Civil Engineering

Revenue growth in civil engineering

Revenue growth in civil engineering — which includes subsectors as varied as construction and materials, industrial machinery, and industrial transportation — was up 3.2 % compared with the same period in 2013. Net income margins rose to 7.3 % in the first half of 2014 from 6.9 % for all of 2013.

Industrial capacity in civil engineering

Industrial capacity in civil engineering stood at 78.9 % in October 2014. It marked the fifth consecutive year of gains, putting civil engineering companies in a position of being able to turn down less profitable projects.

E.U. outlook in civil engineering

Even in Europe, which has been wrestling with erratic economic growth, civil engineering companies are holding their own. The leading global civil engineering companies achieve impressive EBIT margins of 17.3% on average. And in China, the number of civil engineering firms has more than doubled since 2000.

Potential for civil enginering industry

Civil engineering industry has the potentiality to build a strong economy and so more multinational companies and engineers are showing interests to be involved with civil engineering industry. As societies continue to develop and become more technological advancement, demand of civil engineering activities is also increasing.

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Challenges in civil engineering

Many civil engineering companies lack a holistic view of all infrastructures, facility information and their inter-dependencies. Conflicting information stored in different systems results in wasted time trying to determine which version is correct, lower documents and plans availability, higher costs, slower decision making processes, and greater risks.

Proactive and timely civil engineering infrastructure is critical to maximizing ROI. However, industry analysts point out that “owners and operators of properties lose millions in top-line revenue and bottom-line profits because they cannot get critical facilities operational or renovated in a timely manner”.

In all engineering sectors, challenges regarding quality, safety and environment are critical due to:

  • Global supply and competition
  • Many participants involved in production processes and maintenance
  • More demanding customers in terms of costs, innovation and knowledge
  • Rising importance of equipment in civil engineering projects
  • To increase margins while complying with regulations, civil engineering projects are more complex, scattered and time-challenging.

    To assist them in daily tasks, project managers benefit from many levers, such as:

    Lascom PLM offers civil engineering software to assist companies in their projects. The platform coordinates many and scattered participants, accelerates project lifecycles, reduces risks attached to projects and ensure information consistency and traceability.

    Lascom PLM civil engineering software:

    • Provides a collaborative space for all participants. The repository stores all data, documents and product information to benefit from a “single version of the truth” and avoid information loss, duplication or mismatch.
    • Ensures workflow and approval process for all documentation.
    • Offers features to track, version and record documents
    • Provides reporting tools to benefit from an overview of the whole projects and be able to react to bottlenecks or slow downs.
    • Provides a user friendly interface to both occasional and daily users that may be on may scattered projects.
    • Invest on knowledge and feedbacks

    Lascom engineering software benefits

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