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2021 Economic Assessment of the Engineering & Design Services Industry

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The Engineering Business Sentiment study also contains information on hot-topic issues facing the engineering and design services industry such as the workforce pipeline and hiring challenges.

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This is the second annual release of this Engineering and Design Services industry forecast. In 2020, the ACEC Research Institute commissioned a series of studies – the Industry Impact Series – to profile and analyze performance in the Engineering and Design Services Industry (A/E Services). 

This study is updating part of that series which aims to describe, measure, and demonstrate the indispensable partnership between engineering, architects, and other design services to deliver the built environment of the United States. 

The built environment refers to all human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings and parks/green space to neighborhoods and cities including their supporting infrastructure, such as water supply or energy networks.

Engineering Business Sentiment 2021 Q4


The Engineering Business Sentiment report for Q4 2021 details the current and near-term sentiment of the engineering and design services industry on hot-button issues such as sector performance, national economic confidence, and workforce availability.



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