What lies ahead for the construction industry?

Building & Construction Activity

Data, forecasts and analysis covering the amount of work in all segments, from residential and non-residential building, to infrastructure, utilities and resources – including detailed project lists.

Construction Costs

Forecasts of future changes in the cost of building & construction work, by detailed input type (labour, materials, equipment and services) – for use in project planning and cost escalation.

Product Demand Forecasting

Estimates and forecasts of demand for construction materials and other products – derived from rigorously compiled models and research into the requirements of major projects

Latest Report Summaries

Australian Construction Outlook – Non-Residential Building

This report examines the strong upswing currently underway in the non-residential building sector, describes its causes and forecasts the timing of the coming downturn, by sector and state.

Australian Construction Projects Database

This latest list of projects included in our forecasts corresponds with the fully revised set of forecasts published in November 2019.

Australian Regional Construction Outlook

This report highlights the growth prospects for the capital cities and regional areas, the former benefiting from urban infrastructure projects and strong commercial building, whilst facing downturns in the residential sector.

Australian Construction Materials Forecasts

Our latest forecasts assess the implications for construction materials demand of the current downturn in residential building, and the looming downturns in non-residential building and renewables investment.

Electricity, Gas and Water: Cost & Activity Forecasts

The outlook for cost increases in the electricity, gas and water sector is subdued, with most areas of utilities construction, other than renewable energy, staying reasonably flat.

Australian Construction Cost Trends

This new report on the Australian construction cost outlook examines the likely unwinding of the factors that have kept cost inflation low over the past decade.

Australian Construction Outlook – Transport Infrastructure

This report provides a detailed picture of the current upturn in infrastructure construction, including the timing of major projects, key drivers, and the expected timing of the peak and next downturn.

Australian Construction Outlook – Utilities

This report highlights the two major drivers of the current utilities upturn – renewable energy and the NBN – and assesses the potential for recovery in the other areas – water & wastewater, gas pipelines, electricity distribution and transmission.

Australian Construction Outlook – Overview

This report examines the imminent downturn in Australia’s non-LNG construction industry, led by the fall in residential building, to be followed by downturns in non-residential building and renewable energy investment . . .