According to Gallup.com, their State of the Nation rolling three-day average from March 8—10 reports that 77 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time; only 20 percent are satisfied.

CE News and Structural Engineer editors want to know exactly how civil and structural engineers think and feel about how things are going in the United States and, more specifically, engineers’ thoughts on the current State of the Industry.

The 2009 State of the Industry opinion survey has been launched to shed light on exactly how civil and structural engineers think and feel about a variety topics including:

  • the current economic conditions in the United States;
  • the prevalent feelings about the civil and structural engineering industries—including market activity, technology, sustainability, and responses to the Obama Administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) regarding infrastructure; and
  • how today’s markets are affecting employers and individuals, directly.

If you are a practicing civil or structural engineer, please help us to learn more about the civil and structural engineering professions by taking 5-10 minutes to complete a brief, online questionnaire. The information you submit will be kept completely confidential.

Additionally, if you complete the entire survey, you will receive a $100 discount on the registration fee for both the Civil Engineers’ Summit & Expo, scheduled for April 21-22, 2009 in Los Angeles and the Structural Engineers’ Buildings Conference & Expo, scheduled for Nov. 5-6, 2009 in Chicago. Look for the discount code after submitting your responses and clicking "Done" on the last page of the survey.

CE News and Structural Engineer editors will report the findings in the upcoming May issues. The article will be packed with data and analysis of current market perceptions. In addition, our team will compare the responses from this unique, sub-set of civil and structural engineering professionals to the national responses by leveraging Gallup opinion poll data.

This survey will close this week, so please complete the 2009 State of the Industry Survey today!