Shaky foundations: Despite new opportunities emerging, industry conditions remain unstable

The services provided by the Demolition and Site Preparation industry are required as part of the pre-construction phase of most real estate or civil engineering developments. Demolition, site preparation, and land investigation specialists are contracted to clear brownfield land or a would-be development site of dilapidated structures, and to de-risk and remediate land so that it is suitable for construction. Industry output correlates with public or private investment in new construction activity.Revenue is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 14.1% over the five years through 2018, including growth of 7.7% in the current year, to reach €323.9 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Site preparation contractors have benefited from an influx of tender opportunities
  • Operators have prioritised waste prevention and competent waste management protocol
  • A policy of demolishing unviable housing stock could prove lucrative for industry operators
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Demolition and Site Preparation industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Over the decade through 2023, industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to Irish GDP, is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 11%. In comparison, the Irish economy is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.6% over the same period. While this indicates that demolition and site preparation activity will account for an increasing share of the overall Irish economy, other factors suggest that the industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle.The market for demolition and site preparation services is saturated, given that industry growth can only be achieved by an overall increase in demand. Des...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Demolition & Site Preparation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Demolition & Site Preparation Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business sentiment index and ECB Marginal Lending Rate in the Demolition & Site Preparation industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Demolition & Site Preparation in Ireland Industry?

    Contractors in this industry prepare a site for subsequent construction activities. This may include building and structure demolition, site investigation, and land excavation. This industry also includes test drilling and core sampling services.

    Industry Products
  • Site preparation
  • Demolition
  • Site investigation
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Demolishing buildings and structures
  • Stripping out building and structure interiors
  • Decommissioning nuclear power facilities
  • Digging trenches for irrigation and conduits for transmission
  • Draining agricultural or forestry land
  • Removing and disposing of reclaimed materials
  • Test drilling and core sampling
  • Ground and mineral exploration
  • Site investigation for water and gases on reclaimed land
  • Clearing building and construction sites
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business sentiment index
  • ECB Marginal Lending Rate
  • House price index
  • Housing starts

  • Current Performance
    Lingering volatilityCorporate responsibility
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Urban developmentPotential threats
  • Table: Demolition & Site Preparation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Demolition & Site Preparation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Building Project Development in Ireland
  • Road & Railway Construction in Ireland
  • Consultant Engineering Services in Ireland
  • Technical Testing & Analysis in Ireland
  • Building Construction in Ireland
  • Utility Project Construction in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing in Ireland
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Explosives Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents in Ireland
  • Machinery Repair & Maintenance in Ireland
  • Mining, Construction & Civil Engineering Machinery Wholesaling in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Site preparation
  • Demolition
  • Site investigation
  • Other services
  • Chart: Demolition & Site Preparation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Property developers
  • Central government
  • Private entities
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Demolition & Site Preparation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Subcontractors
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and equipment rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Demolition & Site Preparation

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Demolition & Site Preparation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Demolition & Site Preparation 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 Demolition & Site Preparation Industry
  • 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
    Brownfield Land
  • A term used in urban planning to describe previously developed land that is not currency in use, whether contaminated or not.
  • Greenfield Land
  • A term used to describe undeveloped land, either used for agriculture or landscape design, that is considered for urban development.
  • Landfill
  • A site for the disposal of waste materials by burial.
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