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Construction work involves the construction, alteration, conversion, fitting out, commissioning, renovation, refurbishment, decommissioning or demolition of any structure, or any similar activity.

The construction industry includes:

  • housing (represents nearly 60% of the industry and includes the construction of domestic houses, flats and associated outbuildings)
  • commercial (includes the construction of office buildings, shops and shopping centres, public buildings, factories and medium to high rise apartment buildings)
  • civil (includes the construction of roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, wharfs, pipelines, reservoirs, dams and similar infrastructure works)
  • engineering (includes the construction of power stations, chemical processing and storage facilities, major industrial processing plants and ship building)