Highway, Road, and Bridge Construction – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts
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Highway & Road Construction (view report)
Bridge & Elevated Highway Construction (view report)
- Market size and major product and service segments
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
Scranton Gillette Communications
Roads & Bridges Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for contractors, engineers, and government officials, with special features including the "State of the Industry" report published in the December issue which provides a summary of survey responses concerning current business conditions and expectations for the year ahead. Articles from current and archived issues are available free online.
American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Resources available from this organization include:
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs section provides an overview of the U.S. transportation system network and includes links to additional detailed documents. Topics covered in this section including size and composition of the U.S. transportation system network, current condition of roads and bridges on a national and state basis, construction and repair costs, federal and state funding sources, and environmental issues.
Quarterly Conditions Survey
Quarterly survey provides information on current market conditions and the expected outlook for the year ahead based on a survey of contractor members, with topics addressed in the report including work performed, employment, backlog, capital spending, profit margins, wage and salaries, cost of materials, capacity, delays, and shortages. Survey results are available to participating contractors.
Annual forecast provides market analyses and forecasts for the transportation construction industry by transportation mode (e.g., highways and streets, bridges and tunnels, railroad, subway, and light rail transit, airport terminals and runways, and ports and waterways), with information provided on a state-by-state basis including investment outlook and program revenue sources and expenditures.
U.S. Transportation Construction Industry Profile
Comprehensive report quantifies the impact of the industry on the national and state economies, with information provided for each state including transportation network profile, value of freight shipments by type of product and transport mode, tax revenues generated and direct employment supported by industry activities, miles driven by type of trip, how residents get to work, and daily commuting times.
BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction Contractors
https://www.bizminer.com Search for "2373" to see available reports
Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction Contractors
- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
Highway, Bridge, and Road Construction
Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this sector (e.g., operating engineers, heavy and paving equipment operators, and structural iron and steel workers) by contractors that construct, maintain, and repair highways, streets, and roads, elevated highways and bridges, public sidewalks and walkways, airport runways, and private driveways and parking facilities.
Highway, Street, and Bridge / Heavy Civil Engineering Construction
https://www.payscale.com/highway-street-bridge / heavy-civil-engineering
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for selected positions in this sector such as project manager, civil engineer, structural engineer, job foreman, crane operator, and heavy equipment operator, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Peter Kiewit Sons, Inc., Bechtel Corporation, Skanska USA Civil, Inc., and Granite Construction Company.
Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
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BVR Guides and Books
What It's Worth: Valuing Paving Contractors
Comprehensive guide provides detailed insights into how to value a paving contractor company, with topics covered including current market and trends, unique factors that drive paving contractor value, and special considerations for valuing these companies, and includes a detailed case study involving the valuation of a paving company. Selected excerpts and table of contents are available free online.
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