On the right track: Government infrastructure investment frameworks have supported growth

Civil engineering contractors in the Road and Railway Construction industry build, repair and alter roads and railway infrastructure. In Ireland, most of the national transport network is state owned and operated. While Irish Rail is responsible for all commuter and freight rail services, the primary and secondary road network is chiefly managed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland. As a result, demand for technical solutions is reliant on these state-owned organisations' assessment of existing asset quality and the proportion of the state budget dedicated to transport initiatives.Amid post-financial crisis austerity, Transport 21, a former 10-year, €34.4 billion framework to expand Ireland's transport network, was cancelled...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
€787.2m
Annual Growth 14-19
9.9%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
4,538
Businesses
781
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue has rebounded over the past five years, supported by maintenance contracts and PPP projects
  • Growth in both the number of rail journeys and vehicles on Irish roads has supported industry demand
  • High-yield contract opportunities are expected to encourage new firms to enter the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The scope of services offered by operators in the Road and Railway Construction industry is extensive, ranging from small-scale maintenance capabilities to complex infrastructure upgrade works. Typically, public-private partnership (PPP) framework contracts for major transport infrastructure developments, such as new motorway construction or track electrification, are reserved for operators that possess economies of scale and scope. Meanwhile, smaller operators and independent contractors tend to compete for tender on relatively simple upgrade work packages on minor roads or rural rail networks. The construction and maintenance of bridges and tunnels is also included in the industry.Road maintenanceRoad maintenance services are estimated to generate 28.6% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Road & Railway Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Road & Railway Construction Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Having good working relationships with subcontracting building trade specialists
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Government capital expenditure and Gross general government debt in the Road & Railway Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Road & Railway Construction in Ireland Industry?

    Operators in this industry build, repair and alter vehicular routes, including roads, runways and motorways; and rail transport infrastructure, such as railways, underground railways and tramways. Industry contractors also construct bridges and tunnels. The installation of lighting and signalling equipment is excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Road maintenance
  • Road construction
  • Railway maintenance
  • Railway construction
  • Support work
  • Other specialist services
  • Industry Activities
  • Constructing motorways, roads and other vehicular and pedestrian routes
  • Completing surface work on motorways, roads and other vehicular and pedestrian routes
  • Installing crash barriers, traffic signs and other roadside features
  • General maintenance and design of roads and railways
  • Constructing bridges and tunnels
  • Constructing railways and tramways
  • Constructing platforms, level crossings and associated structures
  • Electrification work
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Gross general government debt
  • Real gross fixed investment
  • Passenger rail journeys
  • Total number of registered motor vehicles
  • Demand from utility project construction

  • Current Performance
    Transport systemNetwork capacityAccelerated investment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Project IrelandPrivate equity
  • Table: Road & Railway Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Road & Railway Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Building Project Development in Ireland
  • Rail Transport in Ireland
  • Freight Road Transport in Ireland
  • Passenger Air Transport in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Concrete Construction Product Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Mining, Construction & Civil Engineering Machinery Wholesaling in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Road maintenance
  • Road construction
  • Railway maintenance
  • Railway construction
  • Support work
  • Other specialist services
  • Chart: Road & Railway Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Government agencies
  • Regional authorities
  • Private equity
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Road & Railway Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other Costs
  • Subcontractors
  • Capital
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Road & Railway Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Road & Railway Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    BAM Contractors Ltd, John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd, Roadbridge Ltd,
  • Table: BAM Contractors Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Roadbridge Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Road & Railway 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 Road & Railway Construction Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Attrition
  • A reduction in the strength and durability of the road surface or railway network through sustained pressure from vehicles or trains.
  • Electrification
  • The process of electrifying a railway system in order to supply electric power to trains and trams without an on-board prime mover or local fuel supply.
  • Public-Private Partnership (Ppp)
  • A cooperative agreement between a government agency and private-sector companies, usually in relation to investment decisions.
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