities development and open space improvement.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Aggregate private investment
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Bechtel Group Inc. (US industry-specifi c segment) - financial performance*
    • Table AECOM (industry-specifi c segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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