The higher the transport coefficient for certain traffic flows is, the greater the economic influence in the region. Transport infrastructure often brings other positive effects with it such as regional cohesion and the development of prosperity axes. Austria's companies from the civil engineering and transport infrastructure offer a broad range of services: from consulting, planning and coordination to professional implementation and completion.
- Bridge and elevated road construction
- Tunnel construction
- Pipeline and sewer system construction
- Road construction
- Track work
- Hydraulic construction
- Special construction and other civil engineering
Austrian companies have internationally recognised expertise, above all in special civil engineering projects (road construction, bridge construction, cavity and tunnel construction), in smart and/or high-quality building materials and materials, in products such as pipes, draining, infiltration ditches, etc. but also in special machines and vehicles.
Austria is a country of mountains and the construction of routes under difficult conditions therefore has a long tradition. The experience of generations has recently been supplemented by the trend towards digitalisation in construction. Austrian traffic telematics and control systems to count traffic and optimise flows of traffic are in international demand.
Specialist training is very important in the civil engineering and transport infrastructure sector. For good specialist workers are one of the most important parts of a construction company's potential.
In the Austrian construction sector, various types of training are offered, from apprenticeship professions such as bricklayer or formwork builder, the vocational college (HTL) and the master builder to a degree course at universities of applied sciences or universities. With its well-qualified staff, the Austrian construction industry is competitive at international level.
Austrian companies are familiar with one problem of the industry and have solutions for it: roads, bridges, tunnels frequently have to run through green or conservation areas in order to link regions with one another. Clever planning takes negative effects into account and minimises them through protective measures. With careful handling, environmental protection can be taken into account in the production and/or construction of buildings, for instance, through the conscious selection of the building materials, in disposal, in the use of low-emission construction machines and finally in the sustainable, efficient consumption of energy by buildings. International customers benefit from the many years of experience of Austrian companies in these fields.
Safety and responsibility
Safety on building sites and healthy workplaces protect employees and save costs. Occupational safety is therefore particularly important in the construction industry. For Austrian companies, occupational safety is part of integrated management systems. Safety and protective measures are set out in standards, regulations and guidelines. In addition, companies have certifications (ISO) or seals of quality.
Especially building contractors with constantly changing building sites are particularly required to assume responsibility towards the different stakeholders. A large number of major companies have already integrated the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in their management.
Topics of the future are an increased mobility and traffic volume, the optimisation of traffic flows and autonomous driving by means of information and communication technology (ICT). Intermodal traffic solutions and work on the delicate balance between the economy and ecosystems are becoming ever more important.