Challenges and opportunities have emerged for construction from the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), here we highlight ways the sector must respond positively.
Despite heightened efforts at regulation and companies' investments in controls, fraud remains a major threat to companies around the world. From simple theft to more complex schemes involving management and corruption, the threat continues regardless of a company's size, location or industry. This sector supplement compares and contrasts Engineering & Construction executives' views with those of executives across all industries. Click to visit: Global economic crime survey website.
Much of the industry sees sustainable construction as an opportunity, according to the evidence from this survey which was completed at the depths of the recent downturn. Key findings from this comprehensive survey showed that whilst 91% recognise the growing importance of green credentials for products, only 40% have done any carbon foot printing. A third considered sustainability as important to their business as supply chain security, energy costs, regulation and skills.
Many utility companies are currently grappling with the same billion dollar question; is EPC procurement still the most suitable option to deliver major capital projects?
Global Construction 2020 provides analysis of long-term forecasts for the global construction industry, including housing, infrastructure and non-housing building construction. It is published by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics, and sponsored by PwC. The report compares and contrasts major regional construction markets including United States of America and Canada, Central and South America, Western and Eastern European Countries, Japan, Australia, BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China - Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa.
In addition to a detailed summary of deal activity in the quarter, we supplemented this issue of Engineering growth with a special report on the potential growth opportunities of expanding into the VISTA countries (Vietnam, Indonesia, South Africa, Turkey, and Argentina) as well as the related tax implications and risks.
The building products and housebuilding industry is experiencing its toughest trading conditions for decades, with many companies having already entered into administration. It will therefore need to implement radical improvements in its operational activities to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the recovery.
PwC's 4th biennial engineering and construction sector summary of the Global Economic Crime Survey scrutinised fraud and associated integrity risks during a period in which most territories around the world experienced either a dramatic economic downturn or at the very least a significant slowdown.
This issue of Engineering Growth includes a special report on innovation and its potential for accelerating the economic recovery in the engineering and construction sector. The report highlights the many facets of innovation and the related opportunities for driving business strategy, improving efficiencies, and increasing growth.
This paper looks at the opportunities in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) opened up by the unprecedented levels of activity in infrastructure development in the region. It highlights several major upcoming opportunities, gives practical suggestions for successful bidding and shares lessons on how to deliver. Listen to our podcast: Building New Europe's Infrastructure .
A series of case study papers highlighting our work with construction, housebuilding and building products clients and demonstrating our commitment to the sector.