Sunday, August 19, 2012

Contractor Releases Survey of Architectural Firms

M.A. Mortenson Construction Company has released their Architect Survey: The State of Design and Construction with poll results and quotes from 50 professionals at the 2012 national conference of the American Institute of Architects

Positive Outlook:  The overall mood of architects was optimistic: 
  • Looking forward:  Two thirds of the architects responding predicted an increase in business for their firm during the next year (half said it grew over the past year), and the majority (83%) reported being at least somewhat optimistic about the "challenges and opportunities facing architecture today."  
  • Increasing hiring:  While only a third of survey participants said their architectural firms were hiring a year ago, almost half (46%) reported they are currently hiring, and three quarters predicted they would be hiring a year from now. 
Additional survey topics:  The survey also probes a range of other issues through a mix of response statistics and representative quotes from respondents, including:
  • Enthusiasm for BIM/VDC
  • Faith in Integrated Project Delivery
  • Opinions about traditional project delivery methods
  • Design excellence
  • Sustainability
  • Importance of teamwork
  • Builder involvement during the design phase
  • Working with builders
Full survey:  The full survey is available on Mortenson's website as a PDF.
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