Unsteady growth: Competition from multidisciplinary firms may constrain revenue in coming years

The Architectural Activities industry involves designing and planning for buildings, urban areas and landscape. The industry derives the largest segment of its revenue from non-residential building design, followed by residential building design. Revenue is generated from fees for projects mainly on a contractual basis for construction and building projects. Accordingly, construction is a major downstream market for industry operators. The construction sector declined during the financial crisis, before recovering in 2013 and stabilising over the past five-year period. However, falling business sentiment and weak consumer sentiment have limited industry growth over the period. Nevertheless, revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.8%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
€1.2bn
Annual Growth 14-19
4.8%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
8,004
Businesses
2,489
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increases in residential building construction and capital expenditure boosted industry demand
  • Industry operators are increasingly using cost-cutting and efficient measures to boost profit
  • The government has missed recent housing targets, but its support should still boost demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Architectural Activities Industry has low capital intensity. Comparing human and capital equipment factors of production, using wages and depreciation costs as proxies, determines the level of capital intensity. If depreciation costs are high, this is indicative of a high level of capital intensity, as it means that there is a high level of investment in depreciable assets, such as buildings and equipment. However, in the Architectural Activities industry depreciation only accounts for 1.8% of industry revenue, and is predominantly related to office equipment, technology and stationery...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Architectural Activities Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Architectural Activities Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Willingness to outsource when appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as residential building construction index and Housing starts in the Architectural Activities industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Architectural Activities in Ireland Industry?

    Operators in this industry design and draft buildings, plan urban areas and carry out landscape architecture. They also supervise the construction of buildings. Architectural firms provide information on design and construction procedures, zoning regulations, building codes and building materials. Interior decorating services are not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • New building and structure design
  • Renovation and redesign
  • Landscape design
  • Other projects
  • Industry Activities
  • Architectural consultancy services
  • Designing buildings and drafting services
  • Town and city planning services
  • Pre-design service provision
  • Construction management
  • Landscape architectural design
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • residential building construction index
  • Housing starts
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Business sentiment index
  • Consumer sentiment index

  • Current Performance
    Recovery from setbackProfit growthExternal competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Government initiativesRising competition
  • Table: Architectural Activities Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Architectural Activities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Building Project Development in Ireland
  • Consultant Engineering Services in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consultant Engineering Services in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • New building and structure design
  • Renovation and redesign
  • Landscape design
  • Other projects
  • Chart: Architectural Activities Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial buildings
  • Residential buildings
  • Institutional buildings
  • Other
  • Industrial buildings
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Architectural Activities Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Marketing
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Architectural Activities

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Architectural Activities Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Architectural Activities Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Architectural Activities Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Computer-Aided Design (Cad)
  • Computer technology that helps aid the design and drafting of buildings by creating two-dimensional drawings or three-dimensional models.
  • Drafting
  • When an architect produces a technical drawing. This transfers a design idea into a coherent proposal for clients.
  • Turnkey
  • Describes something that is ready for immediate use by a client.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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