Building bridges: Revenue is expected to slowly and steadily increase over the next five years

Revenue for the Architectural Activities industry is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.5% over the five years through 2018-19 to £7 billion. Commercial construction activity grew over the past five-year period as business confidence continued to recover and boost demand for the industry’s services. Residential construction activity also grew, supported by government initiatives introduced to stimulate the housing market. These measures boosted industry revenue. However, intense competition from multidisciplinary building and engineering firms has put pressure on 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 growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£7bn
Annual Growth 14-19
2.5%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
98,253
Businesses
17,740
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue is expected to increase as construction activity has grown over the past five years
  • Commercial construction activity and residential construction investment has grown in recent years
  • Government initiatives are expected to encourage growth in residential building construction
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entering the industry are low for those that can obtain British registration to practise as architects, but are generally medium. The principal barrier to the entry for new competitors is the tight registration requirements that are applicable in most countries. To obtain registration, architects must comply with licensing criteria set out by the Architects Registration Board and professional associations such as the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. Typically, this involves candidates holding an accredited tertiary qualification; undertaking written tests of their skills, knowledge and abilities; and demonstrating practical experience of working with a local architect’s office. Arc...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
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial building construction and Demand from residential building construction in the Architectural Activities industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Architectural Activities Industry?

    Architects in this industry design and draft plans for 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 rehabilitation
  • Landscape design
  • Drafting
  • Industry Activities
  • Designing buildings
  • Construction management
  • Pre-design service provision
  • Town and city planning
  • 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
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings

  • Current Performance
  • Constructing growth
  • Recent setbacks
  • Growth restrictions
  • Margins widen
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • Architect expertise
  • Labour market uncertainties
  • Profitability restricted
  • 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
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Consultant Engineering Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consultant Engineering Services
  • Landscaping Services

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

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial building
  • Residential buildings
  • Institutional building
  • Other
  • Industrial building
  • 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
    ProfitWagesSubcontract and agency paymentsPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Architectural Activities

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal 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)

  • 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
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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