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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction

Overview of the U.S. Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Construction Services Breakdown

The following products and services account for the largest source of revenues in the Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction industry. Note that there are multiple levels of classification, so some line items are contained within other lines.

Type of Construction Total Sales ($ millions) New Construction ($ millions) Additions, Alterations, and Reconstruction ($ millions) Maintenance & Repair ($ millions)

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Top Executives 6%
Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers 5%
General and Operations Managers2%
Other Management Occupations 13%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 7%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 7%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 9%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5%
Other Sales and Related Workers 8%
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents 8%
Real Estate Sales Agents 7%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 9%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 9%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 6%
Office Clerks, General 6%
Office Clerks, General 6%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 57%
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 7%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 7%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 7%
Construction Trades Workers 46%
Carpenters 5%
Carpenters 5%
Construction Laborers 21%
Construction Laborers 21%
Construction Equipment Operators 14%
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 6%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 11%
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 18%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 32%
Line Installers and Repairers 5%
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 6%
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 10%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7%
Motor Vehicle Operators 8%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 8%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Baldwin Paving patents Systems For Applying Roadway Surface Treatments, And Methods Of Using Same - 01/04/2018
  • Baldwin & Sons trademarks "OTAY RANCH A BALDWIN AND SONS COMMUNTITY" - real estate development services - 01/04/2018
  • Metro Development Group trademarks "LAGOON REALTY" - Real estate brokerage and re-sale services; real estate lead generation services - 12/29/2017
  • Turner Industries trademarks "MOBILOPS" - Downloadable computer software for for managing procedures, process limits and rounds in industrial facilities enabling personnel to spot defects and initiate corrective actions in the field - 12/26/2017
  • Kolberg-Pioneer patents Apparatus And Method For A Conveyor Lift Assembly - 10/19/2017
  • Composite Advantage patents Heated Platform Systems - 10/19/2017
  • DeveloperTown Starts raises $1 million in funding. - 06/30/2017
  • Waterfront Communities raises $40 million in funding. - 06/27/2017
  • United Civil raises $2 million in funding. - 03/09/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Dayton Superior133
    Sol Focus38
    A.l.m. Holding26
    Daelim Industrial
    Dalton Enterprises

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • What's Happening With These Heavy Construction Stocks? -- Sterling Construction, MasTec, Fluor, and Dycom Industries - Moreover, shares of Sterling Construction, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a heavy civil construction company in Texas ... Furthermore, shares of MasTec, which provides engineering, building, installation, maintenance, and upgrade ... (01/10/2018)
    • Mammoet plays key role in Dubai Mall bridge work - installing and decommissioning large and heavy structures in the petrochemical, offshore, power, and civil industries, said it has played a key role in the Dubai Mall extension project. The company was contracted by Malaysian engineering and construction ... (01/10/2018)
    • Primoris Services Corporation Announces Heavy Civil Award Valued at $25 Million - The contract was secured by Primoris Heavy Civil, part of the Civil segment ... Primoris provides a wide range of construction, fabrication, maintenance, replacement, water and wastewater, and engineering services to major public utilities, petrochemical ... (01/09/2018)
    • Footbridge project aims to connect communities in Rwanda - An MPhil alumnus from the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at Cambridge University ... and Freyssinet, the civil engineering specialist. They will support the Ngaruira and Ngeri communities in Rwanda as they build the new ... (01/08/2018)
    • Construction gains 30,000 jobs in December - Month-over-month nonresidential construction employment fell by 1,300 jobs with heavy and civil engineering also netting a 700-position loss. Residential construction employment, including that of specialty contractors, grew by 18,200 jobs. Earlier this ... (01/08/2018)
    • Construction Adds 30,000 Jobs in Dec., Jobless Rate Falls Vs. 2016 - The residential building segment added 8,200. But the nonresidential building category lost 1,300 jobs and heavy-civil engineering construction shed 700 positions. Architectural and engineering services, which BLS lists separately from construction ... (01/05/2018)
    • Construction jobs reach 10-year high, yet contractors face increasing challenges filling openings - Nonresidential construction (building, specialty trades, and heavy and civil engineering construction) employment climbed by 8,600 jobs in November and 97,700 positions, or 2.4 percent, over 12 months. (01/01/2018)
    • Mr. Goodfellow: RP Constructors LLC/Civil Engineers & Constructors LLC - ABOUT THE DONOR: RP Constructors, based in Dakota Dunes, is a heavy civil contractor that ... performs civil engineering design work, as well as land/boundary surveys, topographic surveys and construction staking. DONOR COMMENT: “We are incredibly ... (11/30/2017)
    • SITECH Technology Dealer Established in Japan to Serve Heavy Civil Construction Contractors - SITECH Technology Dealers represent Trimble ® machine control systems for the contractor's entire fleet of heavy equipment regardless ... About Trimble's Civil Engineering and Construction Division Trimble is a leading innovator of hardware and software ... (10/19/2017)
    • Research and Markets: Central Europe Civil Engineering Construction Market Report - Development Forecasts for 2015-2020 - environmental protection and heavy industrial segments of this market and provides analysis of the effects of trends and macroeconomic circumstances on market growth and development. Civil engineering construction market in Central Europe, Development ... (11/12/2015)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $8,026,977,188 on Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction. It has awarded 18,548 contracts to 3,458 companies, with an average value of $2,321,277 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount