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According to Gallup.com, its State of the Nation rolling three-day average from March 8-10, 2009, 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 was launched to shed light on exactly how civil and structural engineers think and feel about a variety topics including:

  • current economic conditions in the United States;
  • 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 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 to 10 minutes to complete an 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 May 2009 issues. In addition to data and analysis of current market perceptions, the articles will leverage Gallup opinion poll data to compare responses from civil and structural engineering professionals to national responses.

Complete the 2009 State of the Industry Survey this week to receive the conference discount code.

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