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Geotechnical Services Market

Geotechnical Services Market Size, Share, and Analysis, By Type (Underground City Space, Ground & Foundation, and Slope & Excavation), By Application (Building Construction, Oil & Gas, Municipal, Marine, Mining, and Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest of the World) And Regional Forecast 2024-2034

Published on: Feb-2024
Report Code: FG EP 01879
No. of Pages: 170-350
Report Format: PDF

Geotechnical Services Market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.6 % in the forecast period (2024-2034), with the market size valued at USD 2.3 billion in 2023 and projected to reach USD 4.6 billion by 2034.

Product Overview

Geotechnical Services refers to the application of various engineering principles to study and evaluate the properties of the soil and rocks that are present on the earth’s surface, before the developments of any infrastructure or exploration projects. These services commonly include collecting soil samples, along with their laboratory testing and providing consultancy, to assist in the development of structures such as roads, dams, building, bridges and others. Additionally, geotechnical services can be used in both onshore and offshore operations, due to which it has become an integral part of industries including oil and gas, marine, municipal, mining and others. Furthermore, geotechnical services can include environmental evaluations, mitigation of natural disaster, and construction activity monitoring to guarantee compliance with safety standards. Therefore, geotechnical services play an important role in reducing risks and guaranteeing the successful completion of infrastructure projects while protecting the environment and public welfare.

Market Highlights 

Geotechnical Services Market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period, 2024-2034

Geotechnical Services Market is anticipated to reach USD 4.6 billion, growing at a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period, owing to global push for infrastructure development. The combination of advanced facilities such as underground city space engineering, ground & foundation engineering, and slope & excavation engineering, along with technologies such as AI, 3D models, and real-time models, has a major impact on the geotechnical market and its growth. Furthermore, government limitations on environmental protection and safety standards are further pushing the demand for geotechnical services across industries. However, the market faces major challenges, such as fluctuating raw material prices and a skilled labour scarcity in some regions. Despite these limitations, the geotechnical services market is expected to grow due to infrastructure development projects and growing awareness of the requirement of geotechnical considerations in building and engineering initiatives.

Source: Fatpos Global

Geotechnical Services Market Segmentation

Underground City Space segment will dominate due to its significance in underground city development

By Type, the Geotechnical Service Market is categorized into Underground City Space, Ground & Foundation, and Slope & Excavation. The underground city space segment is expected to dominate the geotechnical service market as these services are often used in drilling underground tunnels and developing transportation networks like metro and subways. Underground city space engineering refers to the development and utilization of underground spaces in an urban environment. It plays an important role in resolving urban challenges using sustainable methods and scientific tools, such as real-time monitoring and 3D models, which helps in improving task facilitation and efficiency. Therefore, with rising demand for rail and metro networks, along with other public facilities, there is a greater need for underground city space services. Furthermore, the ground & foundation segment will likely make a significant contribution throughout the forecast period as these services are required for preliminary groundwork before erecting buildings or conducting defence actions.

Municipal segment will lead the market due to high usage of geotechnical services in municipal construction

By Application, the geotechnical service market is segmented into Building Construction, Oil & Gas, Municipal, Marine, Mining and Others. The municipal segment is expected to lead the market owing to extensive infrastructure developments such as building drainage systems, roads, bridges and drainage. These infrastructure projects require the expertise of geotechnical engineers and technology which help in evaluating the region where the development is being made to maintain the safety and stability. Moreover, municipal authorities are focused on increasing public safety in protection from natural disasters or calamities. Geotechnical services and assistance from engineers are crucial in mitigating such disasters. Furthermore, growing focus on environmental protection have increased the use of sustainable products and geotechnical measures. Consequently, with constant urbanization and sustainability, the dependence on geotechnical expertise in the municipal sector is expected to grow consistently.

Source: Fatpos Global

Market Dynamics

Growth Drivers

Increasing Infrastructure Projects Contributes to Market Growth and Expansion

Infrastructure projects are witnessing global growth and are now an urgent necessity. Many developing and rapidly growing economies, including China, the UAE, India, South Korea, and others, are collaborating to create critical and massive infrastructure projects in order to maintain their relevance in the global trade market. Large-scale infrastructure projects require clear direction and assurance of safety for their successful development. Thus, geotechnical services are essential in the planning of these projects. They help in examining groundwater levels and soil composition, and provide calculative risk taking abilities before expanding or starting a project. Therefore, as urban planning and the need for large global infrastructure continues to evolve, geotechnical services will be in high demand.

