Well-developed infrastructure is a cornerstone for growth in every economy. It helps to create the right environment for governments and industry players to generate output that will lead to strong growth in GDP, and development of the economy during the different stages in the process of moving from developing to developed economic status. Whilst the huge investment in China's infrastructure is well documented and understood, there are many regions that still have much to do to improve the infrastructure within country and across their regions and sub-regions. India, Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Latin America are all regions that have ambitious plans for the continual improvement in infrastructure. Add to this the rapid urbanisation and transition to modern technology within the building materials segment, in developing economies on 5 continents and it becomes apparent that the construction industry can anticipate strong revenue streams going forward.