Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Sewer and Pipeline Rehabilitation industry's performance is directly tied to government investment and the residential construction market. While these drivers were volatile during the recession, both are anticipated to improve over the next five years, spurring demand and revenue growth. Furthermore, lower interest rates will allow industry players to bid for more projects, enabling them to finance activities before the contracted money reaches the firms.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Capital intensity for the Sewer and Pipeline Rehabilitation industry is low but relatively high for an industry in the construction sector. On average, firms spend $0.10 on capital investment for every $1.00 spent on labor costs, reflecting the high-skill and high-wage nature of the industry. The need for skilled employees who can implement trenchless technologies increases operators' reliance on labor. Operators spend about 37.0% of revenue on total labor costs, including in-house employees (22.0% of revenue) and subcontracted labor (15.0%).
In the five years to 2013, wages have been in line with employment... purchase to read more