Global Engineering Services Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

The global market for engineering services consists of the work performed by consultant engineering firms along with the in-house services undertaken by construction contractors, manufacturers, government agencies and utility owners. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Anthony Kelly, the industry’s performance is principally driven by the trends into construction, manufacturing and mining developments (particularly in the large industrial economies) and increasingly from work in the fields of technological development and the sustainable environment. Over the past decade the industry has expanded its operations by broadening across a wider range of multidisciplinary services, by the trend towards globalization and through the outsourcing of services by public authorities and major corporations.

The Global Engineering Services industry is one of the largest professional service industries, generating revenue of about $ 530 billion in 2012 (up 3.0% on the previous year), and employing 2.9 million people. Industry value added currently totals $ 318 billion, or 0.6% of the world’s GDP, two-thirds of which represents payments to employees and the balance the industry’s operating profit. The industry’s performance deteriorated during the late 2000s with the onset of recession in several of the largest developed economies and the subsequent decline in construction and industrial production. Despite the current improvement, industry revenue is estimated to average subdued growth by 0.5% per annum over the five years through 2012.

International trade represents a significant share of industry activity (10.6% of revenue in 2012) and is mainly confined to relatively few large-scale consulting engineering firms that are capable of operating outside national boundaries, said Kelly. A feature of the industry that has accompanied globalization has been the amalgamation of the larger players to achieve scale economies, broaden the market and strengthen the human and financial resources (consistent with the trend evident in other knowledge-based industries such as accounting, law, advertising and architecture).

The Global Engineering Services industry has a low concentration of ownership, with the four largest companies accounting for about 6.0% of annual industry revenue. The largest players in the global market for engineering services include URS Corporation, SNC-Lavalin Group, Bechtel Group, Jacobs Engineering Group, Fluor Corporation, AECOM Technology Corporation, CH2M HILL Companies, WS Atkins plc, and Altran Technologies. Despite this low concentration, there has been a trend over the past decade for the consolidation of the operations of many of the world’s leading consulting engineering firms, through mergers or strategic alliances. These large-scale, multidisciplined, multinational companies are well placed to win contracts in most markets. For more information, visit IBISWorlds Global Engineering Services in the US industry report page.

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The industry comprises establishments engaged in applying physical laws and principles of engineering in the design, development and use of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes and systems. The assignments may involve the provision of advice, preparation of feasibility studies, preparation of preliminary and final plans and designs, the provision of technical services on construction and project evaluation.

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New Energy Works Timberframers Expands Engineering Team

Farmington, New York (PRWEB) July 30, 2012

New Energy Works Timberframers is pleased to announce the addition of Bryan Bleier, Fred Klein, Assoc. AIA, and Owen MacDonald to their engineering group.

Bryan, Fred, and Owen will be active members of New Energy Works Timberframers engineering team connecting with architects, designers, and builders regarding timber frame engineering, plans, raisings, enclosures, and fine woodworking on residential and commercial projects.

Were glad to welcome these new members to our engineering group, says Brian Mosch, general manager at New Energy Works Timberframers. In addition to their primary skill set, each person brings professional experience in the architecture, design, build, and construction fields which will greatly benefit our partners, our clients, and our internal organization.

New Energy Works Timberframers have been designing and building environmentally responsible timber frames across the USA for nearly 30 years from their facilities in New York and Oregon. Offerings include: Timber Framing (design, engineering, manufacturing, build), Enclosure Systems, Fine Woodworking, Recycled and Sustainable wood products. New Energy Works has LEED AP staff members, is a member of the US Green Building Council, and is FSC Certified.

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Peoplefluent Appoints Derrick Ware as Vice President of Engineering

Raleigh, NC and Waltham, MA (PRWEB) August 09, 2012

Peoplefluent, offering a unique combination of best-of-breed social, mobile and cloud-based suite solutions for Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity, today announced the appointment of Derrick Ware as Vice President, Engineering. Mr. Ware brings an impressive track record of success in managing complex software development projects and in driving business growth through innovation. Mr. Ware will oversee technology operations from the client, technical and business perspectives and will work closely with the product development teams to refine Peoplefluents Talent Management platform roadmap specifically with customer needs in mind.

With multiple product launches across our broad suite of offerings, the development of the markets leading mobile solutions and the integration of two suite-expanding acquisitions all in the last year, Peoplefluent continues to execute against an aggressive, fast-paced innovation agenda, said Ronnie Thomson, Senior Vice President, Engineering of Peoplefluent. Derricks career is underscored by a deep determination, strong drive and impressive leadership theme. His impressive engineering expertise paired with strong insight into customer needs and market changes makes him uniquely qualified to strategically guide Peoplefluent product development as we deliver on our promise to enable HR professionals to truly transform their businesses.

