The market for international contractors has been undergoing stresses over the past four years, starting with a drop in commodity metals prices, which curbed the mining sector, closely followed by the collapse in oil prices. International contractors also have had to contend with national political and financial upheavals.
The uncertainties in the international construction market can be seen in the results of the ENR Top 250 International Contractors survey. This list ranks firms based on contracting revenue from projects outside of their home countries, measuring their presence in international commerce. ENR’s Top 250 Global Contractors list also ranks contractors based on total worldwide contracting revenue, regardless of project locations.