The infrastructure industry represents the lifeblood of our built environment. Defined as "the physical components of interrelated systems providing commodities and services essential to enable, sustain, or enhance societal living conditions”, this vital sector is often overlooked by governments and councils, with many developing countries lacking the infrastructure to support long term economic growth.
Whilst investment in infrastructure can be costly, it is a necessary requirement of ensuring the wellbeing of the population and represents a significant return on investment, with 80% ROI recorded for road investment and 40% on electricity generation and telecommunications.
The 2016 Infrastructure Awards have been established to recognise and reward the firms operating in this industry which forms the backbone of our society. The awards consider businesses of all sizes and across all areas of the market, from IT suppliers to healthcare providers, financial services firms to road builders and everything in between.