Operators in the Test Drilling and Boring industry drill into the ground to test the attributes of the soil, measure ground heat, test for water reserves, monitor the build-up of gas under reclaimed land and sample for minerals. These services are typically required to ensure the safety of the works on both brownfield and greenfield sites, as well as various industrial sites, before construction work can begin. The industry is one of the smallest in the construction sector and its performance fluctuates widely due to the influence of investment conditions in several key markets.
This industry includes firms engaged in test drilling, boring and core sampling. It excludes water well drilling and drilling activities in the mining, oil and gas industries. Most firms operate as subcontractors for builders, engineers and local councils on building and development projects, or for geophysical surveying and mapping applications.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.