• Industry: Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, Construction & Real Estate
  • Type: Business and industry issue, Survey report
  • Date: 12/8/2010

Adapting to an uncertain environment - Global Construction Survey 2010 

The global economic downturn has had a major impact on the engineering and construction sector. The fifth annual KPMG Global Construction Survey highlights the key issues confronting the industry and the measures adopted by contractors to adapt to new opportunities identified; these various strategies have enabled these firms to survive the downturn and, in some cases, thrive. Their resulting outlook-characterized as "cautious optimism" provides insight into this industry and the future prospects.

Key topics covered include:

Venturing into new sectors, regions or services to improve profitability
Varied impact of government stimulus across geographies
Building a more sustainable business model
Input on sales, margins and future prospects


Through interviews with senior executives from 140 of the world's leading engineering and construction companies, we have gathered insights into the decisions made by contractors and their customers during this difficult period, as well as provided a lens into their future expectations.