Archive for January, 2013

Ranking 40 Markets for US AEC Firms in 2013

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

The JAGG Group’s 2013 Guide to the US AEC Markets ranks this year’s outlook for 40 markets served by architecture, engineering, environmental and construction companies, supported by more than 150 pages of analysis and insight from experts, practitioners and economists. Point totals are tallied based on a weighted scale that assesses the size of the market, potential short- and long-term growth and a variety of miscellaneous factors.

2013
Rank
    Market
    Sector
Total 
Points
1     Apartments 72
2     Natural Gas 71
3     Senior Housing 61
4     Transmission/Distribution 60
5     Health Care 58
6     Hospitality 49
7     Solid Waste 41
8     Manufacturing 40
9     Industrial/
    Warehouses
39
10     Retail 38
11     Hazardous Waste 37
12     Single-Family Housing 35
13     Heavy Rail 34
14     Water Supply 33
15     Ports and Shipping 32
16     Wastewater
    Treatment
30
17     Transit 29
18     Aviation 28
19     Solar 27
20     Higher Education 26
21     Roads and Bridges 26
22     Office 24
23     Research &
    Development
23
24     Biopharma 22
25     Condos and Townhomes 21
26     K-12
    Education
20
27     Data Centers 19
28     Life Sciences 18
29     Wind* 17
30     Geothermal and Other
    Renewables
16
31     Testing &
    Analysis
15.5
32     Air Pollution
    Control
15
33     Stormwater
    Management
14
34     Religion 13
35     Coal 12.5
36     Amusement &
    Recreation
12
37     Government Buildings 11
38     High-Speed
    Rail
10
39     Nuclear 7
40     Brownfield Development 5
*This table was tallied prior to the fiscal cliff deal that extended the Production Tax Credit for wind. For this reason, the wind market may have a better year in 2013 than predicted, though the threat of the PTC expiration will limit growth, especially in the long term.

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