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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Sep 2007  
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GLOSSARY

Bridges


Includes those for the support of roads, railways, causeways and elevated highways.


Electricity generation, transmission and distribution


Includes power stations; substations; hydro-electric generating plants; associated work i.e. towers; chimneys; transmission and distribution lines.


Harbours


Includes boat and yacht basins; breakwaters; retaining walls; docks and piers; terminals; wharves; dredging works; marinas.


Heavy industry


This category is the total of ‘Oil, gas, coal and other minerals’ and ‘Other heavy industry’.


Oil, gas, coal and other minerals


Includes construction of production, storage and distribution facilities; refineries; pumping stations; construction of mines.


Other heavy industry


Includes construction of chemical plants; blast furnaces; steel mills; other industrial processing plants; ovens.


Pipelines


Includes oil and gas pipelines; urban supply mains for gas; pipelines for refined petroleum products, chemicals, foodstuffs, etc.


Railways


Includes tracklaying; overhead power lines and signals; platforms; tramways; tunnels for underground railways; fuel hoppers.


Recreation


Includes golf courses; playing fields; racecourses; stadiums; swimming pools; landscaping; park construction.


Roads, highways and subdivisions


Includes parking areas; cycle paths; airport runways; pedestrian and vehicle overpasses; traffic lights; roundabouts; associated road drainage works; street and highway lighting; road resurfacing, kerbing and guttering, road tunnels.


Sewerage and drainage


Includes sanitary and storm sewers; sewage treatment plants; stormwater drains; drainage systems.


Telecommunications


Includes mobile phone, radio, television, microwave and radar transmission towers; telephone lines and underground cables; coaxial cables.


Value of work commenced


A project is regarded as having commenced when the site works begin, with the following exceptions:

  • Some public sector authorities are unable to report on this basis. In such cases, the authorities report the value of their annual works budget in September quarter each year.
  • For very large projects, where a significant amount of work is done off-site, the project may be commenced before the site works begin.

Value of work done


The value of work done for the private sector consists of the value of work done on prime contracts, plus speculative contracts, plus work done on own account. The value of work done for the public sector is the work done by the organisation’s own workforce and subcontractors.


Value of work yet to be done


The value of outstanding work for the project at the end of the period. Rise and fall and other cost variations can lead to increases or decreases in the value of work yet to be done.


Water storage and supply


Includes dams; weirs; reservoirs; embankments for water diversion; water pipelines; mains and treatment plants; flood prevention and erosion; aqueducts; water conduits; systems conveying water to residences, commercial and industrial establishments.


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