The report forecasts the global construction estimation software market to grow at a CAGR of 10.16% during the period 2016-2020.
One of latest trends in the market is increase in real estate developments. Increasing real estate investments in APAC are expected to boost real estate activities in the region. Real estate investments lead to planned projects that require cost estimation, which in turn, stimulates higher adoption and use of construction estimation software. Real estate investments are expected to grow during the forecast period because of low interest rates and strengthening global economic environment, coupled with direct real estate investments from institutional investors.
According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is increased investments in infrastructure development. The increased investment in infrastructure development across APAC, the Americas, and Europe is likely to affect the growth of the construction tractors market during the forecast period. It is expected that infrastructure spending in APAC will reach $5.36 trillion a year by 2025, representing 60% of the world's total infrastructure. APAC will require $15 trillion-$20 trillion in terms of infrastructure investment by 2030. A number of public private partnership (PPP) projects in APAC are in the pipeline. The major countries for private participation in infrastructure (PPI) projects in APAC in 2014 were China and India.
Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is interoperability issues. The presence of several construction management software vendors has given rise to compatibility and interoperability issues. Most vendors develop the essential components required to set up construction estimation software. However, when various construction estimation software with different features are purchased from different vendors and installed, there is a high probability of incompatibility among the software.