Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Geosynthetics installation involves the installation of synthetic materials as part of civil engineering and infrastructure projects. These materials are artificially created and their lightweight and durable characteristics allow them to be used in a variety of functions, such as for material separation, structure reinforcement, fluid separation, fluid drainage and fluid containment. Most of these functions are used in public and private infrastructure construction and waste and water management across agriculture, mining and related industries.
Over the past five years, the Geosynthetics Installation industry has faced a moderate level of volatility due to the global financial crisis... purchase to read more
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The industry has a particularly low degree of capital intensity of production as the principal value added is derived from the provision of labour services in the installation of geosynthetic products. The skill input required on most installation projects is fairly limited, mainly comprising formal certification for welding geosynthetics and construction/erection knowledge of reading plans and working with large scale and variable topographic features (e.g. steep inclines, large expanse water courses).
Labour expenses represent a substantial share of the industry's cost structure, while capital equipment requirements are limited, mainly involving lifting and earthmoving equipment, which may be leased on a project by project basis... purchase to read more