Construction and Engineering: The marketplace


Construction and Engineering encompasses the design, planning and construction of structures that vary from residential buildings to undersea pipelines.

General construction includes the construction of residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings, the design of which is generally led by architects.

Engineered construction is involved with structures that are designed by engineers rather than architects, where functionality often takes precedence over aesthetic appearance.

In both sectors of the construction industry, structures tend to be custom designed to fit a unique design brief or functional specification, and opportunities to replicate designs are the exception. This contrasts markedly with most manufacturing industries where mass production of standard designs allows process optimisation and minimal production cost to be achieved.

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