Civil Engineering Market Research Report – Global Forecast till 2030

Civil Engineering Market Research Report Information by Service (Planning & Design, Construction, Maintenance), By Application (Industrial, Real Estate, Infrastructure), By Customer Group (Government, Private) And by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of The World) - Forecast Till 2030.

ID: MRFR/CO/5945-HCR | | Region: Global | 100 Pages         

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Global Civil Engineering Market Overview


Civil Engineering Market Size was valued at USD 4964.4 billion in 2021. The Civil Engineering market industry is projected to grow from USD 5222.6 Billion in 2022 to USD 7834.5 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% during the forecast period (2022 - 2030). Increasing disposable income in emerging nations is expected to boost infrastructure segment growth throughout the projection period are the crucial factor driving the growth of the Civil Engineering worldwide.
Global Civil Engineering Market Overview
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Civil Engineering Market Trends


Technological advancements in construction boost market growth.


The world is becoming a digital civil engineering market, and numerous novel technologies, regarding digitalization, are being used, which helps in influencing market expansion throughout the world. The research on the civil engineering market provides a comprehensive analysis of the market. because of reasons such as increased consumer disposable income and technical developments in terms of process and equipment enhancement. Rising R&D investment by key industry participants in numerous technologies such as smart grids, urban transportation, industrial automation, and parking systems provides clients with novel systems and alternatives. The evolving consumer preference for zero-energy and insulated buildings combined with double skin facades and PV panels will increase market share during the research period.


Furthermore, Professional IT service deployment in the form of digitalization of construction permits, along with flexible regulations for complicated building standards, contributes greatly to reducing approval processes and time for starting a construction project. In the United States, for example, sophisticated inspection technology and an e-permit system have decreased approval time by more than 30% and the frequency of on-site inspections by 25%. Rising use of integrated 3D modelling and Building Information Modelling (BIM) principles in the building of power networks, superstructures, and bridges will enhance the civil engineering industry throughout the forecast period.


Additionally, the adoption of favourable policies and regulations by various government bodies throughout the world would have a substantial influence on market growth. Over the anticipated period, shifting preferences for better safety and effective mitigation of negative effects on productivity would further promote the industry share. Furthermore, nationwide harmonisation of building norms and standards would lessen the complexity involved with construction operations. For example, the Eurocode programme standardised the procedures used to calculate and plan building projects throughout Europe.


However, Technological advancements in construction, is the major factor driving the growth of the Civil Engineering market revenue.


Civil Engineering Market Segment Insights


Civil Engineering Service Types Insights


The Civil Engineering segmentation, based on services type, Planning & design, Construction, and maintenance. The planning and design service category is expected to develop the fastest over the projection period due to the presence of many well-established civil engineering organizations in the market in respect to the civil engineering market revenue. Planning and design are critical components of any construction project because they enable the effective integration of the design and construction processes. Companies are increasingly focused on green construction materials as the importance of eco-friendly products and energy efficiency grows. New sustainable building materials, such as cross-laminated timber, are increasing popularity among both homeowners and developers. Because of its lightweight and low-cost qualities, CLT has grown in favor. In the future years, it is expected to transform the construction industry.


February 2022: Tetra Tech Completes Acquisition of Professional Services Firm RPS Group. Tetra Tech, Inc., a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services, its offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of RPS Group through a United Kingdom (UK) court-approved scheme of arrangement has become effective and the transaction has closed.


June 2021: Saint-Gobain took over Vi-Lux Building Products, a manufacturer of cellular polyvinyl chloride molding and trim enterprises. Through this acquisition, the company aimed to expand its portfolio of standard and forte millwork and trim products, enabling flexibility to fulfill the needs of every consumer. Additionally, integration of Saint-Gobain's sales network and market reach within Vi-Lux's production as well as design abilities is expected to make a perfect combination.


