Construction and Transportation

The construction and transport industries face unique business and operational challenges.

We focus on the issues that matter to businesses and their clients. We work with transport and logistics operators in road, rail, aviation and maritime transportation, as well as related services. We use our considerable knowledge of the sector to deliver solutions that reduce costs and increase efficiency.

We are also trusted advisers to governments, helping to formulate and implement policies – most notably in the areas of privatisation and deregulation.

Many businesses in this sector are focused on achieving the right balance between sustainable cost reduction and delivering on the business plan. Issues of major interest to the industry include: difficulties in accessing new funds, satisfactorily refinancing debt, the implications of a sub-investment grade rating, significant share-price falls, access to vendor funding, the viability of equity raisings and attracting funding from sovereign and superannuation funds.

Similarly, maximising shareholder value through separating business units or through the sale of inessential assets is also a key concern for many entities. 

PwC can:

  • boost the speed and quality of business improvement programs
  • show how adjustments to the business culture can stimulate growth
  • improve the supply chain to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.
  • How can we achieve the best funding outcomes?
  • What alternative funding sources are there?
  • What tax efficiencies can be introduced in the business?
  • Has every accounting option been explored?
  • What does an effective cost-reduction program look like?

Creating value for your business

Engineering and construction

The engineering and construction industry literally shapes our world. With this kind of impact, engineering and construction organisations bear a heavy responsibility and are faced with some unique business challenges.

Whether they focus their energies in the public or private sector, they have to successfully respond to:

  • rapidly advancing technology
  • demands for lower prices and shorter completion times
  • increased competition, including from niche players
  • increased pressure on public spending
  • new forms of procurement driven by higher customer expectations

In addition to these challenges, engineering and construction companies must continue to meet strict compliance, regulatory and tax requirements, while maintaining high standards in environmental management.

With considerable insight into the engineering and construction industry’s fundamental financial, strategic and operational issues, we provide customised services to meet industry needs through our property group.

Property and construction

The interface between the public and private property and construction sectors is an area of great opportunity and innovation. It is now recognised just how much can be achieved with private finance in the property and construction sector – but this recognition comes with its own challenges.

Construction and property companies must meet strict compliance, regulatory and tax requirements while maintaining high standards in environmental management.

Whether focused on the private or public sector, property and construction organisations are faced with unique business and operational challenges. We use our extensive experience in the sector to help our clients overcome these challenges and continue to grow.

Transportation and logistics

Congestion and inefficiencies in our transport systems are increasingly compromising the productivity of the Australian economy and the quality of life of our citizens. Operators are especially concerned with value for money and customer focus. There is a growing need for innovative solutions that address the institutional, infrastructure, operational and financial constraints facing the sector.

We have a global team of over a thousand transportation and logistics specialists, working across all sectors including rail, bus, maritime, aviation, ports, active modes and passenger and freight transport.

We put our substantial experience and knowledge to work for our clients, delivering solutions that improve infrastructure, transport services and financial performance for government and commercial transport operators.