Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Industry revenue is projected to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.6% over the five years through 2016-17 to £6.5 billion. Commercial construction activity grew over the past five years, improving demand for the industry's services. Residential building construction activity also grew, supported by government initiatives introduced to stimulate the housing market. These measures boosted industry revenue over the past five years. However, intense competition from multidisciplinary building and engineering firms has put pressure on industry operators and restricted growth. In addition, public-sector spending cuts have hindered institutional building construction activity over much of the past five-year period, which has also weighed on industry growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Architects receive a fee for designing buildings, structures and landscapes. The bulk of the work involves designing non-residential buildings. Architects often subcontract to engineering and construction firms for specific design elements. They are usually responsible for building projects from the initial pre-design stages through to completion.
New building and structure design
Designing new buildings and structures is expected to contribute 64.9% of industry revenue in 2016-17. When doing basic design, architects must be creative but also accommodate their clients' physical and financial requirements. In new building work, the architect is involved in pre-design, basic design and contract documentation. For.. purchase to read more