NCE's annual Contractors File is the UK's most comprehensive survey of what is happening in civil engineering contracting. It has been compiled with the help of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association using data supplied in response to a detailed questionnaire. This year's listing contains details on 125 of Britain's leading contractors as well as more than 100 specialists.
Revealed is what they do, where they work, who is in charge and how much money they bring in. The accompanying rankings show how well the big names are doing in key sectors and who are the up-and-coming companies.
Key to listings UK areas of work CI Channel ands EA East nglia EM East Midlands L London NE Northern ngland NI Northern land NW North West England S Scotland SE South st SW South West W Wales WM West Midlands YH Yorkshire Humberside Countries of work An Antarctica As Austria Au Australia Ba Bangladesh Br Brazil Bu Bulgaria Bw Botswana C China Ca Canada CIS CIS Cr Caribbean Cy Cyprus D Denmark E Eire EA East rica Eg Egypt Fa Falkland ands Gh Ghana Gi Gibraltar Gr Greece Hk Hong ong Ho Holland In India I Indonesia It Italy Jo Jordan Ka Kazakstan M Malaysia Me Mexico No Norway P Portugal Ph Philippines PNG Papua New Guinea Ro Romania SAF South Africa Si Singapore SK South orea Su Surinam Sw Sweden Sz Switzerland TH Thailand Tu Turkey UAE UAE US USA V Vietnam WCA West Coast Africa Types of work:main contractors Ai Airports B Buildings C Coastal/fl ood defences/irrigation D Dams/reservoirs Df Defence G Geotechnical M Manufacturing PH Ports & harbours P Power/energy Ra Rail/rail dges Ro Roads/road bridges T Telecommunications Tu Tunnelling Wa Waste ndling/ treatment WW Water/wastewater Types of work:
specialist contractors A Access Ai Air lds AsR Asbestos emoval BJ Bridge king C Concrete D Demolition Dg Dredging Dr Drainage E Earthworks F Foundations Fe Fencing FS Fuel orage G Geotechnical J Jacking M Marine ME Mechanical electrical P Pipes/pipelines Pi Piling RR Repair refurbishment S Steelwork So Soil abilisation SR Surfacing/ roadwork SW Steelwork T Tunnelling Te Telecommunication TM Testing monitoring TrM Traffi c management TS Tree rgery TW Temporary orks U Underwater k WA Waterways WP Waterproofi ng WT Water reatment Information in the listings is based on the results of a questionnaire survey of firms conducted by NCE in June 2005. For the main and overseas listings, firms must be UK based and have a civil engineering turnover of at least £2M. For the specialist listings, fi rms must have completed work as a specialist or trade contractor on three civil engineering projects in the last 12 months.
Statistics are for UK company operations, at home and abroad.