Whether it be the sightings of roadwork ahead signs, cranes, blocked off areas, large trucks, masses of construction workers or photos of what’s to come, they all have one thing in common- they all symbolise the creation of new infrastructure or the upgrading of the old.
In 2015, the New South Wales government commenced works to widen the M4 with the WestConnex project, costing them approximately $14.9 Billion over ten years. During the creation of this job, the government were able to create 2000 jobs for those within construction industry, with only 38% of the job completed so far. A major project such as this, is just the start of things to come for the industry.
Media industrialists believe this $100 billion infrastructure boom is just beginning, predicting that it may even be bigger than the housing boom. With new structures such as, buildings and roads being erected and upgraded every day, it is evident now is proving a better time than ever to be in both the construction and engineering industry. We here at BellMont have definitely felt the rise in demand for structural and civil engineers , with our team experiencing an influx of exciting jobs on iconic sites, monuments and strata buildings.
This apparent boom is a great thing for engineers all across the state. Companies are deciding now is the time to invest money in the construction business, creating a domino effect for associated industries such as the civil and structural engineering profession. New construction projects give engineers the opportunity for new work. Where there is new construction, there is an engineer offering advice on how best to construct or upgrade the structure.