Growing Awareness of Geotechnical Services to Ensure Safety Will Drive Market Growth

Environmental hazards and global calamities such as earthquakes and cyclones are increasingly impacting the efficiency of the infrastructure projects. Financial spending of large governments and corporations are being impacted by the destruction of important ongoing projects and facilities. Furthermore, governments and businesses are investing in better geotechnical services, which greatly contribute to risk aversion by evaluating and treating soil and surface conditions to reduce these challenges and increase public safety. This growing awareness highlights the importance of geotechnical services in guaranteeing construction safety and encourage their use as an important component of responsible and secure construction methods.


Environmental Concerns About Construction Activity Could Impede Market Expansion

Construction and excavation operations can have an impact on the market growth as they might cause soil erosion and other difficulties in the natural ecosystem. Concerns such as the loss of natural habitats, issues in water supply patterns, and the entrance of various pollutants into the ecosystem can present serious problems. Therefore, creating a balance between necessary developmental projects and environment conservation becomes an important task for government and various corporations in promoting the geotechnical services. Consequently, using sustainable methods and better technology which aims in better efficiency of projects, such as geotechnical services, can help in creating a better environmental balance.

  Recent Developments

  • In 2023, Fugro, acquired CGG’s geo-survey division in order to expand its offshore geotechnical services. While the company launched “Fugro Guardian”, a real-time data platform for better remote monitoring of structures and infrastructure.
  • In 2023, AECOM launched its "Digital Cities by AECOM" application, which offers integrated digital solutions for smart city development. While partnering with hypermesh software which develops advance 3D models for infrastructure projects.
  • In 2023, Keiwit Corporation expanded its renewable energy construction capacity, company also developed a new tunnel boring machine technology which will help in improving efficiency and increase safety.
  • In 2023, Tetra Tech inc. started a new initiative “Tetra Tech Climate Action Plan”, which will help in achieving carbon neutrality by 2040. Company also developed a new geospatial analytics platform which help in improved data analysis.
  • In 2023, Intertek Group plc, acquired C&J Laboratories, which specializes in geotechnical testing in order to expand its presence in the US. The company also partnered with universities in order to develop new testing methods and standards.

Geotechnical Services Market

Key Players

Regional Analysis

Geotechnical Services Market is segmented based on regional analysis into five major regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. The North America region dominated the geotechnical services market due to massive infrastructure projects such as bridges, highways, and tunnels being built throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, which are pushing the demand for geotechnical services. North American companies are integrating technology such as 3D modelling, data analytics, and artificial intelligence into geotechnical services to improve efficiency and accuracy. Furthermore, governmental and corporate organizations are making significant investments which promotes the adoption of geotechnical services across North America region.

Simultaneously, the Asia-Pacific market is the second largest market, owing to swift growth and industrialization in developing nations such as China, India, and South Korea. Moreover, the growth of the geotechnical industry is being supported by an increase in infrastructure projects and large-scale projects.

Source: Fatpos Global

Impact of Covid-19 on Geotechnical Services Market

Covid-19 pandemic had a substantial impact on the geotechnical service market, as many industries and activities were affected due to the restrictions and lockdown laid down by the governments. The geotechnical market suffered greatly due to low activity in the construction, mining, and marine industries. The sector significantly struggled to implement new safety procedures and dealt with the financial and economic uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, as industries recovered internationally, the geotechnical industry experienced slow but major expansion throughout the world. The increasing demand for environmentally friendly infrastructure and the significance of geotechnical factors in ensuring project stability were the main drivers for this recovery.

Geotechnical Services Market is further segmented by region into:

  • North America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United States and Canada
  • Latin America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, NORDIC, Russia, Turkey, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, and Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – North Africa, Israel, GCC, South Africa, and Rest of MENA

Geotechnical Services Market Scope and Segments:



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.6% from 2024-2034


Value (USD Billion)


Main Segments List

By Type

  • Underground City Space Engineering
  • Ground and Foundation Engineering
  • Slope and Excavation Engineering

By Application

  • Building Construction
  • Oil and Gas
  • Municipal
  • Marine
  • Mining
  • Others


By Region


  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Geotechnical Services Market size was values at USD 2.3 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach the value of USD 4.6 billion in 2034, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period.

Geotechnical Services generally involves the application of various engineering and geological principles in order to study and evaluate the properties of the soil and rocks present on the earth’s surface, before the developments of any infrastructure or exploration projects.

The Underground City Space and Municipal segment accounted for the largest Geotechnical Services Market share.

Key players in the Geotechnical Services Market include Fugro, AECOM, Kiewit Corporation, Tetra Tech, Inc., Geosyntec Consultants, Intertek Group plc, AMEC Foster Wheeler, ERM Group, GEO-Instruments, Stantec, Keller Group plc, Geotec Spa, SoilVision Systems Ltd., BGC Engineering Inc., Ramboll Group and Other Prominent Players.

Increasing infrastructure projects and growing awareness of geotechnical services will drive Geotechnical Services Market growth.

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