Surveying the options: Declining mining activity has constrained revenue growth

The Quantity Surveying Services industry provides a niche service in engineering consultancy. Industry companies provide procurement advice, cost planning and asset capitalisation (depreciation scheduling). The industry has faced a challenging operating environment over the past five years, with revenue expected to increase at an annualised 0.9% over the five years through 2018-19.Demand from a range of major downstream markets and the growing importance of industry services to client businesses have an influence on industry performance. Activity in the construction, mining and government sectors greatly affects requirements for quantity surveying more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Reduced actual capital expenditure on mining has constrained revenue growth
  • Profitability has grown due to favourable pricing as industry services have become more specialised
  • Increased demand for feasibility studies and cost planning will greatly benefit the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Companies operating in the Quantity Surveying Services industry provide a range of services, including procurement advice, cost planning, risk management and asset capitalisation (or depreciation scheduling). Quantity surveying has been an increasingly important specialty area in engineering consultancy, particularly for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. The industry has faced varying demand from downstream markets over the past five years, with increased capital expenditure in construction markets partially offsetting declining activity in the mining sector.Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to $2.5 billion. Act...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Quantity Surveying Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Quantity Surveying Services are:

  • Economies of scope
  • Having a good reputation
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from non-residential building construction and Capital expenditure by the public sector in the Quantity Surveying Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Quantity Surveying Services Industry?

    Quantity surveyors provide cost planning and commercial management of construction projects. This includes risk management and procurement advice.

    Industry Products
  • Cost planning and commercial management
  • Risk management
  • Procurement advice and assistance
  • Depreciation scheduling
  • Industry Activities
  • Cost planning services
  • Project estimate services
  • Commercial management services
  • Procurement advice services
  • Value engineering services
  • Risk management services
  • Depreciation scheduling services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Capital expenditure by the public sector
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining
  • Demand from heavy and civil engineering construction
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction

  • Current Performance
  • Industry demand drivers
  • Engineering consultancy
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand
  • Mixed market demand
  • Future PPP demand
  • Table: Quantity Surveying Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Quantity Surveying Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Road and Bridge Construction
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Institutional Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Legal Services

  • Products & Services
  • Cost planning and commercial management
  • Depreciation scheduling
  • Risk management
  • Procurement advice and assistance
  • Chart: Quantity Surveying Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Property developers
  • Public sector
  • Mining and energy firms
  • Utilities operators
  • Other sectors
  • Telecommunications operators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Quantity Surveying Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation, rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Quantity Surveying Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Quantity Surveying Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Jacobs Australia Holdings Company Pty Ltd, WorleyParsons Limited, Rider Levett Bucknall, Bechtel Australia Proprietary Limited,
  • Table: Jacobs Australia Holdings Company Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: WorleyParsons Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Rider Levett Bucknall - financial performance
  • Table: Bechtel Australia Proprietary Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Quantity Surveying Services 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 Quantity Surveying Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Engineering, Procurement And Construction (Epc)
  • EPC is a common contracting arrangement for construction projects. Engineering consultancy companies are often referred to as EPC companies.
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • PPPs are the provision of a government service that is operated in a partnership with the private sector.
  • Tender
  • Also referred to as bidding, this involves presenting an offer to a client to enter into a contract, generally as part of an overall request for tender to supply services.
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