Reinforced demand: Network upgrades and airport developments can benefit the industry

The Infrastructure Maintenance Services industry has performed well over the past five years, benefiting from increased involvement in infrastructure projects from the private sector and significant government investment. Civil engineering contractors conduct preventive and reactive maintenance work to existing infrastructure, in addition to alteration services. The industry is relatively safeguarded from cyclical fluctuations in public-sector spending due to the necessity of maintaining national infrastructure. However, funding for new infrastructure construction has siphoned investment from the maintenance market following a shift in policy, weighing on industry growth. Revenue dipped by 11.3% in 2015-16...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£9.8bn
Annual Growth 15-20
0.2%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
87,473
Businesses
21,944
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Funding for new infrastructure construction siphoned investment from maintenance
  • UK energy networks have required upgrading, boosting industry demand
  • New schemes and the roll-out of 5G are set to begin, which are likely to boost industry demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The level of capital intensity is determined by comparing the human and capital equipment factors of production, using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. Comparatively high depreciation costs indicate substantial investment in depreciable assets, resulting in high capital intensity. Conversely, comparatively high wage costs indicate high labour intensity. IBISWorld estimates that operators in the Infrastructure Maintenance Services industry spend £12.16 on labour for every £1.00 they invest in capital, resulting in a labour-to-capital ratio of 1:0.08. This figure indicates that the industry has a low level of capital intensity...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Infrastructure Maintenance Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Infrastructure Maintenance Services Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Government capital expenditure and Construction materials price index in the Infrastructure Maintenance Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Infrastructure Maintenance Services Industry?

    Operators in this industry conduct preventive and reactive maintenance and alterations to existing infrastructure. This excludes work on commercial properties and facilities management but does incorporate sustaining capital works.

    Industry Products
  • Road and highway maintenance
  • Railway and underground railway maintenance
  • Airport maintenance
  • Bridge and tunnel maintenance
  • Electricity, gas and telecommunications infrastructure maintenance
  • Water main and sewer system maintenance
  • Dam, harbour and other water maintenance
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing maintenance to water and sewerage facilities
  • Providing maintenance to electrical and power facilities
  • Providing maintenance to transport infrastructure including road, rail and harbour
  • Providing maintenance to telecommunications facilities
  • Providing general business maintenance
  • 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
  • Construction materials price index
  • Demand from electricity transmission
  • Demand from water collection, treatment and supply
  • Demand from airports

  • Current Performance
  • Government investment
  • Private investment
  • Profitable partnerships
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Future funding
  • Airports
  • Private investment
  • Table: Infrastructure Maintenance Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Infrastructure Maintenance Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Road & Motorway Construction
  • Railway & Underground Railway Construction
  • Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction
  • Electricity & Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling
  • Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing
  • Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Road and highway maintenance
  • Railway and underground railway maintenance
  • Airport maintenance
  • Bridge and tunnel maintenance
  • Electricity, gas and telecommunications infrastructure maintenance
  • Water main and sewer system maintenance
  • Dam, harbour and other water maintenance
  • Chart: Infrastructure Maintenance Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Transport companies
  • Electricity distribution and telecommunications companies
  • Maritime and waste companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Infrastructure Maintenance Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    WagesPurchasesProfitDepreciationMarketingRentUtilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Infrastructure Maintenance Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Infrastructure Maintenance Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Balfour Beatty Group Limited,
  • Table: Balfour Beatty Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Infrastructure Maintenance Services 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 Infrastructure Maintenance Services 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)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Private Finance Initiative (Pfi)
  • A way of creating public-private partnerships by funding public projects with private capital.
  • Public-Private Partnership (Ppp)
  • A cooperative procurement agreement between two or more operators in the public and private sectors.
  • Smart Motorway
  • A motorway section where capacity is increased through active traffic management techniques like variable speed limits or allowing greater use of the hard shoulder.
  • Strategic Road Network (Srn)
  • England's motorways and trunk roads network, which is approximately 4,300 miles long.
  • Support Services
  • Activities that involve the upgrade and maintenance of infrastructure for a range of sectors.
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