EBJ Vol XXIX No 11 & 12: Environmental Consulting & Engineering Industry Review & Outlook 2016-2017


EBJ's annual analysis of the environmental consulting & engineering industry details a full statistical account of the $30 billion U.S. C&E industry in 2015 and 2016, with final figures for 2015 and an updated forecast for 2017-18. A market overview and the accompanying EBJ dataset in Excel format provides a market breakdown and forecast by client, media and service type and exhibits show geographic breakdowns and lists of top firms. After 2-3% growth in 2015 and 2015, and forecasts 3-3.5% for 2016 and 2017.

Exhibits and data included in and with this issue are:

  • U.S. Environmental Consulting & Engineering Industry 2004-16
  • Revenue Performance of U.S. Environmental Consulting & Engineering Firms by Size in 2013-2015 ($mil)
  • Revenue Performance of U.S. Environmental C&E Firms, 2009-2015
  • Consolidation of U.S. C&E Industry 1990-2015
  • Annual Size and Growth of U.S. C&E Industry: 1994-2016
  • Marketshare of Top U.S. C&E Firms by Size Category: 2000-2015
  • Share of International Revenues Derived by U.S. C&E Firms
  • Share of Top 10 U.S. Environmental C&E Firms, 1995-2015
  • Ranking of Environmental Industry Client Sectors in 2013-16
  • Top 50 U.S. Environmental C&E Firms in 2015
  • Engineering/Consulting Firm Internal Growth: Median vs. Weighted Average
  • Steady Growth in Profitability in Engineering/Consulting Firms
  • Beat & Worst Sector Outlook from EFCG Annual Surveys 2012-2016
  • U.S. Renewable Energy Consulting & Engineering (C&E) and Engineering Construction (EC)/PM/Installation
  • Percentage of Firms Doing Acquisitions, 2002-2017

Table of Contents

01.C&E Overview: EBJ's overview and forecast for the $29.5-billion U.S. environmental consulting & engineering industry shows 2-3% growth in 2015 and 2016, with larger companies lagging in growth, but still consolidating by acquisition.pg 1-5

02.EFCG survey data shows growth and profits pointing in the right direction.pg 6-7

03.Profiles and Q&As: CDM Smith focuses on tried formula of innovation and customer service; Willdan blossoms in energy efficiency; Huntingdon Ingalls launches SN3 to lead in nuclear services; ATC steps back in: acquires three firms in 2016; EcoAnalysts strengthens niche leadership with first acquisition.pg 8-15

04.Feature: Electric power sector drives growth for environmental consultants in 2015 and 2016 with coal-to-gas shift, renewable energy, coal combustion residuals and other drivers; Brattle Group, Burns & McDonnell, Ecology & Environment, ERM, ICF, TRC and Fluor all benefit from growing business in power.pg 16-32

05.Advisor Steve Gido shares M&A takeaways from 2016; EFCG weighs in on Stantec-MWH deal; Recent financial results show mixed performance of top tier firms.pg 33-37

06.Environment Analyst shares global perspective on environmental consulting.pg 38-39



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