Building Inspection Services Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

Share Article

Prices grew during the past three-year period as the construction sector managed strong growth, spurred on by a rise in business expansion activity. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the procurement of Building Inspection Services in its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

IBISWorld industry market research
Corporate profit will continue to rise at a steady pace along with sustained growth in the number of new businesses, thus supporting stronger price growth in the next three-year period.

The building inspection services market has a buyer power score of 2.4 out of 5, reflecting market conditions that are somewhat unfavorable for buyers. The low buyer power score is primarily a result of the turnaround in the economy, following the devastation of the recession. As the economy returned to growth, corporations experienced a return to higher profit margins, and entrepreneurs were more apt to enter the market. “In the three years to 2014, corporate profit has been rising, while the number of new business ventures rose during the same period,” says IBISWorld procurement analyst Kiera Outlaw. “Combined, these two factors are expected to support the building inspection service market's price growth during the three-year period, yielding an adverse impact on buyer power.”

In addition to broad economic factors, buyer power is also reduced by the low availability of substitutes; there are no direct substitutes for building inspection services. “In some situations, buyers may need to obtain a specialized inspection for particular aspects of a building, such as electrical wiring or plumbing,” adds Outlaw. However, specialized inspections are supplementary to building inspections and one cannot be substituted for the other.

With no viable substitutes for building inspection services, buyers are forced to deal with the localized nature of the market, which further pressures buyer power. Although there are many building inspectors in operation, providers typically target their local or regional area, lessening the pool of available suppliers. The geographic distribution of the market correlates with economic activity, so densely populated areas often host a high concentration of suppliers, giving some buyers a larger number of suppliers to choose from.

Overall, an inspector's level of experience and qualifications are far more important than the price when purchasing building inspection services. As such, while providers compete based on price, buyers can expect to pay higher prices for higher levels of supplier experience and qualifications. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Building Inspection Services procurement category market research report page.

Follow IBISWorld on Twitter:!/IBISWorld
Like IBISWorld on Facebook:

IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist buyers of building inspection services. Building inspectors evaluate the structural integrity of a property, providing cost estimates on areas of concern or areas that require maintenance. Typically, building owners, prospective tenants and investors procure building inspection services pre- and post-lease. Building inspection companies include franchised operations, sole proprietorships and part-time contractors. This report focuses exclusively on commercial building inspections and excludes new and alteration building construction. The report also excludes home inspection services and other specialty inspection services, such as power line, and plumbing, sewer or acoustics inspection services.

Executive Summary
Pricing Environment
Price Fundamentals
Benchmark Price
Pricing Model
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast
Product Characteristics
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Substitute Goods
Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Competitive Environment
Market Share Concentration
Market Profitability
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.
IBISWorld is one of the world's leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Gavin Smith
IBISWorld Inc.
+1 (310) 866-5042
Email >
Visit website