World’s Top 10 Construction Companies

Laing O’Rourke

The British-based company is new compared to some of its competitors companies, but has enlarged rapidly on many prestigious projects in the last 10 years, including Ascot Racecourse and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. All over the world it is recently involved in the enormous Al Raha beach development in Abu Dhabi.

Royal BAM Group

The company was first build in Holland. The company built the very well known Ajax football club’s Amsterdam Arena in its inhabitant land Netherlands in 1996.Bataafsche Aanneming Maatschappil, from which the company shortened its name as Batavian Construction Company for Construction and Concrete Projects. Around 27,000 people work for the group.


This company sets its roots in Nebraska is an exceptional company in this list because it is owned by its employees, meaning almost all its projects are staffed by shareholders. The company was ranked third in Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 Contractors of 2013.

Bouygues Construction

This France-based company engaged more than 130,000 people in 80 different countries. In the mid 1990s it extended into telecoms, which became another key profits stream. Its secondary, Colas Group, specialises in road construction and rail track construction.

Balfour Beatty

This global company was founded in 1909 by George Balfour and Andrew Beatty. Headquartered in London, the company is presently an essential part of the Crossrail project in the UK capital. It operates in more than 80 countries oversees and employs some 40,000 people.


A Sweden based global company which handles housing, industrial, residential and infrastructure sectors. In the US, the company is known for building the home of NFL’s New York Jets and Giants the Meadowland Sports Complex. It hires more than 50,000 people.

World’s Top 10 Construction Companies


A Germany based company which operates in the US through its Turner subsidiary focuses on infrastructural projects recruits around 50,000 people and celebrated its 140th centenary in the current year. Spanish contractor Grupo ACS holds a majority stake in the company of 50.16 percent since 2011.


The biggest US contractor has worked on many prestigious projects like Hoover Dam completed back in 1936, The Trans-Alaska Pipeline system in the ‘1970s and more recently the ‘Big Dig’ Central Artery project completed in 2007.The company recruits more than 53,000 people around the world.

Grupo ACS

This Spanish contractor was founded in 1997 through the unification of other construction companies. It matured grown through many high status purchases including that of Hotchief. The company has worked on the Alqueva Dam in Portugal a Torre de Ristal and Torre Espacio skyscrapers in its native country.


The 115 year- old French giant reports the biggest profits of any privately-owned construction company in the world, a place it has achieved through smart purchase and successful delivery of high-status, a extensive infrastructure projects such as the Gariep Dam in South Africa, completed in 1971 and the Stade de France. The arena was built for the 1998 football World Cup, and now serves as France’s national Stadium. Operating oversees, the groups employs more than 183,000 people according to the last available figures (from 2011).The group is presently working on the €440 million express-lane highway system in Atlanta, Georgia and the Wheatstone Liquefied Natural Gas Project in Australia.