About the industry
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)