Peoplefluent recently acquired Strategia, adding award winning learning management technology and functionality to its talent management platform, and made a strategic investment in Socialtext, adding powerful enterprise social collaboration to the Peoplefluent solution portfolio. Mr. Wares past experience managing complex environments at LexisNexis, Fidelity Investments and IBM is a tremendous asset. He has a unique skill set in accelerating seamless integration among technologies that, through his efforts at Peoplefluent, will help deliver human resource and business professionals the market leading intuitive, feature-rich talent management platform.

Most recently Senior Director, Global Software Engineering for LexisNexis, Mr. Ware led definition, architecture, design, implementation, maintenance and support of a diverse software product portfolio and was instrumental in the companys Law Firm Practice Management (LFPM) divisions migration to a Software as a Service(SaaS)-based model as well as the launch of its first SaaS mobile solution. Mr. Ware also launched the companys LFPM Mobility Center of Excellence, experience that he leverages to support the rapid adoption of Peoplefluents mobile talent management offerings launched last year.

Prior to LexisNexis, Mr. Ware served as Director, Software Engineering and Architecture for Fidelity Investments where he was tasked to manage the largest and most complex applications portfolio in the Fidelity Institutional Technology (FIT) division with a global, multi-site team. Mr. Ware established the software development team for FIT and provided premier technical support and development strategy for the portfolio. Having spent nearly a decade at IBM, Mr. Ware developed a diverse management and leadership skill set. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Ware held various senior roles managing customer escalation, quality, partner programs, and global program and product management for innovative solutions including Lotus Quickr and WebSphere Portal.

Throughout his career, Mr. Ware has been selected for several prestigious opportunities including the IBM Next Generation Executive Fast Track Program, the Fidelity Investment Chairmans Retention Share Program and the LexisNexis Babson College Executive Leadership program. Mr. Ware graduated Summa Cum Laude receiving an Associate of Applied Science in Aerospace Engineering from College of the Air Force and received a B.S. in Business Administration & Computer Information Systems from North Carolina Wesleyan College. Mr. Ware went on to spend four years as a Senior Aerospace Engineer for the United States Air Force.

Mr. Ware reports to Ronnie Thomson, Senior Vice President, Engineering and is based in Peoplefluents Raleigh office.

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Peoplefluent is transforming Talent Management through best-of-breed technology and expertise. With a deep focus on business intelligence and analytics, the Company’s social, mobile and cloud-based technology gives clients the actionable insight required to make strategic decisions that drive better business results. Nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 100 use Peoplefluent Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity solutions to manage salaried, hourly and contingent labor across their organization. These solutions manage the entire talent lifecycle from recruiting to onboarding and through the ongoing management of each person’s career while helping organizations measure, analyze and empower their existing workforce. The Company’s solutions currently support more than 5,100 organizations ranging in size from large, global corporations to small and medium-sized businesses, and it is used by more than 5 million users in 214 countries and territories around the world.

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The Nemetschek Engineering Group Releases Scia Engineer 2012

Brussels, Belgium (PRWEB) July 25, 2012

The Nemetschek Engineering Group is pleased to announce the availability of Scia Engineer 2012. Scia Engineer 2012 provides significant improvements for structural and civil engineers who are to migrate to, or improve their 3D workflows.

Scia Engineer 2012 offers advances in structural modeling, analysis, design and documentation, as well as a number of enhancements to improve the engineer’s day-to-day workflows, says Dr. Jean-Pierre Rammant, CEO, Nemetschek BU Engineering Group. And, with improved support for IFC and Open BIM, we’re making it easier for engineers to plug analysis and design into today’s collaborative 3D workflows.

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Stevens to Guide Development of Engineering Education in Brunei

Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) June 19, 2012

Through a new educational relationship with Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), the national university of Brunei, Stevens is enhancing efforts to diversify the economy of the small, oil-producing Southeast Asian nation.

The government of Brunei is looking to advance new sectors of the economy in order to drive growth. Technological education is instrumental to this effort, said Stevens Provost George Korfiatis.

In the past few months, officials from UBD have turned to Stevens to guide them in the development of the broad-based engineering curriculum for which Stevens is renowned. UBD hopes to introduce a bachelors-level curriculum based on Stevens model in Fall 2013 in a new school called the Faculty of Integrated Technologies.

Stevens engineering education can lead UBD students to expertise and specialization in major technology sectors important to enhancing Bruneis economy over the long-term, such as energy, health, information technologies, and many others, said Korfiatis.

This month, Korfiatis delivered a seminar at UBD that described to officials how to build the foundation for the Faculty of Integrated Technologies, what major issues might be encountered, and other key considerations. The relationship between the two universities will evolve this summer and fall, as Stevens hosts a number of UBD faculty members for workshops that introduce the Stevens Design Spine architecture and aid in the development of engineering course content.

Stevens and UBD are also considering further future partnerships, such as student exchange programs and collaboration on energy research.

