The world that we live in today has come a long way than where we had been a few decades ago. This is in part due to the rapid growth in technology and infrastructure. All the famous landmarks that we can see today were all built by construction companies using their modern techniques. Here, we have compiled a list of the top 10 best infrastructure companies in the world in 2018.
10. Royal BAM Group
Royal BAM Group is one of the major construction firms in Europea with its headquarters in Bunnik, Netherlands. It was started by a man named Adam Van der Wal in 1869. The term “BAM” stands for “Bataafsche Aanneming Maatschappij”. It undertakes an array of construction projects and employs close to 30,000 workers.
9. Bouygues Construction
Bouygues S.A. is another major industrial conglomerate in Europe with its headquarters in Paris, France. Francis Bouygues started it in 1989. Some 50,100 employees work in Bouygues construction business, but the total workforce of the entire organisation is around 120,000 people.
A.B. is yet another multinational development company based in Europe, with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Rudolf Fredrik started this company in 1887. It currently has an employee base of 43,000 with some of its major projects include Oresund Bridge, which connects Denmark and Sweden and the renovation of the headquarters of the UN.
Bechtel Corporation has its headquarters located in San Francisco, California and is the largest construction company in the United States. It was started by Warren A. Bechtel in 1898. It presently employs about 53,000 people. It has built the world-famous Hoover Dam and the Channel Tunnel.
Vinci S.A. is a French company with its headquarters in Rueil-Malmaison, France and was started in 1899 by Alexandre Giros and Louis Loucheur. It currently employs close to 190,000 people. It is the best infrastructure company in France. Some of its successful projects include the Stade de France and the entrance to the Louvre museum etc.
5. Laing O’Rourke
Laing O’Rourke is the largest construction company in the U.K. with its headquarters in Dartford, England. Ray O’Rourke started it in 1978. It acquired Laing construction in 2001 after which it was renamed as Laing O’Rourke. It has subdivided its global operations into two major regions like Europe and Australia. Around 16,000 people are part of this company. Some of its major projects include the Darwin Convention centre, Australia and the London Getaway port.
4. Kiewit Corporation
Kiewit Corporation is a private construction company located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. It was started in 1984 by Peter Kiewit. The employees are the shareholders in this company; hence in every country, there is a different head of operations. It has built the world’s largest geodesic dome at Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.
3. L&T Constructions
Larsen and Toubro Limited is an Indian conglomerate with its headquarters in Mumbai, India and is the number one construction company in India. It is also 3rd in the list of the best infrastructure companies around the world with an employee count of about 110,000. It has a presence in 30+ countries across five major continents.
2. China Railway Group
China Railway Group Limited is a Chinese construction company with its headquarters located in Beijing, China and is the largest construction company in the world regarding revenue growth. It is a major player in the Chinese construction market and does large infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia and Africa.
China State Construction Engineering Corporation is the best Infrastructure company in the world and is owned by the Chinese government with its headquarters in Beijing. It built a $3.4 billion casino called Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas and had other major projects to its name like the Great Mosque of Algiers and the Federation tower in Moscow.