I was reading my CE News magazine for March and I came upon a very interesting article. Here is what the article states “ Shortly after President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in February 2009, CE NEWS surveyed it’s readers to gauge their attitudes on the prospects for the AEC industry in general and for their firms in particular.” I have provided some of the questions CE NEWS asked and what their readers responses were. I would like to hear your thoughts and response to these questions and how the economy has effected your firm.
1. Do you anticipate that the AEC industry will grow, shrink, or remain the same in the next year?
2. How do you anticipate your firm’s total revenue for engineering services in the next year will compare with the prior year?
3. What is the greatest challenge your firm faces in the coming year?
4. Have you experienced any of the following at your firm during the last 6 months?