Engineering and Construction

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South African construction industry: 1st edition

The 2013 year has seen the construction industry in the headlines forall the wrong reasons. Most notable has been the finalisation of the Competition Commission enquiries as well as significant delays at Eskom power plant projects.

Read more about the South African construction industry

The construction industry accounts for around one-tenth of the world's Gross Domestic Product, seven percent of employment, half of all resource usage and up to 40 percent of energy consumption. This industry has a profound impact on our daily lives: the buildings we live and work in, the roads and bridges we drive on, the utility distributions systems we use, and the railways, airports and harbours we travel and trade from are all products of this vital industry.

PricewaterhouseCoopers is recognised for its engineering and construction expertise and extensive experience with public and private companies, governments and industry.

Challenges faced by Engineering & Construction companies

  • Public-private partnerships
  • Sustainability (environmental, safety and social issues)
  • Risk management
  • New contract models (e.g. Guaranteed Maximum Price)
  • Resolving disputes
  • Fraud/Ethics