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EBJ Vol XXVII No 11: Environmental Consulting & Engineering Industry Review & Outlook 2014-2015

EBJ's annual analysis of the environmental consulting & engineering industry details the $28.3 billion U.S. C&E industry in 2013. Market review and the EBJ dataset provides a market breakdown and forecast by client, media and service type and exhibits show geographic breakdowns and lists of top firms. EBJ expects growth of only 1-2% for 2014, and forecasts 3-4% for 2015. This is modest growth, but coming off a 1.5% contraction in 2013, it has to be seen in a positive light. C&E firms mostly maintained or increased their profitability in 2013 and M&A activity continues as the bar is raised on large firm competition, but clients are increasingly trying to push risk on to their contractors with mixed results. Features include an analysis of the UK market, EPC in wind & solar, and profiles of firms highlighting their strategy and market and management approach.

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EBJ Vol XXVII No 10: Environmental Contracting Services 2014

This edition of EBJ features sections on three segments of the industry: hazardous waste management, remediation construction and industrial services. These sectors-the "contracting" segments of the environmental industry-accounted for $24.6 billion in revenues in 2013, according to EBJ segmentation and analysis portrayed in charts and tables in this edition along with ranking of top companies in each segment. Both the $25-billion environmental contracting segments and the $28-billion environmental consulting & engineering industry benefit from the trends of a growing U.S. oil & gas industry and a corresponding expansion of industrial production, in addition to growth in development and construction. Forecasters who once anticipated a contraction in domestic services revenues in these categories now see a long tail of growth in virtually every sub-segment.

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EBJ Vol XXVII No 08 & 09: Environmental Industry Overview 2014

The U.S. environmental industry grew 0.7% in 2013, according to research and data compiled by Environmental Business International Inc., publisher of EBJ. The environmental industry’s total of $344.84 billion in revenues represents 2.81% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and EBI estimates environmental industry employment at 1.75 million in 2013. EBJ’s annual industry overview presents statistical summaries of the industry in multiple charts with revenues, growth, employment, number of companies, forecast and revenue breakdowns by client and type of project (see list of exhibits below). This 40-page edition features sections on three segments of the industry: labs, solid waste and resource recovery and a feature article on M&A activity from mega-deals to mid-sized acquirers and a comprehensive table of notable deals in 2014 thus far.

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EBJ Vol XXVII No 06 & 07: Global Environmental Markets

EBJ's analysis of the global environmental market in 2014 includes a full quantification of the $1-trillion global environmental market by region and by 14 segments, with forecasted growth for 2014. Regional reviews feature interviews with leading business development executives of leading global environmental consulting & engineering firms including CH2M HILL, AECOM, ARCADIS, AMEC, SLR, Antea, CDM Smith, Tetra Tech, WSP and others. Features and trends analysis looks at resource markets, infrastructure, merger & acquisition activity and regional strategies for market entry and market-share gain.

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EBJ Vol XXVII No 04 & 05: Natural Resources Management 2014

EBJ provides a comprehensive analysis of the Natural Resources Management segment of the U.S. Environmental Consulting & Engineering industry in this special 36-page edition. A market and trend overview characterizes the $2.4-billion U.S. market for NRM services as relatively stable in spite of concerns over federal spending, with a number of disctinct opportunities, mostly around the regulatory compliance needs of private project developers, whether in oil and gas production, power, linear development (pipelines and transmission lines), and coastal zone and other property development. The overview includes market breakdowns by client, historical growth figures and forecast, and survey results that shed light on types of ecosystems, drivers, outsourcing, typical project sizes by stages, and client buyer dynamics.

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EBJ Vol XXVII No 03: Environmental Industry Outlook 2014 and EBJ Annual Snapshot Survey

EBJ provides data on 2013 growth rates in environmental service segments and a forecast for 2014-2015 based on a comprehensive survey of 130 environmental industry executives. EBJ 2014 Snapshot Survey respondents expect their growth in 2014 to be almost 2 percentage points higher than in a fairly slow 2013. Overall the Market Outlook sees continued concern in federal markets and some comeback in state & municipal markets but generally slow government growth; Private markets look considerably better led by oil & gas, some resourcing in manufacturing, and the long anticipated return of growth in construction.

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