Engineering firm CEOs put on their optimistic faces at an annual invite-only industry conference in New York City on Oct. 21. Amid market uncertainty, a record turnout of more than 300 executives gathered to give their take on sector conditions; some see growth ahead, others see new missions for firms in helping clients through the recession. + Image Design firms project a median of 3% growth in 2010 and better the following year, says EFCG Inc., the industry financial and acquisitions consultant that sponsored the meeting. The numbers are based on a survey of 210 large and small firms with
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.