For many years, Stevens has been advocating for the importance and uniqueness of a broad-based undergraduate engineering education, said Korfiatis. We are excited to be able to spread our principles globally.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research. The University’s students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, masters, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts. Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at and

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Calpont Appoints Bob Wilkinson as Vice President of Engineering

Frisco, Texas (PRWEB) June 12, 2012

Calpont Corporation, a leading provider of high-performance analytic database software today announced that Bob Wilkinson has joined the company as vice president of engineering. Mr. Wilkinson brings 16 years of software product development experience to Calpont and will be responsible for the design, development, and support for Calpont products. He will work alongside of VP and Chief Technology Officer, Jim Tommaney, sharing the technical agenda for the company and collaborating across major company initiatives. Mr. Wilkinson will report to CEO, Jeff Vogel.

Bob joining Calpont goes to the heart of our vision and anchors our view that the future of analytics will transform online business models. Bob has proven experience in defining products and leading software development teams in delivering multi-million dollar products. We are excited to have him join our talented team where his credibility and experience in the communications industry combined with InfiniDBs high-performance analytic database will position us at the forefront of the online analytics market, commented Jeff Vogel, CEO of Calpont.

Calpont InfiniDB is a high-availability, column-oriented data platform specifically designed for large scale BI, analytics and Big Data environments, and uses widely adopted MySQL as a front end. It continues to gain share in its target markets including a growing number of media, wireless, and web analytics companies that require a high performing and scalable analytic data platform. Many of these companies are strategically focused on embedding and bundling InfiniDB to enable next generation online data-centric business models and applications such as advertising, digital content and marketing attribution systems.

I have seen firsthand the impact that InfiniDB can have on creating new business models and revenue opportunities for companies, said Bob Wilkinson, vice president of engineering at Calpont. Looking at the competitive landscape and having taken a deep-dive into the InfiniDB product, there are immediate areas where we envision tremendous growth. I truly believe that joining the talented Calpont team will yield new capabilities that can disrupt the online analytics industry.

Mr. Wilkinson brings deep knowledge and strong relationships to his role at Calpont. Most recently, he served as VP and Chief Technical Officer for Tektronix Communications, the market leader in service assurance and customer experience management solutions. At Tektronix Communications he spearheaded and championed analytics as a strategic initiative, building an infrastructure to revolutionize Customer Experience Management (CEM) for telecommunications carrier customers worldwide. During his tenure at Tektronix Communications, he also grew a world-class global development organization and was instrumental in driving strategy, innovation, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Wilkinson has been a trusted advisor to high level business and technical executives at major international companies while also being an accomplished software engineer. This includes being a co-author of six patents in mobile networks, mobile video and streaming, intelligent and scalable network monitoring using highly distributed systems with multi-threaded architecture. He holds a MS in Computer Science and BS in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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Bury+Partners Named Top Engineering Firm for 9th time

Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Bury+Partners is proud to announce that collectively, for the 9th time they have been named as one of the top 500 engineering firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR). The list is based on design revenue generated by the firms and covers both public and privately-held companies. In the last two years, Bury+Partners has increased their revenue by nearly 20% and moved up the Top 500 list by 78 spaces.

Bury+Partners is very excited to be named among the best in the industry, said Executive Vice President Jim Knight. Our company mission has been and will always be to provide the highest possible level of personal service, combined with exceptional quality product and value. It is these principles and others that have allowed us to grow throughout difficult but promising times, while maintaining a long term perspective for our firm.

Foreign manufacturers believe that now is a good time to build in the U.S. and the signs of the recessions rebound can be seen in the ENRs Top 500 Design Firm List.

Difficult economic times come and go, said President Paul J. Bury III. The need for our consulting design services remained strong during the last downturn thanks to our diversification in the public and private markets. We have remained focused on attracting and retaining the best talent in the business. Adherence to these two principles has allowed us to come out of the recession stronger than most firms.

The Top 500, taken as a group, had overall design revenue of $ 85.06 billion in 2011, up 6.6%, from $ 79.82 billion in 2010. This marks the first time in three years the Top 500 experienced revenue growth for the year.

Anytime there is a downturn in the economy, responsible companies find themselves taking a hard look at what adjustments in operations need to be made to weather the storm, Bury said.

During the economic slump, Bury+Partners took the opportunity to streamline processes from client service all the way down to ordering office supplies. The benefits have been many including more refined processes and stronger attention to client service. Bury+Partners will continue to develop ways to remain one of the top engineering firms in the country.

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Since 1984, the exceptional team of professionals at Bury+Partners has been helping build the communities where they live and work. A nationally recognized leader in engineering, land use planning, landscape architecture and surveying, Bury+Partners provides consulting services, staffed by the finest people in the business. Bury+Partners design professionals and consultants bring clients the highest level of service and experience available today. For more information visit;

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