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Report on the Effects of Recession on Architectural Companies

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Global Markets Direct's new report "Global Architecture Industry Outlook to 2010: Buyer Spend and Procurement Strategies and the Impact of Recession and Recovery" to their offering.

Global Architecture Industry Outlook to 2010: Buyer Spend and Procurement Strategies and the Impact of Recession and Recovery

"Global Architecture Industry Outlook to 2010" is a new report that analyzes how architectural companies specifying and spend, procurement strategies & practices and business are being affected by the recession. In an uncertain economic climate this report gives you access to the category-level specifying and spending outlooks, buyer budgets, supplier selection criteria, business challenges and investment opportunities of leading purchase decision makers. The report also identifies buyers and suppliers future growth, M&A and investment expectations. The research is based on an extensive survey of senior and C-level industry executives from our market leading panels.


  • The opinions and forward looking statements of over 300 industry executives have been captured in our in-depth survey, of which over 55% represent Directors, C-levels & Departmental Heads

  • This report covers data and analysis on buyer spend, procurement and industry developments by architecture, design, planning, surveying and civil engineering and industry suppliers worldwide

  • The report examines current practices and provides future expectations over the next 12-24 months

  • The research is based on primary survey research conducted by Global Markets Direct in association with ICD Research accessing its B2B panels comprised of senior purchase decision makers and leading supplier organizations

  • Key topics covered include buyer spend activity, procurement behaviors & strategies and how these have been affected by the recession, threats & opportunities for the architecture, design and planning industry, sector and region growth forecasts and business confidence.

  • In the report buyers identify what suppliers need to do to maintain their business and the key actions being taken by industry players to overcome the leading business threats

  • The report provides qualitative analysis of the key industry threats and opportunities and contains full survey results

  • The geographical scope of the research is global - drawing on the activity and expectations of leading industry players across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa & Middle East


  • 27% of architects, designers and planners expect their expect clients procurement spend to increase over the next 12 months and a further 18% expect it to be maintained existing spend levels, however with many companies re-evaluating existing supplier contracts the market open to competition is expected to increase

  • 29% of industry buyers are seeking to engage in partnerships to optimize working capital and reduce costs - closer cooperation between suppliers and buyers is being sought during this time of market uncertainty

  • Only 11% of industry buyers do not regularly evaluate suppliers to ensure they meet high ethical and environmental standards

Reasons to buy

  • Drive revenues by understanding future product investment areas and growth regions by leading industry players

  • Formulate effective sales & marketing strategies by identifying how buyer budgets are changing and where spend will be directed to in the future

  • Better promote your business by aligning your capabilities and business practices with your customer's changing needs during these times of market uncertainty

  • Secure stronger customer relationships by understanding the leading business concerns and changing strategies of buyers in the architecture industry

  • Effectively plan your business strategies

  • Predict how the industry will grow, consolidate and where it will stagnate

  • Uncover the business outlook, key challenges and opportunities identified by suppliers and buyers in the industry


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