The construction industry increasingly faces trends and developments that may not immediately be under its direct control but do have a marked effect on building processes. These developments can include growing internationalization, increasing urbanization, an aging population, a higher awareness for climate, technological innovations, or new types of construction – such as modular construction. On top of that, there is the coronavirus and its economic consequences as well as changes in government policies. Construction has a lot going on. Challenges mount from different angles, and it is up to the industry to find a way how to best cope with these.

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Industry Definition

Statista’s product range for the construction industry is a wide one, encompassing both market overviews as well as developing trends. The overall Construction section covers the global construction industry, overall construction spending and costs, tenders, and commercial construction companies. This also includes construction materials used (such as cement) and construction software – such as BIM.

The section Building Construction covers everything that impact the process of adding structures to plots of land – such as residential, non-residential, and industrial buildings.

The Heavy Construction section revolves around infrastructure, industrial facilities, and civil engineering.

Topics that are closely connected with Construction, but are found elsewhere include:

  • Construction machinery;
  • Construction equipment;
  • Construction waste.

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