Growing on trees: Private investment in construction markets will aid industry growth

Due to growing recognition of climate change and environmental damage, environmental consulting has become a lucrative business. Operators in the Environmental Consulting industry in Canada assist other companies to reduce the damage caused by their operations to surrounding environments. Most notably, this includes the provision of environmental assessments, audits, natural resource and waste management, environmental policy development and assistance with licences and permits. Unfortunately for environmental consultants, revenue has been hampered during the latter half of the five-year period as low commodity prices deterred new investment among businesses in the oil and gas, mining and more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Low commodity prices will likely limit investment in industry markets such as mining and oil extraction
  • The industry’s single-largest source of revenue is the Canadian construction market
  • The value of construction is expected to increase, but will be dampened by high household debt
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the past decade, rising concerns over climate change and general environmental damage have improved demand for the Environmental Consulting industry in Canada. This demand includes the assessment and auditing of potential negative externalities stemming from construction, mining and other activities. Consultants also provide planning for site remediation and natural resource management for businesses seeking to better handle materials.Increasing environmental consciousness and improving business conditions have since helped the industry return to growth. Early during the current five-year period, demand from major industry markets increased as corporate profit recovered and, therefore, new investment in construction accelerated. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Environmental Consulting Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Environmental Consulting Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • Fast adjustments made to changing regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of nonresidential construction and Demand from mining in the Environmental Consulting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Environmental Consulting Industry?

    Operators in this industry provide advice to businesses and the federal government on environmental issues, such as the control of environmental contamination from pollutants, toxic substances and hazardous materials. Environmental consultants identify problems, measure and evaluate risks and recommend solutions. The industry employs a multidisciplined staff of scientists, engineers and other technicians.

    Industry Products
  • Environmental assessments and audits
  • Site remediation planning
  • Natural resource management
  • Waste management
  • Environmental policy development
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Natural resource management
  • Sanitation consulting
  • Site remediation consulting
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Demand from mining
  • World price of crude oil
  • Corporate profit
  • Government expenditure and investment
  • Value of residential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Environmental awareness
  • Recovery drives growth
  • Economic challenges persist
  • Regulatory changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Mixed construction markets
  • Regulation and perception
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Environmental Consulting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Environmental Consulting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining In Canada
  • Electric Power Transmission in Canada
  • Natural Gas Distribution in Canada
  • Construction In Canada
  • Waste Treatment & Disposal Services in Canada
  • Public Administration in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Database & Directory Publishing in Canada
  • Engineering Services in Canada
  • Geophysical Services in Canada
  • Laboratory Testing Services in Canada
  • Surveying & Mapping Services in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other services
  • Environmental assessments and audits
  • Site remediation planning
  • Natural resource management
  • Waste management
  • Environmental policy development
  • Chart: Environmental Consulting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Environmental regulation
  • Commodity prices
  • Consumer preferences and lobby groups
  • Business profit margins

  • Major Markets
  • Government
  • Construction companies
  • Power companies
  • Oil and gas companies
  • Mining companies
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Environmental Consulting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesMarketing and depreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Environmental Consulting

  • Basis of Competition
  • Reputation and quality
  • Breadth of services
  • Specialized services

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Environmental Consulting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Tetra Tech Inc., CH2M Hill, Stantec Inc., AECOM Technology Corporation,
  • Table: Tetra Tech Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: CH2M Hill - financial performance
  • Table: Stantec Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: AECOM Technology Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Environmental Consulting Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Environmental Consulting Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of nonresidential construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Due Diligence
  • Due diligence refers to the undertaking of an investigation prior to signing contracts.
  • Negative Externalities
  • Negative externalities are undesirable effects that occur during business. These effects are experienced by unrelated parties to the transaction.
  • Site Remediation
  • Site remediation refers to the removal of pollutants and other contamination from environmental mediums.
  • Solidification
  • The use of chemicals or other agents to create a solid object that will prevent other environments from interacting with the contaminated product.
  • Surfactant Enhanced Aquifer Remediation
  • Surface enhanced aquifer remediation refers to the injection of hydrocarbon mitigation agents to enhance desorption in soil or other materials.
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