Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Site Preparation Services industry is one of the largest of the special construction services industries, as site preparation work is integral in the early stages of most construction and mining projects. The majority of contractors supply heavy construction equipment (excluding cranes) with operators, but the larger firms typically take full responsibility for site preparation work on building projects, roads, infrastructure and mining developments. Services include earthmoving, excavation, demolition of buildings and structures, ground dewatering, land clearing, levelling and grading, removal of overburden, trench digging, foundation drilling and shaft drilling.
The industry is expected to generate revenue of $24 billion in 2012-13, down 3.0%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The industry is considered to have a high level of capital intensity by comparison with the general economy and extremely high by comparison with most special construction trades. The industry uses a wide range of highly expensive construction vehicles such as: bobcats, backhoes, conventional dozers, graders, excavators and traxcavators, front-end loaders, scrapers, skid steer loaders, heavy rollers, and conventional tip trucks for the cartage of refuse or landfill.
An industry's labour cost to depreciation ratio is indicative of its relative labour/capital intensity as it indicates the share of industry revenue absorbed by each type of input to construction... purchase to read more