Construction, Engineering Trends Are Worth Watching

By Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D.

Research conducted throughout 2012 has identified the top 10 trends that have influenced the architecture, engineering, and construction markets—and that will continue to do so in 2013 and beyond.

January 15, 2013—The management consulting firm FMI, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, has issued a summary of the top 10 trends in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry—which it has identified and reported on in white papers throughout 2012—that will continue to influence the nature of the professions throughout 2013 and thereafter. The trends are wide in scope but indicate that AEC professionals who are planning for the near-term future must learn to maximize efficiency and productivity in order to protect their already tight profit margins. And as new leaders emerge within companies—as they increasingly are—they must remain agile and responsive to new trends, embracing global influences and the principles of sustainability.  Read more...

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