Civil Engineering Application Insights


The Civil Engineering market data has been bifurcated by Application into Industrial Real Estate & Infrastructure. In the Civil engineering market in 2021, the Real-estate sector had the biggest revenue share and is projected to have significant market growth for civil engineering throughout the forecast period. Rising buying power and consumer confidence are driving the recovery in housing development, which includes both new and renovated homes. This is likely to boost the total market for civil engineering. The infrastructure segment is estimated to develop the fastest throughout the predicted period. Increasing government and private investments in the construction of infrastructure projects such as railroads, roads, airports, and canals are expected to drive segment expansion throughout the forecast period. Furthermore, a growing interest in the design and development of flexible infrastructure is likely to boost the segment's expansion. Hence rising application into Industrial, Real Estate, Infrastructure implants for Civil Engineering positively impacts the market growth.


Jan 2023: Fluor Joint Venture Selected for A27 HHZ Everdingen-Hooipolder Roadway Project in the Netherlands, signed the contract with the Ministry of Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) to perform design, construction, and maintenance services for the A27 motorway project from Everdingen to Hooipolder in the Netherlands. Fluor will book its share of the $436 million (€414 million) contracts in the first quarter of 2023.This development has further broadened the growth opportunity for the Civil Engineering industry in North America.


Nov 2022: AECOM-led joint venture to provide program management support for the California High-Speed Rail program.


Figure 2:  Civil Engineering Market, by Component, 2021 & 2030 (USD Billion)
Civil Engineering Market, by Component, 2021 & 2030
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Additionally, the market players involved in the engineering, design, and construction of industrial facilities provide a wide range of development and maintenance services to manufacturing companies, the oil and gas industry, energy & power, aviation, and several other industries, thereby driving the industry growth for civil engineering construction market over the forecast period.


Civil Engineering Consumer Group Insights


Based on Consumer group, the Civil Engineering industry has been segmented into government and private group. the government clients segment dominated the market, contributing for more than 41.2% of the worldwide civil engineering industry share. Favorable government policies for the construction of railroads and road infrastructure, as well as the restoration and maintenance of public infrastructure facilities, are expected to assist segment growth. 


The fastest growing segment in the Civil Engineering industry is Private sector. Civil engineering scope in consumer group are also widely used by the private sector, which includes building firms, and real estate developers. The greater investment by private enterprises in building activities such as housing projects, the development of healthcare centers, and the construction of new schools indicates a rise in demand for civil engineering services from private sector.


Major infrastructure projects require a combination of public and private money. The combined initiatives between public and private firms encourage the private sector to invest in large-scale infrastructure projects. As a result, it is likely to drive civil engineering market demand over the forecast year.


Civil Engineering Regional Insights


By Region, the study segments the market into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. North America Civil Engineering market accounted for USD 1643.32 billion in   2021 and is expected to exhibit an 5.2% CAGR during the study period. Increasing investments in infrastructure and construction projects by major market players, as well as economic growth in the United States, are among the primary reasons driving corporate expansion. Furthermore, the continual construction of sewerage networks throughout major North American urban centers will accelerate the market landscape even further.


Further, the major countries studied are: The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 3:  CIVIL ENGINEERING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2021 (%)
CIVIL ENGINEERING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2021
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Civil Engineering market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the rising demand for faster, smarter, and affordable building process in the developed countries such as Germany, France, and the U.K. is witnessing high growth rates. Europe is projected to observe significant amount of growth in the civil engineering market due to the strict VOC emission rules during construction are expected to boost demand for precast/prefabricated building products in Europe. Over the forecast period, the introduction of new materials, such as construction additives and eco-friendly building materials, is likely to generate profitable prospects for market participants in the civil engineering uses sector. Further, the Germany Civil Engineering market held the largest market share, and the UK Civil Engineering market was the fastest growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Civil Engineering Market led the market and accounted for more than 23% of worldwide revenue in 2022 because of the availability of low-cost labor in markets like as China, India, and others. Due to increased demand for industrial and commercial development, the regional market will expand further at a stable growth rate of the civil engineering sector throughout the projection period. Moreover, China Civil Engineering market held the largest market share, and the India Civil Engineering market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


For instance, India Civil Engineering market expected to grow very rapidly. The construction industry's recovery, as well as growing increasing consumer disposable income levels in, are fueling the rise of the Civil Engineering industry in India. China is expected to emerge as the region's market leader however, nations such as India, Australia, Indonesia, and Thailand are expected to provide fresh construction and refurbishment projects. Hence, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to register the highest growth rate over the forecast period from 2022–2030.


