As the resource sector boom fades, road and rail construction along with areas of commercial building such as retail, healthcare and accommodation facilities appear to be the best areas of opportunity for engineers throughout Australia.

On an aggregate basis, the overall dollar value of construction work done on building and engineering projects throughout Australia is expected to decline by almost 10 per cent from an estimated $212.015 billion in 2015/16 to bottom out at $191.444 billion by 2019/20 as work continues to fall back in…