Partner up: Public-private partnerships represent a growth opportunity for the industry

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 decline at an annualised 0.5% over the five years through 2017-18.The industry's performance depends on demand from a range of major downstream markets and the growing importance of industry services to client businesses. Activity in the construction, mining and government sectors heavily influences demand for industry services...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-0.5%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
12,260
Businesses
4,389

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Reduced actual capital expenditure on mining has caused industry revenue to fall
  • Industry profitability has increased slightly due to declining purchase costs
  • Increased demand for feasibility studies and cost planning will greatly benefit the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry has low capital intensity due to the work of a quantity surveyor being largely knowledge based and requiring little capital, apart from computer equipment and vehicles. In 2017-18, for every dollar spent on wages, the industry invests $0.04 in capital equipment. Capital intensity has increased slightly over the past five years due to investment in data storage, analysis and transmission technology. However, since most of the equipment is leased and the premises in which industry participants operate are often rented, the overall capital costs across the industry are generally low. Cap...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 Capital expenditure by the public sector and Demand from non-residential building construction 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
  • Capital expenditure by the public sector
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • 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
  • Infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand
  • Mixed market demand
  • Future public-private partnership (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
  • 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
    Bechtel Australia Proprietary Limited, Rider Levett Bucknall, Jacobs Australia Holdings Company Pty Ltd, WorleyParsons Limited,
  • Table: Bechtel Australia Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Rider Levett Bucknall - financial performance
  • Table: Jacobs Australia Holdings Company Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: WorleyParsons 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
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • 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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