Civil Engineering Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are well-equipped with cutting-edge technologies and machinery to provide technical solutions, which need a significant initial investment. However, increased demand for creative solutions is projected to bring up new market entry opportunities. Due to the capital-intensive structure of the business, market participants are projected to face a low danger of new entrants.


One of the primary business strategies adopted by manufacturers in the Civil Engineering industry to benefit clients and expand the Civil Engineering market sector and reduce operating costs. In recent years, Civil Engineering have provided some of the most significant benefits.


Amec Foster Wheeler plc, SNC-Lavalin, AECOM, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG are among the industry's leading companies. The participants are primarily concerned with developing enhanced technologies such as equipment and materials for the construction of sustainable buildings. Most businesses also prioritize lowering operational expenses, improving building quality, and increasing production efficiency. Furthermore, huge expenditures in R&D for creating energy and cost-efficient designs provide organizations a competitive advantage over one another.


Key Companies in the Civil Engineering market include.



  • AECOM (US)

  • SNC-Lavalin (Canada Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (US)

  • Fluor Corporation (US)

  • Stantec Inc. (Canada)

  • Amec Foster Wheeler plc (UK)

  • United States Army Corps of Engineers (US)

  • Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG (UAE)

  • HDR Inc. (US)

  • Tetra Tech Inc. (US) among others


Civil Engineering Industry Developments


June 2022: SNC-Lavalin acquires UK process engineering specialist Flex Process. A leading process engineering, safety and digital simulation company which specialises in the support and transformation of process plants across a wide range of power and industrial sectors.


Jan 2022: SNC-Lavalin launches DecarbonomicsTM, a data-driven solution to accelerate journey to net zero, a data-driven solution to decarbonize the built environment in a cost-effective way and accelerate the journey to net zero.


May 2019: Tetra Tech, Inc. TTEK announced that it accomplished the acquisition of Axiom Data Science. This acquisition of Axiom will help Tetra Tech in improving its capabilities in progressive analytics for projects related to oceans and ecosystems which will permit the company to provide progressive climate data analytics explanations to its customers and support them in the decision-making process for developments related to climate variation.


Civil Engineering Market Segmentation


Civil Engineering Service Type Outlook



  • Planning and design

  • Construction

  • Maintenance


Civil Engineering Application type Outlook



  • Industrial

  • Real Estate

  • Infrastructure


Civil Engineering Customer Group Outlook



  • Government

  • Private


Civil Engineering Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America





Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2021 USD 4964.4 billion
Market Size 2022 USD 5222.6 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 7834.5 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.2% (2022-2030)
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2020
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Service, Application and Customer Group and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled AECOM (US), SNC-Lavalin (Canada Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (the US), Fluor Corporation (US), Stantec Inc. (Canada),  Amec Foster Wheeler plc (UK), United States Army Corps of Engineers (US), Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG (UAE), HDR Inc. (US), Tetra Tech Inc. (US)
Key Market Opportunities Technological advancements in construction.
Key Market Dynamics Stringent environmental regulations Rising population, urbanization, and increase in disposable income of consumers


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Civil Engineering market worth USD 7834.5 billion by 2030.

The U.S Civil Engineering market worth USD 1072.3 billion by 2030.

Civil Engineering market grows at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period.

North America region held the largest market share in the Civil Engineering market.

The companies such as AECOM (US), SNC-Lavalin (Canada Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (the US), Fluor Corporation (US), Stantec Inc. (Canada), are the key players in the Civil Engineering market.

The planning and design service category are the major type that led the Civil Engineering market.

Real Estate sector had the largest market share in the Civil Engineering market.